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In the Shadow of Death

Elizabeth Beck, Sarah Britto and Arlene Andrews.

March 2007; p ublished online April 2010 .

Book. 326 pages.

Little is known about the effects of having a loved one on death row, and alternative visions of punishment that offer the possibility for forgiveness and recovery are also underrepresented...

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Child Protection in America

John E. B. Myers.

July 2006; p ublished online April 2010 .

Book. 318 pages.

Child abuse and neglect are serious social problems. Preventing maltreatment from occurring and, when prevention fails, intervening to protect children, are vital concerns for policy...

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What Works in Foster Care?

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, Diana J. English, James White and Kirk O'Brien.

August 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Book. 320 pages.

This book reports the findings from the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study, which examined outcomes for adults who were placed in family foster care as children. The primary research...

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Building Strengths and Skills

Edited by Jacqueline Corcoran.

September 2004; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. 416 pages.

This book presents an approach to therapeutic contact with clients that capitalizes on people's resilience, strengths, and capacities. The helper works in collaboration with the individual...

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Family Caps, Abortion and Women of Color

Michael Camasso.

September 2007; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. 288 pages.

Fifteen years ago, New Jersey became the first of over twenty states to introduce the family cap, a welfare reform policy that reduces or eliminates cash benefits for unmarried women on...

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School Violence in Context

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor.

March 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. 244 pages.

The book explores and differentiates the many manifestations of school violence, such as verbal, social, threats, bullying, physical, sexual harassment, and weapons possession, as well as...

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Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Edited by Anita Lightburn and Phebe Sessions.

September 2005; p ublished online April 2010 .

Book. 584 pages.

This volume builds the bridge between books on community practice and on clinical practice, including 33 chapters written by social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists, for clinicians...

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Understanding Parricide

Kathleen M. Heide.

December 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. 464 pages.

This book is about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. The book moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional...

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Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage

Radha Jagannathan and Michael J. Camasso.

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. 224 pages.

This book proposes what, to many professionals in the child welfare field, will appear a radically different explanation for society's decisions to protect children from harm and for the...

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Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness

Donald M. Linhorst.

September 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Book. 366 pages.

The purpose of this book is to examine the opportunities for, and limitations to, empowerment among adults with severe mental illness who, historically, have lacked power and have been the...

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