Generalist Social Work Practice with Families

ISBN-10: 0205470106
ISBN-13: 9780205470105
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $144.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This text provides a comprehensive approach to generalist practice with diverse families using an integreated ecosystems and strengths-based approach.Itnbsp;includes schemas for developing family and subsystem social histories and case examples for working with diverse families.

Preface
Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice with Families
Generalist Practice with Families
Family Forms in American Society
A Brief History of Family Work
Foundations of Generalist Practice with Families
Family Systems Theory
An Ecological Perspective
A Strengths Approach
Human Diversity
Diversity Competence
The Family Ecosystem
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice
A Brief History of Generalist Practice in Social Work
The Johnson/Yanca Model of Generalist Practice
Concern or Need
Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills
The Change Process
Diversity Competence
Two Intertwined Processes
The Environment as an Ecosystem
The Community
The Agency
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Diversity Competent Practice with Families
Diversity Competent Practice
Becoming Diversity Competent
Gender Competent Practice with Families
Resources
Diversity Competent Practice with Gay and Lesbian Families
Resources
A Schema for Studying Families from Diverse Ethnic Groups
Diversity Competent Practice with African American Families
Historical Considerations
Cultural Patterns
Family
Communication Processes
Coping Patterns
Community Structure
Current Issues
Resources
Diversity Competent Practice with Hispanic/Latino Families
Historical Considerations
Cultural Patterns
Family
Communication Processes
Coping Patterns
Community Structure
Current Issues
Resources
Diversity Competent Practice with Native American Families
Historical Considerations
Cultural Patterns
Family
Communication Processes
Coping Patterns
Community Structure
Current Issues
Resources
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Interaction and Engagement with Families
Engagement and Formation of an Action System
Engagement
Formation of an Action System with the Family
Blocks to Formation of an Action System
Forming an Action System with Other Members of the Ecosystem
Relationship
The Helping Relationship
Special Influences on the Helping Relationship
Communication
The Interview: An Interactional Tool
Preparing for an Interview
The Stages of an Interview
Skills Used by the Worker during the Interview
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Generalist Social Work Practice with Families
Family Assessment
Selection of the Client System
The Assessment Process with Families
Important Elements of the Assessment Phase with Families
Stages in the Assessment Phase with Families
Identify the Initial Need or Concern
Identify the Nature of the Concern or Need and Decide If Family Work Is Needed
Identify Potential Strengths and Resources in the Family Ecosystem
Select and Collect Information Regarding the Family and Its Ecosystem
Analyze the Available Information
Transactional Assessment
The Dual Perspective
Mapping
Social Support Network Analysis
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Planning with Families
Planning with Families
Components of a Plan
Goals, Objectives, and Tasks
Units of Attention
Strategy
Factors Affecting a Plan of Action
The Community
The Agency
The Social Issue
The Worker
The Family
Diversity and Populations at Risk
Strengths and Challenges of the Systems Involved
The Planning Process with Families
Agreement between Worker and Family
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Direct Practice Actions with Families
Diversity Competent Practice Actions with Diverse Families
Gender Competent Practice Actions
Diversity Competent Practice Actions with African American Families
Diversity Competent Practice Actions with Hispanic/Latino Families
Action to Develop Relationships
Actions Taken to Enable Understanding of Person in Environment and Planning
Action to Enable Families to Use Available Resources
The Service Delivery System
Referral
Broker and Advocate Roles
Action to Empower and Enable Families
Empowerment
Enabling
Action in Response to Crisis
Recognizing Crisis
Responding to Crisis
Action That Is Supportive
Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy with Families
Action as Mediation within the Family
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Indirect Practice Actions with Families
Action as Mediation with the Family and the Environment
Action Involving the Use of Influence
Action to Change the Environment
Action to Coordinate Services
Case Management
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Evaluation and Termination with Families
Kinds of Evaluation
Single-System Design and Research Techniques in Evaluation
Some Considerations Regarding Evaluation
Evaluation during Phases of the Change Process
Kinds of Termination
Planned Termination with Individual Family Members
Components of Termination
Disengagement
Stabilization of Change
Evaluation
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Generalist Practice with Family Subsystems
Generalist Practice with Couples
Interaction and Engagement with Couples
Assessment with Couples
Assessment as a Process
Assessment as a Product
Planning with Couples
Direct Practice Actions with Couples
Action Taken to Empower or Enable Couples to Strengthen Their Relationship
Action Taken in Crisis Situations
Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Couples
Action Taken That Uses Activity with Couples
Action Taken to Mediate with Couples and between Couples and Their Environment
Indirect Practice Actions with Couples
Action That Involves the Use of Influence
Action Designed to Change the Environment
Action Relative to Coordination of Services
Evaluation and Termination with Couples
Generalist Practice with Couples Who Are Older
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Generalist Practice with Parents
Interaction and Engagement with Parents
Assessment with Parents
Assessment as a Process
Assessment as a Product
Planning with Parents
Direct Practice Actions with Parents
Action Taken to Enable Parents to Know and Use Community Resources
Action Taken to Enable or Empower Parents
Action Taken in Crisis Situations
Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Parents
Action Taken That Uses Activity with Parents
Action Taken to Mediate with Parents and between Parents and Their Environment
Indirect Practice Actions with Parents
Action That Involves the Use of Influence
Action Designed to Change the Environment
Action Relative to Coordination of Services
Evaluation and Termination with Parents
Generalist Practice with Parents in Groups
Generalist Practice with Parents Who Are Older
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Generalist Practice with Parent-Child Subsystems
Interaction and Engagement with Parent-Child Subsystems
Assessment with Parent-Child Subsystems
Assessment as a Process
Assessment as a Product
Planning with Parent-Child Subsystems
Direct Practice Actions with Parent-Child Subsystems
Action Taken to Enable Parent-Child Subsystems to Know and Use Community Resources
Action Taken to Enable or Empower Parent-Child Subsystems
Action Taken in Crisis Situations
Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Parent-Child Subsystems
Action Taken That Uses Activity with Parent-Child Subsystems
Action Taken to Mediate with Parent-Child Subsystems and with Their Environment
Indirect Practice Actions with Parent-Child Subsystems
Action That Involves the Use of Influence
Action Designed to Change the Environment
Action Relative to Coordination of Services
Evaluation and Termination with Parent-Child Subsystems
Generalist Practice with Older Parent-Adult Child Subsystems
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Generalist Practice with Siblings
Interaction and Engagement with Sibling Subsystems
Assessment with Sibling Subsystems
Assessment as a Process
Assessment as a Product
Planning with Sibling Subsystems
Direct Practice Actions with Sibling Subsystems
Action Taken to Enable Siblings to Know and Use Community Resources
Action Taken to Enable or Empower Siblings
Action Taken in Crisis Situations
Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Siblings
Action Taken That Uses Activity with Siblings
Action Taken to Mediate with Siblings and with Their Environment
Indirect Practice Actions with Siblings
Action That Involves the Use of Influence
Action Designed to Change the Environment
Action Relative to Coordination of Services
Evaluation and Termination with Siblings
Summary
Questions
Suggested Readings
Good Practices with Families with Special Challenges
A Model for Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice
Case Management
Good Practices with Families with Members Who Abuse Substances
Good Practices with Families Experiencing Violence
Good Practices with Families Requiring Child Welfare Services
Good Practices with Families Experiencing Crime and Delinquency
Good Practices with Families with Members Who Are Mentally Disabled
Good Practices with Families with Members Who Are Older
Glossary
Notes
Index

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