Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

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David E. Biegel, Henry L Zucker Professor of Social Work Practice and Professor of Sociology David E Biegel, Arthur Blum, Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social Sciences Arthur Blum
Oxford University Press, 1999 - 354 halaman
High rates of poverty and homelessness, especially among women and children; increasing alcohol and drug abuse problems; escalating teen violence; and inadequate services for the chronically mentally ill are just a few of the problems that human service professionals encounter. Unfortunately, traditional approaches and programs often fail these vulnerable populations, particularly since their multiple needs often require a multidimensional approach. New innovations in practice and service delivery are clearly needed, but the current literature is often idiosyncratic, fragmented, and does not offer a systematic approach to the issues and problems.
Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan is the first book in Oxford's new social work series Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations. With chapters written by leading scholars in social work and related fields in mental health and human services, it presents an interdisciplinary approach to the examination of innovations in direct practice and service delivery, synthesizing the development and application of knowledge concerning practice and delivery across both problems and populations. This volume allows innovations in direct practice and service which have relevance across problem areas or groups to be shared by students and practitioners dealing with a range of problems across the lifespan.
The book is divided into four parts, beginning with a conceptual overview of theory developed by the editors for the analysis of innovations in practice and delivery. The remaining sections focus on children and adolescents, adults and the elderly. Each section defines the relevant population; discusses those issues in practice and service delivery where innovation is needed; presents an overview of the types of innovations which are taking place; and outlines the implications for practice, service delivery, policy and research.
The editors' aim is to introduce practitioners and students to innovations that have been successful, including empirical evidence to support their conclusions, and thus to provide them with strategies that they can implement in their own practice and research. Current literature on helping vulnerable populations is extremely segmented and offers little in the way of systematic, research-bsed analysis of innovations. This books lays out a conceptual framework for doing just this, and offers an analysis of some of the newest techniques for working with people from infancy through old age.
The book is ideal for social work practice theory courses, continuing education for professionals, and as a supplement to practice courses, while individual chapters can be used for specialized practice courses.
 

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Theory and Conceptual Framework
4
Theories of Practice with Vulnerable Populations
13
Fostering Innovation in Organizations and Creating
32
Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery
55
Innovations in Adoption
79
Innovations in Child Welfare
102
Exposure to Urban Violence
124
Part ill Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Adults
147
Innovations in Treating Alcohol Problems
197
Innovation in Practice with Homeless Populations
221
Innovations in Institutional Care from
249
Innovations in Managing Alzheimers Disease
276
Innovative Intervention Approaches for Alzheimers
295
ConclusionDavid E Biegel Arthur Blum
327
About the Editors
339
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David Biegel and Arthur Blum are both at Case Western Reserve University.

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