Residential Care

Residential Care

A Reader in Current Theory and Practice

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Ronald G. Walton, Dorren Elliott
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189260

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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




Product details

  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483189260

About the Editors

Ronald G. Walton

Dorren Elliott

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