Case Management: Integrating Individual and Community Practice / Edition 2

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This book is ideal for social workers who are concerned with the newly-emerging client populations in America, people with severe and long-term impediments that diminish their capacity to join the everyday society. This includes the mentally ill, the frail, elderly, physically and developmentally disabled among others. New service concepts and approaches are needed that provide sustained care free from institutional confines. This case management book integrates both theory and practice and deals with both in an individual and community practice. It utilizes a clear, conceptual model of social work practice and case management and is derived from field research. New and practicing social workers.

Incl. severely vulnerable/disabled, intake/assmt/goals, linking clients to formal organizations, monitoring etc

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New edition of an interdisciplinary discussion of newly emerging client populations in America<-->people with severe and long-term impediments that diminish their capacity to join the mainstream of community living and to whom the usual methods of the helping professions do not apply. Based on five years of research at UCLA, 12 chapters discuss context and means, practice functions, and establishing and implementing case management programs. Originally published in 1994 under the title Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205265688
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/4/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.83 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents


1.The Severely Vulnerable: An Emergent Clientele and Practice Mode.

A Newly Constituted Clientele.

Societal Forces Create a New Clientele.

Clients and Circumstances.

The Nature of Disabilities.

Deficits and Strengths.

The Social Support Environment.

Intervention Requisites for Highly Vulnerable Clients.

Components of Intervention.

A New Practice Paradigm.

Professional Factors.

2.Comprehensive Enhancement Practice: An Implementation Model.
A Model of Comprehensive Psycho-Social Enhancement Practice.

Development of the Model.

An Empirically Grounded Model of Practice: Fifteen Functions.

Elaboration and Clarification.

Using the Diagram.

Explanatory Notes on the Model.

Points of Clarification.


3.Intake, Assessment, and Goal Setting.


Understanding Intake.

Practice Guidelines for Intake.


Understanding Assessment.

Practice Guidelines for Assessment.

Setting Goals.

Understanding Goal Setting.

Practice Guidelines for Goal Setting.


4.Resource Identification and Intervention Planning.
Resource Identification and Indexing.

Understanding and Using Resources.

Intervention Planning.

Understanding Intervention Planning.

Practice Guidelines for Intervention Planning.

5.Counseling and Therapy.

Understanding Counseling and Therapy.

Practice Guidelines for Counseling and Therapy.

6.Linking Clients to Formal Organizations.

Understanding the Formal Linking Process.

Practice Guidelines for Linking Clients to Formal Organizations.

7.Linking Clients with Informal Support Networks.

Understanding Informal Linkage.

Practice Guidelines for Informal Linkage.

8.Monitoring, Reassessment, and Outcome Evaluation.

Understanding Monitoring.

Practice Guidelines for Monitoring.

Reassessment and Outcome Evaluation.

Understanding Advocacy.

Practice Guidelines for Advocacy.

10.Interorganizational Coordination and Agency Access.
Interorganizational Coordination.

Understanding Interorganizational Coordination.

Factors Effecting Collaboration.

Practice Guidelines for Interorganizational Coordination.


Understanding Access.

Practice Guidelines for Facilitating Access.


11.Planning Case Management Programs.

The Context of Case Management Strategy.

Planning Team or Task Force.

Mandates and Mission.

Informing Case Management Planning.

Formulating Program Goals.

12.Implementing Case Management Plans: Program Design and Development.

Setting Objectives.

Allocating Agency Resources.

Human Resources.

Organizational Structure.

Managing Information.

Organizational Problems and Recommendations for Program Design.

Evaluating Case Management Programs.

Panacea Versus Cop Out: Summing Up.


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