Designing And Managing Programs

Author : Peter M. Kettner
ISBN : 9781483388328
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Effectively Managing Human Service Organizations

Author : Ralph Brody
ISBN : 141290420X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.88 MB
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Now in its Third Edition, Effectively Managing Human Service Organizations continues to provide invaluable advice for achieving managerial success. Ralph Brody dissects and diagnoses common workplace dilemmas, arming practicing managers with the skills to implement positive changes in their organizations. While retaining much of the valuable information from the previous editions, the Third Edition adds up-to-date information and ideas to chapters on developing leadership, planning strategically, solving organizational problems, addressing challenging employee situations, monitoring financial statements, improving internal and external communications, and obtaining funding from private foundations. Easy to read, the book contains hundreds of real-life examples and specific guidance in developing skills necessary to manage large and small organizations.
Category: Social Science

Strategic Alliances Among Health And Human Services Organizations

Author : Darlyne Bailey
ISBN : 9781452251806
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21.97 MB
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With a focus on relationship building, this book offers theoretical and practical information to organizations considering and negotiating this process. Throughout, the book employs actual case examples of health and human services organizations nationally to illustrate core concepts and offer insights into why and how organizations are forming strategic alliances to fulfill their missions and better address the consumers' needs.
Category: Business & Economics

Promoting Successful Adoptions

Author : Susan Livingston Smith
ISBN : 9780761906575
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 47.53 MB
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This book offers a clear, well-documented view of troubled adoptive families. It focuses on adoptive families after the legal finalization of the adoption has taken place and is full of case examples, detailed case histories and presentations of various practice strategies.
Category: Family & Relationships

Die Verfassung Der Allmende

Author : Elinor Ostrom
ISBN : 316146916X
Genre : Political Science
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English summary: The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatization of resources have been advocated, but neither the state nor the market has been uniformly successful in solving common-pool resource problems. After critiquing the foundations of policy analysis as applied to natural resources, Elinor Ostrom here provides a unique body of empirical data to explore the conditions under which common-pool resource problems have been satisfactorily solved. Elinor Ostrom first describes three models most frequently used as the foundation for recommending state or market solutions. She then outlines theoretical and empirical alternatives to these models in order to illustrate the diversity of possible solutions. German description: In ihrem [...] Buch packt Elinor Ostrom eines der zahesten und umstrittensten Probleme der empirischen politischen Okonomie an: Lasst sich, und wenn ja wie, die Erschliessung von Allmenderessourcen so organisieren, dass sie weder ubernutzt werden noch allzu hohe Verwaltungskosten entstehen? Nach einer haufig unter Okonomen vertretenen Ansicht sind Ressourcen, die von vielen Individuen gemeinsam bewirtschaftet werden [...] erst ausbeutbar, wenn das Problem der Ubernutzung entweder durch Privatisierung oder durch eine externe Sanktionsinstanz gelost ist. Ostrom dagegen weist uberzeugend nach, dass andere Losungen existieren und sich stabile selbstverwaltete Institutionen schaffen lassen, sobald gewisse Probleme der Institutionenbereitstellung, glaubwurdigen Selbstverpflichtung und Regeluberwachung gelost sind. Ihre detaillierte Studie eines einzigartig breiten Spektrums von Fallbeispielen befasst sich unter anderem mit Hochgebirgsweiden in Japan und der Schweiz, Wasserprojekten auf den Philippinen und in Kalifornien [...] Gestutzt auf eine vergleichende Analyse der Ursachen erfolgreicher und gescheiterter Selbstverwaltung, beschreibt Ostrom etliche grundlegende Merkmale erfolgreicher Projekte der Bewirtschaftung von Allmenderessourcen und schliesst mit einer Aufforderung an andere Sozialwissenschaftler, ihr auf dem eingeschlagenen theoretischen Weg zu folgen. Douglass C. North im Geleitwort
Category: Political Science

Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts

Author : Neil B. Guterman
ISBN : 9780761913122
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 84.25 MB
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Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise. An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.
Category: Family & Relationships

Family Therapy With The Elderly

Author : Elizabeth R. Neidhardt
ISBN : 0803944993
Genre : Medical
File Size : 79.2 MB
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Practical exercises and case studies enhance this volume which describes how to understand and help the elderly and their families by using family therapy approaches conducive to facilitating change. Special attention is given to assessment techniques that include intergenerational history and patterns, ethnicity, gender and cultural factors. Common life-cycle issues, such as retirement, are addressed, as are problems experienced by a significant number of elderly people, including long-term care problems, depression and suicidal thoughts. Implications of the therapeutic approach for policy and programme planning, and for the training of practitioners, are also examined.
Category: Medical

