Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work Perspective

Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work Perspective

by Susan F. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231141475

ISBN-13: 9780231141475

Pub. Date: 08/24/2009

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Service providers are increasingly called upon to serve clients at home, a setting even a seasoned professional can find difficult to negotiate. From monitoring the health of older populations to managing paroled offenders, preventing child abuse, and reunifying families, home-based services require models that ensure positive outcomes and address the ethical

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Service providers are increasingly called upon to serve clients at home, a setting even a seasoned professional can find difficult to negotiate. From monitoring the health of older populations to managing paroled offenders, preventing child abuse, and reunifying families, home-based services require models that ensure positive outcomes and address the ethical dilemmas that might arise in such sensitive contexts.

The contributors to this volume are national experts in diverse fields of social work practice, policy, and research. Treating the home as an ecological setting that guides human development and family interaction, they present rationales for and overviews of evidence-based models across an array of populations and fields of practice. Part 1 provides historical background and contemporary applications for home-based services, highlighting ethical, administrative, and supervision issues and summarizing the social policies that shape service delivery. Part 2 addresses home-based practice in such fields as child and adult mental health, school social work, and hospice care, detailing the particular population being treated, the policy and agency context, theories and empirical data, and practice guidelines. Part 3, the editors present a unifying framework and suggest future directions for home-based social work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231141475
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

PrefacePart I: Introduction 1. Historical and Current Context, by Susan F. Allen and Elizabeth M. Tracy2. Ethical Issues and Guidelines, by Kimberly Strom-Gottfried3. Administrative Supports and Practices, by Kristine Nelson4. Social Policy Context, by Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Katharine Briar-LawsonPart II: Home-Based Services in Social Work Fields of Practice 5. Early Childhood Programs, by Susan F. Allen6. School-Based Services, by Cynthia Franklin and Christine Lagana-Riordan7. Child Welfare, by Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Katharine Briar-Lawson8. Child Mental Health, by Mary Armstrong9. Criminal Justice, by José B. Ashford10. Adult Mental Health, by Patrick Sullivan11. Older Adult Services, by Kathryn Betts Adams12. Hospice and End-of-Life Care, by Ellen CsikaiPart III: Conclusion 13. Conclusions and Considerations for the Future, by Elizabeth M. Tracy and Susan F. AllenAppendix: Organizations Associated with Home-Based Programs, Research, or PoliciesList of ContributorsIndex

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