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Empowering Social Workers : Virtuous Practitioners. by Pawar, Manohar.; Hugman, Richard.; Alexandra, Andrew.; Anscombe, A. W. (Bill).;
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The Future of Social Work : Seven Pillars of Practice. by Mohan, Brij.;
Cover -- Contents -- Foreword -- Prologue -- Chapter 1 Poverty, War and Welfare -- Chapter 2 The World of Welfare -- Chapter 3 Plateaus and Platitudes of Practice -- Chapter 4 Archaeology of Social Practice -- Chapter 5 Transforming Social Work -- Chapter 6 Hermeneutics of Help -- Chapter 7 Seven Pillars of Social Practice -- Chapter 8 Environmental Justice: A Practice Model -- Chapter 9 Freedom and Vocabularies of Change -- Chapter 10 The End of Social Work: Epilogue -- Afterword -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author and the Foreword Writer -- By the Same Author.The book examines the shortcomings of contemporary social work practices and proposes seven algorithms of a new approach.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Working with Strengths : The Developmental Pathway To Addiction Recovery. by Morgan, Steve.;
Cover -- Imprint -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Who is this handbook written for? -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Defining a strengths approach -- Chapter 2: Values-based practice -- Chapter 3: Strengths-based principles -- Chapter 4: Personalisation -- Chapter 5: Recovery and a strengths approach -- Chapter 6: Positive theory and positive practice -- Chapter 7: Reviewing the evidence base -- Chapter 8: Strengths assessment -- Chapter 9: Strengths-based support planning -- Chapter 10: Care and support planning guidance -- Chapter 11: Supporting staff innovation -- Chapter 12: Team development -- Chapter 13: Funky Mental Health -- Chapter 14: Management and leadership -- Appendix 1: Working with strengths checklist -- Appendix 2: A 'strengths' leadership development programme -- Additional resources.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State. by Norris, Michelle.;
Intro -- Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Abbreviations and Terminology -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- The Start of the Story -- European Stories -- A Distinctive Irish Story -- Parallel International Stories -- Data and Analysis -- Parts of the Story -- References -- 2 Establishment: 1870-1921 -- Introduction -- The Establishment of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Land Reform -- The Congested Districts Board -- Rural Social Housing -- Urban Social Housing -- Urban Private Rented Housing and Homeownership -- Drivers of the Establishment of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Conclusions -- References -- 3 Construction: 1922-1947 -- Introduction -- Construction of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Land Reform -- Homeownership Subsidies -- Social Housing as Property-Based Welfare -- Drivers of the Construction of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Conclusions -- References -- 4 Saturation: 1948-1968 -- Introduction -- Saturation of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Land Reform -- Homeownership Subsidies -- Social Housing as Property-Based Welfare -- Drivers of the Saturation of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Conclusions -- References -- 5 Retrenchment: 1969-1989 -- Introduction -- Retrenchment of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Land Reform -- Homeownership Subsidies -- Social Housing as Property-Based Welfare -- Drivers of the Retrenchment of the Property-Based Welfare System -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Marketisation: 1990-2007 -- Introduction -- The Emergence of Asset Price Keynesianism -- Land Use Planning and Housing Supply -- Credit Availability for House Purchase and Construction -- Tax Treatment of Property Purchase and Construction -- Support for Low-Income Tenants and Homebuyers -- Drivers of the Emergence of Asset Price Keynesianism.Conclusions -- References -- 7 Conclusions -- Introduction -- Property as Welfare -- Why Property Becomes Welfare -- Property and the Mainstream Welfare State -- References -- Index.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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Preventing Sexual Violence : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Overcoming a Rape Culture. by Henry, N.; Powell, A.;
Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- 1 Framing Sexual Violence Prevention: What Does It Mean to Challenge a Rape Culture? -- 2 Theorising Men's Violence Prevention Policies: Limitations and Possibilities of Interventions in a Patriarchal State -- 3 The Everydayness of Rape: How Understanding Sexual Assault Perpetration Can Inform Prevention Efforts -- 4 Limits of the Criminal Law for Preventing Sexual Violence -- 5 The Dark Side of the Virtual World: Towards a Digital Sexual Ethics -- 6 The Prevention of Sexual Violence in Schools: Developing Some Theoretical Starting Points -- 7 Just How Do We Create Change?: Sites of Contradiction and the 'Black Box' of Change in Primary Prevention -- 8 Sexual Violence Prevention Educator Training: Opportunities and Challenges -- 9 Taking Stock of Bystander Programmes: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours Towards Sexual Violenc -- 10 Shifting Upstream: Bystander Action Against Sexism and Discrimination Against Women -- Index.While there is much agreement about the scope of sexual violence, how to go about preventing it before it occurs is the subject of much debate. This unique interdisciplinary collection investigates the philosophy and practice of primary prevention of sexual violence within education institutions and the broader community.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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The Polemics of C. L. R. James and Contemporary Black Activism. by D. Clennon, Ornette.;
Intro -- The Polemics of C.L.R. James and Contemporary Black Activism -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- 1 Introduction - Finding C.L.R. James -- Works Cited -- 2 A New Dawn. A New Day: Dialectical Materialism -- Introduction -- A New Democratic Thinking? -- James' Dialectical Materialism -- Hegelian Dialecticism a Form of Neoliberalism. Really? -- Bureaucratic Democracy Creating the Deception of Social Unity -- Transposing the Deception of 'Social Unity' to the Market -- Dialectism in Community Action? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- 3 All Together Now! The Rise of British Nationalism -- The Decline of Empire -- We're All in This Together. Sound Familiar? -- War, Metaphor and Social Unity -- Domestic Colonialism -- What's Empire Got to Do with Brexit? -- Brexit and Dialectical Materialism -- Multiculturalism and Pan Africanism, to be continued.... -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- 4 When Will The Revolution Be Televised? The Decline of the Trades Unions and the Rise of the Consumer -- Introduction -- A 'Social Unity' Amongst Workers? -- So Why Do Trades Unions Seem to Be 'Inherently' Resistant to Racial Equality? -- Tripartism, Privatised Keynesianism and Democracy -- A Grass-roots Revolution in the UK? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- 5 We Don't Need No Education. (Unless You're Black). De-Colonised Education as a Tool for Political Activism -- Introduction -- Race and Class -- The Relevance of Theory for Grass-roots Activism -- Education as "A Battlefield, a Theater of Conflict" -- Citizenship and Enterprise Education -- A Jamesian Dialectical Cooperation? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- 6 We Are The World. Racial Capitalism and Its Links with Pan Africanism -- Introduction -- Bureaucratic Deceptive 'Social Unity'? -- Race as Class -- James' Dialectical Materialism.Dialectical Materialism and Pan Africanism -- Contemporary Pan Africanism - A Collection of Social Movements? -- Pan Africanism - Sociogeny for the Twenty-First Century -- Pan Africanism - Fundamental Garveyism -- Pan Africanism - International Consensus and Cooperation -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Works Cited.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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Welfare State Transformations : Comparative Perspectives. by Seeleib-Kaiser, M.;
Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Contributors -- 1 Welfare State Transformations in Comparative Perspective: Shifting Boundaries of 'Public' and 'Private' Social Policy? -- Part I: State Perspectives -- 2 Welfare State Reforms in the United Kingdom -- 3 Welfare State Transformations in an Affluent Scandinavian State: The Case of Denmark -- 4 The Public-Private Mix in Southern Europe: What Changed in the Last Decade? -- 5 Metamorphoses of Welfare States in Central and Eastern Europe -- 6 The State of Japanese Welfare, Welfare and the Japanese State -- Part II: Policy Perspectives -- 7 Politically Dominant but Socially Flawed: Projected Pension Levels for Citizens at Risk in Six European Multi-Pillar Pension Systems -- 8 The Changing Public-Private Mix in OECD Health-care Systems -- 9 From Liberal Statism to Statist Liberalism: The Transformation of Unemployment Policies in Europe -- 10 The Transformation of Incapacity Benefits -- 11 The 'Public' and 'Private' of Work-Family Reconciliation: Unsettling Gendered Notions and Assumptions -- Part III: Conclusions -- 12 Reconstructing Nation, State and Welfare: The Transformation of Welfare States -- 13 Multiple and Multi-Dimensional Welfare State Transformations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W.This edited volume provides new empirical evidence of far-reaching changes to welfare states globally, which have changed the boundaries of the 'public' and 'private' domain within the mixed economies of welfare. Various modes of policy intervention are investigated, providing a nuanced account of reforms in the past decade.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries. by Tonon, Graciela.;
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Prologue -- Communities' Quality of Life: Theory and Practice -- 1 Rethinking Community Quality of Life in Latin American Countries -- Abstract -- 1.1 Understanding the Multiple Definitions of Community in the Latin American Context -- 1.2 Community Well-Being and Community Quality of Life -- 1.3 Conversations and Interpersonal Relationships -- 1.4 Public Space, Collective Scenario and the Building of Common Ground -- 1.5 Conclusion: The Way Forward -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 2 Exploring the Concept and Practices of Felicitas Publica at Lisbon University: A Community-Based Relational Approach to Well-being -- Abstract -- 2.1 Why Is There a Need to Address Happiness and Quality of Life from a Collective, Relational and Agentic Perspective? -- 2.2 Why Felicitas Publica? -- 2.3 How Can Relational Goods Be Defined? -- 2.4 What Is a Community? -- 2.4.1 Has Community an Ambivalent Nature? -- 2.5 Why Consider Well-being and Quality of Life Approaches in Higher Education Communities? -- 2.6 Felicitas Publica at Lisbon University: Can a Community-Based and Relational Approach to Well-being and Quality of Life Be Fruitful in a Peripheral Country? -- 2.6.1 What Are the Particularities of the Portuguese Context? -- 2.6.2 What Were the Research Objectives, Methods and Strategies for Data Collection? -- 2.6.3 Who Participated? Recruitment Methods -- 2.6.4 Data Analysis: An Invitation to Change? -- 2.6.5 Findings: What Part of the Dreamed Future Is Already Present? -- 2.7 Discussion: Gaining a Deeper Understanding? -- 2.8 Conclusion: A Window to New Horizons? -- References -- 3 Sports and Community Well-Being -- Abstract -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Well-Being and Welfare -- 3.3 Community Well-Being -- 3.4 Sports and Physical Activity -- 3.5 Sports in Relation with Community Well-Being.3.5.1 A National Program: The Juegos Nacionales Evita -- 3.6 Final Remarks -- References -- 4 Quality of Life and Commuting. A Study in Rururban Communities of General Pueyrredon District, Argentina -- Abstract -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Fundamental Concepts -- 4.2.1 Community -- 4.2.2 Community and Territory -- 4.2.3 Rururban Communities, Commuting, and Quality of Life -- 4.3 Materials and Methods -- 4.4 Rururban Communities of General Pueyrredon District -- 4.5 Commuting and Quality of Life in Rururban Communities -- 4.5.1 The Interviews at Sierra de Los Padres-La Gloria de La Peregrina -- 4.5.2 Commuting -- 4.6 Conclusions -- References -- 5 Crime and Failure of Community Life in Mexico -- Abstract -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Theoretical Review -- 5.2.1 Domains of Life. Community Satisfaction -- 5.2.2 