This book is ideal for social workers who are concerned with the newly-emerging client populations in America, people with severe and long-term impediments that diminish their capacity to join the everyday society. This includes the mentally ill, the frail, elderly, physically and developmentally disabled among others. New service concepts and approaches are needed that provide sustained care free from institutional confines. This case management book integrates both theory and practice and deals with both in an individual and community practice. It utilizes a clear, conceptual model of social work practice and case management and is derived from field research. New and practicing social workers.
New edition of an interdisciplinary discussion of newly emerging client populations in America<-->people with severe and long-term impediments that diminish their capacity to join the mainstream of community living and to whom the usual methods of the helping professions do not apply. Based on five years of research at UCLA, 12 chapters discuss context and means, practice functions, and establishing and implementing case management programs. Originally published in 1994 under the title Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.