Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work Perspective by Susan Allen

Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work Perspective

bySusan Allen, Elizabeth M. Tracy

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2010

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Service providers are increasingly called upon to serve clients at home, a setting even a seasoned professional can find difficult to negotiate. From monitoring the health of older populations to managing paroled offenders, preventing child abuse, and reunifying families, home-based services require models that ensure positive outcomes and address the ethical dilemmas that might arise in such sensitive contexts.

The contributors to this volume are national experts in diverse fields of social work practice, policy, and research. Treating the home as an ecological setting that guides human development and family interaction, they present rationales for and overviews of evidence-based models across an array of populations and fields of practice. Part 1 provides historical background and contemporary applications for home-based services, highlighting ethical, administrative, and supervision issues and summarizing the social policies that shape service delivery. Part 2 addresses home-based practice in such fields as child and adult mental health, school social work, and hospice care, detailing the particular population being treated, the policy and agency context, theories and empirical data, and practice guidelines. Part 3, the editors present a unifying framework and suggest future directions for home-based social work.

Susan F. Allen is assistant professor of social work at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and has over twenty years of clinical experience working with children, families, and adults in both home-based and center-based settings.Elizabeth M. Tracy is a Grace Longwell Coyle Professor of Social Work at the Mandel School of A...
Title:Delivering Home-Based Services: A Social Work PerspectiveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231520301

ISBN - 13:9780231520300

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Historical and Current Context, by Susan F. Allen and Elizabeth M. Tracy
2. Ethical Issues and Guidelines, by Kimberly Strom-Gottfried
3. Administrative Supports and Practices, by Kristine Nelson
4. Social Policy Context, by Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Katharine Briar-Lawson
Part II: Home-Based Services in Social Work Fields of Practice
5. Early Childhood Programs, by Susan F. Allen
6. School-Based Services, by Cynthia Franklin and Christine Lagana-Riordan
7. Child Welfare, by Cathleen A. Lewandowski and Katharine Briar-Lawson
8. Child Mental Health, by Mary Armstrong
9. Criminal Justice, by José B. Ashford
10. Adult Mental Health, by Patrick Sullivan
11. Older Adult Services, by Kathryn Betts Adams
12. Hospice and End-of-Life Care, by Ellen Csikai
Part III: Conclusion
13. Conclusions and Considerations for the Future, by Elizabeth M. Tracy and Susan F. Allen
Appendix: Organizations Associated with Home-Based Programs, Research, or Policies
List of Contributors

Editorial Reviews

Delivering Home-Based Services provides a comprehensive overview of evidencebased social work practice in the home.