Building Community in Vancouver
Neighbourhood Houses documents how the neighbourhood house model, a century-old type of community organization, can help overcome isolation in urban neighbourhoods by creating welcoming places.
The Aging–Disability Nexus
The Aging–Disability Nexus explores the complex and competing narratives we create about aging and disability, providing fresh perspectives on how these markers interact with each other and with other indicators of power and difference.
Putting Family First
Migration and Integration in Canada
Putting Family First challenges the conventional view of settlement and integration as an individual process driven largely by the labour market, placing the family at the centre of the successful immigrant experience.
Self-Neglect and Hoarding
A Guide to Safeguarding and Support
Hoarding and self-neglect are estimated to be a factor in 20% of social workers' cases when working with older people or adults with mental health issues. This guide introduces the patterns of self-neglect and how challenging they can be to identify with practical strategies for assessment, intervention and further support.
Relationship-Based Social Work, Second Edition
Getting to the Heart of Practice
Updated and revised edition of the highly successful guide to relationship-based practice in social work. It communicates the theory using illustrative case studies and offers a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals.
Essentials of Dementia
Everything You Really Need to Know for Working in Dementia Care
This is an introductory guide for teaching students and practitioners how to develop their core skills in the care of people affected by dementia. It offers bite-sized pieces of information which makes the material easy to access and relate to practice. This jargon-free guide will be invaluable for anyone studying or practicing dementia care.
Violence, Restorative Justice, and Forgiveness
Dyadic Forgiveness and Energy Shifts in Restorative Justice Dialogue
This major and original research project shows how restorative justice dialogue works, and highlights the role of forgiveness within it. Based on interviews of victims who went through Victim Offender Dialogue, it looks at how energy shifts in dialogue between offender and victim can lessen the toxicity associated with the crime.
Values in Health and Social Care
Rich in case studies, practical activities and downloadable resources, this is a beginner's guide to how values are formed and developed in varying professional contexts across health and social care services. It invites the reader to reflect on their own values, and on how these define the quality of the care they deliver.
Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in Care
A Support Guide
Evidence-based practice and specific interventions are described in order to address the growing rate of mental health issues in older adults in care. This professional support guide for psychotherapists, counsellors and carers explains how to approach and work with this specific demographic along with integrated case studies.
Using Solution Focused Practice with Adults in Health and Social Care
An essential introduction which shows you how to work in solution focused ways with people in all stages of adulthood, including those with illness, mental disability and emotional trauma. It includes example activities that can be used to guide service users to use their own strengths to realize their personal goals.
Observation in Health and Social Care
Applications for Learning, Research and Practice with Children and Adults
One of the key skills in effective health and social care is accurately identifying and assessing the client's needs. This theoretically informed guide will show you how to enhance and apply these pivotal observation skills in a variety of challenging health and social settings with children, families and adults.
Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition
A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach
This fully updated expanded book explains how to use the Mosaic approach, a practice that instils the importance of listening to children's life experiences. It shows how to use it in a variety of settings, outlines the future directions of the approach, offers case studies and also covers working with vulnerable children.
No Home in a Homeland
Indigenous Peoples and Homelessness in the Canadian North
Through personal accounts and analysis of historical trends, No Home in the Homeland documents the spread of homelessness in the North, what it reveals about colonialism and its legacies, and the limitations of existing policies and programs.
Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect
Ageism, Risk, and the Rhetoric of Rights in the Mistreatment of Older People
Drawing on twenty years of original, interdisciplinary research, Contesting Elder Abuse and Neglect explores how and why the mistreatment of older people became known as “elder abuse and neglect” and the consequences of this designation.
Queering Social Work Education
The first book of its kind in North America, this collection of original works promises to transform the future of social work education by equipping scholars and students with a new appreciation of queer strengths and experiences.
Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe
Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours
Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia
Extending the field of positive psychology, this book explores how positive psychological constructs relate to living well with dementia. Looking at current evidence, and with case studies from people living with dementia, this book shows how positive psychological concepts can be applied to practice to achieve good dementia care.
Shelter in a Storm
Revitalizing Feminism in Neoliberal Ontario
Drawing on the experiences of three YWCA women’s shelters in Ontario, this book exposes the dangers for women that are embedded in government neoliberal policies and reveals how feminism can counteract this pervasive ideology.
Putting Analysis Into Child and Family Assessment, Third Edition
Undertaking Assessments of Need
Packed with tools and ideas to enhance analytical thinking when making child and family assessments, this book covers every stage of the assessment process. It addresses planning, hypothesising, involving children, and making, recording and reviewing decisions. This third edition has been updated to reflect policy changes and new research findings.
Innovations in Social Work Research
Using Methods Creatively
Exploring innovative approaches to social work research, ideal for students, practitioners and researchers.
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