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A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean

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A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean reflects on the current approaches to the challenge of poverty reduction in the context of the findings of the qualitative and quantitative analyses and identifies some critical ingredients for successful poverty-reduction interventions around which a regional consensus could be built. The role and nature of participation, the policy environment for social services delivery are considered along with specific poverty reduction interventions and the general approach to poverty reduction in the Caribbean. 

 

A New Perspective on Poverty in the Caribbean reflects on the current approaches to the challenge of poverty reduction in the context of the findings of the qualitative and quantitative analyses and identifies some critical ingredients for successful poverty-reduction interventions around which a regional consensus could be built. The role and nature of participation, the policy environment for social services delivery are considered along with specific poverty reduction interventions and the general approach to poverty reduction in the Caribbean.

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9789766372781
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2000-09-05
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Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

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0231121806

Caribbean Childhoods: 'Outside', 'Adopted' or 'Left Behind'

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Studies of the experience of Caribbean childhood have, in the past, been undertaken almost exclusively from the perspective of adults rather than that of the children themselves. In this work, Christine Barrow departs from that tradition by focusing on the views of children as participants. The result is a fresh perspective on childhood and growing up that is different from those of parents, guardians and adults in general. The core of the study is based on the childhood narratives of some 28 men and women organised around a range of themes including migration, informal adoption and abandonment. 

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"Studies of the experience of Caribbean childhood have, in the past, been undertaken almost exclusively from the perspective of adults rather than that of the children themselves. In this work, Christine Barrow departs from that tradition by focusing on the views of children as participants. The result is a fresh perspective on childhood and growing up that is different from those of parents, guardians and adults in general. The core of the study is based on the childhood narratives of 28 men and women organised around a range of themes including migration, informal adoption and abandonment. These narratives provide fresh insights into the complex lives of children as well as alternative views of commonly accepted notions such as the two-parent family being the ideal, in comparison to the reality of families not purely formed by blood relation. Caribbean Childhoods adds a new dimension to our understanding of the rich diversity of Caribbean families and the context in which many children are raised. It is a useful guide for social workers, teachers and anyone else seeking to understand Caribbean youth. "

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9789766373719
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2010-02-16
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Caribbean Journal of Social Work - Vol. 8 & 9 December 2010 (See book cover for special prices)

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Case Studies in Couple & Family Therapy

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Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process.

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1572306963

Challenging HIV & AIDS: A New Role for Education

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There are an estimated 42 million people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS. In the Caribbean, the statistics are alarming. After sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean has a higher HIV prevalence than any other area of the world. The need to control the spread of HIV is critical. Though medical advances have been successful in slowing the progress of the disease, there remains no cure for HIV and AIDS. In Challenging HIV and AIDS, the contributors, players at various levels in the education sector across the Caribbean, weigh in on the value of education as a means to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS. The contributions are unique to the Caribbean experience and culture and address the root causes of the spread of the epidemic. Reducing ignorance and the accompanying stigma and discrimination as well as addressing issues of sexuality through Health and Family Life Education in schools are identified as effective programmes in addressing the epidemic.

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9789766373535
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2012-09-07
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Child Protection (Focus on Social Work Law)

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Knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations and statutory guidance is crucial to child protection social work. Meeting the need for a dedicated text on child protection law, this book provides an accessible and practically-grounded guide to the principles, structures and processes of the law in this complex area of social work.
The book starts by setting out important legislation and policy, and moves on to show how the legal framework shapes central child protection tasks such as decision-making and assessment. It covers the range and effects of short-term and emergency orders and also examines the law and practice in relation to care and supervision orders. Distinctively, the book provides guidance on how to prepare for court proceedings, including advice on writing reports and statements, as well as giving evidence in court.
The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection:
- Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice
- Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios
- On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection
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9781137286673
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2014-06-01
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Children's Rights

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It is widely accepted that the children of the Caribbean remain virtually unseen and unheard on the region's agenda for development and research. Where children are visible, it is as passive beneficiaries of traditional services in health, education, welfare and the objects of socialisation in preparation for adulthood, rather than as subjects of rights. In recognition of this and drawing on papers presented at a symposium held by the Caribbean Area Office of the United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Barbados, Children's Rights: Caribbean Realities sets out to identify - from a wide range of perspectives: legal, medical, educational, sociological, anthropological and psychological - the major issues in the realisation of child rights and development in the Caribbean region, as dictated by the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each contribution brings a unique and scholarly perspective to longstanding questions relating to children in the cultural context of the Caribbean and examines these issues on the basis of realities within the family setting and at the community and national levels. This book should inspire and engage those who read it to take urgent action to promote the protection of our children within their individual sphere of influence.

