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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 ...

A Question of Commitment

In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada

Canada signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child over a decade ago, yet there is still a lack of awareness about and provision for children’s rights.

What are Canada’s obligations ...

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, ...