Client Violence in Social Work Practice Prevention, Intervention, and Research

ISBN-10: 1593850387
ISBN-13: 9781593850388
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858

Introduction: Why Violence Is an Issue for Social Work Practice
The Social Worker's Dilemma: Care versus Control
Conservative Social Policies and Desperate Clients
Predicting Violence
Organization of This Book
Skill Development Exercises
Violence and Social Work Practice
Violence in Our Society and in Our Workplaces
Violence in Our Society
Violence in Our Workplaces
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Overview of the Incidence and Prevalence of Client Violence toward Social Workers
Overview of the Literature
The CV Study
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Issues Related to Risk Assessment of Violent Clients
Understanding Client-Initiated Property Damage and Threats
Property Damage
Threats
Skill Development Exercises
Understanding Client-Initiated Physical Attacks
Fatal Attacks by Clients
The Nature of Attempted and Actual Physical Attacks
Use of Weapons
Client Motive or Provocation in Incidents of Attempted or Actual Physical Attacks
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Risk Factors Associated with Violent Behavior
Individual and Clinical Risk Factors
Historical Risk Factors
Environmental/Contextual Risk Factors
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
The Instructional Package
The Risk Assessment of Violent Clients
Encountering a Violent Client
Aspects to Be Considered When Making a Risk Assessment
Diagnostic Assessment
The Assessment Interview
Environmental Assessment of the Client's Situation
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Approaching and Engaging the Violent Client
Preparing for the Intervention
Choosing a Safe Interviewing Environment
Engaging and Talking with the Violent Client
The Role of Empathy and Communication Skills in Working with Violent Clients
Role of the Strengths Perspective
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Intervention Modalities for Treating the Violent Client
Medication
Therapeutic Use of Food or Drinks
When to Hospitalize
Psychotherapy with Violent Clients
Behavior Therapy with Violent Clients
Intervention Strategies When a Client Makes a Threat
Social Workers' Immediate Responses to Incidents of Violence
Client Outcomes Following Incidents of Violence
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
Strategies to Prevent Client Violence in Office and Field Settings
Which Practice Settings Are the Most Risky?
Prevention Strategies for Office Settings
Prevention Strategies for Home Visits and Other Contacts in the Field
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercises
General Strategies for the Prevention of Violence
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercise
Model for a Violent Incident Report Form
Model for an Agency Safety Plan
Strategies to Prevent Client Violence
When Client Violence Occurs: The Multidimensional Impact on Social Workers
Blaming Ourselves
Social Workers' Emotional Reactions to Client Violence
Physical Injuries to the Social Worker as a Result of Client Violence
Impact on Social Workers' Feelings about Their Profession
Impact of Client Violence on Social Workers' Practice Conduct
Conclusion
Skill Development Exercise
Future Directions for Practice and Policy
Violence and Social Work Practice
The Empirical Basis of Our Understanding of Client Violence
Implications for the Future
Client Violence toward Social Workers Survey Questionnaire
A Model Syllabus for a Course on Understanding and Managing Violence and Safety in Social Work Practice
References
Index

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