amazon.ca

Thousands of Canadian-authored kids and YA books

Family & Relationships

Showing 1271-1280 of 1286 books

rated!
rated!

Family Violence and the Women's Movement

The Conceptual Politics of Struggle

by Gillian A. Walker
edition: eBook
tagged: social, social psychology

Feminists have always perceived wife abuse as just one of many manifestations of the unequal division of power between men and women. But as public awareness of the issue grew, government agencies began to take the issue over. They redefined wife-battering as a social problem for which professional and legislative responses were appropriate solutio …

rated!
rated!

Well-functioning Families for Adoptive and Foster Children

A Handbook for Child Welfare Workers

by Joyce S. Cohen & Anne Westhues
edition: eBook
tagged: social work, children's studies, adoption & fostering

The increase in adoption and fostering of children with special needs has been one of the most positive developments in Canadian child welfare over the past fifteen years. But special-needs children place greater demands on the adopting or fostering families, and this in turn has led to increased disruption of placements.

This book will help child w …

rated!
rated!

Parties!

An Ideas and Activities Book for Children

by Laurine Croasdale
edition: Paperback
tagged: activity books, activities

Parties! is a colourful explosion of illustrations and ideas that will entertain and inspire children of all ages.

A cast of characters introduces the seven party themes and draws the reader into the activities of each party; how to dress and act the part, games to play and decorations and good to make.

Parties! can set the scene for your child's n …

rated!
rated!

Walk Alone Together

Portrait of a French-English Marriage

memoir by A. Margaret Caza
edition: Paperback
tagged: personal memoirs, family relationships, marriage & family
rated!
rated!

Few Choices

Women, Work and Family

by Ann Duffy; Nancy Mandell & Norene Pupo
edition: Paperback
tagged: women's studies, marriage & family, gender studies

Contrary to myth, full-time homemaking is a relatively recent life pattern for married women. Throughout history, women have more typically combined paid labour and family obligations. This book examines the few choices that confront women today in their efforts to balance paid work and family life.

rated!
rated!

My Search for Catherine Anne

One Man's Story of an Adoption Reunion

by Clark, Barrie
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: adoption & fostering
rated!
rated!

Abuse of the Elderly

Issues and Annotated Bibliography

edited by Benjamin Schlesinger & Rachel Schlesinger
edition: eBook
tagged: gerontology, essays, reference, social services & welfare

Abuse of the elderly -- physical, psychological, institutional, sexual, financial, and criminal victimization -- remained a largely undefined social problem until the end of the 1970s. Senior citizens seem not to report any abuse for fear of losing the little support they may have from their friends, family members, neighbours, and professionals. T …

rated!
rated!

Silver Threads

Critical Reflections on Growing Old

by Doris Marshall
edition: Paperback
tagged: aging, adulthood & aging, demography, eldercare

In the last half-century, people over sixty-five have become labelled as “seniors” and set apart from the rest of society. Aging has become defined— for the first time in human history— as a problem.

In this incisive, personal account, Doris Marshall argues against isolation and passivity in the face of aging. During her years growing up on …

Show editions