Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations by Alex GittermanHandbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations by Alex Gitterman

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

EditorAlex Gitterman

Hardcover | May 6, 2014

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When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

Alex Gitterman is the Zachs Professor of Social Work and director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.
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Title:Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient PopulationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:616 pagesPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231163622

ISBN - 13:9780231163620

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, by Alex Gitterman and lambrine A. SideriadisPart 1. Life Conditions2. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), by George S. Getzel, Yvonne O. Patterson, and Stephen W. Willroth3. Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions, by Deborah M. Courtney and Meredith Hanson4. Autism Spectrum, by Cristina Mogro-Wilson and Kay Davidson5. Borderline Personality, by Nina Rovinelli Heller and Ann Marie Garran6. Depression, by Manny J. González and Lisa G. Colarossi7. Eating Problems, by F. Diane Barth8. Schizophrenia, by Ellen P. Lukens And Jordan e. Devylder9. Serious Physical Illness and End-of-Life Care, by Mary Sormanti And Grace ChristPart 2. Life Circumstances and Events10. Adolescent Pregnancy, by Kathleen Rounds and Charity C. Sneed11. Bullying, by Faye Mishna and Melissa Van Wert12. Child Abuse and Neglect, by Lynn Videka, Geetha Gopalan, And Besa H. Bauta13. Children in Foster Care, by Astraea Augsberger and Brenda G. McGowan14. Crime Victims, by Jacqueline Corcoran15. Death in the Family, by Nancy Boyd Webb and Linda Openshaw16. Gay and Lesbian Persons, by Carol T. Tully and Ellen Smith17. Homeless People, by Jennifer Mcclendon and Shannon R. Lane18. Immigrants and Refugees, by Dianne Drachman19. Intimate Partner Abuse, by Jonel Thaller, Jill Theresa Messing, and Bonnie E. Carlson20. Older Persons in Need of Long-Term Care, by Toby Berman-Rossi and Timothy B. Kelly21. Returning Servicewomen and Veterans, by Kathryn Basham22. Suicide and Suicidal Behavior, by Nina Rovinelli Heller23. Survivors and Victims of Terrorism, by S. Megan Berthold, and Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith24. Survivors of Torture, by S. Megan Berthold25. Young Men of Color, by Bruce J. Armstrong, Alwyn T. Cohall, and Renee Mayer Cohall26. Women of Color, by Edith A. Lewis, Izumi Sakamoto, and Lorraine GutiérrezList of ContributorsIndex

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Gitterman and many other social work experts present a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the full range of social work services. The book is outstanding in its recognition of human resilience in the face of the most devastating adverse social circumstances that must be changed. Another virtue of the book is the use the authors employ of a validated and broad range of social interventions.