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NCJ Number: 65237 Find in a Library
Title: RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY - A SETTING FOR SOCIAL WORK
Author(s): H JONES
Corporate Author: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
Boston, MA 02108
Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
London, WC1E 7DD, England
Sale Source: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd
9 Park Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THE REGIME OF RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL WORK CARE IS DISCUSSED AS THE KEY TO THE ROLE OF RESIDENTIAL CARE IN SOCIAL WORK; SOME CURRENT CONTROVERSIES ARE ALSO EXAMINED.
Abstract: RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES ARE GEARED TO PERSONS RESIDING IN INSTITUTIONAL OR SUBSTITUTE HOMES RUN BY SOCIAL WORK AGENCIES. VIEWED BY SOCIAL WORKERS AS SOMETHING TO BE TRIED AS A LAST RESORT, RESIDENTIAL CARE USUALLY RECEIVES THE LEAST RESOURCES AND THE LEAST-TRAINED PERSONNEL. TOPICS DISCUSSED INCLUDE REGIME-PLANNING; STAFFING; SELECTING PATIENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE; AND RELATIONSHIPS AMONG STAFF, PATIENTS, AND FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF PATIENTS. DAILY PROGRAM PLANNING IS DISCUSSED AS A MEANS TO FOSTER INSTITUTIONAL AIMS RATHER THAN MERELY PROVIDING PATIENTS WITH PASTTIMES. A REVIEW OF CURRENT SOCIAL WORK CONTROVERSIES RELEVANT TO RESIDENTIAL CARE COVERS THE IMPLICIT CONTRACT BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND STAFF AND WHETHER OR HOW MUCH STAFF SHOULD TRY TO CHANGE THEIR PATIENTS. NOTES, REFERENCES, AND AN INDEX ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Group homes; Program planning; Social work; Social workers; Staff client relations
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