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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
I.CONTEXT AND MEANS.
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.
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.
Practice Guidelines for Intake.
Practice Guidelines for Assessment.
Understanding Goal Setting.
Practice Guidelines for Goal Setting.
4.Resource Identification and Intervention Planning.
Resource Identification and Indexing.
Understanding and Using Resources.
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.
Practice Guidelines for Monitoring.
Reassessment and Outcome Evaluation.
Practice Guidelines for Advocacy.
10.Interorganizational Coordination and Agency Access.
Understanding Interorganizational Coordination.
Factors Effecting Collaboration.
Practice Guidelines for Interorganizational Coordination.
Practice Guidelines for Facilitating Access.
III.ESTABLISHING CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS.
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.
Allocating Agency Resources.
Organizational Problems and Recommendations for Program Design.
Evaluating Case Management Programs.
Panacea Versus Cop Out: Summing Up.