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Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

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Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Dedication
  7. Foreword
    1. ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE IN SOCIAL WORK
    2. REFERENCES
  8. Preface
    1. BACKGROUND
    2. THE STORY OF HOW THE BOOK CAME TO BE
    3. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
    4. CONCLUSION: HOW THE BOOK IMPACTS THE FIELD
    5. REFERENCES
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Framing the Search for Evidence
    1. Chapter 1: Why Search for Evidence for Practice in Social Work?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LOW USE OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH EVIDENCE
      4. EXPLAINING THE SPORADIC UPTAKE OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH EVIDENCE
      5. SOCIAL WORK’S LONG LEGACY OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH
      6. NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY ABOUT THE ROLE OF RESEARCH
      7. THE EMERGENCE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
      8. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: WINNING ENDORSEMENT
      9. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: CONTENTION AND CONTROVERSY
      10. REFLECTING ON CRITICAL REFLECTION AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
      11. IT’S ALL IN A WORD: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE VS. EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Finding the Evidence for Practice in Social Work
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOURCES
      4. SEARCHING
      5. SELECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Applying Evidence in Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPLYING EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Navigating Practice-Informed Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PRACTICE-INFORMED EVIDENCE
      4. INTEGRATING THEORY WITH PRACTICE
      5. EXPLORING THE ROLE OF PRACTICE-INFORMED EVIDENCE IN SOCIAL WORK: A BRIEF REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      6. ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF EVIDENCE: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 2: Social Work Fields of Practice
    1. Chapter 5: Refugee Women
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WOMEN REFUGEES
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: More than Pills and Beds
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SEARCH STRATEGY
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. THE SYNERGY BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH, RECOVERY, AND SOCIAL WORK
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: Child Protection, “Dirty Work,” and Interagency Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIRTY WORK
      4. IS CHILD PROTECTION WORK DIRTY WORK?
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Social Work and Youth Justice in a Global Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. YOUTH JUSTICE IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 9: Social Work Practice Outcomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GOOD SOCIAL WORK WORKS
      4. THE CHILD PROTECTION-PSYCHIATRIC INTERFACE: A FUTURE POLICY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 10: Picking up the Pieces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE LITERATURE SEARCH STRATEGY
      5. RATIONALE FOR REVIEWING CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO SOCIAL WORK WITH WOMEN SURVIVORS OF CSA
      6. ASSESSMENT MODELS: PACING THE WORK
      7. RESILIENCE: BALANCING RISK AND BUILDING PROTECTIVE FACTORS
      8. ASSESSING “RISK” FACTORS
      9. DISCLOSURE, TRUST, AND THE IMPACT ON RELATIONSHIPS
      10. FOSTERING CONNECTION AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
      11. THE CONCEPT OF RECOVERY: THE ROLE OF SIGNIFICANT OTHERS IN RECOVERY
      12. AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
      13. CASE DESCRIPTION
      14. CURRENT CHALLENGES IN WORK WITH ADULT WOMEN WHO HAVE CSA: PROMOTING RESILIENCE
      15. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
      16. A MULTI-THEORETICAL APPROACH
      17. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      18. CONCLUSION
      19. REFERENCES
      20. ADDITIONAL READING
      21. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 11: A Social Work Approach in High-Tech Neurosurgery and Social Work Research Approaches in Health Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL WORK APPROACH IN HIGH-TECH NEUROSURGERY
      4. INFLUENCING NATIONAL POLICY FOR SAH PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
      5. PATIENT-RELATED-OUTCOME-MEASURES (PROM) AND PATIENT SAFETY
      6. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF NHS IN REDUCING CANCER DEATHS COMPARED TO OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES
      7. SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH’S CONTRIBUTION TO SUICIDE STUDIES
      8. IDENTIFYING CHANGING MORTALITY INDICATING IMPACT OF SOCIAL CHANGES
      9. SOME METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 12: Recruiting and Engaging Men as Fathers in Social Work Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHY CONSIDER FATHERS?
      5. INVOLVEMENT OF FATHERS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 13: Art Therapy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DEVELOPMENTAL IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
      5. TRANSGENERATIONAL TRAUMA
      6. ART THERAPY
      7. IMPLEMENTING ART THERAPY IN PRACTICE
      8. CASE STUDY: ART THERAPY IN PRACTICE
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 3: Self-Care for Social Workers
    1. Chapter 14: Towards an Evidence-Informed Approach to Clinical Social Work Supervision
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH INFORMING CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISION
      5. DEVELOPING AN EVIDENCE-INFORMED APPROACH
      6. SCENARIO AND REFLECTION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 15: Best Practice in Responding to Critical Incidents and Potentially Traumatic Experience within an Organisational Setting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF CRITICAL INCIDENT SUPPORT
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Post-Qualifying Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 17: Conclusion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PART ONE: A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF EVIDENCE SEARCHING AND APPLICATION
      4. PART TWO: THE CONTEXTS OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
      5. PART THREE: THE SELF CARE OF SOCIAL WORKERS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors
  15. Quotes and Testimonials