Assertive Outreach

1st Edition

A Strengths Approach to Policy and Practice

Print ISBN: 9780443073755
eBook ISBN: 9780702036583
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 1st March 2004
Page Count: 286


This book gives a comprehensive, evidence-based account of assertive outreach from a strengths perspective. It emphasizes developing a collaborative approach to working with the service user, which stresses the achievement of the service user's own aspirations, and building upon the service user's own strengths and resources. The book provides a comprehensive, authoritative approach to the subject, that combines an overview of the policy and practice issues. It makes use of extensive case study material to illustrate individual and team circumstances.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and authoritative
  • Integrates policy and practice
  • Extensive use of case study material
  • Evidence-based

Table of Contents

Part 1 – A Guide to Policy
1. The Origins and Evidence for Case Management
2. The Transformation of Case Management into Assertive Outreach: The Policy Context 1985-2003
3. The Purpose and Principles of a ‘Strengths’ Approach
Part 2 – A Guide to Practice
1. Ethical Dilemmas
2. The Foundations of Creative Collaboration
3. Targeting: Who is the Client?
4. Developing Trusting Working Relationships
5. Strengths Assessment
6. Care Planning and Care Coordination
7. Working with the Service User
8. Risk-Taking
9. Practice Based Evidence


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