Social Work

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The End of Children?

Changing Trends in Childbearing and Childhood

UBC Press

This timely volume brings insights from multiple disciplines to bear on debates about declining fertility rates and modern approaches to child raising.

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Child and Youth Care

Critical Perspectives on Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy

UBC Press

This book reconceptualizes child and youth care by bringing critical and postmodern perspectives to bear on practices, programs, and policies.

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Lost Kids

Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States

UBC Press

Distinguished historians and social scientists consider the under-representation, demonization, and inadequate care of vulnerable children in twentieth-century Canada and the United States.

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A History of Early Childhood Education in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

UBC Press

This book explores the history of kindergartens and infant schools in three settler colonies, revealing how discourses and developments in the past have shaped early childhood education in the present.

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Judicial Decision Making in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

UBC Press

Laws and definitions of sexual abuse may have changed since the 1980s, but this book demonstrates that interpretation of the law still depends on the social construction of children and on judges’ own understanding of what constitutes child sexual abuse.

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No Place to Go

Local Histories of the Battered Women’s Shelter Movement

UBC Press

The first history of the battered women’s shelter movement in Canada, this book traces the development of transition houses and services for abused women and the campaign that made wife battering a political issue.

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People, Politics, and Child Welfare in British Columbia

UBC Press

Contributors contemplate the evolution of child protection policy and practice in BC, addressing political influences on structural arrangements, cultural traditions of First Nations clients, and establishing community control over services.

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Protecting Aboriginal Children

UBC Press

This is the first book to document emerging practice in Aboriginal communities and describe child protection practice simultaneously from the point of view of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal social worker.

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Cross-Cultural Caring, 2nd ed.

A Handbook for Health Professionals

UBC Press

This new edition provides up-to-date statistics and fresh analysis of changing trends in immigration, describes ethno-cultural community, discussing such issues as childbirth, mental illness, dental care, hospitalization, and death, as well as home country culture, common reasons for emigrating, and challenges in adjusting to a new culture.

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Social Policy and the Ethic of Care

UBC Press

Over the last twenty years, the feminist ethic of care has had a significant impact on the study of ethics and political philosophy. Hankivsky develops the concept of a publicly viable ethic of care, and applies it to several Canadian social policy issues.

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