Delivering Home-based Services

Delivering Home-based Services

Author: Susan F. Allen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231141468

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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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.

Home-based Care, the Elderly, the Family, and the Welfare State

Home-based Care, the Elderly, the Family, and the Welfare State

Author: Frédéric Lesemann


ISBN: UOM:39015032146543

Category: Aging

Page: 294

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Based on overviews from seven industrial countries, the various contributors look at government interventions targeting the dependent elderly and situate this group in the framework of demographic change and history of social services and social policy. They identify current challenges and highlight certain response strategies, which often represent experimental solutions.

Resources for Educating Children with Diverse Abilities

Resources for Educating Children with Diverse Abilities

Author: Penny Low Deiner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X004806174

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 748

View: 341

This text will help students move from identifying the annual goals for a child to embedding these goals in the regular classroom routine. It is set up to provide information and then teach how to appy this information in a practical setting.

Long-term Care for the Elderly

Long-term Care for the Elderly

Author: David Rabin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015011657098

Category: Aged

Page: 280

View: 838

A comprehensive, concise reference source on all topics relating to long-term care for the elderly, this book provides basic information on issues and legislation together with a compilation of significant national and regional data. It covers functional disability, health care expenditures and utilization, home health care, and community-based services. The final chapter, which deals with the problems of population aging on an international level, points out how the concerns of elderly persons are central to every industrialized country and how their growing numbers create a unique problem in the provision, planning, and allocation of resources.