Working with Families An Integrative Model by Level of Need

ISBN-10: 0205446191
ISBN-13: 9780205446193
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $80.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

This is one of the few texts that addresses work with families from a social worker's perspective. It assesses families by their level of need, from the most basic level (needs for food, clothing, and shelter) to more advanced levels (needs for intimacy and self-actualization), and provides students with models for assessment and interventions at each level.

Foreword
Preface
Authors
Contributors
Outline of Approaches
Theory Base and Contextual Practice: Metatheories for Working with Families at Four Levels of Need
Levels of Family Need
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
Intervention Criteria
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
An Ecological Systems-Social Constructionism Approach to Family Practice
Ecological Systems Perspective
Applications to Family Practice
Caveats in Using the Ecosystems Metatheory
Social Constructionist Perspective
Applications to Family Practice
Caveats in Using the Social Constructionist Metatheory
Comparing and Integrating the Metatheories
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Contexts of Helping: Commonalities and Human Diversities
The Helping Relationship/Therapeutic Alliance
Client Diversity
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Ethically Informed and Spiritually Sensitive Practice
Ethically Informed Practice
Spiritually Sensitive Practice
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
First Level of Family Need: Basic Survival
Interventions with Level I, Neglectful Families: A New Model of Family Preservation
Needs of Neglectful Families
Assessment
Goals: Defining Family Preservation
Basic Tenets
Intervention Approach: Preserving Neglectful Level I Families
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Application to Families on Levels II, III, and IV
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
A Family Case Management Approach for Level I Needs
Family Needs
Family Case Assessment
Treatment Goals
Treatment Approach: A Generalist Model of Case Management
Evaluation
Application to Families at Other Levels of Need
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Second Level of Family Need: Structure, Limits, and Safety
Structural Family Interventions
Levels of Family Need
Assessment
Goals
Intervention Approach
Evaluation
Application to Families at Other Levels of Need
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Videotapes
Suggested Readings
References
Social Learning Family Interventions
Family Needs
Assessment and Treatment Goals
Social Learning Family Interventions
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Application to Families on Levels I, III, and IV
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Third Level of Family Need: Boundaries and Control
Solution-Focused Family Interventions
Assumptions
Typical Needs of Level III Families
Assessment
Theory Base and Basic Tenets
Treatment Goals
Application
Application to Spirituality
Interventions
Evaluation
Application to Families on Levels I, II, and IV
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Family Systems Theory
Needs Presented by Level III Families
Assessment
Goals of the Intervention
Intervention Approaches
Applications
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Application to Families at Other Levels of Need
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Fourth Level of Family Need: Family and Personal Growth
Narrative Family Interventions
Needs
Goals
Theoretical Foundations and Basic Tenets
Assessment
Intervention Approaches
Evaluation
Application to Families at Other Levels of Need
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Object Relations Family Interventions
Family Needs
Family Case Assessment
Treatment Goals
Intervention Approach: Theory Base and Tenets
Application to Families on Level IV
Interventions and Techniques
Evaluation of Effectiveness
Application to Families Functioning at Other Levels
Ethical Challenges
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
The Family in the Community: Ecosystem Implications
The Family in the Community
The Case of Mrs. Y.
Dual Focus
Definition of Community
Family Practitioner and Agency Helping Function in Community
Two Models That Address Family Needs on a Community Level
Summary
Discussion Questions
Internet Resources
Suggested Readings
References
Ethics Cases and Commentaries
Glossary

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