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This impassioned account of life on the mean streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside chronicles the grim spirals of poverty, marginalization, and despair that propel people from their homes, onto the streets, and into the ambit of emergency shelters like Triage.

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"Treatment Approaches in the Human Services" is a new series of books by distinguished social work practitioners and educators, prepared under the general editorship of Francis J. Turner. Its objective is to present both the theoretical basis and the direct…

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Public sector human service organizations have unique problems of employee motivation and productivity, both on the professional and direct service levels. Martin examines these problems in detail and offers practical solutions based on his own extensive personal…

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Rossi develops a theory of the roles of "action" (social actor) and "structure" (sociopolitical resources, cultural resources, and economic resources) in disaster studies, using the data on community reconstruction after the 1980 earthquake in Southern Italy as a…

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This volume grew out of a series of highly respected management training programs for executive directors of nonprofit corporations. The contributing authors have participated in training and consulting activities under the sponsorship of La Salle University's…

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This book addresses two common problems encountered by emergency services personnel: the design and implementation of evacuation warning systems to ensure citizen compliance with the directives of authorities and the permanent relocation of families threatened by…

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Coping with Catastrophe is a practical handbook for people who provide psychosocial aftercare for victims of disasters. This completely revised and updated second edition includes the latest findings on the nature and effects of trauma, the psychological…

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Urgent calls have gone forth--from the White House and Congress, from schools, churches, synagogues, and other agencies--for Americans to become more involved in caring for the needy and in serving their communities. And as federal and state governments across…

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This study examines the response of national, state and local government to three disasters experienced in New York State since 1974: the flooding problems that occurred in the city of Syracuse in July 1974; the blizzard that took place in Buffalo in January…

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This book examines the evolution of federal disaster relief policy, assesses problems with current policy, and provides an understanding of the issues likely to be involved in future deliberations about federal policy. While examining its formulation, May…

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Radest reviews the history and present practice of community service in the United States. While appreciative of the genuine contributions of community service programs to the development of schools and society, the author believes that hidden behind good…

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