Working With Homeless and Vulnerable People: Basic Skills and Practices by Jeanette Waegemakers Schiff

Working With Homeless and Vulnerable People: Basic Skills and Practices

byJeanette Waegemakers Schiff

Paperback | June 15, 2015

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It has long been established that access to food, clothing, medical care, and housing are fundamental human rights the world over. Helping the approximately 600,000 Americans and 300,000 Canadians who are currently homeless work toward this goal is a complex undertaking. This text presents thefundamental knowledge and skills that frontline workers need in order to help vulnerable and homeless persons. It provides readers with both an understanding of the lived experiences of those who have faced homelessness and an outline of the interprofessional practice context of services forhomeless people. Waegemakers Schiff focuses on the interventions and best practices that have been found to be most effective in making connections, establishing helping relationships, and working with individuals on moving toward stabilization.

About The Author

Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff ( MSW, University of Toronto; PhD, Columbia University) is associate professor of social work at the University of Calgary with a background in clinical and organizational services and teaching courses in mental health, addictions, organizational practice, and research. She is a member of the Canadian Homel...

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Title:Working With Homeless and Vulnerable People: Basic Skills and PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615575

ISBN - 13:9780190615574

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