Companion reader on violence against women

Claire M. RenzettiJeffrey L. EdlesonRaquel Kennedy Bergen

HV 6250.4 .W65 C66 2012

The book is organized into three parts: Theoretical issues, Types of violence and prevention, and Direct intervention. Because the research in this area is fast moving, it is important for students to be aware of the latest findings and trends. The reader will help faculty feel confident that students are getting exposed to the latest research on violence against women.


How ethnically marginalized Americans cope with catastrophic disasters : studies in suffering and resiliency

Jason David RiveraDeMond Shondell Miller

HV 555 .U6 H69 2010

Explores the experiences of minority groups within American society in the aftermath of disaster. Focusing on four minority groups, Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos, the authors discuss the various strategies used by these groups to recover from natural and technological disasters.


Aging social policies : an international perspective

Robbyn R. WackerKaren A. Roberto

HQ 1061 .W33 A35 2011

This book challenges students to think about the future of aging policy as it relates to issues of access and financing of aging policies and programs.


Child maltreatment : a collection of readings

John E. B. Myers

HV 6626.52 .C45 M94 2012

Specifically created to complement the 3rd edition of the APSAC Handbook on Child Maltreatment, this collection of 23 carefully selected articles on child abuse and neglect parallels the structure of the Handbook.


Trauma : contemporary directions in theory, practice, and research

Shoshana RingelJerrold R. Brandell

RC 552 .P67 T738 2012

This is a new text for courses on trauma and working with vulnerable populations. What began as focusing on childhood trauma, sexual abuse and PTSD, has now broadened much further to include other definitions such as terrorism, natural disasters, school shootings and more. This book unifies the various approaches for assessing trauma in one volume


Aging across the United States : matching need to states’ differing opportunities and services

Charles LockhartJean Giles-Sims

HQ 1064 .U5 L63 2010

Compares services and opportunities for older Americans by region and state. Examines the criteria of recreational lifestyle, meaningful contributions and supportive communities, affordability and safety, health and high-quality medical care, and accessible, high-quality long-term care


Individual and family stress and crises

Janice G. Weber

BF 575 .S75 W43 2011

Organized by stress model, this book helps readers understand the relationships among models, research, crisis prevention, and crisis management with individuals and families. Providing a balance of theory, research, hands-on applications, and intervention strategies, this innovative text presents a comprehensive overview of the field.


Youth leaving foster care : a developmental, relationship-based approach to practice

Wendy Benjamin Smith

HV 881 .S65 Y68 2011

This is the first comprehensive text to focus on youth emerging from care, offering a new theoretical framework to guide programs, policies, and services. The book argues that understanding infant, child, and adolescent development, attachment experiences and disruptions, and the impacts of unresolved trauma and loss on development are critical to improving long-term outcomes.