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Selected Print Editions: General Collection
The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology by
Call Number: HM425 .C36 2006 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-14
Call Number: BF448 .G53 2005 2005
Publication Date: 2007-04-03
Outliers : the story of success by
Call Number: BF637.S8 G533 2008
Publication Date: 2008-11-18
Selected Print Editions: Reserve Collection (In Library Use Only)
Society: the basics by
Call Number: RESERVE: HM586 .M1657 2013
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
Google Books - Excerpts only, but sometimes that is all you need.
Selected E-Books: Psychology
Special Purchase: E-Book - A Framework For Understanding Poverty
Framework for Understanding Poverty: a Cognitive Approach by When viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework's basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty. Now, 18 years and 1.5 million copies later, Framework has evolved into a comprehensive and coordinated network of publications, training, programs, and support (see front pages for a listing of related publications and resources) that encompass the key intersections of people in poverty with those who serve them, including: - Educators—from preschool to postsecondary - Social workers, healthcare workers, law enforcement, and judicial systems - Employers and business leaders - Communities of all sizes, including municipal and faith communities - Individuals, parents, and intergenerational families This revised, updated, and expanded edition of Framework: A Cognitive Approach features an enhanced chapter on instruction and achievement; greater emphasis on the thinking, communication, and learning patterns involved in breaking out of poverty; plentiful citations, case studies, and data; more detailed findings about interventions, resources, and causes of poverty; and a review of the outlook for people in poverty—and those who work with them.
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Selected E-Books: Sociology
Special Purchase: E-Books of Interest
Are Workarounds Ethical? : Managing Moral Problems in Health Care Systems by How work gets done in complex health care systems is ethically important. When health care professionals and other staff are pressured to improvise, fix structural problems, or comply with competing policies, the uncertainty and distress they experience have potential consequences for patients, families, colleagues, and the system itself. This book presents a new theory of health care ethics that is grounded in the nature of health care work and how it is shaped by the ever-changing conditions of complex systems, in particular, problems of safety and harm. By exploring workarounds and other improvised practices in complex health care systems that are difficult for professionals to talk about openly, yet have unclear effects, including their value or risk to patients, this book offers a realistic look at our changing health care system and how we can improve the way we manage moral problems arising in the care of the sick. Berlinger argues that health care ethics in complex and changing health care systems should reflect the moral complexity of health care work, analyze common ethical challenges with reference to behaviors and pressures driven by the system itself, and support opportunities for health care professionals and staff at all levels to reflect on the problems they face and to take part in social change. The book's chapters include frameworks for looking at ethical challenges in health care as problems of safety and harm with consequences for patients. Are Workarounds Ethical? is designed to support clinician education in medicine, nursing, and interdisciplinary contexts and recommend methods for integrating ethics, safety, and justice in practice.
Child Abuse and Neglect by Child abuse and neglect (CAN) continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States, affecting approximately 19% of victims and costing approximately $124 billion to society. When a child is removed from their parent's custody due to parental abuse or neglect, the child is sometimes placed in temporary custody through dependency court. Difficult and emotionally laden legal decisions occur within dependency court, including determining whether (and where) a child should be temporarily placed or whether a child should be returned to the parent's custody. Over 6 million children experienced some type of child maltreatment in 2013, with 144,000 receiving foster care services (Child Maltreatment, 2013). Legal decision-makers, including judges, case workers, and social workers have the important task of determining what placement is in the best interest of the child. What factors shape decisions in child custodial cases? Chapter One of this book reviews empirical evidence suggesting that the race of the child and parent plays a role in shaping child custodial decisions. Chapter Two presents a feminist, social constructionist theoretical conceptualization, entitled relational trust theory, that describes the effects of gendered power dynamics on the perception of the other partner as trustworthy in adult-survivor couple interactions; and expounds on the findings of a longitudinal grounded theory study that identified clinical processes of Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy (SERT) that helped adult-survivor couples transform their gendered power disparities and engage in relationally safe ways that supported a trusting emotional culture. Chapter Three provides a description of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), a rationale for its use with parents and children who have experienced CAN, and an overview of PCIT's evidence base for both intervening with and preventing future CAN.
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Just Mercy by
Publication Date: 2014
LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology.
Painkillers by This accessible, easy-to-read book provides readers with different perspectives on the subject of painkillers, examining their history, production, uses, and dangers.• Documents the risks of painkiller use and explores the various issues centered around the production, distribution, and regulation of painkiller medications• Examines painkillers from a variety of perspectives, including medical, historical, economic, and social• Includes primary source documents such as guidelines, policy documents, and study findings on the topics covered that provide readers with more in-depth information and help students hone their critical thinking and analytical skills• Examines the social dimensions of the use and abuse of painkiller drugs and considers the future of this particular type of drugs
Publication Date: 2016-03-14
The Psychosocial Aspects of a Deadly Epidemic by Edited by a clinical psychologist who has been on the ground helping to develop psychosocial support for Ebola survivors in one of the hardest-hit regions of West Africa, this book explains the devastating emotional aspects of the epidemic and its impact on survivors and the population in West Africa, families in the diaspora, and people in the United States and other countries. It also describes lessons learned from past epidemics like HIV/AIDS and SARS, and valuable approaches to healing from future epidemics.• Addresses the various myths and resulting psychological, social, and economic harm caused by Ebola• Presents models of psychosocial support and help offered by local as well as international aid organizations• Covers efforts to build the mental health infrastructure of the affected countries, revealing the importance of integrating mental health care into primary health care• Explains government and media responses to the Ebola epidemic• Supplies critically important information for psychologists and mental health workers, health professionals of all disciplines, public health students, government officials, policymakers, and all individuals and groups interested in providing psychosocial support• Includes a foreword by an important official and endorsements by other significant stakeholders in the fight against Ebola
Publication Date: 2016-03-21