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Social Work Dictionary
Robert L. Barker
087101355X
August 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
With nearly 5,000 terms-from "AA" to "Zwingli, Huldreich"--the 3rd edition of The Social Work Dictionary is a valuable reference work for the human services professional, from the first-year student to the seasoned expert. It contains 1,500 new entries, including many international terms (for example, hwa-byung) and updated and significantly increased content on cultural sensitivity. The Social Work Dictionary is a highly acclaimed ready reference for definitions, organizations, concepts, and values relevant to social work and the human services. All definitions were reviewed by an international editorial review board. Also available on the Social Work Reference Library CD-ROM. Special Features *Defines fields of practice such as aging, children and families, clinical, and health care. *Contains information...


It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend
Richard Lavoie
0743254635
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Life without friends is a lonely and barren existence," but that's a common fate for children who fail to develop proper social skills, writes veteran special education teacher Lavoie in his insightful guidebook to helping children with learning disabilities overcome social skill deficits. Eschewing sink-or-swim and carrot-and-stick approaches, Lavoie stresses communication and patience for parents looking to guide their children through the maze of social interactions encountered daily, from arranging successful play dates and navigating the hidden curriculum of school, to language difficulties, social anxieties and family issues. Lavoie, who has taught and worked in the special education field for over 30 years, shows how to detect learning disabilities, discusses their impact on a child's social development...


Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul
Jack Canfield
0757300146
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to authors Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Arline McGraw Oberst, John T. Boal and Tom and Laura Lagana, over 200 million people around the world offer their time to volunteering. Dozens of them tell their stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community. Norma Reedy tells of the Big Brother volunteer who befriended her son, who had been recently diagnosed with leukemia, while Rotary International volunteer Carolyn E. Jones explains how she raised money for cancer patients in Russia. Most entries end with information on how readers can become involved in the volunteering organization described.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Deep within each one of us lies the...


Social Work Practice with Children
Nancy Boyd Webb
1572308869
June 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"I earned my master's degree in social work, with honors, last May. This text was extremely helpful in my research efforts and my practice with children. Thank you, Nancy Boyd Webb, for your valuable contribution."--Linda Goode, MSW

"I strongly recommend this text. The volume offers practitioners and social work educators an invaluable resource of methods and skills for helping children with challenging life conditions and perilous life situations. With the fully updated second edition, readers can be sure they have the latest information on key topics. This is an excellent and much needed contribution to the contemporary practice literature."--Alex Gitterman, MSW, EdD

"Written by a master clinician and teacher with decades of experience, this volume addresses the challenges of working with children and families...


Social Work With Families: Content and Process

0925065773


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Book Description
The authors draw upon the contributions of family therapy, symbolic interactionist social psychology, as well as a century’s tradition of social work with families. Without duplicating existing compendia of family therapy methods, they develop a clear, flexible approach, which accommodates family and individual intervention and multiple methodologies, as well as the social institutional contexts where social workers work. Key concepts developed to integrate the various theory bases are process and content. Process is an interaction sequence, taking place between family members at different stages of family development, and with the social worker. Content reflects the purposes of the intervention, helping family members to reconstruct relationships.

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Ego Psychology and Social Work Practice : 2nd Edition

0029121507


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Once Upon a Town
Bob Greene
006008197X
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Millions of American soldiers, many of whom had never left their hometowns before, crossed the nation by rail during the years of World War II on their way to training camps and distant theaters of battle. In a little town in Nebraska, countless thousands of them met with extraordinary hospitality--the "miracle" of veteran journalist Bob Greene's title. "The best America there ever was. Or at least, whatever might be left of it." So Greene writes of North Platte, now a quiet town along the interstate, its main street all but dead. It was a quiet town then, too, at the outbreak of the war, but still a hive of activity as its citizens gathered to provide, at their own expense, coffee, sandwiches, books, playing cards, and time to the scared young men who rolled through by the trainload, "telling them that their country cared...


