Developing Reflective Practice: Making Sense of Social Work by Helen Martyn

By Helen Martyn

Developing reflective perform is a useful source, utilising a distinct 'bottom-up' method of studying. bright examples of social paintings perform with young ones and households are awarded, delivering actual existence illustrations of the dilemmas and demanding situations dealing with practitioners.Educators and practitioners offer analytic commentaries on track paintings submitted through social staff learning on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went good, what did not move good, and the place advancements could have been made.Implications for coverage and perform from the point of view of the center supervisor are supplied, besides an inventory of studying points.Developing reflective perform is key analyzing for college students (on the way to comprehend perform in a path paintings context), academics (on the right way to verify direction paintings and improve perform performance), practitioners (on how one can process particular items of labor) and managers/supervisors (on tips on how to advertise top practice), supplying criteria for either education and perform rooted within the fact of the workplace.

Show description

Continue reading "Developing Reflective Practice: Making Sense of Social Work by Helen Martyn"

Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing by Rosanna Hertz

By Rosanna Hertz

A amazing variety of girls this present day are taking the daunting step of getting youngsters open air of marriage. In unmarried unintentionally, moms by way of selection, Rosanna Hertz deals the 1st full-scale account of this fast-growing phenomenon, revealing why those heart type ladies took this unorthodox course and the way they've got controlled to make unmarried parenthood paintings for them. Hertz interviewed sixty five women--ranging from physicians and fiscal analysts to social employees, academics, and secretaries--women who converse candidly approximately how they deal with their lives and households as unmarried moms. What Hertz discovers aren't ideologues yet reluctant revolutionaries, ladies who--whether directly or gay--struggle to comply to the traditional definitions of mom, baby, and kinfolk. Having tossed out the rulebook to be able to turn into moms, they still adhere to frequent principles approximately child-rearing. As they inform their tales, they make clear their paths to motherhood, describing how they summoned up the braveness to pursue their dream, how they broke the scoop to folks, siblings, pals, and associates, how they went approximately procuring sperm from fertility banks or adopting teenagers of other races. They recount how their own and social histories intersected to permit them to pursue their dream of motherhood, and the way they navigate lifestyle. What does it suggest to be 'single' when it comes to romance and parenting? How do ladies juggle incomes a paycheck with parenting? What artistic methods have girls devised to shore up those households? How do they comprise males into their child-centered households? This booklet presents concrete, informative solutions to these kind of questions. a different window at the way forward for the relations, this publication deals a gold mine of perception and reassurance for any lady considering this lucrative if unconventional step.

Show description

Continue reading "Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing by Rosanna Hertz"

The Impact of Racism on African American Families: by Paul C. Rosenblatt

By Paul C. Rosenblatt

Inspite of the life of records and numerical facts on a variety of facets of African American lifestyles, together with housing, gains, resources, unemployment, loved ones violence, youngster being pregnant and encounters with the felony justice approach, social technological know-how literature on how racism impacts the typical interactions of African American households is proscribed. How does racism come domestic to and have an effect on African American households? If a father in an African American family members is denied employment at the foundation of his race or a spouse is demeaned at paintings via racist slurs, how is their relatives lifestyles affected?Given the inability of social technology literature responding to those questions, this quantity turns to an alternate resource so as to deal with them: literature. enticing with novels written via African American authors, it explores their wealthy depictions of African American kin existence, exhibiting how those can give a contribution to our sociological wisdom and making the case for the radical as an item and resource of social study. As such, it's going to attract students and scholars of the sociology of the family members, race and ethnicity, cultural reports and literature.

Show description

Continue reading "The Impact of Racism on African American Families: by Paul C. Rosenblatt"

Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda by Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Nicholas Wolfinger

By Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Nicholas Wolfinger

Many of us see govt involvement in kinfolk coverage as a reaction to renowned matters that the yank kin is in a nation of drawback. one of many fundamental matters with “fragile” households (one father or mother – often mom) is fiscal: Poverty charges for unmarried moms are a number of instances that of two-parent households. financial deprivation whereas transforming into up has been associated with terrible actual wellbeing and fitness, decreased highbrow skill and educational fulfillment. a few social sciences contend that marriage is the answer to a few of the difficulties linked to single-parent households. different specialists think that govt courses designed to elevate marriage charges could cause extra difficulties than they resolve (i.e. family violence, divorce, etc.). The proposed quantity will discover matters regarding fragile households from many alternative views at the factors and results of this factor. This booklet is split up into sections protecting felony and theoretical views, motives and effects of offspring well being, and the point of father’s value to the “fragile families”.

Show description

Continue reading "Fragile Families and the Marriage Agenda by Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Nicholas Wolfinger"

Infidelity: A Practitioner's Guide to Working with Couples by Paul R. Peluso

By Paul R. Peluso

Whilst one accomplice in a dating is untrue to the opposite, it takes loads of paintings by means of either events concerned to salvage the connection. In today’s therapy-friendly weather, marriage/couples counseling is usually a a part of that rebuilding strategy. Many search out specialist remedy after an affair is out within the open, yet frequently the act of infidelity is printed whereas uncovering and discussing unrelated matters for which the couple is in counseling. And but, amazingly, as universal as this advanced and tough subject arises in remedy, there's particularly little expert literature dedicated to figuring out and "treating" infidelity. during this quantity, Paul Peluso has assembled a very outstanding checklist of members from a number of disciplines and backgrounds, together with marital treatment, family members treatment, evolutionary psychology, marriage examine, and cyberstudies, with the purpose of filling this void.

Show description

Continue reading "Infidelity: A Practitioner's Guide to Working with Couples by Paul R. Peluso"

Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility: Global by Majella Kilkey, Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck

By Majella Kilkey, Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck

In an age of migration and mobility many elements of latest family members lifestyles – from organic copy to marriage, from child-rearing to care of the aged - ensue opposed to a backdrop of intensified stream throughout a variety of spatial scales from the worldwide to the neighborhood. This insightful booklet analyzes the possibilities and demanding situations this poses for households and for tutorial, empirical and coverage understandings of ‘the kin’ on an international point, together with case experiences from Europe, India, the Philippines, South Korea, the U.S. and Australia. With chapters on foreign reproductive tourism, transnational parenting, ‘mail-order brides’ and ‘sunset migration’, it examines the consequences of migration and mobility for households at diverse levels of the lifestyles path. furthermore, it brings jointly major overseas students to attach a fragmented box of study, and in so doing permits an interdisciplinary alternate, producing new insights for concept, coverage and empirical analysis.

Show description

Continue reading "Family Life in an Age of Migration and Mobility: Global by Majella Kilkey, Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck"

Intimate Relationships by Sharon Stephens Brehm, Rowland Miller, Daniel Perlman, Susan

By Sharon Stephens Brehm, Rowland Miller, Daniel Perlman, Susan Miller Campbell

Intimate Relationships, third editon, by way of Sharon S. Brehm, Rowland S. Miller, Daniel Perlman, and Susan Campbell preserves the private allure of the subject material and energetic criteria of scholarship that made the sooner variations such a success. Written in a unified voice, this article builds at the reader-friendly tone that used to be confirmed within the first versions. It provides the foremost findings on intimate relationships, the key theoretical views, and a few of the present controversies within the box. Brehm, Miller, Perlman, and Campbell illustrate the relevance of shut dating technological know-how to readers' daily lives, encouraging concept and research. vintage contributions to the sector are coated as well as issues at the innovative of study.

Show description

Continue reading "Intimate Relationships by Sharon Stephens Brehm, Rowland Miller, Daniel Perlman, Susan"