Browsing posts tagged: Social Services & Welfare
Families & Change

Learn how contemporary families respond to and handle common stressful life circumstances.   Integrating research, theory, and applications, Families & Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions, Fifth Edition offers students an in-depth understanding of family change. Each chapter of this bestselling text presents the latest scholarship from leaders in the field on family change and […]

Health Policy

This textbook provides a critical assessment of developments in health and healthcare policy within the UK and Europe. Each chapter integrates conceptual themes drawn from the fields of sociology and political science to offer a unique combination of theory, historical detail and wider social commentary.The book is divided into four sections:-Section One establishes a theoretical […]

Health Systems in Transition

The health care system in Canada is much-discussed in the international sphere, but often overlooked when it comes to its highly decentralized administration and regulation. Health Systems in Transition: Canada provides an objective description and analysis of the public, private, and mixed components that make up health care in Canada today including the federal, provincial, intergovernmental and regional dynamics […]

Social Entrepreneurship

For undergraduate and graduate courses in social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management.This text brings together the established pedagogy of entrepreneurship with cutting edge nonprofit and public management tools.

The Politics of Work–Family Policies

The work-family policies of Sweden and France are often held up as models for other nations to follow, yet political structures and resources can present obstacles to fundamental change that must be taken into account. Patricia Boling argues that we need to think realistically about how to create political and policy change in this vital […]

Scars that Run Deep

Leaving his abusive Irish boarding school after eight long years, Patrick Touher thought his troubles were over. But the adult world was a dangerous place for a naïve adolescent. From the Dublin Catholic boys‘ home to arriving alone in London, again Patrick is seen as easy prey. Yet Patrick’s strength, honesty and sense of humour […]


An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York CityThey were four boys who shared everything – the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York’s West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired – a man nearly died and they were sent away to […]

Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth

Young people’s bodies have been at the centre of much policy and media discourse of late, forming the focal point of moral panics about obesity, substance abuse, and anti-social behaviour, to name just a few. Political responses to these issues are often focused on finding ‚pragmatic‘ solutions based on a normative understanding of child development. […]

Before the Best Interests of the Child

The second volume in a classic trilogy of reference works often cited in child custody cases, which introduced the concept of the “least detrimental alternative” when addressing a child’s welfare.The second volume in a classic trilogy of works by Joseph Goldstein, former Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School; Albert J. Solnit, the […]

Safeguarding Children

A multi-professional approach to safeguarding children, which accompanies the Department of Health’s new training courses. Focuses on the methods of identifying children at risk and details what happens at each stage of the social work process Presents a fully multi-disciplinary approach as to how professional groups and services should co-operate to safeguard children Part of […]