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Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Program Evaluation for Social Workers Author Richard M. Grinnell Jr
ISBN-10 9780190227326
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 416
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Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.



Evaluation in Social Work

Evaluation in Social Work Author Yvonne A. Unrau
ISBN-10 9780195308068
Release 2007
Pages 468
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This book was written for you-a graduate social work student-as an introduction to program evaluation. We selected and arranged its contents so it can be used in a beginning one-semester social work program evaluation course, a social work administrative course, or a program planning course. It is designed to prepare you to: Participate in evaluative activities within your social service organization, Become a beginning critical producer of the professional evaluative literature, Become a beginning consumer of the professional evaluative literature, Master more advanced evaluation courses and texts.



Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals

Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals Author Michael J. Smith
ISBN-10 9780195158434
Release 2010-01-21
Pages 386
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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.



The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration Author Theodore J. Stein
ISBN-10 9780231126489
Release 2004-07-06
Pages 496
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This book addresses this relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.



Neuroscience and Social Work Practice

Neuroscience and Social Work Practice Author Rosemary L. Farmer
ISBN-10 9781483366289
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 200
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Over the past 30 years, findings in the neurosciences have grown exponentially and have provided a profound understanding of the link between behavior and biology. Although the Social Work community has long taken pride in using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual (BPSS) framework in conceptualization and intervention, the biological aspect of this BPSS framework has been sorely missing. Neuroscience and Social Work Practice provides the critical missing link. Introducing the latest neuroscience research, it gives practitioners essential data—in an easily accessible form—with which to take on the challenges of increasingly complex human problems and diagnoses. Key Features Takes readers on a "tour of the brain" and makes dense scientific material more engaging Provides a framework for how human service professionals can understand and implement neuroscience clinical data with the use of the Transactional Model Uses case vignettes to explain how neuroscience findings have been applied to specific practice situations Offers a deeper understanding of the links between neuroscience research and social work in such areas as trauma, attachment, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and the effects of psychotropic medications Intended Audience This cutting-edge text is indispensable for practitioners in the human services field and is an essential supplement for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students of courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Social Work Direct Practice as well as courses on Interpersonal Practice with Individuals, Children, and Families.



Evidence based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care

Evidence based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care Author Marcia Egan
ISBN-10 9781135262938
Release 2009-12-04
Pages 160
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Social work practice in health care requires that practitioners be prepared to meet the interdisciplinary and managed care demands for best practices in efficacious, time-limited, and culturally competent interventions, with populations across the lifespan. This text is designed to meet that demand for evidence-based practice. The result of extensive systematic reviews, Evidence-based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care provides substantive in-depth knowledge of empirically based interventions specifically for major and emerging medical diseases and health conditions particularly affecting diverse, at-risk and marginalized populations. It outlines best practices for the psychosocial problems associated with the emerging chronic and major health conditions of the twenty-first century, such as paediatric asthma, Type I and Type II diabetes, obesity, paediatric cancer, and adult hypertension. The interventions discussed are detailed in terms of for whom, by whom, when, under what circumstances, for what duration, and for what level client system the intervention has proven most effective. This invaluable text is suitable for students and will be a useful reference for practitioners specialising in social work in health settings.



Outcome Informed Evidence Based Practice Plus Mysocialworklab with Etext

Outcome Informed Evidence Based Practice Plus Mysocialworklab with Etext Author John G. Orme
ISBN-10 0205008585
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 320
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"Provides practical ways to measure and monitor client progress." Part of Advancing Core Competencies Series, a unique series that helps students taking advanced social work courses apply CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors examples to specialized fields of practice." ""Outcome-Informed Evidence Based Practice" shows students practical ways to measure and monitor client progress and use this feedback to help clients achieve their goals. "Outcome Informed Evidence Based Practice "places emphasis on social workers who provide direct services to clients, not only in clinical settings, but in a broad array of other settings such as schools, health care, social service agencies, residential facilities, and more. Using case examples in almost every chapter, this text highlights the diversity of clients encountered by social workers, providing real-world contexts for discussing chapter concepts. This text is also useful for psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and other allied health care and social service professionals. Learning GoalsUpon completing the book, readers should be able to: Help clients make the best decisions by measuring and monitoring client progress, and modifying interventions accordingly, Graph, analyze, and interpret their client's progress Recognize social workers should systematically measure and monitor their clients' outcomes at regular frequent intervals Identify measurement issues that influence the quality of the information collected by them and their client Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205206859



Program Evaluation An Introduction

Program Evaluation  An Introduction Author David Royse
ISBN-10 9780495601661
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 416
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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs that they will encounter in their professional practice. In the process of learning evaluation techniques and skills, students will become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. The authors clear writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as the text’s hands-on and applied focus, will guide students on how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice Author Jacqueline Corcoran
ISBN-10 9780190211011
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 592
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In Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice, seasoned practitioner-scholars Jacqueline Corcoran and Joseph Walsh provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment, and present a risk and resilience framework that helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. The authors also catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.



