Residential Care - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080246901, 9781483189260

Residential Care

1st Edition

A Reader in Current Theory and Practice

Editors: Ronald G. Walton Dorren Elliott
eBook ISBN: 9781483189260
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 362
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Residential Care: A Reader in Current Theory and Practice is a collection of papers that tackles the various issues and concerns in residential care. The title examines the practice and theory in relation to different client groups and models of working. The text first presents papers about the task in residential care, such as criticisms and positive aspects of residential care and the social work task in residential care. In Part II, the selection covers the social work process in residential care. Part III deals with ethical concerns in residential care, while Part IV talks about education and training for residential work. The book will be of great interest to social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and teachers.

Table of Contents

Part I The Task in Residential Care


Chapter 1 Criticisms and Positive Aspects of Residential Care

Chapter 2 Some Current Issues in Residential Work: Implications for the Social Work Task

Chapter 3 The Social Work Task in Residential Care

Questions and Exercises

Part II Social Work Process in Residential Care

Section One. Assessment

Introduction Criteria in the Assessment for Residential Care

Chapter 4 Assessment, Labeling or Expediency

Chapter 5 From Residential to Day Assessment in Belfast

Chapter 6 Collecting and Using Data for Assessment

Chapter 7 An Assessment Challenged

Section Two. Continuing Care and Rehabilitation

Introduction An Integrated Approach to Care and Treatment

Chapter 8 Residential Care with the Physically Handicapped: A View from a Voluntary Organization

Chapter 9 Positive Care for the Elderly

Chapter 10 Social Learning in Residential Care

Chapter 11 The CUSS Group H0me : a Review of Principles and Practices in the Care and Training of Mentally Handicapped People

Chapter 12 Susan: The Successful Resolution of a "Severe Behavior Disorder" with a Mentally Handicapped Young Woman in a Community Setting

Chapter 13 Methods of Treatment in a Psychiatric Unit for Adolescents

Chapter 14 Residential Work with Adolescent Girls

Chapter 15 Hostel Provision for Adolescent Boys

Section Three. Management and Organizational Issues


Chapter 16 Social Services Department Structures and the Organization of Residential Social Work

Chapter 17 Management Issues in an Individual Home

Chapter 18 Towards Caring through Design

Chapter 19 Evaluating Residential Care as a Method of Social Work Intervention

Questions and Exercises

Part III Ethical Issues in Residential Care


Chapter 20 Charter of Rights: the End or the Beginning

Chapter 21 Resident Participation—a Consumer View

Chapter 22 Secure Provision for Children and Young People

Chapter 23 Sex and the Residential Setting

Questions and Exercises

Part IV Education and Training for Residential Work


Chapter 24 The Training of Group Care Personnel in the Personal Social Services

Chapter 25 In-Service Training for Residential Work

Chapter 26 A Student Unit for Residential Placements

Chapter 27 A Student Placement in a Residential Setting

Chapter 28 Staff and Student Supervision in the Residential Setting

Questions and Exercises





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Ronald G. Walton

Dorren Elliott

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