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Generalist Social Work Practice with Families, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Stephen J. Yanca, Louise C Johnson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 10, 2007

Description

This text provides a comprehensive approach to generalist practice with diverse families using an integrated ecosystems and strengths-based approach.

 

It includes schemas for developing family and subsystem social histories and case examples for working with diverse families.

Table of Contents

 

Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1 - Generalist Practice with Families

Family Forms in American Society

A Brief History of Family Work

Foundations of Generalist Practice with Families

Family Systems Theory

An Ecological Perspective

A Strengths Approach

Human Diversity

Diversity Competence

The Family Ecosystem

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 


Chapter 2 - Foundations of Generalist Social Work Practice

A Brief History of Generalist Practice in Social Work

The Johnson/Yanca Model of Generalist Practice

Concern or Need

Creative Blending of Knowledge, Values, and Skills

The Change Process

Diversity Competence

Two Intertwined Processes

The Environment as an Ecosystem

The Community

The Agency

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 3 - Gender and Diversity Competent Practice with Families

Diversity Competent Practice

Becoming Diversity Competent

Gender Competent Practice with Families

Resources

Diversity Competent Practice with Gay and Lesbian Families


Resources

A Schema for Studying Families from a Diverse Ethnic Group

Diversity Competent Practice with African American Families

Diversity Competent Practice with Hispanic/Latino Families

Diversity Competent Practice with Native American Families

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 4- Interaction and Engagement with Families

Engagement and Formation of an Action System

Engagement

Formation of an Action System with the Family

Blocks to Formation of an Action System

Forming an Action System with Other Members of the Ecosystem

Relationship

The Helping Relationship

Special Influences on the Helping Relationship

Communication

The Interview: An Interactional Tool

Preparing for an Interview


The Stages of an Interview

Skills Used by the Worker during the Interview

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 5 - Family Assessment

Selection of the Client System

The Assessment Process with Families

Important Elements of the Assessment Phase with Families

Stages in the Assessment Phase with Families

Identify the Initial Need or Concern

Identify the Nature of the Concern or Need and Decide if Family Work is Needed

Identify Potential Strengths and Resources in the Family Ecosystem

Select and Collect Information Regarding the Family and Its Ecosystem

Analyze the Available Information

Transactional Assessment

The Dual Perspective

Mapping

Social Support Network Analysis

Summary


Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 6 - Planning with Families

Planning with Families

Components of a Plan

Goals and Objectives

Units of Attention

Strategy

Factors Affecting a Plan of Action

The Community

The Agency

The Social Issue

The Worker

The Family

Diversity and Populations at Risk

Strengths and Limitations of the Systems Involved

The Planning Process with Families

Agreement between Worker and Family

Summary

Questions


Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 7 - Direct Practice Actions with Families

Diversity Competent Practice Actions with Diverse Families

Gender Competent Practice Actions

Diversity Competent Practice Actions with African American Families

Diversity Competent Practice Actions with Hispanic/Latino Families

Actions Taken to Develop Relationships

Action to Enable Families to Use Available Resources

The Service Delivery System

Referral

Broker and Advocate Roles

Action to Empower and Enable Families

Empowerment

Enabling

Action in Response to Crisis

Recognizing Crisis

Responding to Crisis

Action That Is Supportive

Use of Activity as an Interventive Strategy with Families

Action as Mediation within the Family


Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 8 - Indirect Practice Actions with Families

Action as Mediation with the Family and the Environment

Action Involving the Use of Influence

Action to Change the Environment

Action to Coordinate Services

Case Management

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 9 - Evaluation and Termination with Families

Kinds of Evaluation

Single System Design and Research Techniques in Evaluation

Some Considerations Regarding Evaluation

Evaluation during Phases of the Change Process

Kinds of Termination

Planned Termination with Individual Family Members


Components of Termination

Disengagement

Stabilization of Change

Evaluation

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 10 - Generalist Practice with Couples

Interaction and Engagement with Couples

Assessment with Couples

Assessment as a Process

Assessment as a Product

Planning with Couples

Direct Practice Actions with Couples

Action Taken to Empower or Enable Couples to Strengthen Their Relationship

Action Taken in Crisis Situations

Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Couples

Action Taken That Uses Activity with Couples

Action Taken to Mediate with Couples and between Couples Their Environment

Indirect Practice Actions with Couples


Action That Involves the Use of Influence

Action Designed to Change the Environment

Action Relative to Coordination of Services

Evaluation and Termination with Couples

Generalist Practice with Couples Who Are Older

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 11 - Generalist Practice with Parents

Interaction and Engagement with Parents

Assessment with Parents

Assessment as a Process

Assessment as a Product

Planning with Parents

Direct Practice Actions with Parents

Action Taken to Enable Parents to Know and Use Community Resources

Action Taken to Empower or Enable Parents

Action Taken in Crisis Situations

Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Parents

Action Taken That Uses Activity with Parents


Action Taken to Mediate with Parents and between Parents Their Environment

Indirect Practice Actions with Parents

Action That Involves the Use of Influence

Action Designed to Change the Environment

Action Relative to Coordination of Services

Evaluation and Termination with Parents

Generalist Practice with Parents in Groups

Generalist Practice with Parents Who Are Older

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 12 - Generalist Practice with Parent-Child Subsystems

Interaction and Engagement with Parent-Child Subsystems

Assessment with Parent-Child Subsystems

Assessment as a Process

Assessment as a Product

Planning with Parent-Child Subsystems

Direct Practice Actions with Parent-Child Subsystems

Action Taken to Enable Parent-Child Subsystems to Know and Use Community Resources


Action Taken to Empower or Enable Parent-Child Subsystems

Action Taken in Crisis Situations

Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Parent-Child Subsystems

Action Taken That Uses Activity with Parent-Child Subsystems

Action Taken to Mediate with Parent-Child Subsystems and with Their Environment

Indirect Practice Actions with Parent-Child Subsystems

Action That Involves the Use of Influence

Action Designed to Change the Environment

Action Relative to Coordination of Services

Evaluation and Termination with Parent-Child Subsystems

Generalist Practice with Older Parent-Adult Child Subsystems

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

 

Chapter 13 - Generalist Practice with Siblings

Interaction and Engagement with Sibling Subsystems

Assessment with Sibling Subsystems

Assessment as a Process

Assessment as a Product

Planning with Sibling Subsystems


Direct Practice Actions with Sibling Subsystems

Action Taken to Enable Siblings to Know and Use Community Resources

Action Taken to Empower or Enable Siblings

Action Taken in Crisis Situations

Action Taken to Use Support in Working with Siblings

Action Taken That Uses Activity with Siblings

Action Taken to Mediate with Siblings and with Their Environment

Indirect Practice Actions with Siblings

Action That Involves the Use of Influence

Action Designed to Change the Environment

Action Relative to Coordination of Services

Evaluation and Termination with Siblings

Summary

Questions

Suggested Readings

  

Appendix - Good Practices with Families with Special Challenges

A Model for Good Practices in Generalist Social Work Practice  

Case Management

Good Practices with Families with Members Who Abuse Substances

Good Practices with Families Experiencing Violence

Good Practices with Families Requiring Child Welfare Services

Good Practices with Families Experiencing Crime and Delinquency

Good Practices with Families with Members Who Are Mentally Disabled

Good Practices with Families with Members Who Are Older

 

Glossary

Author Index

Subject Index

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