Informed Systems

Author: Mary M. Somerville
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 008100222X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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By fostering principles of systems thinking and informed learning though an inclusive, participatory design process that advances information exchange, reflective dialogue, and knowledge creation, the Informed Systems Approach promotes conceptual change in workplace organizations. Informed Systems explores theory-based participatory action research and provides examples of agile process models for activating sustainable design, dialogue, and reflection processes in today’s organizations. This book also examines forward thinking frameworks for academic libraries, and how they can be used in the context of dynamically changing scholarly communications. Chapters further the expression of collaborative information practices that enrich information experiences by simultaneously advancing both situated domain knowledge and transferable learning capacity. Design (and redesign) activities well integrated into the workplace culture are expressed through sustainable processes and practices that produce rich information experiences. Informed learning both promotes and sustains continuous learning, including collective reflection on information sources, collaborative practices, and systems functionalities. In these ways, transferable topical understandings and information resiliency manifest action oriented intention to ensure improvements of real world situations. Transferable critique of the leadership issues facing contemporary library organizations across the globe Agile process models for activating sustainable design, dialogue, and reflection processes in today’s organizations Theory-based participatory action research illustrations of the efficacy of systems thinking interventions Forward thinking frameworks for academic libraries in dynamically changing scholarly communications contexts Proven organizational transformation strategies, building upon theoretical concepts, for nimble responsiveness

Caregiver Substance Use and Child Trauma

Author: Michele Staton-Tindall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113491086X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research has consistently shown that there is a link between caregiver substance use and child maltreatment, but less attention has been given to child trauma exposure. The co-occurrence of caregiver substance misuse and child trauma exposure is a prevailing problem that has confounded social work prevention, protection, and treatment efforts with both children and adults for years. However, there has been minimal empirical and clinical literature focusing on child trauma as an outcome of caregiver substance use. This work is designed to be the catalyst for sustained intellectual inquiry about how caregiver substance use, child maltreatment, and violence exposure can be understood in theory and practice. To this end, the research presented in this book highlights the state of the science, the impact of the phenomenon, and the policy and practice questions that must be addressed. Implications for social work practice are highlighted in order to attenuate these deleterious and pervasive problems in the future. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.

Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems

Author: Virginia C. Strand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319646028
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive reference offers a robust framework for introducing and sustaining trauma-responsive services and culture in child welfare systems. Organized around concepts of safety, permanency, and well-being, chapters describe innovations in child protection, violence prevention, foster care, and adoption services to reduce immediate effects of trauma on children and improve long-term development and maturation. Foundations and interventions for practice include collaborations with families and community entities, cultural competency, trauma-responsive assessment and treatment, promoting trauma-informed parenting, and, when appropriate, working toward reunification of families. The book’s chapters on agency culture also address staffing, supervisory, and training issues, planning and implementation, and developing a competent, committed, and sturdy workforce. Among the topics covered: Trauma-informed family engagement with resistant clients. Introducing evidence-based trauma treatment in preventive services. Working with resource parents for trauma-informed foster care. Use of implementation science principles in program development for sustainability. Trauma informed and secondary traumatic stress informed organizational readiness assessments. Caseworker training for trauma practice and building worker resiliency. Trauma Responsive Child Welfare Systems ably assists psychology professionals of varied disciplines, social workers, and mental health professionals applying trauma theory and trauma-informed family engagement to clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain strategies for creating trauma-informed agency practice and agency culture. It also makes a worthwhile text for a child welfare training curriculum.

Restoring Sanctuary

Author: Sandra L. Bloom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019979636X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores the notion that organizations are living systems themselves and as such they manifest various degrees of health and dysfunction, analogous to those of individuals. Becoming trauma-informed as a system means healing as a system and that frequently necessitates the repairing of deficits in basic social and political skills that are necessary for democratic practice in any setting.