Writing with Style: APA Style for Social Work
Lenore T. Szuchman
0534621821
August 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
In the new edition of WRITING WITH STYLE, the authors continue to provide students with guidance on how to prepare a research paper using APA style. The book applies a "learning through modeling" approach, which is in keeping with the social work profession's literature. It is replete with exercises that reinforce and instill the basic elements of the APA style. Students can fill in the exercises directly in the book and thereby develop their writing skills.

Book Info
Barry Univ., Miami. Designed to help students and professional who use the style of the APA for writing scholarly papers. Promotes improvement of writing and uses practice examples or demonstrating basic elements of writing scholarly papers. Previous edition not cited. Softcover.


How Full Is Your Bucket Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton
1595620036
August 10, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging...


Social Work with Groups
Helen Northen
0231116322
January 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"A must read for all group workers-pracitioners, faculty and students. More than a simple revision, it is a remarkable and comprehensive expansion of an already valuable text... a pleasure to read." -- Barbara Rittner, Social Work With Groups

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"Superb, a remarkable blend of the conceptual and practical. Abundant and lively illustrations add texture and depth to a tome well grounded in scholarship, theory, and practice wisdom." -- Andrew Malekoff, author of Group Work with Adolescents: Principle and Practice
"Northen and Kurland have written an outstanding new edition of Northen's classic work. New content beautifully comes alive through actual group examples. Practitioners, students, and educators will find this book invaluable and a mainstay of wisdom on social work practice...


In the Midst of Life
Charles Rose
1588381463
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Where does a retired English professor go to find meaning in his later years? Mr. Rose chose to be a hospice volunteer, a journey that took him down the back roads of Lee County, Alabama, into the sometimes gritty home environments of hospice patients. Mr. Rose calls it the "we of me", that sense of connecting to some larger network of human existence. His memoir captures the patient's simple need to have some one to talk to, listen to, and just be with. Mr. Rose describes the awkward intimacy of relating to patients, making small talk with their caregivers, while trying to respond to their need for "companioning." In the Midst of Life is a rare and detailed look into the experience of hospice volunteering. --Amanda Graves, former social worker at Capital Hospice and Hospice of D.C.

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Social Work Skills Demonstrated: Beginning Direct Practice CD-Rom, Text-Workbook and Website

0205406106
July 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
The second edition of this widely popular CD-ROM with manual can be used to either teach or to review essential social work skills using the latest technology available. Designed as a practical guide to teaching basic counseling skills, the CD-ROM contains video segments demonstrating four different, culturally diverse social worker-client interactions. Students can view the video, stop the action and respond to questions, look up references, or obtain more in-depth information about each skill segment. Common pitfalls for each skill set are noted, as well as examples of appropriate and inappropriate uses of skills and outcomes. Social work values are discussed in the CD-ROM, as well as communication concepts and principles, interviewing and problem-solving skills, and more. The accompanying student manual...


How to Change the World
David Bornstein
0195138058
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Journalist Bornstein (The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank) profiles nine indomitable champions of social change who developed innovative ways to address needs they saw around them in places as distinct as Bombay, India; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and inner-city Washington, D.C. As these nine grew influential when their ingenious ideas proved ever more widely successful, they came to the attention of Ashoka, an organization that sponsors a fellows program to foster social innovation by finding so-called social entrepreneurs to support. As Bornstein interviewed these and many other Ashoka fellows, he saw patterns in the ways they fought to solve their specifically local problems. To demonstrate the commonality among experiences as diverse as a Hungarian mother striving to provide a fuller life for her...


A Framework for Understanding Poverty
Ruby K. Payne
1929229488
May 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Fourth Revised Edition. People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else. If you work with people from poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you're an educator--or a social, health, or legal services professional--this breakthrough book gives you practical, real-world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Since 1995 A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced...


