|Acting Dean and Associate Dean for Faculty Development Kathleen Pottick co-authored "The Parents' Perspective: Delinquency, Aggression and Mental Health," an analysis of urban minority adolescents receiving outpatient mental health services in Newark, New Jersey. The book describes and analyzes the way urban parents view the problems of their adolescent children, and the way they have tried to copy with and seek help for them. |
The book is available at Amazon and retailers nationwide.
|Michael LaSala, Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program
has written a book entitled, "Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families
Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child" In the book, Dr. LaSala outlines
effective, practice-tested interventions for families in transition.
The book is available through Columbia Press and at retailers nationwide. |
Associate Professors Jeffrey Longhofer and Jerry Floersch
(along with Paul M. Kubek of Case Western Reserve University) have
authored a book entitled, "On Being and Having a Case Manager: A
Relational Approach to Recovery in Mental Health". The book emphasizes
the intentional exchange of attention and information between case
managers, clients, and others within the caring network and clearly
outlines a practical method for all service providers, clients, family
members, and close friends to follow. The book is available through Columbia Press and at retailers nationwide. |
|Associate Professor Judith McCoyd
has co-authored with Carolyn A. Walter "Grief and Loss Across the
Lifespan: A Biospychosocial Perspective." It is unique in its treatment
of grieving patterns and intervention strategies for different age
groups. With this book, students and practitioners will learn how grief
is influenced by biological responses to stress, psychological responses
to loss, as well as social norms and support networks. The book is
available at Springer Publishing and at retailers nationwide. |
Associate Professor Jerry Floersch, Ph.D., has discovered that case managers utilize two important forms of knowledge in their work disciplinary knowledge (or case management textbook knowledge) of service models to help mental health consumers develop life-management skills, and situated knowledge (or practical knowledge) which they invent when the models that they are forced to use fail. The situated knowledge that Floersch has unearthed is actually a re-invention of clinical language that enables case managers to evaluate a consumer’s capacity to become an independent community dweller. It is also a language that enables case managers to evaluate the effectiveness of the interactions between themselves and the people they are trying to help. Ironically, by inventing this clinical language, case managers are recovering the clinical skills that academics have purposely omitted from and suppressed with service models that emphasize the acquisition of objects and ignore the development of the self.
|Dean Richard Edwards has authored a book with Elizabeth A. S. Benefield, Jeffrey A. Edwards, and John A. Yankey. The authors of this text address all the aspects of successful fundraising in a nonprofit environment. Learn how to build the relationships that are central to successful fundraising activities. Discover how organizational analysis, careful research, development of supporting materials, and knowledge of the possibilities can help a nonprofit increase its funding base significantly. A practical textbook for courses in nonprofit management, the book is an excellent resource for boards of directors, agency directors, and fund development committees. The book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers nationwide. |
|Dean Richard Edwards and John Yankey have edited a book entitled "Effectively Managing Nonprofit Organizations." The book is an update on the nuances of contemporary management skills needed in the nonprofit arena. Nonprofit organizations are structured are operated similar to for-profit organizations, distinguished only by their purpose for existence. The key to effectiveness and longevity is sustainability through dynamic leadership, technical expertise, human relations, and conceptual skills that drive all organizations. The book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers nationwide. |
|Co-edited by Dean Richard Edwards, "Preserving and Strengthening" defines the issues and crises of these surprisingly diverse populations and illustrates the myriad solutions and interventions available to the social work practitioner in the rural context. A compilation of the most dynamic and exemplary presentations at the 23rd Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, this volume offers a much-needed generalist approach to practice in the rural environment. This book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers nationwide. |
|Associate Dean for Academics Antoinette Farmer and Miriam Potocky have co-edited a book about research with minority and oppressed populations. The editors have abstracted from each article in this special collection research principles that can be generalized across different multicultural groups. In addition, they have suggested fundamental research questions that will advance further knowledge in the field. The book is available at Amazon.com and other major retailers nationwide. |
|Assistant Professor Patricia Findley co-authored a book with Dr. Michael Feuerstein, a cancer survivor and researcher. Together they developed a 7-step self-management system that provides crucial information survivors need to effectively manage their health. The book is available from Amazon.com and other major retailers nationwide. |
|Associate Professor Judith McCoyd has co-authored with Toba S. Kerson, "Social Work in Health Settings." The book presents a "practice in context" framework which is then applied in thirty-one casebook chapters, covering a great variety of health care settings from working with survivors of domestic violence through supporting people with HIV to services for military personnel. |
This thought-provoking volume thoroughly integrates social work theory and practice, and provides an excellent opportunity for understanding particular techniques and interventions. In this era of managed care, downsizing, and moving away from hospital-based work, the approach taken in Social Work in Health Settings proves more salient than ever before.
The book is available from Routledge and Amazon and other retailers nationwide.
|Professor Raymond Sanchez Mayers has written a book about the management of resources in nonprofit human service organizations. Using a systems approach, the book examines various aspects of financial management in the nonprofit organization including budgeting, fundraising, financial statements, and agency accountability. The book is available at Amazon.com and at other major retailers nationwide. |
|Allison Zippay, Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program charts the decline of displaced blue-collar workers in this case study of Pennsylvania's Shenango Valley, detailing the fallout of the past decade's shift from a manufacturing to a service-based economy. Challenging the assumption that these workers have been absorbed into the post-industrial economy, the volume questions the real nature of their occupational transition. Zippay uses data gathered from in-person interviews to delineate blue-collar downward lifestyle shifts and conveys a community portrait of industrial displacement. The book is available from Amazon.com and other major retailers nationwide. |