Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

ISBN-10: 023111396X
ISBN-13: 9780231113960
Edition: 2nd 2001
Authors: Alex Gitterman
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List price: $95.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.850

Why do some people collapse under certain life conditions, while others remain relatively unscathed? What accounts for the marked variations in people's responses to stress and adversity? The second edition of this groundbreaking how-to guide has been extensively updated to reflect the field's growing understanding of the importance of resiliency and protective factors -- the positive poles of the human experience -- and the importance of their role in forming balanced assessments and responsive interventions. Individual chapters explore such problems as AIDS, chronic physical illness, depression, addiction, homelessness, divorce, and abuse. This new edition goes beyond the pathology explanatory model to stress such factors as courage, coping, and resourcefulness, and includes new chapters on such topics as crime victims and victim services, the death of a parent, gay and lesbian persons, single parenthood, and women of color.

Paul H. Ephross is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is the coauthor of several works, including Group Work with Populations at Risk(with G. L. Greif) and Ethnicity and Social Work Practice(with C. B. Cox).Thomas V. Vassil is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is the coauthor of Groups in Social Work: An Ecological Perspective(with P. R. Balgopal).Alex Gitterman is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and past president of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups. He is the editor of The Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, winner of the Robert Wood Johnson Award for excellence; the coauthor (with Carel Germain) of The Life Model of Social Work Practice: Advances in Theory and Practice, 2d ed.; and the coeditor of Public Health Social Work in Maternal and Child Health: A Forward Plan.Lawrence Shulman is a professor at the School of Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the author or coeditor of seven books, including The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, and Groups, 5th ed., Interactional Social Work Practice: Toward an Empirical Theory, and Teaching the Helping Skills: A Field Instructor's Guide, 3rd ed.

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Preface
Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations
Life Conditions
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions
Borderline Personality
Chronic Physical Illness and Disability
Depression
Developmental Disabilities
Eating Problems
Learning Disabilities
Schizophrenia
Life Circumstances and Events
Adolescent Pregnancy
Adult Corrections
Child Abuse and Neglect
Children in Foster Care
Crime Victims and Victim Services
Death of a Child
Death of a Parent
Divorce
Families in Sparsely Populated Areas
Family Caregivers of the Frail Elderly
Gay and Lesbian Persons
Homeless People
Immigrants and Refugees
Intimate Partner Abuse
Older Persons in Need of Long-Term Care
Single Parenthood
Suicide and Suicidal Behavior
Women of Color
Work and Job Jeopardy
Author Index
Subject Index

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