Safety in the Neighborhood. A Sub-domain of Life -- 5.3 Database, Variables, and Descriptive Statistics -- 5.4 Quantitative Analyses and Main Results -- 5.4.1 Importance of Sub-domains in Explaining Community Satisfaction -- 5.4.2 Asymmetries in the Importance of the Safety Sub-domain by Socio-Demographic Characteristics -- 5.4.3 Victimization and Satisfaction with Safety in the Neighborhood -- 5.4.4 Asymmetries in the Impact of Victimization by Socio-Demographic Characteristics -- 5.5 Final Comments -- References -- 6 The Community Program for Neighborhood Improvement in Mexico City -- Abstract -- 6.1 Development -- 6.2 Construction of New Spaces for Social Development in Mexico -- 6.2.1 The Debate on Community Social Capital -- 6.2.2 Mexico City as an Analysis Unit to Reflect on Citizen Participation in Mexico -- 6.3 Experiences of Citizen Participation: The Community Program for Neighborhood Improvement in Mexico City -- 6.3.1 The Community Program for Neighborhood Improvement -- 6.3.2 Some Results of the Community Neighborhood Improvement Program.6.4 Final Thoughts -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Electronic References -- 7 Community Water Management and Quality of Life: The Independent Water Governance Committees in Toluca, Mexico -- Abstract -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Water Governance and Community Quality of Life -- 7.3 Independent Water Committees as Part of Water Governance Water Structure in Mexico -- 7.4 Independent Potable Water Committees in Toluca -- 7.5 The Independent Committee of San Felipe Tlalmimilolpan -- 7.6 Water Governance and Community Potable Water Committees, Final Remarks -- References -- Interview -- Laws -- Community Quality of Life of Different Groups in Latin Countries: Indigenous People, Displaced People, Migrants, Children, Young People and Older Adults -- 8 Quality of Life of the Guaraní Community -- Abstract -- 8.1 Studies on Well-being, Quality of Life, and Ethnical Diversity -- 8.2 Guiding Notions -- 8.2.1 Community -- 8.2.2 Space and Territory -- 8.2.3 Culture and Identity -- 8.2.4 Collective Identity -- 8.2.5 Culture/Identity, Well-Being, and Quality of Life -- 8.3 The Guaraní People -- 8.3.1 Overview. Ethnic Diversity in Salta -- 8.3.2 Location -- 8.3.3 Languages and Beliefs -- 8.3.4 Subsistence -- 8.3.5 Nonindigenous Ethnic Groups -- 8.3.6 The Guaraní Community in the Province of Salta -- 8.3.6.1 Brief Historical Overview -- 8.3.6.2 The Guaraní Community on Route 34 in Salta -- 8.3.6.3 Life in Rural Areas -- 8.3.6.4 Access to Land -- 8.3.6.5 Life in Urban Areas -- 8.3.6.6 Organization in the Northern Region: The APG (Guaraní People Association) -- 8.4 Final Comments -- References -- 9 Quality of Life and Health in Displaced Communities Affected by the Armed Conflict in Colombia -- Abstract -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Displacement: Before, During and After -- 9.2.1 Individual History of Mental Health -- 9.2.2 Traumatic Events.9.2.3 Physical Movement-Displacement -- 9.2.4 Survival or Adaptation to Place of Refuge -- 9.3 Studies of QoL in Displaced Persons -- 9.3.1 Study 1: Health and Adaption in Youth -- 9.3.2 Study 2: Social Identity and Adaptation in Families -- 9.3.3 Study 3: QoL and Personal Social Networks -- 9.4 QoL and Resettlement of Displaced Persons -- 9.5 Social Support and Community Integration -- 9.6 Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 10 Sense of Community Mediates the Relationship Between Social and Community Variables on Adolescent Life Satisfaction -- Abstract -- 10.1 Presentation -- 10.2 The Research on Well-being with Adolescents -- 10.3 Social Well-being and Subjective Well-being -- 10.4 A Social Support and Subjective Well-being in Adolescents -- 10.5 Subjective Well-being and Sense of Community -- 10.6 Method -- 10.6.1 Instruments -- 10.6.2 Procedure -- 10.6.3 Data Analysis -- 10.7 Results -- 10.7.1 Mean Comparisons -- 10.7.2 Correlations -- 10.7.3 Multiple Linear Regression Models -- 10.7.4 Mediation Analysis -- 10.8 Conclusions -- References -- 11 Children and Young People's Perceptions of Risk and Quality of Life Conditions in Their Communities: Participatory Mapping Cases in Portugal -- Abstract -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.1.1 Building Child-Friendly