Under the Cover of Kindness

The Invention of Social Work

Author: Leslie Margolin

Publisher: University of Virginia Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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A well written, thoughtful challenge to the honored notion of social work as an institutional instrument of caring. Margolin (counselor education, U. of Iowa) doesn't pull punches in this assessment of the history of social work, pointing out through case records that the field developed an access to the private space of clients, fostered an imposition of middle class standards on the "underclass," disguised a language of power as one of sympathy, and eventually created the current atmosphere of "doublespeak" in which workers burn out or decide to move to private practice. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Horse Latitudes

Author: Jay Merrick

Publisher: Fourth Estate Classic House


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 277

View: 288

It is 2021. Walter Cowley, a young botanist whose work takes him north-east of London to a vast cardboard city known as the Delta, stumbles upon Freyn, an ancient down-and-out scraping an existence among the chemical spills. Freyn, once the archetypal proper Englishman, is the only living relic of Roraima, a long forgotten British colonial outpost. During breaks in his lichen collecting, Walter listens as Freyn elaborates how, many decades earlier, he found himself drawn inexorably away from civilised life. While working in a respected shipping agency, he was commissioned to venture into the interior to retrieve two rare thoroughbred horses belonging to Luchenne, the mysterious recluse they would only whisper about at the Club. Freyn's story hinges on crucial events that took place deep in the tropical forest, and later aboard a becalmed ship where a single shocking act of violence cast him adrift on a sea of eternal doubt. Horse Latitude, Jay Merrick's first novel, is a parable of lost love and innocence, the tale of a life unravelled by despair, then rewoven in a braid of beauty, hope and memory.

Families in Society

The Journal of Contemporary Human Services




Category: Family services


View: 305

Receptionist Under Cover

Author: C.J. Carmichael

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 422

One missing person. One handsome adventurer. And one big case of mistaken identity: the detective's. Because Nadine Kimble isn't actually a private investigator—she's a receptionist. To prove herself, she's determined to solve her first case without everyone else at the Fox & Fisher Detective Agency or the distracting Patrick O'Neil—her client—finding out. Easier said than done, especially when it's clear she's going to have to traipse across the continent following clues. That's going to involve a lot of lying to her coworkers…and to Patrick, a man she's fast developing very unprofessional feelings for. But once she solves the case, she can come clean and finally act on those feelings. Well, if she solves the case…

Daisies in the Grass

A Collection of Songs and Poems

Author: George Linnaeus Banks



Category: English poetry

Page: 208

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Resort to the Knife

Author: David Shutts



Category: Frontal lobotomy

Page: 284

View: 603

Freeman, Walter J. / Lobotomie.

Unfaithful Angels

How Social Work Has Abandoned Its Mission

Author: Harry Specht



Category: Social Science

Page: 209

View: 890

An examination of the fall of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged shows how a national faith in individualistic solutions to social problems led social workers to leave social services.

Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients

Author: Ronald H. Rooney

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 405

View: 573

Involuntary clients who are legally mandated to find counseling or who are strongly pressured by friends or family members to "seek help" create unique situations that social workers and other professional counselors have tended to ignore or overlook. The first comprehensive and practical methodology for work with involuntary clients.

Social Work Practice with Minorities

Author: David R. Burgest

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press


Category: Service social aux minorités - États-Unis

Page: 308

View: 406

This revised edition provides social work educators and students with the latest in theory and practice on social work with minorities, updating the research and materials on race, ethnicity, and culture. In almost thirty articles, over twenty contributors represent varied racial and ethnic groups in America.

Random Acts of Kindness

True Stories of America's Civil War

Author: David Evans



Category: Kindness

Page: 339

View: 586

American State Papers

Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ...

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Archives


View: 163

Generalist Practice

A Task-centered Approach

Author: Eleanor Reardon Tolson

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 517

View: 705

This basic textbook seeks to establish a "task-centered" methodology -- a structured, short-term, problem-solving approach -- applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. The second edition offers more information on systems theories and includes case studies with each chapter. Checklists are provided for each level of practice along with questions for consideration and practice exercises to help students monitor their understanding and skill development.