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Encyclopedia of social work. New York, Oxford Univ. Press, 2011.
Social Workers' Desk Reference. Edited by Albert R. Roberts, Gilbert J. Greene ; foreword by Barbara W. White. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work. Edited by Martin Davies ; assistant editor Rose Barton. Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2000.
"Equally useful for students, teachers, and practitioners, the Social Workers' Desk Reference provides comprehensive information on all of the various aspects of social work. Topics covered within the 146 chapters include crisis management, family therapy, treatment planning, disorders, case management, community services, and risk assessment. Each chapter concludes with a list of references or recommended readings. An excellent glossary and thorough indexes round out this practical volume. Authoritative and readable, this resource provides one-stop shopping for social work."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003.
Kadushin, Alfred. The social work interview: a guide for human service professionals
New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
Fontes, Lisa Aronson. Child abuse and culture: working with diverse families. New York: Guilford Press, 2005.