Social Work Treatment: Interlocking Theoretical Approaches
Francis Joseph Turner (Editor)
0684829940
January 1996
Textbook Hardcover
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Case Worker Exam
Arco Publishing
0768907004
Sept 2001
Paperback
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The Wal-Mart Effect : How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy
Charles Fishman
1594200769
January 19, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fishman shops at Wal-Mart and has obvious affection for its price-cutting, hard-nosed ethos. He also understands that the story of Wal-Mart is really the story of the transformation of the American economy over the past 20 years. He's careful to present the consumer benefits of Wal-Mart's staggering growth and to place Wal-Mart in the larger context of globalization and the rise of mega-corporations. But he also presents the case against Wal-Mart in arresting detail, and his carefully balanced approach only makes the downside of Wal-Mart's market dominance more vivid. Through interviews with former Wal-Mart insiders and current suppliers, Fishman puts readers inside the company's penny-pinching mindset and shows how Wal-Mart's mania to reduce prices has driven suppliers into bankruptcy and sent factory jobs...


The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner
Arthur E. Jongsma
0471084964
August 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 30 behaviorally based presenting problems A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions A handy workbook format with space to record your own treatment plan options The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for student clients Organized around 30 main presenting problems, from depression and abandonment issues to...


The Social Worker & Psychotropic Medication
Kia J. Bentley
0534365426
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This book is a practical and useful resource for social work students and practitioners as they fill and expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management. The authors provide readers with the information they need to be aware, articulate, and active with respect to client's medication-related dilemmas, but also mindful of the sociopolitical context of prescription practice in psychiatry. All the facts, myths, and relevant information about psychotropic medication are presented to social workers in an easy-to-access manner. Professionals and students alike will find this book to be a practical resource that helps them to be more responsive to the medication-related concerns of their mental health clients and to work more collaboratively on these issues with families and other mental health care providers....


The Number : A Completely Different Way to Think About the Rest of Your Life
Lee Eisenberg
0743270312
January 3, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Eisenberg's arc through life could be used to define the baby boom. In the 1970s, he coined the term power lunch; in the 1980s, he edited Esquire and invented rotisserie baseball. In the 1990s, he wrote books on finding the good life through golf and fishing, and at the end of the decade, he joined an Internet retailer. These days, he's thinking about retirement, particularly about his Number: the amount of money he'd need to have socked away in order to be confident that his postretirement life would meet his expectations. Everyone's Number is different, Eisenberg says, and though his book is not an especially useful financial guide, it isn't really meant as a how-to. Instead, it provides an illuminating and charmingly written consideration of an aging generation's retirement worries and of the investment...


Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
David Aikman
0895261286
October 25, 2003
Hardcover
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James Lilley, former US ambassador to China and former US representative to Taiwan
David Aikman writes with conviction about the broad scope and deep roots of Christianity in China. It is a compelling

Book Description
This book details the great unreported story of the Chinese giant and its enormously rapid conversion to Christianity and what this change means to the global balance of power.

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Research Methods for Social Work (with Infotrac)
Allen Rubin
0534621090
June 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
In this extensive revision of their best-selling research methods text for social workers, Rubin and Babbie retain the integrity of their comprehensive, quantitative approach, while truly integrating increased coverage of qualitative methods. This text has been acclaimed for the depth and breadth of coverage and the clear and often humorous writing style. Building on those winning qualities, the authors have created a new edition that provides a balanced and up-to-date presentation, current coverage of technological advances, culturally competent research, and other topics of emerging importance. Considered the best social work research methods resource, Rubin and Babbie's text balances depth of content with student-friendly examples and consistently helps students see the connections between research and social work...


Abuse in the Family
Alan Kemp
0534341985
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
In this practical, eye-opening book, author Alan Kemp uses an ecological approach to examine the widespread social problem of family maltreatment. By examining the complex relationships that exist on a macro, meso, and micro level, students will be better prepared to make a difference in a world confronted by this colossal and disheartening social problem and to answer the following questions: "Why does family maltreatment occur?," "What do its victims experience?," "How do they recover?," "What can we do to help them?," "How can we understand the perpetrators?," and "How might we reduce or prevent family abuse?"

About the Author
Alan Kemp is the Director of Social Services at Pierce College, in Tacoma, Washington.


Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Critical Review of the NASW Code of Ethics
Frederic G. Reamer
0871012936
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Ethical Standards in Social Work is the first comprehensive examination of the NASW Code of Ethics of the social work profession is now available through the NASW Press. With this practical guide, which includes many case examples, social work professionals will now have a firm foundation for making ethical decisions and minimizing malpractice and liability risk. This essential source of information begins with an overview of the profession and its mission. Then each section of the NASW Code of Ethics is analyzed, with guidance for practice in areas such as confidentiality and privacy, client records, boundary issues, dual and multiple relationships, informed consent, sexual harassment, consultation, referral, conflicts of interest, cultural and ethnic diversity, continuing education, research and evaluation, social...


The Counselor Intern's Handbook
Christopher Faiver
053452835X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This practical and succinct book guides students through each stage of the often-complicated internship process, offering resources that will prove valuable even after their internships are complete. The text is built on the experience of three established authors known in their fields: Chris Faiver, a supervisor to students in the field for over 25 years; Sheri Eisengart, a clinician, researcher, and former student of Faiver; and Ronald Colonna, a professional and administrator from an agency that frequently serves as a placement site for interns. Because the text can be used from state to state, it also serves as a perfect study guide for certification and state and national licensure examinations.

About the Author
Christopher M. Faiver is a summa cum laude graduate of...


Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work
Beverly L. Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans
157675250X
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Unhappy with your job? Before you vote with your feet, consider the advice of career specialists Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans and learn to love your job. In this practical sequel to their bestseller Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, the authors focus on employee satisfaction as a responsibility you must share with your employer. Although the format of Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work is gimmicky--the suggestions follow the 26 letters of the alphabet--the advice is smart and specific.

Based on research with 15,000 people who have job longevity, Kaye and Jordan-Evans identified five top "stay factors" such as opportunity for growth and pay equity. Using these factors, they map several dozen CPR ("Career Path Resuscitation") including taming the boss from hell, finding multiple mentors, protecting...



From the Front Lines: Student Cases in Social Work Ethics
Juliet C. Rothman
0205412696
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
HIGHLIGHTS Uses the NASW Code of Ethics as a framework for each case. Develops a simple, easy to use process for making ethical decisions. Helps students develop confidence in their ability to make ethical decisions within the context of practice. Discusses ethical issues at all levels of practice, from individual to communities. The idea of illustrating the Code of Ethics with the cases and analysis of how a decision is reached is excellent. The content is very interesting and will be helpful to students. Professor Jean Granger, California State University, Long Beach I think this is an excellent text. Students often begin my class believing they understand what an ethical dilemma is when in fact they have just been exposed to the code of ethics. This book helps them analyze ethical dilemmas and think through...


Substance Abuse : Information for School Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors (3rd Edition)
Gary L. Fisher, Thomas C. Harrison
0205403360
June 21, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Substance Abuse, Second Edition continues to provide counselors, social workers, and students with a detailed overview of the alcohol-and-other-drug field. The new edition provides updated coverage and clinical examples to reflect the rapid changes in this area. New information includes the discussions of the latest edition of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory, co-occurring disorders, and a section on the effect of managed care on professional ethics. The authors present balanced coverage of different treatment models as well as objective discussions of the controversies in the field. For substance-abuse counselors and social workers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“What EVERY human...


Opportunities in Social Work Careers
Renee Wittenberg
0071390499
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers! The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

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A World of Career Opportunities

VGM's Opportunities in . . . series of more than 100 career-specific titles is an invaluable resource for those who want to find out all they can about the professions that interest them. No other series provides such a wide range of comprehensive and...



Collected Works (Collected Works)
Thorstein Veblen
0415105021


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Mind Hacks : Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain (Hacks)
Tom Stafford, Matt Webb
0596007795
November 22, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and, in response, performing countless intricate processes, some of which are automatic, some voluntary, some conscious, and some unconscious. Cognitive neuroscience is one of the ways we have to understand the workings of our minds. It's the study of the brain biology behind our mental functions: a collection of methods--like brain scanning and computational modeling--combined with a way of looking at psychological phenomena and discovering where, why, and how the brain makes them happen. Want to know more? Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using...

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