Social Work Practice With African American Men

Author : Janice M. Rasheed
ISBN : 9780761911173
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 89.90 MB
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This is a ground breaking and long overdue book that proposes a variety of innovative and practical strategies to address relevant issues for African American men in micro-practice approaches, such as individual, couple, family, and group treatment issues as well as macropractice approaches, such as policy formulation, program development, and community practice. This well documented book is informed by the authors’ years of qualitative research and their considerable years of clinical experience with African American men.
Category: Psychology

Family Diversity

Author : Pauline Irit Erera
ISBN : UVA:X004592091
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.28 MB
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This nonjudgmental, inclusive, and far-reaching text focuses on the diverse patterns of family structure prevalent in our society today. Family Diversity presents empirical research on the internal dynamics, social environments, support factors, prevalence of discrimination, and common stereotypes that account for the issues surrounding current family relations. By examining the history and nature of foster and adoptive, single-parent, lesbian/gay, step- and grandparent family units, Pauline Irit Erera is able to challenge both the idealized family prototype and the hegemony of the traditional structure.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Child Sexual Maltreatment

Author : Kathleen Coulborn Faller
ISBN : 080393842X
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 71.14 MB
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Therapists, lawyers, the police, social workers, and mental health professionals are increasingly confronted by the vexing problems associated with cases of child sexual abuse. In particular, they need the latest, most reliable information on diagnosis, treatment programs, protective services, and legal issues. Understanding Child Sexual Maltreatment answers this need. All aspects of child sexual abuse are thoroughly discussed, including prevalence, diagnosis, testifying in court, the role of therapists and attorneys, guidelines for assessing allegations of sexual abuse, risk assessment, foster care, and visitation rights. Actual case studies are incorporated to underscore important issues. Written in a highly accessible style, Understanding Child Sexual Maltreatment will prove of great value both to those who have little background in sexual abuse and those whose background in considerable. "The book is designed as a resource tool specifically for mental health professionals dealing with child abuse. . . . Well set out and interesting to read." --Nursing Standard "Faller offers a description of child sexual abuse; addresses the response of the legal system; discusses diagnosis and case management; and places child sexual abuse in its social context. The writing is clear and straightforward with good use of sample schedules. The book is adequately referenced and indexed. Highly recommended for libraries serving programs in counseling or social work. Upper-division undergraduates and above." --Choice "It is a comprehensive and practical text suitable for use by child abuse professionals from all disciplines. Few child sexual abuse texts can match the expansive scope or the clear and balanced analysis of the material presented in this book. . . . Understanding Child Sexual Maltreatment should rank as one of the most significant works in the child sexual abuse literature. It is clearly written and extensively researched, and it presents dissimilar viewpoints in an objective manner. Professionals with little training and experience in sexual abuse and those whose background is considerable will find this book very informative and useful in their daily practice." --The Advocate: American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children "The wide range of information contained in this book will be extremely useful to experienced and inexperienced clinicians alike. A major strength of this book is the author's relaxed personal style of writing and use of case examples from her extensive experience in the field. Although written primarily for mental health professionals, this book will be a valuable resource for child protective workers, lawyers, judges, and police who need to comprehend the mental health issues in this rapidly evolving area." --Violence UpDate "The book is written in a practical and usable manner and should aid those whose work involves this vexing issue." --Families in Society "A useful addition to the existing profusion of books available today on the subject of child sexual abuse. Its comprehensive and detailed approach provides the reader with a thorough conception of the problem as well as tools, techniques, and an appreciation of the complexities involved in this work. The organization of material into protocols and charts assists the reader in identifying key issues and areas to explore. . . . I would recommend the book as a resource to mental health professionals, particularly supervisors and educators, where dialogue may occur around the more complicated or controversial areas." --Journal of Interpersonal Violence "This book has a variety of virtues which give it merit. Despite its brevity, it is a scholarly work with many references to the literature, and the author clearly substantiates her own expertise and 14 years of clinical experience with child sexual abuse. A number of points . . . struck home with me and it was to these that I returned at the end. . . . There is a definite multi-disciplinary collaborative ethic within the author's approach. The style of her text combines practical and researched-based stances in the presentation of a very wide range of weighty issues. The points made are supported by the many illustrative case examples included. . . . I have already found this book helpful and particularly like its practicality. The quality is reflected in its style and content as well as in its presentation and format. . . . As an introduction which raises important contemporary themes and as a summary for those having to make good of their own training, I can most certainly recommend it." --British Journal of Guidance and Counselling "Highly recommended." --Family Violence & Sexual Assault Bulletin Book Club
Category: Family & Relationships