Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions

ISBN-10: 1118176952
ISBN-13: 9781118176955
Edition: 2012
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Description: Gathering together the top scholars in social work practice, Dulmus and Sowers have created a resource that covers both mezzo and macro practice. Each chapter covers the theoretical basis for each type of practice as well as the practice  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 8/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Gathering together the top scholars in social work practice, Dulmus and Sowers have created a resource that covers both mezzo and macro practice. Each chapter covers the theoretical basis for each type of practice as well as the practice implications for social work. The mezzo and macro practice areas covered are:Group workGroup assessmentAssessment of communitiesIntervention with communitiesAssessment of OrganizationsInterventions with OrganizationsAssessment of InstitutionsInterventions with Institutions

Preface
About the Editors
Contributors
Assessment of Groups
Historical Background
Summary of Current Evidence and Application to Group Assessment
Identified Needs for New Research
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Group Work: A Critical Addition to the Social Work Repertoire
Group Work: A New Method of Intervention with Deep Historical Roots
Group Work Models for Practice
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Assessment of Communities
Historical Background and Theory
Assessment in Practice: Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community
Limitations of the Evidence
Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels
Future Directions
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Intervention with Communities
Focus of Community Intervention: What Does Community Mean?
Historical Background
Current Evidence-Based Intervention with Communities
Limitations to the Evidence
Implications for Social Work
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Assessment of Organizations
Worker's Perspective
Management's Perspective
Funder's Perspective
Client's Perspective
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Intervention with Organizations
Social, Strategic, and Technical Dimensions of Organizational Context
Work Environments of Social Services Organizations
Using Planned Intervention to Change Organizational Contexts
Historical Background
From Organizational Development to Change Management
The ARC Model as a Framework for Implementing Organizational Interventions
Limitations of the Evidence
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Note
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Assessment of Institutions
Historical Background
Assessment and Early Institutions
Emerging Federal Role in Institutional Reforms and Assessment
Characteristics of Asylums
The Anti-Institutionalization Movement
Normalization, the Least Restrictive Environment, and Recovery
Current Frameworks for Assessing Institutions
Organizational Effectiveness
Quality
Evidence-Based Assessment of Institutions
Implications at the Macro, Mezzo, and Micro Levels
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Intervention with Institutions
Historical Background
Summary of Contemporary Evidence-Based Intervention with Institutions
Limitations of the Evidence
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Notes
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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