The SAGE Handbook of Social Work is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume. Drawn from an international field of excellence, the contributors each offer a critical analysis of their individual area of expertise. The result is this invaluable resource collection that not only reflects upon the condition of social work today but also looks to future developments.
Chapter 11: Strengths Perspective
The emergence of the strengths perspective, as it has been articulated in contemporary social work, was a function of chance, the result of the convergence of several key personalities at the University of Kansas School Social Welfare in the early 1980s. It began when Ronna Chamberlain, who had ...