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Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions

ISBN: 978-1-118-17697-9
314 pages
January 2013
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A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informed interventions for working with individuals and families

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families covers assessment of and intervention with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and families. It offers an array of pedagogical features within each chapter, as well as online resources and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guide critical thinking about topics.

Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social work practice, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporation of wider forms of systematically collected data such as case studies, best or promising practices, and consumer-focused data. Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to work effectively with individuals and families, but also develop their skills in evidence informed practice.

Comprehensive and insightful, Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families is a student- and practitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment tools and strategies available for social workers to successfully serve individuals and families facing a broad range of challenges.

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Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Editors xv

Contributors xv11

Chapter 1 Assessment of Children 1
Michael E. Woolley

Chapter 2 Intervention with Children 41
Mary C. Ruffolo and Paula Allen-Meares

Chapter 3 Assessment of Adolescents 71
David W. Springer and Tara M. Powell

Chapter 4 Intervention with Adolescents 97
Craig Winston LeCroy and Lela Rankin Williams

Chapter 5 Assessment of Adults 125
Elaine Congress

Chapter 6 Intervention with Adults 147
Bruce A. Thyer

Chapter 7 Assessment of the Elderly 177
Gregory J. Paveza

Chapter 8 Intervention with the Elderly 197
Michael J. Holosko, Jeffrey F. Skinner, Catherine A. Patterson, and Kimberly Brisebois

Chapter 9 Assessment of Families 237
Robyn Munford and Jackie Sanders

Chapter 10 Intervention with Families 265
Cynthia Franklin, Cathleen Jordan and Laura Hopson

Author Index 295

Subject Index 305

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MICHAEL J. HOLOSKO, PhD, MSW, is the Pauline M. Berger Professor of Family and Child Welfare at the University of Georgia, School of Social Work. He has taught across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in schools of social work, nursing, public administration, and applied social science in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, LCSW, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York.

KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence–based practice, and international social work practice.

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Supplement SUP0021834
Instructor's resources posted to companion site will consist of: 1) Test Bank (also available on Respondus) 2) PowerPoint slides per chapter 3) Instructor's Manual
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
Supplement SUP0021835
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