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A practical guide for human service workers and students which describes and shows techniques for use in assessing families. The author reviews a conceptual basis of family assessment in chapters that focus on the family as a system, the family and its environment, and the family life cycle. She goes on to describe such methods of assessment as the ecomap, the genogram, family sculpture, and the use of observation and checklists. Throughout the guide, case examples are used to illustrate concepts and show the techniques in use. A special feature of particular value is the self-teaching exercises designed to give the reader practice in applying these ideas and methods. A concluding chapter relates family assessment to treatment or interventi

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This is a practical, easy-to-use guide for pinpointing the strengths and limitations of troubled families. Holman discusses elements crucial to understanding a family--the family as a system, the family and its environment, and the family life cycle. She explains such tested methods for assessing family problems as ecomaps, genograms, family sculpture, the use of observation, and checklists, and shows how family assessment lays the groundwork for effective intervention planning. Helpful features include case studies, exercises, charts, and sample forms. Excellent case vignettes are given to demonstrate the application of role and systems theory in family assessment. The use of ecomaps, genograms, and family sculptures for collecting subjective and objective data is also effectively presented. Another highlight of the book is the recognition of the impact of divorce and single-parenting on the developmental cycle of a family. A good supplementary text for teaching methods on intervention with families in the field of human services. --Choice Exceptionally clear, well-organized. . . . The integration of family theory with practice issues and case illustrations is very well done. . . . I believe Family Assessment] will help make contributions from family theory accessible to child welfare workers in an interesting, informative and useful way. --Mary Ann Jones, Director of Research, Child Welfare League Adele M. Holman's work is bound to stimulate, enthuse, and make accessible tools of assessment which (if used in the context of wider reading in systems theory) would be rewarding for the novice in this field. --British Journal of Clinical Psychology The real value of this volume isits usefulness as a training tool, both with undergraduate child welfare staff and with volunteers in child welfare. It brings to life the processes of family assessment and is a volume deserving use by church social workers who are responsible for the work of volunteers and staff in the church's child welfare ministries. --Review and Expositor

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803920200
Author:
Holman, Adele M.
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Author:
Holman
Author:
Holman, Ron.
Location:
Beverly Hills :
Subject:
Dysfunctional Families
Subject:
Social Work
Subject:
Family social work
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Family assessment
Subject:
Foster home care -- United States.
Subject:
Family assessment -- United States.
Subject:
Family social work -- United States.
Subject:
Abused children -- Services for.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 117-119.
Series:
Sage human services guides ;
Series Volume:
v. 33
Publication Date:
19830631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
119
Dimensions:
8.40x5.56x.35 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A practical guide for human service workers and students which describes and shows techniques for use in assessing families. The author reviews a conceptual basis of family assessment in chapters that focus on the family as a system, the family and its environment, and the family life cycle. She goes on to describe such methods of assessment as the ecomap, the genogram, family sculpture, and the use of observation and checklists. Throughout the guide, case examples are used to illustrate concepts and show the techniques in use. A special feature of particular value is the self-teaching exercises designed to give the reader practice in applying these ideas and methods. A concluding chapter relates family assessment to treatment or interventi
"Synopsis" by , This is a practical, easy-to-use guide for pinpointing the strengths and limitations of troubled families. Holman discusses elements crucial to understanding a family--the family as a system, the family and its environment, and the family life cycle. She explains such tested methods for assessing family problems as ecomaps, genograms, family sculpture, the use of observation, and checklists, and shows how family assessment lays the groundwork for effective intervention planning. Helpful features include case studies, exercises, charts, and sample forms. Excellent case vignettes are given to demonstrate the application of role and systems theory in family assessment. The use of ecomaps, genograms, and family sculptures for collecting subjective and objective data is also effectively presented. Another highlight of the book is the recognition of the impact of divorce and single-parenting on the developmental cycle of a family. A good supplementary text for teaching methods on intervention with families in the field of human services. --Choice Exceptionally clear, well-organized. . . . The integration of family theory with practice issues and case illustrations is very well done. . . . I believe Family Assessment] will help make contributions from family theory accessible to child welfare workers in an interesting, informative and useful way. --Mary Ann Jones, Director of Research, Child Welfare League Adele M. Holman's work is bound to stimulate, enthuse, and make accessible tools of assessment which (if used in the context of wider reading in systems theory) would be rewarding for the novice in this field. --British Journal of Clinical Psychology The real value of this volume isits usefulness as a training tool, both with undergraduate child welfare staff and with volunteers in child welfare. It brings to life the processes of family assessment and is a volume deserving use by church social workers who are responsible for the work of volunteers and staff in the church's child welfare ministries. --Review and Expositor
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