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The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research

The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research

4th Edition

Peter J. Pecora, James K. Whittaker, Richard P. Barth, Sharon Borja, William Vesneski
September 04, 2018

Using both historical and contemporary contexts, The Child Welfare Challenge examines major policy practice and research issues as they jointly shape child welfare practice and its future. This text focuses on families and children whose primary recourse to services has been through publicly funded...

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach

6th Edition

Irl Carter
April 30, 2011

Since the publication of the first edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, several generations of students have successfully used this classic text, which takes a social systems approach to human behavior. This systems approach is still widely accepted in the human services disciplines...

Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework

Human Behavior Theory: A Diversity Framework

2nd Edition

Roberta Greene
June 15, 2009

As American society becomes increasingly diverse, social workers must use a variety of human behavior frameworks to understand their clients' culturally complex concerns. This text applies specific human behavior theories to diversity practice. They show how human behavior theory can be employed in...

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

3rd Edition

Roberta R. Greene
June 30, 2008

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice remains a foundation work for those interested in the practice and teaching of social work. Roberta Greene covers theoretical areas and individual theorists including classical psychoanalytic thought, Eriksonian theory, Carl Rogers, cognitive theory,...

Evaluation in Child and Family Services: Comparative Client and Program Perspectives

Evaluation in Child and Family Services: Comparative Client and Program Perspectives

1st Edition

Cinzia Canali
November 30, 2002

As child and family interventions assume greater international application, it will be helpful to examine the various ways in which service innovations are being evaluated. As demonstrated in the seminar from which these chapters resulted, only by sharing our specific professional interests, our...

Assessing Outcomes in Child and Family Services: Comparative Design and Policy Issues

Assessing Outcomes in Child and Family Services: Comparative Design and Policy Issues

1st Edition

Anthony N. Maluccio
November 30, 2002

In this collective portrait, editors and authors do not attempt to draw systematic, country-by-country comparisons. Given the magnitude of the issues, they believed that it would be inappropriate to paint with too broad a stroke. What they have accomplished, however, is to codify and identify what...

HIV, AIDS, and the Law: Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy

HIV, AIDS, and the Law: Legal Issues for Social Work Practice and Policy

1st Edition

Donald Dickson
October 31, 2001

Although morbidity among HIV/AIDS victims has decreased, the rate of new infections has remained steady for several years, substantially increasing the likelihood that this epidemic will continue and expand as a concern for social workers and their clientele, both of whom will need to be kept...

Building Community Capacity

Building Community Capacity

1st Edition

Avis Vidal
July 31, 2001

This book focuses on a gap in current social work practice theory: community change. Much work in this area of macro practice, particularly around "grassroots" community organizing, has a somewhat dated feel to it, is highly ideological in orientation, or suffers from superficiality, particularly...

Robbing Drug Dealers: Violence beyond the Law

Robbing Drug Dealers: Violence beyond the Law

1st Edition

Bruce Jacobs
December 31, 2000

This volume fills a research gap of striking proportions by exploring the contingencies that mediate the crimes perpetrated on those who are themselves perpetrators. The notion that violence is something that happens only to law-abiding citizens is both widely held and inaccurate. The...

The Professionalization of Poverty: Social Work and the Poor in the Twentieth Century

The Professionalization of Poverty: Social Work and the Poor in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Gary R. Lowe
December 31, 1999

The essays in this book discuss the evolution of the profession of social work in the twentieth century. Its specific focus is the relationship of the professional social worker to the poor. Attempting to avoid the usual retelling of the standard narrative of the social work profession, The...

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice

2nd Edition

Roberta Greene
December 31, 1999

This new edition of Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice provides a broadly synthetic approach to selecting theoretical concepts crucial to one's activities in casework. Centered on the notion of the client as an individual, Roberta Greene and the contributing authors examine the...

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Social Systems Approach

5th Edition

Gary R. Lowe
October 31, 1999

Since publication of the first edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment in 1974, over 120,000 students have successfully used this classic text, which takes a social systems approach to human behavior--an approach that perceives connections between fields of practice, between methods,...

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