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Family Assessment Handbook : An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention,9780534365981

Family Assessment Handbook : An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention

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Pub. Date:
8/23/2001
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Brooks Cole
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Summary

PART I: FAMILY ASSESSMENT. 1. THE CONTEXT OF HELPING FAMILIES. Families in Context. Definition of Families. The Context of Helping Families. Beliefs, Preferences, and Facts. Maintaining Ethical Standards. Summary of Key Practice Principles. Learning Activities. 2. GETTING STARTED. Families and Environments. Thinking About Families. Family Engagement. Guiding Principles of Assessment. Summary of Key Practice Principles. Learning Activities. 3. THE FAMILY SYSTEM. The Family. Theoretical Basis for Family Assessment. Family Development Family Structure. Family Functioning. Beliefs. Roles, Rituals and Traditions. Family Transitions. Summary of Key Practice Principles. Learning Activities. 4. FAMILY ASSESSMENT. Family Interviewing Skills. The Family Interview. Tools for Collecting and Organizing Data. Interviewing Tools. Mapping and Graphic Tools. Family Self-Report Tools, Teaching Tools. Selecting Dimensions for Assessment. Issues of Concern. Looking at the Resource Systems. Culturally Sensitive Assessment. Strengthening Family Resources. Summary of Key Practice Principles. Learning Activities. 5. FAMILY INTERVENTIONS. Planning and Promoting Resources. Supporting Strategies of Change. Reviewing Family Strengths and Issues. Creating Opportunities. Connecting Outcomes to Action. Writing the Family Assessment. Summary of Key Practice Principles. Learning Activities. 6. MEASURING AND EVALUATING FAMILY CHANGE. Selecting Measures to Use. Guidelines for Using Measurement Tools. Measuring Common Family Problems. Reviewing the Plan for Change. Evaluating Family Success and Opportunities. Managing Data. Future Directions for Families. Summary of Practice Principles. Learning Activities. PART II: SELF-ASSESSMENT AND CRITICAL THINKING. 7. SELF-ASSESSMENT AND CRITICAL THINKING. Journal Writing. Critical Thinking and Self-Assessment. What Will I Learn? My Family Journal. Family of Origin and Roles. Family Rules, Rituals, and Traditions. Family Transitions. The Family Assessment Report. Learning Activities. PART III: PRACTICING FAMILY ASSESSMENT. 8. CASE STUDY. The Sherman Family: Adoption Assessment. 9. THE MCCOY FAMILY. 10. THE DEL SOL FAMILY. 11. THE YELLOWBIRD FAMILY. 12. THE FOXX FAMILY. References. Index.