Management of Human Service Programs

Management of Human Service Programs Author Judith Lewis
ISBN-10 9780840034274
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 320
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This book introduces students to the theory and practice of managerial and leadership functions, with a practical approach that provides important guidelines for working within agencies. The authors address important topics germane to management and administration, including evidence-based and empirically supported practice, challenges of management, environments of human service agencies, program design, organizational theory and design, human resources, supervisory relationships, finances, information systems, program evaluation, organizational change, leadership, and achieving and maintaining organizational excellence. To help illustrate specific issues, the authors have included case examples throughout the text. In addition, a new running case set at the Grandview Community Center helps students see each issue more clearly because it takes place against the backdrop of a single setting. Reflection questions encourage students to consider how they would handle the scenario. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Social Work Research and Evaluation

Social Work Research and Evaluation Author Richard M. Grinnell
ISBN-10 9780190859022
Release 2018
Pages 728
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Since the first edition in 1981, Social Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners, and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs. Students will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for how the three dominant research methodologies-quantiative, qualitative, and mixed methods-will help them achieve their professional goals, regardless of their area of specialization. Written in clear, everyday language, this edition also includes the pedagogical features that will make it easy and effective for classroom use.



Social Work Evaluation

Social Work Evaluation Author James R. Dudley
ISBN-10 1935871404
Release 2013-07-17
Pages 242
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Dudley's text is an introduction to both programme and practice evaluation for social workers. Using the logic model as a theoretical framework, Dudley has developed seven specific steps for conducting evaluations during the planning, implementation, and outcomes stages of programmes and practices. This new edition has added information about the role of evaluation in the implementation and generation of evidence-based practices, and the necessity of evaluation to ensure accountability to all stakeholders.



Social Work Practice for Social Justice

Social Work Practice for Social Justice Author Betty Garcia
ISBN-10 0872931242
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 161
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Social Work Practice for Social Justice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social Work Practice for Social Justice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social Work Practice for Social Justice book for free.



Group Work

Group Work Author Sondra Brandler
ISBN-10 9781317653301
Release 2015-06-26
Pages 282
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The new edition of Group Work adds a focus on diversity and the use of self in group work, an area too often neglected in professional training but essential to meeting current competence standards set by the Council on Social Work Education. As in previous editions, students and professors will find thoughtful analyses of complicated value dilemmas and specific techniques for use in a diverse range of settings, including confrontations and situations where humor is appropriate. Complete with more games and exercises, an updated discussion of values and ethics, and an expanded skills section, Group Work also contains excerpts and discussions of case studies that can be applied to students’ own experiences and will serve as a valuable references for years to come.



Designing and Managing Programs

Designing and Managing Programs Author Peter M. Kettner
ISBN-10 9781483388328
Release 2015-12-29
Pages 288
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The Fifth Edition of the classic Designing and Managing Programs for human services helps readers grasp the meaning and significance of measuring performance and evaluating outcomes. Authors Peter M. Kettner, Robert M. Moroney, and Lawrence L. Martin, all leaders in the field, incorporate the principles of effectiveness-based planning as they address the steps of designing, implementing, and evaluating a human services program at the local agency level. Meaningful examples at every stage of the process—from problem analysis and needs assessment to evaluating effectiveness and calculating costs—enhance reader understanding of how concepts are implemented in the real world.



Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice

Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice Author David M. Fetterman
ISBN-10 9781462506712
Release 2012-03-23
Pages 231
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What principles should guide an empowerment evaluation? And how can these principles actually be put into practice? One of the primary tasks in an empowerment evaluation (EE) is to increase the capacity of program stakeholders to plan, implement, and evaluate their own programs. This book presents the most current formulation of the 10 principles of EE and provides professionals and students with the tools to put these principles into practice. Through case studies of diverse evaluation projects--including community health foundation initiatives, school district programs, and a $15 million corporate program aimed at bridging the digital divide--the founder and leading proponents of EE clarify key concepts and discuss important lessons learned. Coverage includes how to balance program improvement efforts with accountability requirements; how EE can be used to guide standards-based work; how to use EE in a learning organization; the differences among empowerment, collaborative, and participatory evaluation; and much more.



Integrative Clinical Social Work Practice

Integrative Clinical Social Work Practice Author F. Diane Barth
ISBN-10 9781493903511
Release 2014-02-18
Pages 166
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In recent history the practice of medicine and mental health has been increasingly eclectic as more and more practitioners harness seemingly disparate therapies and techniques to arrive at clinical breakthroughs. But while social work professionals have been involved in integrative practice informally and intuitively for years, resources to bring structure to this therapeutic concept have been few and far between. In response, Integrative Social Work Practice offers innovative ways of conceptualizing cases, communicating with clients and making better therapeutic use of client individuality. Rich in research, evidence-based and clinical material from a variety of settings, the book begins with the basic organizing principles behind effective integrative practice. Real-world examples flesh out the theoretical rationales and psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral and developmental methods are shown in practical context. The author also demonstrates how to balance flexibility and boundaries and manage diverse and even conflicting theories, while providing clear guidelines on: Integrating key psychotherapeutic approaches into social work. Using somatic knowledge to enhance therapy. Making assessments and choosing interventions. Applying an integrative approach to therapeutic relationships. Creating manageable goals based on small steps. Building and working with an integrative team. An important step forward in both professional development and the larger therapeutic picture, Integrative Social Work Practice benefits researchers and practitioners as well as supervisors and students in social work and counseling.