**NEW EDITION FORTHCOMING FEBRUARY 2014 - for more information please email: email@example.comThis third edition draws upon the professional experiences of the law and legal systems, of over 30 academics and practitioners in the social sciences. Like its predecessor editions, it is written by and for social workers, and examines a wide range of practice settings and user populations where social work practice typically entails interaction with the law and lawyers.It begins with foundational chapters considering the place and influence of Aboriginality, of language and culture, and of ethics, on social work practice.The second section considers the legal context and its influen...
An insightful and clearly written work on adoption. Contributors are from varied backgrounds - birth parents, adoptees, adoptive parents and social workers. They look at the key issues for today's adoption practice: What access to information should there be? What contact? Why was the process so secret? What effect has openness had? What are the lessons for IVF families? IVF raises the same issues of "where did I come from" and "what happened to my child" as adoption - and IVF programmes are run on the basis of no contact between IVF child and natural parent. Accordingly adoption "experts" anticipate the same problems with IVF children as with adoption and the last two chapters of the book deal with IVF.
Belmont, originally the upper parish of Gilmanton, was laid out by proprietors in 1765. The first settlers began arriving before the beginning of the American Revolution. It was not until 1790 that Belmont Village was settled, when Joseph Fellows built the first sawmill and gristmill. Shortly thereafter, a store, blacksmith shop, and post office became the nucleus around which the village of Fellows Mills developed. In 1825, William Badger, who later became governor of New Hampshire, acquired the mills. In 1832, Badger was instrumental in building the brick cotton mill, which is today's Belmont Mill. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, this mill was the town's primary employer.
As the cold war winds down, forces within the old Soviet guard struggle to retain the superiority by launching a desperate move into Western Europe. Phil Swain, while on his first assignment with US intelligence is caught in the middle as the world collapses around him. Protecting vital information that may stop the world from spiraling into a nuclear holocaust, Swain must escape warring armies as the fighting swirls around him.
The first permanent Huguenot settlement in New Jersey was made at Hackensack in 1677, with a second at Princeton a few years later. Following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685, Huguenots settled widely throughout the colony. This work, prepared by the former treasurer of the Huguenot Society of New Jersey, contains thumbnail genealogical and biographical sketches of hundreds of early Huguenot families in the Garden State.
The problem of child abuse seems to have escalated in recent years. Were there any 'battered babies' before the 1960s? Is the sexual abuse of children a recent phenomenon? The subject is often discussed in the media with little or no awareness that it has a long history. Confronting Cruelty examines our changing understanding of what cruelty is, the continuing neglect and abuse of children in our society, and the struggle between philanthropists, social workers and other professional groups for the right to identify and treat the children who are abused. Through the rich case records of the Children's Protection Society, Dorothy Scott and Shurlee Swain document a hundred years of child abuse, and explore how the community has responded to this ever-present social problem.