The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-12
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This unrivaled collection of essays explains the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrates how it works, and provides clear and practical tools for its application. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field to provide a balanced approach to social work practice that explores the strengths and assets of clients.

Table of Contents

The Philosophy, Principles, And Language Of The Strengths Perspective
Introduction: Power in the People
The Challenge of Seeing Anew the World We Think We Know: Learning Strengths-Based Practice
The Opportunities and Challenges of Person-Centered, Strengths-Based Practice: Purpose
Principles, and Applications of Systems' Integration
Strengths-Based Appreciations, Assessments And Approaches To Practice
Chronic Illness and Transilience Along My Spiritual Path
The Strengths Approach to Practice: Beginnings
Key Dimensions of the Strengths Perspective in Case management, Clinical, and Community Practice
Strengths Perspective in Criminal Justice
Implementation of Brief Strengths-Based Case management: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Improving Linkage with Care
The Strengths Model with Older Adults: Critical Practice Components
Assessing Strengths: Identifying Acts of Resistance to Violence and Oppression
A Shift in Thinking: Influencing Social Workers' Beliefs About Individual and Family Resilience in an Effort to Enhance Well-being and Success for All
Using The Strengths Perspective In Context(S)
Honoring Philosophical Traditions: The Strengths Model and the Social Environment
Exploring the True Nature of Resilience: A View from the Inside-Out
Poverty Through the Lens of Economic Human Rights
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