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Cross-Cultural Research

Jorge Delva, Paula Allen-Meares and Sandra L. Momper.

March 2010; published online May 2010.

Book. 192 pages.

The purpose of the book is to provide researchers with a framework to conduct research in a culturally sensitive manner with individuals, families, and communities in diverse cultural...

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Edited by Cynthia Franklin, Terry S. Trepper, Eric E. McCollum and Wallace J. Gingerich.

August 2011; published online September 2011.

Book. 448 pages.

Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions....

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Narrative Inquiry

Kathleen Wells.

January 2011; published online January 2011.

Book. 192 pages.

Drawing on theoretical and methodological papers written over the past thirty years, this volume provides an introduction to narrative inquiry. It provides an overview of the development of...

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Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research

Michael Saini and Aron Shlonsky.

January 2012; published online May 2012.

Book. 224 pages.

Qualitative synthesis within the family of systematic reviews meets an urgent need to use knowledge derived from qualitative studies to inform practice, research, and policy. Despite the...

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Quasi-Experimental Research Designs

Bruce A. Thyer.

February 2012; published online May 2012.

Book. 216 pages.

Quasi-experimental research designs are the most widely used research approach employed to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This new volume describes the logic,...

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Childhood Victimization

David Finkelhor.

April 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. 242 pages.

This book presents a vision of childhood victimization, one that unifies the conventional subdivisions like child molestation, child abuse, street crime, bullying, and exposure to community...

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The Domains and Demands of School Social Work Practice

Michael S Kelly.

April 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. 156 pages.

School social work enters its 2nd century as a profession still conflicted about its central mission. Are school social workers meant to be “in-house” clinicians providing services to kids...

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Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

James C Raines.

April 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. 363 pages.

Evidence-based practice in school mental health explains the nuts and bolts of infusing research throughout school-based practice following guidelines set forth by the US Department of...

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools

Michael S. Kelly, Johnny S. Kim and Cynthia Franklin.

April 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. 158 pages.

This book presents a “360-degree” view of SFBT in school settings from meta-analytic, intervention research, and practice perspectives. This book is divided into sections within each...

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Understanding the Social Security Act

Andrew Dobelstein.

April 2009; published online April 2010.

Book. 366 pages.

America's social welfare commitments, including retirement and disability payments, unemployment insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, the State Child Health Insurance Program, Supplemental...

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