Knowledge and Systems Science

Author: Yoshiteru Nakamori
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466593016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Integrating ideas from the fields of systems science and knowledge science, Knowledge and Systems Science: Enabling Systemic Knowledge Synthesis shows how to create and justify various pieces of knowledge systemically. Written by one of the foremost experts in this area, the book presents approaches for the systemic integration of knowledge, which can help solve complex problems today and in the future. After discussing issues of systemic knowledge synthesis, the book emphasizes the importance of the human dimension in problem solving and introduces a new integrated systems approach called the informed systems approach. It also covers mathematical information aggregation techniques. Moving on to knowledge science concepts and approaches, the book discusses organizational and academic knowledge creation models and considers a sociological interpretation of the knowledge integration system. To support knowledge science as an academic discipline, the author explains how to justify knowledge and summarizes a theory of knowledge synthesis (construction) systems. Through case studies of technology archiving, academic research evaluation, demand forecasting of perishable foods, and other real-world concerns, this book demonstrates the use of new knowledge-based methods in addressing a variety of complex issues. It also illustrates the importance of acquiring a systemic view through trained intuition.

The Grammar of Technology Development

Author: Hiroe Tsubaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9784431752325
Format: PDF
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This book includes the keynote lecture and fourteen selected papers that - scribe a general guideline and supporting concepts and tools for conceiving technology development as a grammar. Recent advances in scienti?c and - gineering ?elds call for new disciplines, tools, and concepts. For example, advances in computer simulation require new approaches to statistical te- niques to utilize computer simulation e?ciently for technology development. Thepaperscollectedinthisbookfocusonsuchnewapproachesbasedonthese practicalrequirements.Theeditorsarecon?dentthiscollectionwillcontribute to the acceleration of technology development through the application of the grammar of technology presented here. The title of this book is in?uenced by Karl Pearson’s book The Grammar of Science, published in 1892, which brought him recognition as a giant and pioneer of statistics. His book introduced a grammar of science with a - scription of the roles of statistical treatments. While science at times has been misunderstood as not being amenable to a standardized approach, one of the contributions of Pearson’s book was that it o?ered a standardized - proach to science. As his book demonstrated, behind the great innovations of science, there exists a universal approach.

Cognitively Informed Intelligent Interfaces Systems Design and Development

Author: Alkhalifa, Eshaa M.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466616296
Format: PDF, Docs
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Humans interact with the world through perception, reason about what they see with their front part of their brains, and save what they experience in memory. They also, however, have limitations in their sight, hearing, working memory, and reasoning processes. Cognitively Informed Intelligent Interfaces: Systems Design and Development analyzes well-grounded findings and recent insights on human perception and cognitive abilities and how these findings can and should impact the development and design of applications through the use of intelligent interfaces. Many software and systems developers currently address these cognitive issues haphazardly, and this reference will bring together clear and concise information to inform and assist all professionals interested in intelligent interfaces from designers to end users.

Philadelphia Behavioral Health Services Transformation

Author: William L. White
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491828889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Philadelphia has a long history of innovation in the behavioral health field, including the work of Dr. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), the closing of the state hospitals in the late 1980s and the formation of Community Behavioral Health (CBH), the nation’s largest city-controlled managed behavioral healthcare organization. This document represents the next step in the evolution of Philadelphia’s efforts to create a more effective and efficient system of care. This system is based on the latest thinking in the field, empirical evidence and the preferences of the individuals and families receiving services. In keeping with the comprehensive system-transformation efforts in the health care arena, the guidelines outlined in this document are meant to help providers implement services and supports that promote resilience, recovery and wellness in children, youth, adults and families. They apply to all treatment providers and all levels of care. They are not intended to encapsulate all possible services or supports that promote recovery and resilience. The strategies in this document are examples of activities and services that providers can implement. These strategies are not intended to be a laundry list of new activities that must now be incorporated into all service settings. The suggested strategies are examples of the kinds of activities that can help organizations achieve these goals. These strategies should be modified and adopted based on the preferences, cultures and needs of people being served and the community context in which they live. The practice guidelines have direct implications for staff in all roles. They are framed by the notions of recovery and resilience. This framework should be the basis for service delivery.