Working with Families: An Integrative Model by Level of Need

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byAllie C. Kilpatrick, Thomas P. Holland

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This text focuses on all levels of need within a family, and provides clear guidelines for effective family interventions.

 

The authors emphaize family strengths, coping capacities, and the many commonalities shared by all. All levels of need are addressed and practice models are applied, highlighting the  importance of looking at the specific needs of each family and the effective practice interventions.

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This text focuses on all levels of need within a family, and provides clear guidelines for effective family interventions.   The authors emphaize family strengths, coping capacities, and the many commonalities shared by all. All levels of need are addressed and practice models are applied, highlighting the  importance of looking a...

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With its unique approach of presenting the skills needed to work with families specifically from a social worker’s perspective, Working with Families, Fifth Edition, examines how to assess families according to their level of need--from the most basic level (needs for food, clothing, and shelter) to more advanced levels (needs for int...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.1 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:November 25, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205673929

ISBN - 13:9780205673926

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Table of Contents

Foreword   

Preface  

Authors   

Contributors    

Outline of Approaches  

Part One Theory Base and Contextual Practice: Metatheories for Working with Families at Four Levels of Need    


1    Levels of Family Need     

Allie C. Kilpatrick

Level I    

Level II   

Level III   

Level IV   

Intervention Criteria    

Summary   

Discussion Questions   

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings   

References  

2    An Ecological Systems-Social Constructionism Approach to Family Practice     

Thomas P. Holland and Allie C. Kilpatrick

Ecological Systems Perspective   

Applications to Family Practice   

Caveats in Using the Ecosystems Metatheory    

Social Constructionist Perspective    

Applications to Family Practice    

Caveats in Using the Social Constructionist Metatheory   

Comparing and Integrating the Metatheories   

Summary   

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings    

References   

3    Contexts of Helping: Commonalities and Human Diversities    

 Allie C. Kilpatrick and  June G. Hopps with Kareema J. Gray

The Helping Relationship/Therapeutic Alliance    

Client Diversity   

Summary    

Discussion Questions   

Internet Resources   

Suggested Readings    

References    

4    Ethically Informed and Spiritually Sensitive Practice  

Allie C. Kilpatrick, Thomas P. Holland and Dorothy S. Becvar

Ethically Informed Practice   

Spiritually Sensitive Practice   

Ethical Challenges   

Summary    

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources   

Suggested Readings   

References 

   

Part Two First Level of Family Need: Basic Survival     


5    Interventions with Level I ,Neglectful Families.

James M. Gaudin

Needs of Neglectful Families    

Assessment    

Goals: Defining Family Preservation  

Basic Tenets   

Intervention Approach: Preserving Neglectful Level I Families  

Evaluation of Effectiveness  

Application to Families on Levels II, III, and IV   

Ethical Challenges   

Summary   

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources   

Suggested Readings    

References  


6    A Family Case Management Approach for Level I Needs    

Roberta R. Greene and Nancy P. Kropf

Family Needs  

Family Case Assessment   

Treatment Goals   

Treatment Approach: A Generalist Model of Case Management   

Evaluation   

Application to Families at Other Levels of Need   

Ethical Challenges 

Summary    

Discussion Questions   

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings    

References 


Part Three Second Level of Family Need: Structure, Limits, and Safety   


7    Structural Family Interventions  

Harry J. Aponte

Levels of Family Need    

Assessment   

Goals   

Intervention Approach    

Evaluation   

Application to Families at Other Levels of Need    

Ethical Challenges   

Summary   

Discussion Questions    

Suggested Videotapes    

Suggested Readings   

References  

       8    Social Learning Family Interventions    128

Arthur M. Horne and Thomas V. Sayger

Family Needs    128

Assessment and Treatment Goals    131

Social Learning Family Interventions    133

Evaluation of Effectiveness    139

Application to Families on Levels I, III, and IV    139

Ethical Challenges    140

Summary    140

Discussion Questions    141

Internet Resources    142

Suggested Readings    142

References    142


Part Four Third Level of Family Need: Boundaries and Control   


9    Solution-Focused Family Interventions    

Jeffrey J. Koob

Assumptions   

Typical Needs of Level III Families    

Assessment    

Theory Base and Basic Tenets    

Treatment Goals    

Application    

Application to Spirituality    

Interventions    

Evaluation    

Application to Families on Levels I, II, and IV  

Ethical Challenges    

Summary    

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings   

References  

10    Family Systems Theory     

Joseph Walsh

Needs Presented by Level III Families   

Assessment   

Goals of the Intervention    

Intervention Approaches   

Applications    

Evaluation of Effectiveness   

Application to Families at Other Levels of Need  

Ethical Challenges   

Summary    

Discussion Questions 

Internet Resources   

Suggested Readings   

References   


Part Five  Fourth Level of Family Need: Family and Personal Growth   

11    Narrative Family Interventions     

Nancy R. Williams

Needs    

Goals    

Theoretical Foundations and Basic Tenets   

Assessment   

Intervention Approaches   

Evaluation   

Application to Families at Other Levels of Need   

Ethical Challenges    

Summary  

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings  

References    

12    Object Relations Family Interventions     

Allie C. Kilpatrick and Elizabeth O. Trawick

Family Needs   

Family Case Assessment    

Treatment Goals    

Intervention Approach: Theory Base and Tenets    

Application to Families on Level IV   

Interventions and Techniques   

Evaluation of Effectiveness   

Application to Families Functioning at Other Levels    

Ethical Challenges    

Summary   

Discussion Questions    

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings    

References  

  

Part Six  The Family in the Community: Ecosystem Implications    


13    The Family in the Community    

Elizabeth Vonk 

The Case of Mrs. Y.    

Dual Focus    

Definition of Community    

Family Practitioner and Agency Helping Function in Community   

Two Models That Address Family Needs on a Community Level    

Summary   

Discussion Questions  

Internet Resources    

Suggested Readings 
References  

Appendix: Ethics Cases and Commentaries  

Glossary    

Name Index    

Subject Index