To what extent do economic stresses - such as dual-earner parents, unemployment//underemployment and poverty in the family - affect a social worker's assessment of the families in their care?
Families, Work, and Poverty applies a wealth of current research driven by the family systems theoretical framework to social work practice with families in three specific areas: employed-work and family- work; unemployment; and poverty. The book presents chapters on the theory and research in these three target areas, each followed by a chapter on applications and tools for direct practice in that area. Each applications chapter includes a case study, assessment tools, multilevel interventions and evaluations, and strategies for social
Table of Contents
IntroductionIntroduction Social Work Knowledge BuildingFamily Systems in Context The Multilevel Social Systems ModelFamily Systems in Context Applications and Tools for PracticeFamilies and Work Theory and ResearchFamilies and Work Applications and Tools for PracticeFamilies and Unemployment Theory and ResearchFamilies and Unemployment Applications and Tools for PracticeFamilies and Poverty Theory and ResearchFamilies and Poverty Applications and Tools for PracticeEpilogue and Conclusions