Table of Contents

Part One: Family Assessment 1(98)
The Context of Helping Families
3(14)
Family Defined
4(1)
Family Context
5(1)
Beliefs, Preferences, and Facts
6(3)
Personal Beliefs
6(1)
Family Beliefs
7(1)
Professional Beliefs
8(1)
Practice Setting Beliefs
8(1)
Legal Requirements
9(1)
Maintaining Ethical Standards
9(3)
Ethical Decision-Making Protocol
9(2)
Confidentiality Concerns
11(1)
Summary of Key Practice Principles
12(1)
Learning Activities
13(4)
Getting Started
17(12)
Families and Environments
18(1)
Thinking About Families
18(1)
Family Engagement
19(1)
Guiding Principles of Assessment
20(7)
Sensitive and Responsive Assessment
21(1)
Elements of Assessment
22(5)
Summary of Key Practice Principles
27(1)
Learning Activities
27(2)
The Family System
29(22)
Family
30(1)
Theoretical Basis for Family Assessment
31(9)
Key Assumptions
31(2)
Key Concepts
33(7)
Family Development
40(1)
Family Structure
41(1)
Family Culture
41(2)
Family Beliefs
43(1)
Family Rituals and Traditions
44(1)
Family Functioning
45(3)
Summary of Key Practice Principles
48(1)
Learning Activities
49(2)
Family Assessment
51(24)
Preparation for the Assessment
51(1)
Assessment Approaches
52(1)
Tools for Collecting and Organizing Data
53(1)
The Family Interview
53(22)
Mapping and Graphic Tools
57(9)
Self-Report Tools
66(3)
Teaching and Role Play Tools
69(1)
Issues of Concern
70(1)
Culturally Sensitive Assessment
71(1)
Selecting Dimensions for Assessment
71(2)
Summary of Key Practice Principles
73(1)
Learning Activities
73(2)
Family Interventions
75(12)
Planning for an Intervention
75(1)
Selecting Realistic Goals
76(1)
Searching for Solutions
77(1)
Building on Family Strengths
77(3)
Changing Cognitive Thinking
78(1)
Changing Affective Factors
79(1)
Changing Behavioral Factors
79(1)
Creating Opportunities
80(1)
Selecting an Intervention
81(1)
Parent and Family-Based Strategies
82(1)
Changing Boundaries
83(1)
The Family Assessment Report
84(1)
Summary of Practice Principles
85(1)
Learning Activities
86(1)
Measuring and Evaluating Family Change
87(12)
Selecting Measures to Use
87(2)
Individualized Measures
88(1)
Standardized Measures
88(1)
Guidelines for Using Measurement Tools
89(1)
Measuring Common Family Problems
90(4)
Family Functioning
90(1)
Child Problems
91(1)
Parent and Marital Problems
91(3)
Evaluating Family Change
94(3)
Monitoring
94(1)
Evaluation
94(3)
Summary of Practice Principles
97(1)
Learning Activities
97(2)
Part Two: Self-Assessment and Critical Thinking 99(14)
Examining Your Own Family Experience
101(12)
Journal Writing
102(1)
Critical Thinking and Self-Assessment
103(1)
What Will I Learn?
103(2)
My Family Journal
105(8)
Part Three: Practicing Family Assessment: Case Studies 113(52)
The Sherman Family: Applying For Adoption
115(10)
Home Assessment Report for Private Adoption: The Sherman Family
115(10)
Identifying Information and Personal History
115(5)
Family Dynamics and Community Relationships
120(1)
Home and Neighborhood
121(1)
Income
121(1)
Understanding of Adoption and Motivation
121(1)
Child Desired
122(1)
References
122(1)
Overview of Assessment Process
123(1)
Summary
123(1)
Recommendation
123(2)
The Del Sol Family: Marital Conflict and Parenting Concerns
125(12)
Study Activities
125(5)
Example of a Family Assessment Summary: The Del Sol Family
128(2)
Case Study: The Del Sol Family
130(7)
Referral Route
130(1)
Family Composition
130(1)
The Del Sol Family Genogram
131(1)
The Family System
131(1)
Family Background Information
132(1)
Family Strengths and Challenges
132(2)
Planning for Services
134(1)
Assessment Tools
134(1)
Interventions
134(1)
Evaluation
135(1)
Contract
135(2)
The McCoy Family: Coping with a Mother's Death
137(10)
Study Activities
137(3)
Case Study: The McCoy Family
140(7)
Referral Route
140(1)
Family Composition
140(1)
The McCoy Family Genogram
140(1)
The Family System
140(1)
Family Background Information
141(1)
Developmental History of the Family
142(1)
Family Strengths and Challenges
142(1)
Recommendations for Family Work
143(1)
Planning for Services
144(1)
Intervention Choices
144(1)
Evaluation
145(1)
Notes on Contracting
146(1)
The Yellowbird Family: A Troubled Child
147(12)
Study Activities
147(3)
Case Study: The Yellowbird Family
150(9)
Referral Source
150(1)
Family Composition
150(1)
The Yellowbird Family Genogram
150(1)
Family Background Information
150(1)
Placement Background Information
151(3)
Jason Yellowbird's Placement Sequence
154(1)
Assessment
155(1)
Goals
155(1)
Intervention Planning
155(2)
Evaluation
157(2)
The Foxx Family: A Troubled Adolescent
159(6)
Questions
159(1)
Case Study: John Foxx
160(5)
Identifying Information
160(1)
Presenting Problem
160(2)
Assessment Plan for John Foxx
162(3)
References 165(6)
Index 171


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