and Supportive Communities-Concepts and Policy -- 11.2 Framework Integrating Quality-of-Life and Participatory Mapping -- 11.2.1 Quality-of-Life and the Living Environment of Children and Young People -- 11.2.2 Children's and Young People's Perceptions of Their Living Environment ("Child 'Hoods"), and Their Participation in Community Life and Planning -- 11.3 Portugal Cases -- 11.3.1 Purpose -- 11.3.2 Method and Brief Description of Study Area -- 11.4 Results -- 11.4.1 Discussion-Methodological Issues of Working with Children -- 11.5 Conclusions -- References.12 Family and Social Networks and Quality of Life Among Community-Dwelling Older-Adults in Spain -- Abstract -- 12.1 Introduction and State of the Art -- 12.2 Materials and Methods -- 12.3 Composition and Size of the Family Network -- 12.4 Quality of the Family Network -- 12.5 The Social Network: Size and Quality of the Relationship -- 12.6 Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 13 Digital Media, Identity and Quality of Life of a Local Ecuadorian Community in Andalusia (SE Spain) -- Abstract -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Data, and Context -- 13.3 Descriptive Findings -- 13.4 Discussion -- 13.5 Conclusions -- References -- 14 Quality of Life of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Spain -- Abstract -- 14.1 Introduction -- 14.2 The CadeViMa-Spain Study -- 14.3 Health Status and Cognition -- 14.4 Functional Status and Disability -- 14.5 Psychosocial Aspects -- 14.6 Contextual Factors -- 14.7 Concluding Remarks and Future Directions -- Acknowledgements -- References.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. 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The Crisis of Caregiving : Social Welfare Policy in the United States. by Mandell, B.;
Cover -- Contents -- Introduction -- C H A P T E R 1 Who Cares?: The Crisis of Caregiving -- C H A P T E R 2 Women's Work, Mother's Poverty:Are Men's Wages the Best Cure forWomen's Economic Insecurity? -- C H A P T E R 3 Paid Family and Medical Leave -- C H A P T E R 4 The Privatization of Care -- C H A P T E R 5 Shelters for the Homeless: A FeebleResponse to Homelessness -- C H A P T E R 6 Foster Care -- C H A P T E R 7 Adoption -- C H A P T E R 8 The Punitive State: Dimensions ofIncarceration in the United States -- C H A P T E R 9 Alternatives to Welfare -- A P P E N D I X A Current Safety Net Programs -- A P P E N D I X B Advocacy Organizations Concerned withCaregiving and Social Justice -- Contributors -- Index.This book discusses the crisis of caregiving as it affects parents seeking to provide good care for their children and people who care for their aged or disabled relatives.Discussed arealternatives to the present welfare system, a description of the current safety net programs, and an analysis of the privatization of social services.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Social Work : Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society. by Bisman, Cynthia.;
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society: An Introduction -- 2. Organizing the Ideas of Social Work -- 3. Ethical Practice Toward Social Justice and Human Well-Being: Local and Global -- 4. Evidence for Knowledge-Guided Assessments -- 5. Respect and Dignity in Relationships -- 6. Interaction and Meaning in Communication -- 7. Critical Consciousness for Differential Use of Self -- 8. Evidence and Best Practices for Strategic Interventions -- References -- Index.This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new definitions and explanations for social work concepts and principles in the areas of assessment, relationships, communication, best practices, intervention, and differential use of self. Case studies fully discuss and illustrate the use of these approaches with real clients providing a lens inclusive of geography and culture to promote social justice and human well-being, whether within one's own nation or across national borders. Recognizing that targeted practice with individuals is the key to successful outcomes, this textbook equips today's practitioners with the values, skills, and knowledge necessary for social work practice in a globalized world.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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