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9766370605
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Community Practice: Models In Action

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Community Practice: Models in Action stresses the value of using research to examine, develop, and update community practice models. By raising questions about traditional models and identifying contextual and environmental issues that are vital to the study of community practice, this book helps you understand the relationship between theory and action. Your understanding, in turn, will lead to improvements in your practice in the areas of leadership, creativity, and the ability to affect change. Focused strongly on community organization and community development, Community Practice: Models in Action provides you with research-based examinations of emerging issues grounded in the realities of contemporary contexts and challenges. It illustrates actual practice with major models and helps you by:

  • documenting the core concepts that are critical to understanding and engaging in work with any community change process
  • presenting diverse ways that coalitions--an ever-expanding arena in community practice--are formed and maintained
  • combining a focus on issues of leadership development and the use of creative processes to promote engagement in leadership development
  • providing up-to-date exemplars of community practice that embody central practice approaches Community Practice: Models in Action is a companion to the recently published Community Practice: Conceptual Models, which presents the theory behind the models. Together, these books provide the only up-to-date exploration of theory, knowledge, and research necessary to give students an understanding of conceptual models and theories and the emerging ways that these models play out in current practice. Community Practice: Models in Action is for practitioners, faculty, and students in the fields of social work, city and regional planning, and community-oriented public health.

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0789000466

Criminal Justice /4E

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What does it mean to be 'under arrest'? Who can limit police powers, and why do miscarriages of justice occur? The fourth edition of Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, as well as thought-provoking insights into how it might be altered and improved. Tracing the procedures surrounding the apprehension, investigation and trial of suspected offenders, this book is the ideal companion for law and criminology students alike. As the authors combine the relevant legislation with fresh research findings and policy initiatives, the resulting text is a fascinating blend of socio-legal analysis.
While retaining its authoritative treatment of the issues at the heart of criminal justice, the fourth edition has been fully updated with recent developments, including recent terrorism legislation and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill. Students are aided by the addition of chapter summaries and further reading lists, while a new Online Resource Centre directs them to related cases and current events, successfully highlighting the importance and ever-changing nature of the subject.
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9780199541317
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2010-09-01
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Criminology, Civilisation & The New World Order

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Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state control, the impact of September 11th and the post-9/11 world.

Exploring the relationship between a modern discipline and modernity, it reworks the history and composition of criminology in light of September 11th and the prevalence of genocide in modernity. Analizing statistics, anthropology and the everyday assumptions of criminology's history, this text addresses the political and scholarly grip on the territorial state and the absence of a global criminology.

Rejecting the prevalent belief that September 11th and the responses it evoked were exceptions that either destroyed or revealed the absence of global legal order, the author argues that, in fact, they confirm the nature of the world order of modernity.

A compelling and topical volume, this is a must read for anyone interested or studying in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.

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1904385125

Crisis Intervention: Promoting Resilience and Resolution in Troubled Times

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Core text for crisis intervention courses in Counseling, Social Work, and Clinical Psychology. Here is how some reviewers have described the text. "This text presents a compelling argument that victims of crisis and trauma can recover and grow into strong and healthy survivors. The text's emphasis on resilience is an important next step in the evolution of this helping technique. Its detailed explanation of the techniques that utilize the strength of survivors is valuable for neophytes and experienced helpers alike. 

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Disability Studies Today

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Over recent years there has been an unprecedented upsurge of interest in the general area of disability and disability studies amongst academics and researchers throughout the world. This has generated an increasingly expansive literature, from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, development studies, geography, history, philosophy, social policy, social psychology and sociology. Perhaps inevitably, given this heightened interest, a number of important challenges and debates have emerged which raise many significant questions for all those interested in this newly emergent and increasingly important field. Disability Studies Today provides an invaluable introduction to and an overview of these concerns and controversies. 

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0745626572

Effective Community Development (Booklet 1)

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HOWTODO1-BOOK1

Encyclopedia of Social Work

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0871011417

Ending Disability Discrimination: Strategies for Social Workers

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Ending Disability Discrimination defines disability as a social construction, not as an immutable physical limitation, and gives social work students and practitioners a model that can be used to transform how people with disabilities are treated. Highlights: *Uses an innovative model for understanding disability that draws upon a concept familiar to social work students: discrimination (Chapter 5). *Presents disability-related impairment as a consequence of discrimination, making the target system the social environment rather than the person with the disability; a viewpoint that shows commitment to social justice and draws upon the systems perspective used for understanding other minority groups. *Provides a single source through which to explore the shifting history of scholarly thinking about disability issues by including chapters from respected disability scholars that chronicle and analyze the evolution of the conceptualization of disability (Chapters 1, 2, and 4). Don't Miss These Other Special Value Pack Options: Research Navigator Research Navigator can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Navigator offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigator --a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with Research Navigator, look for it in your bookstore or visit http: //www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? With The Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time! The Career Center is designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy. The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongma representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of these great offers.

