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Strength Perspective in Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0801317452
ISBN-13: 9780801317453
Edition: 2nd 1997
Authors: Dennis Saleeby
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.21" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

All chapters conclude with “Conclusion” and/or #8220;Discussion Questions.&#8221
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Acknowledgments.
The Philosophy and Principles of the Strengths Perspective
Dennis Saleebey, Introduction: Power in the People
The Strengths Perspective: Concepts and Principles
The Lexicon of Strengths
Principles of the Strengths Perspective
Some Preliminary Thoughts
Howard Goldstein, Victors or Victims?
Strength/Resilience and Pathology as Social Constructions
Implications for Social Work Practice
Strength and Resiliency
What Kind of Model of Practice for Social Work?
The Strengths Approach to Practice
Ann Weick and Ronna Chamberlain, Putting Problems in Their Place: Further Explorations in the Strengths Perspective
The Shape of Problems
Putting Strengths into Action
Key Strategies in Strengths-Based Practice
Dennis Saleebey, Introduction to the Strengths Approach to Practice
Some Beginning Observations about Strengths-Based Practice
What Are Strengths?
How Do You Find out about Strengths?
What Are Some of the Elements of Strengths-Based Practice?
Using the Strengths Approach with Individuals
Richard Rapp, The Strengths Perspective and Persons with Substance Abuse Problems
Introduction
The Strengths Perspective and Resistance to Treatment
Strengths-Based Case Management-Addressing Two Aspects of Substance Abuse Treatment
The Practice of Strengths-Based Case Management
Implementing a Strengths-Based Model
Impact on Treatment Philosophy
Impact on Case Managers
Impact on Clients
Potential Difficulties in Implementing the Perspective
Findings
Walter Kisthardt, The Strengths Model of Case Management: Principles and Helping Functions
Introduction
The Six Principles of the Strengths Model
Strategies That Promote Effective Engagement from the Consumer''s Perspective
The Strengths Assessment as Holistic Personal Inventory
Case Manager as Community Living Advocate
Summary
Becky Fast and Rosemary Chapin, The Strengths Model with Older Adults: Critical Practice Components
Conceptual Framework for Practice
Operationalizing the Conceptual Framework
Critical Practice Components of Effective Case Management
Personalized Assessment and Planning
Assertive Outreach to Natural Community Resources and Services
Emergency Crisis Planning
Ongoing Collaboration and Caregiving Adjustments
Utility of the Strengths Model in the Changing Long-Term Care Environment
Mary Bricker-Jenkins, Hidden Treasures: Unlocking Strengths in the Public Social Services
Competency-Based Practice: Prospects and Problems
Models, Methods, and Practice Systems
Theory for Practice
Ideology in Practice
An Alternative Approach to Practice Development
The Effective Public Service Practitioner: Supporting the Life World And Strengths of the Client
The Worker with the Client
The Worker in the Community
The Worker in the Workplace
The Worker Her/Himself
The Effective Worker in Public Social Services: Reprise
Gary E. Holmes, The Strengths Perspective and the Politics of Clienthood
The Notion of Clienthood
How We Make Clients from People
Story and Meaning
Organizational Culture
Clienthood and Group Membership: Two Examples
The Culturally Different
People with Disabilities
Strengths to Build Upon
Organized Culture
Professional Issues
Client Issues
The Strengths Perspective in the Environment: Groups and Community Development
Bonnie Benard, Fostering Resiliency in Children and Youth: Promoting Protective Factors in the School
Protective Factors
Profile of the Resilient Child
Protective Factors within the School
Caring and Support
High Expectations
Youth Participation and Involvement
Capitalizing on Protective Factors
What Role Can Social Workers Play?
W. Patrick Sullivan, On Strengths, Niches, and Recovery from Serious Mental Illness
Recovery: Individual, Community, and Cultural Dimensions
The Recovery Process: Observations from Key Informants
Sociocultural Forces and Recovery
Recovery and the Enriched Social Niche
Dennis Saleebey, Community Development, Group Empowerment, and Individual Resilience
Community Development: Emerging Ideas and Practices
Some Basic Ideas about Community Development
Coming Together: Community and Individual Resilience
Exemplars of Community Development Practice
Building Communities from Within
Health Realization/Community Empowerment
University of Kansas Partners in Public Housing
Yachdav
Conclusion
Dennis Saleebey, The Strengths Perspective: Possibilities and Problems
Questions and Cautions about the Strengths Perspective
Of Paradigms and Prospects: Converging Lines of Thought
Resilience
Health and Wellness
Story and Narrative

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