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New Approaches to Family Practice
Confronting Economic Stress



September 1996 | 279 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do economic stresses on the family, such as dual-earner parents, unemployment, and poverty, affect the human service professional's assessment of the families he or she serves? The field of family sociology is now providing a wealth of empirical, relevant knowledge on the impact of macroeconomic issues on the families most frequently helped by social workers. New Approaches to Family Practice takes current research driven by the family systems theoretical framework and applies it to human services direct practice with families in three specific areas: employed-work and family-work, unemployment, and poverty. To illustrate the linkages from research to practice, the book presents chapters on the theory and research in each of the three target areas, each followed by a chapter on application and tools for direct practice in that area. Individual chapters include case studies, assessment tools, multilevel interventions and evaluations, and strategies for social change. In addition to being a rich resource for the human services professional who works with families, this book is ideal for courses in social work with the family, social work and human services, family studies, and clinical/counseling psychology.

 
Introduction
 
Introduction
Social Work Knowledge Building  
 
Family Systems in Context
The Multilevel Social Systems Model  
 
Family Systems in Context
Applications and Tools for Practice  
 
Families and Work
Theory and Research  
 
Families and Work
Applications and Tools for Practice  
 
Families and Unemployment
Theory and Research  
 
Families and Unemployment
Applications and Tools for Practice  
 
Families and Poverty
Theory and Research  
 
Families and Poverty
Applications and Tools for Practice  
 
Epilogue and Conclusions

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