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

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

Michael J. Holosko, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers

ISBN: 978-1-118-17697-9 January 2013 336 Pages

Description

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 xvii

Chapter 1 Assessment of Children 1
Michael E. Woolley

Defining Assessment 2

Historical Background 4

Evolving Ecological-Systems Perspective 6

Biopsychosocial Assessment Report 12

Summary of Current Evidence-Based Assessment of Children 15

Emerging Trends in Child Assessment 23

Implications for Social Work on Micro-, Mezzo-and Macrolevels 25

Conclusion 31

Key Terms 32

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 32

Online Resources 33

References 34

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

Development of EBPs for Children at Risk for Emotional or Behavioral Problems 42

Current EBPs with Children 45

Limitations of the Evidence 60

Conclusion 61

Key Terms 63

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 63

Online Resources 63

References 64

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

Evidence-Based Assessment with Adolescents 73

Limitations of Evidence-Based Assessment with Adolescents 86

Treatment Goals 88

Implications for Social Work 89

Conclusion 90

Key Terms 91

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 91

Online Resources 91

References 92

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

Overview of Issues and Problems Facing Adolescents 98

Promising Programs of Prevention and Intervention 102

Promoting the Development of Competencies and the Prevention of Disorders 102

Substance-Abuse-Prevention Programs 103

Promising Treatment Programs 106

Ongoing Treatment and Case Management 111

Considerations in Service Delivery 113

Motivation for Treatment 114

Context and Focus of Treatment 115

Conclusion 116

Key Terms 117

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 117

Online Resources 118

References 118

Chapter 5 Assessment of Adults 125
Elaine Congress

Historical Background 127

Summary of Current Evidence-Based Assessment for Individuals 131

Evidence-Based Assessment 140

Implications for Social Work on Micro-, Mezzo- and Macrolevels 140

Conclusion 141

Key Terms 142

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 142

Online Resources 142

References 142

Chapter 6 Intervention with Adults 147
Bruce A. Thyer

Historical Background 148

Summary of Useful Resources 161

Limitations of the Evidence 166

Implications for Social Work at the Micro-, Mezzo-and Macrolevels 168

Conclusion 171

Key Terms 172

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 172

Online Resources 173

References 173

Chapter 7 Assessment of the Elderly 177
Gregory J. Paveza

Historical Background 178

Elements of the Comprehensive Assessment 179

Mental Status 180

Functional Assessment 181

Medical History and Nutritional and Health-Behaviors Assessment 182

Assessment of Emotional Well-Being 184

Assessment of Social, Economic, and Environmental Well-Being 185

The Care Plan 189

Conclusion 190

Key Terms 190

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 190

Online Resources 191

References 191

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

Historical Background 197

Summary of Current Evidence-Based Interventions with the Elderly 200

Limitations of the Evidence 221

Implications for Social Work at Micro-, Mezzo- and Macrolevels 221

Conclusion 226

Key Terms 228

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 228

Online Resources 229

References 229

Chapter 9 Assessment of Families 237
Robyn Munford and Jackie Sanders

Historical Background 237

Current Evidence on the Assessment of Families 239

Limitations to the Evidence on the Assessment of Families 242

The Assessment Process within Social Work Practice—Micro-, Mezzo-, and Macrolevels 245

Conclusion 260

Key Terms 260

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 260

Online Resources 261

References 261

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

Historical Background 266

Summary of Current Evidence-Based Intervention with Families 268

Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Parent Component 280

Limitations of Evidence-Based Family Interventions 283

Implications for Social Work Practice 286

Conclusion 288

Key Terms 288

Review Questions for Critical Thinking 289

Online Resources 289

References 289

Author Index 295

Subject Index 305