Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery across the Lifespan

Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery across the Lifespan

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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 programmes often fail these vulnerable populations, particularly since their multiple needs often require a multidimensional approach. This text seeks to meet those needs.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 7 line drawings, 4 tables
  • 0195128095
  • 9780195128093

Table of contents

Part 1 Theory and conceptual framework: Francis Turner, theories of practice with vulnerable populations; Jack Rothman and JoAnn Damron-Rodriguez, fostering innovation in organization and creating innovative organizations - a synthesis of empirical research. Part 2 Innovation in practice and service delivery with children and adolescents: Lynn Singer, Sonia Minnes, and Robert E. Arendt, innovations for high risk infants; Victor Groza, innovations in adoption; Julia H. Littell and John R. Schuerman, innovations in child welfare - preventing out-of-home placement of abused and neglected children; Raymond P. Lorion, Anne E. Brodsky, and Michelle Colley-Quile, exposure to urban violence - a framework for conceputalizing risky settings. Part 3 Innovations in practice and service delivery with adults: Phyllis Solomon, the evolution of service innovations for adults with severe mental illness; David Braddock, innovation in mental retardation Services; Allen Zweben and Susan Rose, innovations in treating alcohol problems; innovation in practice with homeless populations - partnership in the struggle for empowerment. Part 4 Innovations in practice and service delivery with the elderly: Eva Kahana, Boaz Kahana, and Heidi T. Chirayath, innovations in institutional care from a patient responsive perspective; Cameron J. Camp and Jeanne M. Mattern, innovations in managing Alzheimer's disease; David Coon, Richard Schulz, Marcia Ory, and the REACH study group: innovative intervention approaches for Alzheimer's disease caregivers.
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