Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions
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.
About the Editors xv
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
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
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, evidencebased practice, and international social work practice.