Social Work with the Aged and Their Families

Author: Roberta R. Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351489270

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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In recent years, theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners have become increasingly interested in older adults and the aging process. This volume draws on related disciplines to better understand the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging. 'Social Work with the Aged and Their Families' covers areas of central interest to those coping with the needs of an aging population. Among the topics addressed are assessment of the aging, taking into account biological age, psychological age, and socio-cultural and spiritual age. Greene also considers the importance of the family system, family roles and development, functional-age individual and family intervention, and group and community interventions. The scientific and systematic study of aging is known as gerontology. Geriatric social workers are those who have applied established social work theories in an attempt to find suitable techniques for working with their elderly clients. The need for specialized services has given birth to various services and programs. For example, meals-on-wheels and home health care services have been designed to meet specific physical needs of older adults. However, mental health services have lagged far behind as practitioners struggled to adapt such specialties as family therapy to families of later years. A major contribution of this book, now in its third edition, is the functional-age model of intergenerational treatment (FAM), which is an outgrowth of that demand. The functional-age model of intergenerational treatment is an integrative theoretical framework for social workers interested in clinical social work practice with older adults and their families. Since its initial construction in 1986, the model has been augmented by more recent concepts related to successful aging, spirituality, and resiliency. These additions, together with the original assessment and intervention strategies, present the major converging conceptual trends that constitute a model for twenty-first century social work practice in the field of aging.
Social Work with Children and Their Families

Author: Christopher G. Petr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195157550

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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An extensively revised version of the first edition, this text focuses on the practical foundational knowledge required to practice social work effectively in the complex and fast-changing world of services to children and their families. The core organizing framework consists of eight pragmatic perspectives: combating adultcentrism, family-centered practice, the strengths perspective, respect for diversity and difference, the least restrictive alternative, ecological perspective, organization and financing, and achieving outcomes. Unlike most texts that focus either on direct practice or on policy, Petr's revised volume integrates current policy-including recent reform efforts-with "best practices." The student thus gains a deep appreciation for how direct social work practice is linked to, and even guided by, contemporary policy initiatives and the values that underscore those initiatives. Two new chapters are devoted specifically to the fields of child welfare and children's mental health, providing an overview of the laws, policies, practices, and terminology pertaining to each setting. The next eight chapters focus on each pragmatic perspective and its relevance to child welfare and children's mental health. The in-depth case studies that comprise the concluding two chapters illustrate how typical client situations can be successfully addressed within the context of the pragmatic perspectives. Packed with case studies, specific practice instruction, chapter summaries, and suggested learning activities, this book prepares students and practitioners to think and act professionally in ways that are consistent with current laws, values, policies, and reform efforts in the field.
Developing Services for Older People and Their Families

Author: Rosemary Bland

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 185302290X

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Exploring new theory and practice in the provision of services for older people living at home, this book contains three parts. Part I examines the social context of old age, looking at structural barriers such as: ageism, racism and sexism the poverty of older people relative to the rest of the population the received wisdom that the increase in the number of older people in the population is `problematic' The second part of the book focuses on practice. The authors examine the extent to which service providers work from a user-led perspective, looking at issues such as: day services for people with dementia housing and support services GP - social services collaboration short-term breaks Part III examines specific issues, such as: development of professional skills the use of specialist teams empowerment This book is an excellent source of information for social workers, those working with older people, and lecturers of social work and gerontology.
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

Author: Terry Altilio

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199739110

Category: Medical

Page: 812

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The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work is a comprehensive, evidence-informed text that addresses the needs of professionals who provide interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive, biopsychosocial-spiritual care for patients and families living with life-threatening illness. Social workers from diverse settings will benefit from its international scope and wealth of patient and family narratives. Unique to this scholarly text is its emphasis on the collaborative nature inherent in palliative care. This definitive resource is edited by two leading palliative social work pioneers who bring together an array of international authors who provide clinicians, researchers, policy-makers, and academics with a broad range of content to enrich the guidelines recommended by the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.
Gerontological Social Work in Action

Author: Wendy Hulko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351801539

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Gerontological Social Work in Action introduces "anti-oppression gerontology" (AOG), a critical approach to social work with older adults, their families, and communities. AOG principles are applied to direct and indirect practice and a range of topics of relevance to social work practice in the context of a rapidly aging and increasingly diverse world. Weaving together stories from diverse older adults, theories, research, and practical tools, this unique textbook prompts social workers to think differently and push back against oppressive forces. It pays attention to issues, realities, and contexts that are largely absent in social work education and gerontological practice, including important developments in our understanding of age/ism; theories of aging and social work; sites and sectors of health and social care; managing risk and frailty; moral, ethical and legal questions about aging including medical assistance in dying; caregiving; dementia and citizenship; trauma; and much more. This textbook should be considered essential reading for social work students new to or seeking to specialize in aging, as well as those interested in the application of anti-oppressive principles to working with older adults and researching later life.
Social Work with the Aged and Their Families

Author: Roberta R. Greene

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412863827

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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Social Work with the Aged and Their Families presents the functional-age model (FAM) of intergenerational treatment, an integrative theoretical framework for social workers practicing with older adults and their families. In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s curriculum mandate of 2015, social workers are now encouraged to use human behavior theories in working with their geriatric clients. This fourth edition incorporates much-needed additional techniques to address the mental health assessments of the elderly. FAM addresses the assessment of older adults’ biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual age. It also incorporates an evaluation of the family system, family roles, and family development in this assessment. Interventions at the individual, family, group, and community levels are discussed. This volume, augmented with recent concepts related to successful aging, spirituality, and resiliency, presents the major converging conceptual trends that constitute a model for twenty-first century social work practice in the field of aging. It is an indispensable text for those training in social work practice with the elderly, or those currently in practice.
Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

Author: Michael J. Holosko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118420911

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informedinterventions for working with individuals and families Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families coversassessment of and intervention with children, adolescents, adults,the elderly, and families. It offers an array of pedagogicalfeatures within each chapter, as well as online resources andreview questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guidecritical thinking about topics. Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social workpractice, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporationof wider forms of systematically collected data such as casestudies, best or promising practices, and consumer-focused data.Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to workeffectively with individuals and families, but also develop theirskills in evidence informed practice. Comprehensive and insightful, Social Work Practice withIndividuals and Families is a student- andpractitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment toolsand strategies available for social workers to successfully serveindividuals and families facing a broad range of challenges.
Working with Families

Author: Allie C. Kilpatrick

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015063225307

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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The fourth edition of Working with Families presents an innovative model for choosing specific intervention methods that meet the discriminate level of need of a particular family. Thomas P. Holland has been added as a second author to help update and maintain the most current text possible.
Residential Homes for Elderly People

Author: Richard Bland

Publisher: Bernan Press(PA)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008741295

Category: Cost

Page: 257

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This book examines both the quality and costs of residential care in homes for elderly people in the private, voluntary and statutory sectors. The research was undertaken by a multi-disciplinary team of accountants, statisticians and experts in residential care and evaluating research. It provides information essential for the planning, development and purchase of residential care following the implementation of the National Health and Community Care Act in April 1993. It indicates ways in which quality of care can be improved without great additional cost and it provides detailed information about the costs of various components in the three sectors.