A comprehensive introduction to theory, models and principles of practice for direct social casework in the community services.
Community Services Intervention provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, models and principles of practice for direct social casework.
It introduces the history and context of professional practice, provides a step-by-step guide to the key skills, demonstrates how theory supports intervention processes and outlines how to work with other professionals to assist clients to achieve best possible outcomes.
Reflecting the broad spectrum of casework settings and the need to take client diversity into account, it addresses: community care for the aged; people with a disability; people with mental health issues; acute health settings; injury management and insurance; correctional services; court systems; child and youth welfare; drug and alcohol work; at-risk populations in schools; managed care; and employment programs.
With case studies, reflective practice questions, and templates for reports and assessments, Community Services Intervention is an ideal introductory student text.
'Good practical advice that expands on theoretical approaches; a fantastic learning resource.' -Suewellyn Kelly, community consultant and VET educator, Queensland
'The evidence base in all areas of the content is thorough, well grounded in theory and clearly articulated throughout this useful and practical text.'- Dianne Sutherland, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
About the Author
Vera Lloyd has been a senior teacher in the Department of Community Work, Canberra Institute of Technology, for over fifteen years and has extensive experience in the planning, preparation, delivery and assessment of community services programs. With qualifications in adult education, social work and community services, Vera has over thirty years of experience as a social worker in the community services sector both in the ACT and Victoria. Her diverse career path has included work in policing, adult corrections, youth justice, homeless youth and child protection.
She has been a lecturer in the School of Social Work of the Australian Catholic University and as well as teaching, Vera also works as a counsellor and advocate in a rape crisis centre. Vera was awarded the inaugural Best Educator in Social Work (Academic) from the Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators, and has received multiple Canberra Institute of Technology 'Teacher of the Year' Awards. She has been an advanced skills teacher since 2006 and has had affiliation and membership with a number of professional associations, including the Australian Association of Social Workers, Case Management Society of Australia, Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Educators, and Diversity ACT.
'Good practical advice that expands on theoretical approaches; a fantastic learning resource.' - Suewellyn Kelly, community consultant and VET educator, Queensland. 'The evidence base in all areas of the content is thorough, well grounded in theory and clearly articulated throughout this useful and practical text.' - Dianne Sutherland, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.