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Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Social Change in India shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale’s more than forty years of work on public health in India. While the focus in the preceding volume, Health in ...

Moving Toward Positive Systems of Child and Family Welfare

Faced with rapidly changing social and economic conditions, service professionals, policy developers, and researchers have raised significant concerns about the Canadian child welfare system. This book ...

The Social Origins of the Welfare State

 

The Social Origins of the Welfare State traces the evolution of the first universal laws for Québec families, passed during the Second World War. In this translation of her award-winning Aux origines ...

Social Policy and Practice in Canada

Social Policy and Practice in Canada: A History traces the history of social policy in Canada from the period of First Nations’ control to the present day, exploring the various ways in which residents ...

Children’s Health Issues in Historical Perspective

From sentimental stories about polio to the latest cherub in hospital commercials, sick children tug at the public’s heartstrings. However sick children have not always had adequate medical care or ...

Incorrigible

On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a “crime” that ...

Something to Cry About

Why does our society think it is okay to hit children?

Almost everyone thinks it is wrong to abuse a child. But many parents and teachers believe it is okay to spank children, rap their knuckles, slap ...

Les sciences sociales au Canada

Ce livre, Les sciences sociales au Canada, est écrit sur le contexte et l’histoire de la Fédération canadienne des sciences sociales, en l’honneur de ses cinquante années d’acitvity nationale. ...

The Social Sciences in Canada

The Social Sciences in Canada is about the background and history of the Social Science Federation of Canada in honour of its fifty years of national activity.

There can be little doubt that during the ...

False Alarm

This book uses case studies to show how and why eight social service organizations adopted computers.

Computerized information systems can be destructive or constructive for organizations and staff. However, ...