This timely text draws on interdisciplinary theory and research to examine the multidimensional risk and protective factors for eight challenges of living frequently encountered by social workers. The authors provide a working model for social workers to integrate the most up-to-date evidence about challenges of living they face in their daily practice. Using a multidimensional biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective, the book examines etiology, course, and intervention strategies related to these eight challenges of living.

Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment
Leanne W.Charlesworth, Nazareth College of Rochester

David Loefeler describes his father as “ruling the house with a heavy hand” and himself as a frequent target of violent outbursts. Have you thought about what exactly David means by this and what role his family environment may have played in shaping his development? In thinking about Kim Tran, have you considered the unique aspects of parenting an adolescent or contemplated how Kim's multigenerational family system has shaped Kim's life course thus far? Have you wondered how Sondra and Estella Jackson fared when their parents were unable to closely supervise them and how Isaiah's son will fare in the future, given his mother's apparent struggle with substance abuse? What are your feelings about the issues facing ...

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