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9780205379422
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Ethical Leadership in Human Services

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This book provides a multidimensional approach to ethical leadership in human services. Practical and theoretical perspectives integrated throughout the book help leaders consider the complexity of moral and ethical quandaries, rather than provide prescriptions or answers. A framework for decision-making includes the necessary components for an ethical reasoning process. The book then turns to the theoretical and practical implications of building ethical organizations and discusses organizational culture, climate, and structure as concrete entities that can be shaped to enhance the ethical policies and practices of the organization. For professional leaders, corporate managers, and students who wish to be leaders in human services.

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0205335659

Evolution of a Group Student video and workbook

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In this exciting video with accompanying workbook, students will see Jerry and Marianne Corey in action as they demonstrate their integrative approach to group work. As the 90 minutes of video unfold, viewers will see the group move through its various stages and will observe as group members discuss real issues and present reactions in the group context. The accompanying student workbook provides exercises and explorations that link the video to the Coreys' best-selling group books: GROUPS: PROCESS AND PRACTICE, GROUP TECHNIQUES, and THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY.

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0534363245

Exercises in Helping Skills/9E

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Written by Gerard Egan, with assistance from Rich McGourty, this manual parallels the main text, THE SKILLED HELPER, Ninth Edition. The manual allows students to complete self-development exercises as well as practice communication skills and each of the steps of the model in private before using them in actual face-to-face helping interactions with others.

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0495806323

Family Assessment Handbook: An Introductory Practice Guide... 2 E

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Prepare for work with families with FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTORY PRACTICE GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT! With a focus on how to do a family assessment for case intervention, this practical guide offers a step-by-step approach to family practice. Family case studies demonstrate the process of assessment and selected interventions for working with diverse families. Numerous resources to assist you in developing evidence-based practice competencies, attitudes, and skills that support working with diverse family systems are found throughout the text.

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0495090964

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision /3E

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The most widely-used and respected supervision text in the field, Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision covers all content areas required for certification as an Approved Clinical Supervisor, offering a comprehensive review (and informed appraisals) of all leading models and interventions.

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Get Real

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The provision of sexual health services to young people is a key issue - particularly given concern over young people's sexual health. But what kinds of services do young people want? And what has been shown to work? Drawing on findings from a recent national survey of health trusts, "Get Real" gives a snapshot of the sexual health services on offer to young people in England. It also looks in detail at five projects from around the country, describing different approaches and what young people think of them. The report looks at how to design services that young people want to use, as well as at opportunities for partnerships, funding issues and how to involve young people. "Get Real" should be of interest to commissioners of sexual health services, to practitioners working in this field and to policy-makers.

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1841870633

Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

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Across the world, children are the most vulnerable population. The threats to them may vary, but wherever one looks, children are endangered and exploited. Susan Mapp examines threats to child well-being globally, investigating violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in countries both in the Global North and the Global South. Some problems are well known, such as child trafficking and child soldiers, while others are less well known, including unethical adoption practices and the ill effects of statelessness. No other book approaches this vital topic in such a comprehensive yet tightly structured way, using an established, agreed-upon set of principles to show how things stand now, what remains to be accomplished, and examples of how these problems might be resolved. NGOs and government branches must collaborate increasingly with their counterparts from other countries if they are to allow children to achieve their adult potential. This text promises to inform the reader about these issues and offer paths forward to a better future. Features Perfect for courses on international social work or social development Examines violations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in both the Global South and Global North Presents case examples and solutions to the threats to child well-being around the world

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9780195339710
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2010-09-01
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Guide to Ethical Decisions and Actions for Social Service Administrators

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A compelling look at the ethics of social work administration and the inherent integration of ethics in social organizations.

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0866561064

HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Theory, Issues and Innovation

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HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean demonstrates how social workers, working alongside heath care professionals can contribute to the multi-disciplinary intervention in the fight against HIV-AIDS in the Caribbean using the lived experiences of person affected by HIV-AIDS. Using Trinidad and Tobago as the model for the Caribbean, this volume provides relevant, up-to-date information on theory and practice innovation in addressing the psychological needs of persons affected by HIV-AIDS; and how social work can be utilised as a tool of empowerment for dealing with HIV-AIDS. The result of three years' research by scholars of social work, psychology and economics, HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean breaks the silence in addressing the psychological implications of HIV-AIDS at the individual, family, community and societal levels and presents a framework and model for promoting social change.

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9789766373566
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