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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