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Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Michael Titterton

In this practical book, Mike Titterton offers an innovative model of risk work in health and social care. He argues that a thoughtful risk-taking approach can lead to empowerment and greater independence for vulnerable individuals. He also discusses contemporary definitions of risk, and identifies the essential skills needed by professionals. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-482-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Social Perspectives in Mental Health

Developing Social Models to Understand and Work with Mental Distress

Edited by Jerry Tew

The book offers new practice frameworks that help to make sense of people's mental distress and recovery in relation to their social experience. It explores the impact of social factors, such as power, abuse, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, on the causes and experiences of mental health problems. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-220-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

June Thoburn, Ashok Chand and Joanne Procter
Introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-269-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Managing Sex Offender Risk

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Gill McIvor

Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently in use, and give clear directions for future practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-197-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Edited by Vicky White and John Harris

Vicky White and John Harris have drawn together the contributors' experiences of working with children in a broad range of settings, emphasising ways in which the current context of change can be used as an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision and achieve better outcomes for children and their families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-150-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by David Smith

Evidence-based practice - what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to - is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. The authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-156-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp
What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp
Family Day Care

Family Day Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality

Edited by Ann Mooney and June Statham

Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-062-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services

Information and Communication Technologies in the Welfare Services

Edited by Elizabeth Harlow and Stephen A. Webb

Discussing issues such as child abuse and the Internet, computer mediated self-help and collaborative learning, this is a ground-breaking book in the field of social care, bringing well-researched and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of information technology to those working and studying in health and social care. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-049-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Reconceptualising Work with 'Carers'

Reconceptualising Work with 'Carers'

New Directions for Policy and Practice

Edited by Kirsten Stalker

Demonstrating the scope and diversity of 'caring', the contributors highlight the positive aspects of caring and the interdependence of many caring relationships but also broach the sensitive and complex subject of 'poor' care and the importance of identifying and meeting the needs of 'hidden carers'. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-118-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Parenting in Poor Environments

Parenting in Poor Environments

Stress, Support and Coping

Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
The Care Homes Legal Handbook

The Care Homes Legal Handbook

Jeremy Cooper

This handbook provides care home managers and related social work professionals with guidance and practical instruction in understanding the procedures and regulations involved in the Care Standards Act 2000. This is an indispensable and user-friendly guide for all those managing and working in residential care homes for older people. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-064-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Neither Bad Nor Mad

Neither Bad Nor Mad

The Competing Discourses of Psychiatry, Law and Politics

Deidre N. Greig

This book looks at what happened when the government of Victoria, Australia enacted special legislation to detain one person with a severe antisocial personality disorder on the grounds of his presumed dangerousness, despite the fact that he did not fit within the ordinary criteria of mental illness or criminality. more »

2002, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-006-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Social Work in the British Isles

Social Work in the British Isles

Edited by Malcolm Payne and Steven M. Shardlow

This ground-breaking book provides invaluable insight into the diverse nature of social work practice within the British Isles. The contributors explore key differences in social work's role and character, and the legal systems and organisational structures in which it operates in the different regions. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-833-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

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