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Title The strengths perspective in social work practice / edited by Dennis Saleebey
Edition Fourth edition
Published Boston, Mass. ; London : Allyn and Bacon, 2006


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 W'PONDS  361.320973 Sal/Spi 2005  AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part I. The philosophy, principles and language of the strengths perspective -- 1. Introduction: Power in the People -- 2. Shifting Our Habits of Mind: Learning to Practice from a Strengths Perspective -- Part II. The remarkable strengths of indigenous people(s) -- 3. Strengths of First Nations Peoples -- 4. The Significance of Spirituality for Resilient Response to Chronic Illness: A Qualitative Study of Adults with Cystic Fibrosis -- Part III. Strengths-based assessment and approaches to pratice -- 5. The Strengths Approach to Practice -- 6. Assessing Client Strengths: Individual, Family, and Community Empowerment -- 7. Solving Problems from a Strengths Perspective -- 8. Strengths-Based Case Management: Enhancing Treatment for Persons with Substance Abuse Problems -- 9. The Strengths Model with Older Adults: Critical Practice Components -- 10. The Opportunities and Challenges of Strengths-Based, Person-Centered Practice: Purpose, Principles, and Applications in a Climate of Systems' Integration -- 11. Using Strengths-Based Practice to Tap the Resilience of Families -- Part IV. Strengths in context -- 12. "That History Becomes You": Slave Narratives and Today's Movement to End Poverty -- 13. Community Development, Neighborhood Empowerment, and the Individual Resilience -- 14. Honoring Philosophical Traditions: The Strengths Model and the Social Environment -- Part V. Conclusion -- 15. The Strengths Perspective: Possibilities and Problems
Summary "The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice presents a collection of essays that explains the strengths-based philosophy, demonstrates how it works, and provides clear and practical tools for its application. It presents a balanced approach to social work practice, in contrast to a problems-based approach, that takes into account the strengths and assets of clients and their environments."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social service -- Psychological aspects.
Social service -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Author Saleebey, Dennis.
LC no. 2005043121
ISBN 0205408176 paperback
9780205408177 paperback