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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Community Welfare & Human Services.
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Community Welfare books

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Australian Social Policy & the Human Services - Carson & Kerr
ISBN: 9781107642911
Publication Date: 2014
In this comprehensive introduction to the subject, readers are encouraged to develop their policy literacy, or critical understanding of the development, implementation & evaluation of social policies... Each chapter features discussion points, exercises, case studies, further reading lists and and links with the Australian Association of Social Workers Practice Standards (2013).

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Social Policy & Social Change - Jimenez, Pasztor, Chambers & Fujii
ISBN: 9781452268330
Publication Date: 2015
Examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income & child welfare & considers the policies that strive to improve them... consider the impact of globalization in the US while addressing developing concerns now emerging in the global village.

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The Australian welfare state : who benefits now? - Marston & McDonald
ISBN: 9781420256765
Publication Date: 2014
Outlines the links between Australian's conceptions about welfare & the redistributive outcomes of the welfare state, canvassing theoretical explanations about why many Australians develop & maintain misconceptions of the broad distributive mechanisms of the Australian welfare state...

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An Introduction to Community & Public Health - McKenzie & Pinger
ISBN: 1449689884
Publication Date: 2014
Emphasis on developing the knowledge & skills necessary for a career in health education, this best-selling introductory text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety & occupational health.

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The Welfare State Reader - Pierson, Castles & Naumann (Eds)
ISBN: 9780745663685
Publication Date: 2014
In the third edition, Pierson, Castles and Naumann have comprehensively overhauled the content, bringing it wholly up to date with contemporary discussions about this most crucial area of social and political life. The book includes seventeen new selections, all reflecting the latest thinking and research in welfare state studies.

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Decolonizing Indigenous Child Welfare: Comparative Perspectives - Terri Libesman
ISBN: 9780415705691
Publication Date: 2014
The book draws upon interdisciplinary research and the author's experience collaborating with the peak Australian Indigenous children's organisation for over a decade to provide a thorough examination of this international issue.

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Community Resources for Older Adults - Wacker & Roberto
ISBN: 9781452202464
Publication Date: 2014
...the authors provide a theoretical framework for understanding the forces that shape likelihood to seek assistance, include in-depth reviews of the current body of empirical literature in each program area, and discuss the challenges programs and services will face in the future.


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