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Community Welfare books

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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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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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Social Justice and Social Work - Michael J. Austin (Editor)
ISBN: 9781452274201
Publication Date: 2014
An attempt to present and tie social justice to the core values of social work across the curriculum. It presents the history and philosophy that supports social justice and ties it to ethical concepts which help students understand social justice as a core social work value.

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Social Policy and Social Justice - Michael Reisch (Editor)
ISBN: 9781412998864
Publication Date: 2014
Explores the critical contextual components of social policy-including history, ideology, political-economy, and culture-and demonstrates major substantive areas of policy...

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Collaborative Family Work - Chris Trotter
ISBN: 9781741758320
Publication Date: 2013
Life can be a struggle for some families & support from skilled human service workers can make a real difference. ... practical strategies for working with families, always emphasising the importance of collaboration in assisting them in developing strategies to learn new skills and improve their lives.

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Islam, Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Keshavjee
ISBN: 9781848857322
Publication Date: 2013
The meanings and contexts of Shari'a are the subject of both curiosity & misunderstanding by non-Muslims. Shari'a is sometimes crudely characterized by outsiders as a punitive legal system operating broadly outside, & separate from, national laws & customs.

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Engaging the Disengaged - McKenna, Cacciattolo & Vicars
ISBN: 9781107627987
Publication Date: 2013
Drawing together a diverse range of experts, this book offers innovative ways of thinking about student engagement. Addressing education across early primary, middle and secondary school levels, it explores how differences in culture, sexuality and wealth can alienate students, and examines challenges faced by schools in rural, remote and high-poverty settings.


Articles on community welfare by Newcastle authors

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