Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Author: Richard M. Grinnell Jr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019022732X
Format: PDF
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Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.

Evaluation in Social Work

Author: Yvonne A. Unrau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195308069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book was written for you-a graduate social work student-as an introduction to program evaluation. We selected and arranged its contents so it can be used in a beginning one-semester social work program evaluation course, a social work administrative course, or a program planning course. It is designed to prepare you to: Participate in evaluative activities within your social service organization, Become a beginning critical producer of the professional evaluative literature, Become a beginning consumer of the professional evaluative literature, Master more advanced evaluation courses and texts.

Handbook of Program Evaluation for Social Work and Health Professionals

Author: Michael J. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195158431
Format: PDF
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By integrating both evaluation and research methods and assuming no previous knowledge of research, this book makes an excellent reference for professionals working in social work and health settings who are now being called upon to conduct or supervise program evaluation and may need a refresher on research methods.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190859024
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since the first edition in 1981, Social Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners, and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs. Students will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for how the three dominant research methodologies-quantiative, qualitative, and mixed methods-will help them achieve their professional goals, regardless of their area of specialization. Written in clear, everyday language, this edition also includes the pedagogical features that will make it easy and effective for classroom use.

The Role of Law in Social Work Practice and Administration

Author: Theodore J. Stein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231126484
Format: PDF
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This book addresses this relationship between the professions of social work and law and helps social workers develop the knowledge necessary to practice in a legal environment. The author focuses on how the law affects the day-to-day practice of social work; the creation, administration, and operation of social service agencies; and the ways in which social workers and attorneys collaborate to serve the public.

Financial Management for Human Service Administrators

Author: Lawrence L. Martin
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478633735
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aspiring and current human services and social work professionals will appreciate the practical advice and abundant examples that make this text an invaluable tool for achieving effective financial management of their programs and agencies. The straightforward presentation and emphasis on conceptual understanding equip readers with the skills they need to use financial information to better manage their organizations. This comprehensive volume covers all the fundamental topics, including • budgeting systems and other financial management tools • financial accounting and the interpretation and analysis of financial statements • performance measures • forecasting of revenues, expenses, and caseloads • fee setting • government contracts Moreover, case studies and end-of-chapter exercises encourage readers to apply chapter content to real-world situations and provide additional reinforcement of key concepts.

Social Work Practice

Author: Eileen Gambrill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199757259
Format: PDF
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The first textbook to emphasize the importance of critical thinking skills to practice, this third edition of the classic Social Work Practice retains its unique focus on thinking critically about decisions that social workers make daily. Organized around the phases of helping, this hands-on introduction highlights the decision points that social workers encounter during assessment, intervention, and evaluation. This text, together with its companion website, provides students with a wealth of hands-on exercises for developing and assessing their practice skills. Most importantly, it helps students enhance client well-being by becoming critical thinkers and evidence-informed practitioners.

Evidence based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care

Author: Marcia Egan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135262934
Format: PDF, Docs
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Social work practice in health care requires that practitioners be prepared to meet the interdisciplinary and managed care demands for best practices in efficacious, time-limited, and culturally competent interventions, with populations across the lifespan. This text is designed to meet that demand for evidence-based practice. The result of extensive systematic reviews, Evidence-based Interventions for Social Work in Health Care provides substantive in-depth knowledge of empirically based interventions specifically for major and emerging medical diseases and health conditions particularly affecting diverse, at-risk and marginalized populations. It outlines best practices for the psychosocial problems associated with the emerging chronic and major health conditions of the twenty-first century, such as paediatric asthma, Type I and Type II diabetes, obesity, paediatric cancer, and adult hypertension. The interventions discussed are detailed in terms of for whom, by whom, when, under what circumstances, for what duration, and for what level client system the intervention has proven most effective. This invaluable text is suitable for students and will be a useful reference for practitioners specialising in social work in health settings.

The Witness Stand

Author: Carlton Munson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135187339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn reliable techniques to prepare and present effective testimony! “Soon after leaving graduate school I was thrown to the courtroom wolves with no preparation. No social worker should have to go through that,” says Janet Vogelsang, author of The Witness Stand. Few colleges of social work prepare their students for the inevitable involvement with the courts entailed by their profession. This timely book provides you with a blueprint for presenting yourself as a competent and credible professional in court cases. This indispensable guide tells exactly what happens in court, how to counter common strategies for discrediting your profession, and what to do when your client's attorney is obnoxious. The Witness Stand emphasizes the biopsychosocial assessment as the essential tool for a social worker called on to testify in court. Its helpful features include sample forms and affidavits and actual court testimony. The end-of-chapter summaries can be used for rapid review and as a ”to do” checklist for preparing a court case. The Witness Stand offers practical, detailed advice on such matters as: how the legal system works how to handle contacts with attorneys and investigators what to do with documents and files how to prepare your testimony how to handle direct testimony and cross-examination how to define your social work expertise on the stand what to wear when you go to court The Witness Stand can help you deal with the anxiety-provoking complexities of the legal system. Instead of being confused or intimidated by legal arcana, you will be well-prepared, well-organized, and ready to present yourself as the confident, reliable professional you are.