By Elizabeth N. Agnew
Mary E. Richmond (1861-1928) was once a modern of Jane Addams and an influential chief within the American charity association move. during this biography--the first in-depth learn of Richmond's lifestyles and work--Elizabeth N. Agnew examines the contributions of this crucial, if hitherto under-valued, lady to the sector of charity and to its improvement into expert social paintings.
Orphaned at a tender age and mostly self-educated, Richmond firstly entered charity paintings as a way of self-support, yet got here to play a necessary position in reworking philanthropy--previously obvious as a voluntary expression of person altruism--into a legitimate, geared up career. Her profession took her from charity association management in Baltimore and Philadelphia to an government place with the distinguished Russell Sage origin in long island urban.
Richmond's revolutionary civic philosophy of social paintings used to be mostly expert via the social gospel flow. She strove to discover functional functions of the lessons of Christianity in accordance with the social difficulties that followed quick industrialization, urbanization, and poverty. even as, her tireless efforts and private instance as a girl created an attractive, if ambiguous, course for different expert ladies. A century later her legacy keeps to echo in social paintings and welfare reform. .
By Gill McIvor, Peter Raynor
"Developments in Social paintings with Offenders" explains the organisational and legislative adjustments that experience happened and social paintings and probation around the united kingdom long ago 10 years, within the context of the collecting physique of information approximately what constitutes potent perform within the evaluate, supervision and administration of offenders in the neighborhood. 3 assorted points of operating with offenders are coated: advancements in coverage; overview, supervision and intervention; and concerns and desires. Contributions from specialists within the box speak about matters corresponding to group 'punishment', case administration, accreditation and resettlement. the ongoing hindrance with selling evidence-based strategies to crime is addressed, and this publication will help pros operating with offenders with making concentrated interventions supported by way of learn. This e-book can be crucial interpreting for college kids of social paintings and probation and criminology, probation officials and social employees. This topical sequence examines parts of specific curiosity to these in social and group paintings and comparable fields. every one ebook attracts jointly diversified facets of the topic, highlighting correct examine and drawing out implications for coverage and perform. The venture is below the editorial path of Professor Joyce Lishman, Head of the varsity of utilized Social reports on the Robert Gordon collage.
By Reed Coughlan
This publication relies at the result of a study undertaking that involved in the lives and reports of a pattern of a hundred Bosnian households in an upstate manhattan neighborhood. this actual group has been the positioning of resettlement of greater than 10,000 refugees from many nations among 1979 and 2001, together with approximately 4,000 Bosnian refugees among 1993 and 2001. The e-book tells the tale of the mental, socio-cultural and financial diversifications of the Bosnian refugees to this neighborhood. It considers the results of the trauma of conflict, the cultural changes and dislocation which are part of their event, the ideas they've got used for profitable adjustment, and the stumbling blocks they nonetheless face in reconciling own hopes and desires. this can be a well timed and compelling tale, a lot of it advised within the phrases of the Bosnians themselves. The booklet considers the various reports of city and rural households earlier than the struggle and the results of the timing in their departure from Bosnia upon their event of resettlement. The relative good fortune in their model is attributed to the consonance among Bosnian attributes and values and the features of the host group. A dialogue of sociological and social paintings perform with refugees contains feedback for operating with rookies within the years following resettlement in person, kin, and group contexts.
By Lynn Bye, Michelle E. Alvarez, Janet Haynes, Cindy E. Sweigart
Examine has proven that truancy is usually linked to juvenile crime and falling by the wayside of faculty altogether. With the excessive dropout expense within the U.S. and the No baby Left at the back of Act maintaining faculties answerable for their dropout charges, it's crucial for faculty social staff to give a contribution to their colleges' development plan in assembly annual each year growth benchmarks. This e-book, by means of good revered researchers and practitioners who've wide adventure with truancy, covers most sensible practices in truancy on the group, college, and student/family degrees of interventions. It presents an important daily reference advisor to research-based courses and truancy application implementation.
Beginning with an advent to the necessities of truancy, its explanations and effects, and kingdom and federal laws, the authors then provide readers a picture of what study has proven to paintings thus far and what variations may seem like in a number of university settings. Richly specified case examples illustrate a number of degrees of intervention, from the school-wide prevention and basic coverage degrees to remedial interventions, together with culturally efficient techniques. Eminently useful and simply available, with pattern types, tools of measuring results, rules for investment, take-away issues, and digestible learn summaries, this may be a depended on toolkit for faculty execs looking to decrease their faculties' dropout charges and increase scholars' engagement with school.
School-based practitioners and pupil trainees alike will discover a wealth of trustworthy information regarding what's likely an intractable challenge. they could instantly commence imposing the confirmed and promising practices awarded during this sensible guide.
