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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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