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CORE BOOKS – Social Services

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Ackerman, Diane
Vintage 1998

An astonishing book by the prize-winning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses that reveals her parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor.


The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Bernstein, Nina
Pantheon 2001

In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry’s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according to creed and convenience, not according to need. The Lost Children of Wilder gives us, in galvanizing and compulsively readable detail, the full history of a case that reveals the racial, religious, and political fault lines in our child-welfare system, and lays bare the fundamental contradiction at the heart of our well-intended efforts to sever the destiny of needy children from the fate of their parents.


The Divided Welfare State: The Battle Over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Hacker, Jacob S.
Cambridge University 2002

The Divided Welfare State is the first comprehensive political analysis of America’s distinctive system of public and private social benefits. Everyone knows that the American welfare state is unusual–less expensive and extensive, later to develop and slower to grow, than comparable programs abroad. Yet, U.S. social policy does not stand out solely for its limits. American social spending is actually as high as spending is in many European nations. What is truly distinctive is that so many social welfare duties are handled not by the state, but by the private sector with government support. With sweeping historical reach and a wealth of statistical and cross-national evidence, The Divided Welfare State demonstrates that private social benefits have not merely been shaped by public policy, but have deeply influenced the politics of public social programs–to produce a social policy framework whose political and social effects are strikingly different than often assumed. At a time of fierce new debates about social policy, this book is essential to understanding the roots of America’s distinctive model and its future possibilities.


Hands to Work: Three Women Navigate the New World of Welfare Deadlines and Work Rules – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Hancock, Lynnell
HarperCollins 2003

In this illuminating examination of our national welfare policy, award-winning veteran reporter and writer LynNell Hancock offers an intimate, heart-wrenching, and beautifully rendered portrait of three women and their families as they struggle to find their way through the new rules and regulations of the public assistance system. Hancock demystifies contemporary misconceptions of poverty and illustrates how welfare policy and reform have been conceived, offering a thought-provoking look at the most divisive questions about America’s neediest citizens.


Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Herrick, John M. and Stuart, Paul H.
Sage 2005

The Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America is a unique reference book that provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential people, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail.


Social Services in the United States: Policies and Programs – Types of Social Problems PDF

Kamerman, Sheila B and Kahn, Alfred J.
Temple University 1976


The Price of Citizenship: Redefining America’s Welfare State – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Katz, Michael B.
Holt 2002

The culmination of twenty years of research and writing, The Price of Citizenship traces the evolution of the welfare state from colonial relief programs to the war on poverty to our own age of “compassionate conservatism.” Historian Michael B. Katz argues that in the last decades three great forces – a ferocious war on dependence; the devolution of authority from the federal government to the states; and the application of market models to social policy – have affected every element of the social contract and redefined both Republican and Democratic policy and rhetoric. Katz shows how these changes are propelling America toward a future of increased inequality and decreased security, while transforming citizenship from a right of birth to a privilege reserved for the fully employed. Poverty PDF.


What Works in Child Welfare

Kluger, Miriam P., Alexander, Gina, and Curtis, Patrick A., eds.
Child Welfare League of America 2001

The book is divided into six major sections: family preservation and support services, child protective services, out-of-home care, adoption, child care, and services for adolescents. Each section contains information [from a variety of authors] on what works, conflicting evidence, cost effectiveness, and a summary table.


Wasted: The Plight of America’s Unwanted Children

Murphy, Patrick T.
Ivan R. Dee 1997

This is a book about how a system designed to help children is instead helping to destroy them. By trying to preserve families, Patrick Murphy charges, the child welfare system is too often placing children in danger. State agencies and the courts are stuck in hundred-year-old realities and the politics of the 1960s and the 1970s. As the Public Guardian of Cook County, Illinois (an office unique in the United States), Mr. Murphy for almost thirty years has represented abused and neglected children in court cases at every level of the state and federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has labored in the trenches of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems – “looking after the fish, not the fishermen,” as he likes to say. In other words, worrying about the children. Poverty PDF.


The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Novogratz, Jacqueline
Rodale 2009

The inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. More than just an autobiography or a how-to guide to addressing poverty, The Blue Sweater is a call to action that challenges us to grant dignity to the poor and to rethink our engagement with the world.


Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey’s Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America

Tough, Paul
Houghton Mifflin 2008

What would it take to change the lives of poor children — not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led Geoffrey Canada to create the Harlem Children’s Zone, a ninety-seven-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America.


Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada – Poverty PDF

Zuberi, Dan
Cornell University 2006

This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada. Dan Zuberi’s conclusions are based on survey data, eighteen months of participant observation fieldwork, and in-depth interviews with seventy-seven hotel employees working in parallel jobs on both sides of the border. Two hotel chains, each with one union and one non-union hotel in Seattle and Vancouver, provide a vivid crossnational comparison because they are similar in so many regards, the one major exception being government policy. Poverty PDF.


Myth of the Welfare Queen: A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist’s Portrait of Women on the Line

Zucchino, David
Simon & Schuster 1999

Against the backdrop of the welfare reform act, which revoked the federal guarantee of welfare to low-income families with dependent children, Zucchino, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, documents the lives of women and others over a six-month period. The result, a harrowing description of daily subsistence living with very little chance of change, is a powerful expose of the welfare myth.


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Social Services

Philanthropy Books PDF – Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

About 70 philanthropy books free pdf at the Internet Archive. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: American philanthropy, Voluntary Action for the Public Good, International Business Philanthropy, Texan Philanthropy, The Gift of Education, Effective Philanthropy: organizational success, The International Foundation Perspective, Women and Philanthropy in 19th century England, many more philanthropy books free pdf. Types of social problems pdf.

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Public Welfare Collection – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Public Welfare”. Some books: Poverty and Society, Remaking the Welfare State, Mass Society and the Extension of Welfare, Social Security in the British Commonwealth, Welfare Reforms, The Wasted Americans, Government and Social Welfare, Comparative Welfare Reforms, Social Welfare in China, The “Deserving Poor”, many more eBooks on Public Welfare. Types of social problems pdf.

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Social Services Collection – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Social Services”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Handbooks of the Social Services, Lesbian Social Services: research issues, Consumers and Social Services, Social Work and Geriatric Services, Public Health Preventive Medicine and Social Services, Poverty and Social Casework Services, Social Work Services in Schools, The Politics of Social Services, Into to Human Services Management, many more eBooks on Social Services. Types of social problems pdf.

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Social Work Collection – Types of Social Problems PDF

About 700 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Social Work. Some books: Clinical Social Work: an integrated approach, Psychiatric Social Work, Encyclopedia of Social Work, Helping Troubled Families, Psychology in Community Settings, Working with Children and Families Affected by Substance Abuse, Behavioral Social Work, Social Work and Mental Health, many more eBooks on Social Work. Types of social problems pdf.

VINTAGE BOOKS – Social Services

Philanthropy and Social Progress; Seven Essays by Miss Jane Addams, Robert A. Woods, Father J.O.S. Huntington, Professor Franklin H. Giddings and Bernard Bosanquet – Social Services Books PDF Download Free

Addams, Jane et al.
Crowell 1893

with introduction by Henry C. Adams. Essays on social settlements, principles and dangers of charity administration, philanthropy and morality, etc. Practical and stimulating. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Types of social problems pdf.


The Literature of Philanthropy – Types of Social Problems PDF

Goodale, Frances A., ed.
NY: Harper 1893

“A woman [from the State of New York] of eminent success in each department has then been asked to make a collection of representative work [periodical literature] in that department; to include in it an example of her own work … ” – from the Introduction. Chapter headings:- The Literature of Philanthropy, – Criminal Reform, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea – University Settlement, – Tenement Neighborhood Idea – Medical Women in Tenements, – The Trained Nurse, – The Society of the Red Cross, – The Indian, – The Indian – A Woman Among the Indians, – The Antislavery Struggle, – The Antislavery Legacy, – The Negro and Civilization, – The Education of the Blind. Types of social problems pdf.


Introduction to the Study of the Dependent, Defective, and Delinquent Classes, and of their Social Treatment – Types of Social Problems PDF

Henderson, C. R.
Heath 1901

Appendix containing suggestions, references, etc., p. 349-94.
Compendious, suggestive and enlightening. Altogether the best book of its kind either for general reading or for classroom work. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Types of social problems pdf.


Constructive and Preventive Philanthropy – Types of Social Problems PDF

Lee, Joseph
Macmillan 1902

Considers libraries, savings and loan associations, building laws, protection of homes, home industries, vacation schools, playgrounds, baths, clubs, industrial training, medical inspection, etc. Bibliographic notes. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Poverty PDF.


Social Workers’ Guide to the Serial Publications of Representative Social Agencies – Types of Social Problems PDF

Rushmore, Elsie Mitchell, ed.
Russell Sage 1921

About 4000 publications received by the Russell Sage foundation are listed and also grouped by subject. Poverty PDF.

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