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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social ...

Monitoring and Evaluating Change
Monitoring and evaluating change

If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going.

—Comedian Irwin Corey

The modest objective of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the topics of monitoring and evaluation. This chapter will not present all of the issues in measurement and evaluation that social work students cover in their research and evaluation courses. Instead, this chapter will focus on various evaluation methods that can be incorporated into service with client systems. There are books that present evaluation scales for many of the problems that clients bring into service (Corcoran & Fisher, 2000; Hudson, 1987; WALMYR Publishing Company, 2002), but the actual practice of social work seems to demonstrate that these evaluation scales are not being utilized. ...

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