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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan
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Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan

David E. Biegel and Arthur Blum

Abstract

High rates of poverty and homelessness, especially among women and children; increasing alcohol and drug abuse problems; escalating teen violence; and inadequate services for the chronically mentally ill are just a few of the problems that human service professionals encounter. Unfortunately, traditional approaches and programs often fail these vulnerable populations, particularly since their multiple needs often require a multidimensional approach. New innovations in practice and service delivery are clearly needed, but the current literature is often idiosyncratic, fragmented, and does not o ... More

Keywords: poverty, homelessness, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, teen violence, mental health, service delivery, direct practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195111552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111552.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Biegel, editor

Arthur Blum, editor
both at Case Western Reserve University

Contents

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Part I Theory and Conceptual Framework

Part II Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Children and Adolescents

3 Innovations for High-Risk Infants1

LYNN T. SINGER, SONIA MINNES, and ROBERT E. ARENDT

5 Innovations in Child Welfare

JULIA H. LITTELL, and JOHN R. SCHUERMAN

6 Exposure to Urban Violence

RAYMOND P. LORION, ANNE E. BRODSKY, and MICHELE COOLEY-QUILLE

Part III Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Adults

9 Innovations in Treating Alcohol Problems

ALLEN ZWEBEN, and SUSAN ROSE

Part IV Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with the Elderly

11 Innovations in Institutional Care from a Patient-Responsive Perspective

EVA KAHANA, BOAZ KAHANA, and HEIDI T. CHIRAYATH

12 Innovations in Managing Alzheimer's Disease1

CAMERON J. CAMP, and JEANNE M. MATTERN

13 Innovative Intervention Approaches for Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers1

DAVID W. COON, RICHARD SCHULZ, and MARCIA G. ORY

Conclusion

DAVID W. COON, RICHARD SCHULZ, and MARCIA G. ORY