1st Edition

Social Work Practice with Children and Families A Family Health Approach

By Francis K.O. Yuen Copyright 2005
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    Effectively engage clients in working for personal change

    Social Work Practice with Children and Families presents the framework for family health social work and its applications in various practice environments. This vital textbook provides a unique blend of academic deliberations and practical service guidelines. Case examples or discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate more in-depth understanding and discussion among graduate and undergraduate students, professors, and educators in health and human service areas.

    Social Work Practice with Children and Families is organized into two major sections entitled “Practice Interventions” and “Policy, Programs, and Emerging Families.” This book will supply you with intervention and change strategies for promoting the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual growth and development of the family unit and each of its members, resulting in its holistic well-being. The book covers a wide variety of family dynamics that you will encounter, including gay/lesbian parents, single parents, and grandparents as caregivers.

    In this resource, you will also find case studies, adaptive strategies, and intervention models for working with families dealing with:

    • abuse and violence
    • disability
    • loss and grief
    • HIV/AIDS
    • migrating and seasonal farm work
    • and more!
    Social Work Practice with Children and Families will show you how to adopt and use family health social work practice methodology and models in your casework. As a supplemental text, it will help you harness the resources of the household, the government, and the community to develop interventions and services that promote the interests and welfare of your clients and their loved ones.

    • About the Editor
    • Contributors
    • Foreword (Doman Lum)
    • Acknowledgments
    • Chapter 1. Family Health Social Work Practice and Change (Francis K. O. Yuen)
    • Family Health Social Work Practice
    • Reasons and Needs for Change
    • Working for Change and Outcomes of Change
    • Chapter 2. Forensic Social Work and Child Sexual Abuse: Family Health Practice and Institutional Constraints (Gregory J. Skibinski and George E. Connor)
    • Introduction
    • Types of Diversion Programs
    • Legal Constraints
    • Political Constraints
    • Professional Constraints
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 3. Using Bibliotherapy in Family Health Social Work Practice with Children of Divorce (John T. Pardeck)
    • Introduction
    • Family Health Considerations
    • Family Health and Bibliotherapy
    • Goals and Principles Guiding Bibliotherapy
    • The Process of Bibliotherapy
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 4. Adaptive Strategies for Rural Families Living with HIV/AIDS (Susan C. Dollar)
    • Introduction
    • HIV/AIDS in the Rural Context
    • Family and Community Interventions
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 5. Beyond Crisis Intervention: Services for Families with Children with Disabilities (Ute C. Orgassa)
    • Introduction
    • Families with Children with Disabilities
    • The Double ABCX Model
    • Services and Interventions for Families with Children with Disabilities
    • Chapter 6. Understanding Children’s Reactions to Loss: A Holistic Approach (Joyce Burris)
    • Introduction
    • Cultural Practices and the Role of Children
    • The Grieving Process
    • What Helps to Support Children As They Grieve?
    • Grieving Children and Developmental Issues
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 7. Family Health Social Work Practice with Mexican Migrant and Seasonal Farmworking Families (Chrystal C. Ramirez Barranti)
    • Introduction
    • My Name Is Compesino
    • Biopsychosocial Dimensions Impacting Well-Being and Family Health
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 8. Grandparents As Parents: An Emerging Family Pattern (Christine A. Price)
    • Introduction
    • Concerns of Custodial Grandparents
    • Family Health Practice Concerns
    • Conclusion
    • Discussion Questions and Resources
    • Chapter 9. Lesbian and Gay Families: The Changing and Often Unsteady Legal and Social Environment (Robin Kennedy)
    • Introduction
    • Legal Inequities
    • Current State of Gay AND Lesbian Families
    • Legal Interventions
    • Health Care for Gay and Lesbian Families
    • The Developmental Stages of a Gay/Lesbian Family
    • Suggested Readings
    • Chapter 10. When the Family Becomes the State: Child Welfare and Foster Care Policies Affecting Family Health and Well-Being (Susan A. Taylor)
    • Introduction
    • The Child Welfare System: A Graduated Approach to State Intervention
    • Child Welfare Service Differentiation
    • What Children Need
    • Conclusion
    • Chapter 11. Homeless Women with Children: Their Health and Implications for Family Health Practice (Susan Talamantes Eggman)
    • Introduction
    • Homeless Families: A Definition
    • Why Are Families Homeless?
    • Poverty and Homelessness
    • Health Care Policy to Homeless Families
    • Health and Health Care Issues for Homeless Families
    • Implications
    • Chapter 12. The Neighborhood As a Resource for Family Health Social Work Practice (Nicole Nicotera)
    • Introduction
    • Part One: Understanding the Neighborhood As Habitat and Niche
    • Part Two: Literature Review from the Adult's Worldview
    • Part


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