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  1. New: Encyclopedia of Human Service

    "Can studying for a credentialing exam be entertaining? In the case of Dr. Rosenthal’s latest book, the answer is a definite YES. Rosenthal’s approach will not only help human services workers pass the exam; it will also help them cultivate the knowledge and judgment for long-term success in their field. My summary of the Encyclopedia of Human Services: Fun, useful, and effective!" —Meg Selig, LPC, NCC, author of Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success and blogger at psychologytoday.com 

  2. New! Adolescent Violence in the Home

    "Adolescent Violence in the Home provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of the challenges inherent in addressing abuse by youth. Based on decades of hands-on, extraordinary work, Routt and Anderson offer specific intervention models proven to be highly effective. This enormously rich book will guide families and practitioners who seek to understand and help troubled, violent youth." —Sarah Buel, clinical professor of law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and domestic violence survivor 

  3. New: Residential Interventions for Children, Adolescents, and Families

    This book encourages readers to think strategically about how agencies, communities and systems can identify and implement actions that lead to positive change and how to work more collaboratively to improve the lives of children and adolescents who have experienced emotional and behavioral life challenges and their families.

  4. Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice

    Congratulations to Michael Reisch!

    Routledge author Professor Michael Reisch has been awarded the Council on Social Work Education's Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award for his consistent and ongoing professional achievements and contributions to social work education, research, service, and practice. Professor Reisch is the editor of the recent Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice.

  5. New Catalog: Social Work and Social Welfare: New and Key Books 2014

    This online catalog features new books in Social Work and Social Welfare from Routledge.

    Browse and buy books online. Find out how to get your 20% discount!

  6. Skills for Using Theory in Social Work

    Using theory, research evidence and experiential knowledge is a critical component of good social work. This unique text is designed to help social work students and practitioners to integrate theorizing into practice, demonstrating how to search for, select and translate academic knowledge for practical use in helping people improve their lives and environments.

  7. An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice

    An Introduction to Using Theory in Social Work Practice equips the reader to use fourteen key social work theories to guide each phase of the planned change process, from engagement through to evaluation. Suitable for a generalist approach, this book illustrates the value of applying theory to practice in a variety of social work roles, across diverse fields and facing assorted challenges. Linking to core competencies identified by the Council of Social Work Education, this text supports social work students and practitioners in developing vital skills, including critical thinking, applying theory and the effective use of the planned change process.
     

  8. Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing

    Drawing on international literature and research, the authors collected here encourage thinking about the social, political, cultural, emotional, spiritual, economic and spatial aspects of health and wellbeing. Exploring how structural inequality, oppression and stigma can impact upon people, and drawing upon a social model of health, this book is an important read for all practitioners and researchers interested in social work, public health and social inclusion.
     

  9. Recent Title: Health Care Policy and Practice

    In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin have updated their text to incorporate health care reform. The authors have also restructured the book to guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are, and how students can influence them.  

  10. New Directions in Social Work

    New Directions in Social Work is an innovative, integrated series offering a uniquely distinctive teaching strategy for generalist courses in the social work curriculum, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The series integrates 5 texts with custom websites housing interactive cases, companion readings, and a wealth of resources to enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit www.routledgesw.com for more information.

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