By Mo Yee Lee, Siu-Man Ng, Pamela Pui Yu Leung, Cecilia Lai Wan Chan, Pamela Leung
Lately, curiosity in non-Western healing options between american citizens has grown through leaps and limits. Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social paintings is the 1st publication to strongly attach Western healing ideas with jap philosophy and practices, whereas additionally delivering a accomplished and pragmatic schedule for social paintings, and psychological overall healthiness execs. This step forward textual content, written via a forged of extremely popular researchers from either Asia and the US, offers a holistic, healing process that ties japanese philosophy and sensible options to Western varieties of remedy so one can aid lead to confident, transformative adjustments in contributors and households. Integrative remedy makes a speciality of the mind-body-spirit courting, acknowledges spirituality as a primary area of human lifestyles, recognizes and makes use of the mind's energy in addition to the body's, and reaches past self-actualization or symptom aid to expand a conception of self that connects participants to a bigger feel of themselves and to their groups. right here, the authors offer a practical, step by step description of review and therapy concepts that hire an integrative, holistic point of view. they start via setting up the conceptual framework of integrative body-mind-spirit social paintings, then expertly describe, step by step, review and therapy thoughts that make the most of integrative and holistic views. a number of case reports show the strategy in motion, akin to one with breast melanoma sufferers who participated in body-mind-spirit and social aid teams and one other within which trauma survivors used meditation to get onto a course of therapeutic. those examples supply stable empirical facts that integrative body-mind-spirit social paintings is certainly a realistic healing method in bringing approximately tangible adjustments in consumers. The authors additionally talk about moral concerns and provides assistance for studying integrative body-mind-spirit social paintings. pros in social paintings, psychology, counseling, and nursing, in addition to graduate scholars in classes on vital, replacement, or complementary medical perform will locate this a much-needed source that enhances the transforming into curiosity in possible choices to conventional Western psychotherapy.
By Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jan Fook, Amy Rossiter
Even if postmodernist conception has been regarding and explored in sociology and social coverage, this ebook is among the 1st to use the theories to social paintings, and relate them to present debates. participants come from the united kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Canada and lots of have expert adventure as social employees. They appraise the foremost matters within the contested box of postmodernism and feminism and concentrate on their functions to perform, learn and schooling in social paintings.
By Nancy W. Veeder
This ebook presents a vast research of the coverage, programmatic, and study concerns surrounding controlled care providers supply platforms that offer the vast majority of well-being and behavioral future health care providers within the usa. via together with an interdisciplinary crew of authors and addressing a number of fields of perform together with health and wellbeing care, gerontology, baby welfare, substance abuse, and psychological overall healthiness, the editors offer a large review of "macro" controlled care concerns.
By Michael S Kelly
Because its construction within the Nineteen Eighties, solution-focused short treatment (SFBT) has progressively develop into a standard and approved therapy choice for lots of psychological health and wellbeing pros. With its emphasis on consumer strengths and momentary remedy, SFBT is easily suited for college contexts, given the wide selection of difficulties and the big caseloads of such a lot school-based practitioners. This e-book, as a part of the Oxford Workshop sequence, will supply institution social employees the instruments they should comprehend and use SFBT with scholars, households, academics, and directors. In transparent language, the authors in brief conceal the background of the advance of SFBT, highlighting the pioneering paintings of Insoo Kim Berg and others that ended in the advance of the engaged on What Works (WOWW) software for center faculties, in addition to numerous therapy manuals produced in collaboration with the eu short remedy organization and North American short treatment organization. cautious to not overstate effects from a contemporary meta-analysis, the authors convey the place SFBT has been proven to be potent, particularly with households and for school room habit difficulties, and the way college execs can contain its ideas into their day-by-day perform. Case examples describe intimately how tuition pros have used SFBT with a gaggle of scholars with textual content nervousness; to create a family members wellbeing and fitness and employment reasonable in an less than resourced university; with grandparents elevating their grandchildren; and through training academics to spot and remedy lecture room habit matters with their scholars. a whole bankruptcy tells the tale of the Garza Independence highschool in Austin, a solution-focused tuition designed to interact city highschool dropouts or scholars susceptible to chucking up the sponge to aid them end highschool. With fifty two% of Garza graduates enrolled in a post-secondary schooling software, results are promising and related faculties are being constructed round the kingdom. although the authors take care to not overstate the relevance and software of SFFBT in all occasions, they make the options concerned complete in a manner that practitioners at each ability point will locate worthy.
By John E. Ullmann
This ebook examines methodological difficulties keen on deciding on social charges and analyzes charges and their allocation in major sectors of yank monetary and political existence. It starts off with a dialogue of social bills and technique of accounting for them and is with distinctive discussions of ways human existence and well-being were valued in society. The social bills of goods, actions, and occasions resembling electricity creation, occupational incapacity, unemployment, previous age, poverty, duplication of capital amenities, medications, transportation, foodstuff, the company of presidency, together with the army quarter, are mentioned and assessed. A precis bankruptcy presents a ancient overview and viewpoint on altering developments in social rate review and allocation.