The potential for early intervention to prevent social problems later in life has become the focus of much debate in recent years and finds itself at the centre of contemporary social policy. The meaning of ‘vulnerability’ – one of the key concepts in this drive – is examined in this book, as well...
To Be Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge
Intimate partner violence is now recognised as a serious human rights abuse and increasingly as an important public health problem with severe consequences for women’s physical, mental and sexual health. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of intimate partner violence is an essential aspect of...
Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge
Over the past 25 years, developing coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence has improved both perpetrator accountability, and victim safety and self-determination. However, preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence from occurring is beyond the ability of...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
A Clinician’s Guide to the Transition From Adolescence to Autonomy
Family-Centered Treatment With Struggling Young Adults is an indispensible guidebook to the unique set of problems and opportunities that families face when young adults are experiencing difficulty pulling anchor and setting sail. Renowned clinician Brad Sachs, PhD, provides both a conceptual...
Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge
Research, Assessment and Intervention
Attachment theory has become a key focus of both research and practice in understanding and treating psychological and social risk for marital and relationship problems, parenting and clinical disorders. In particular, adult attachment style is a key explanatory factor for understanding problems in...
Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge
Family Law is an accessible, student-friendly textbook which provides a comprehensive foundation in the key topics covered by undergraduate and CPE/GDL courses. Written with clarity, Family Law offers an introduction not just to the black-letter law but also to the social, economic and historical...
Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge
Developing Advanced Practice
Series: Post-qualifying Social Work
There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a...
Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge
Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development
From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying, or...
Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge
Contemporary and Cutting-Edge Strategies, 2nd Edition
Series: Family Therapy and Counseling
In an era that demands ever-increasing levels of accountability and documentation, Family Assessment is a vital tool for clinicians. It covers more than one hundred assessment methods – both the most widely used strategies as well as those that are more specialized and issue-specific. Techniques...
Published November 21st 2011 by Routledge
Family members provide the majority of care for individuals with disabilities in the United States. Recognition is growing that family caregiving deserves and may require societal support, and evidence-based practices have been established for reducing stress associated with caregiving. Despite the...
Published August 21st 2011 by Routledge
The Evidence-based Parenting Practitioner’s Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the knowledge necessary to effectively deliver evidence-based parenting interventions within community and health settings. Using clear examples of how this knowledge can inform frontline work with parents,...
Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge
This important text promotes understanding of the complexities and diversities of African family life. It stimulates creative thinking about how social care professionals can develop meaningful relationships and engage confidently and effectively with African families they encounter within work...
Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge
This multidisciplinary text introduces the concepts, methodologies, theories, and empirical findings of the field of interpersonal relationships. Information is drawn from psychology, communication, family studies, marriage and family therapy, social work, sociology, anthropology, the health...
Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge