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Social work practice research for the twenty-first century

Social work practice research for the twenty-first century

Fortune, Anne E., 1945-; McCallion, Philip; Briar-Lawson, Katharine

This volume incorporates the concerns of a new century into models for practice research. It builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews the task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches in the United States and international settings. Contributors summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They also evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and the profession. This volume inspires practice research to prioritize evidence as a base for the profession

Hardback, Book. English.
Published New York; Chichester: Columbia University Press, c2010

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion, and Katharine Briar-Lawson
ISBN: 0231142145, 0231512643, 9780231142144, 9780231512640
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: xxi, 312 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Social service Research; Evaluation research (Social action programs)


  1. Critical infrastructures for social work practice research : pondering the past, framing the future / Ronald A. Feldman
  2. Empirical practice in social work / Anne E. Fortune
  3. Qualitative social work practice research / Ian Shaw
  4. Group work research : past, present, and future / Charles D. Garvin
  5. Social development interventions have extensive long-lasting effects / Richard F. Catalano ... [et al.]
  6. Advances in children's mental health / Mark W. Fraser & Mary A. Terzian
  7. Evidence-based services to children in a conservative environment / June G. Hopps, Tony B. Lowe, & L.S. Rollins
  8. Social work research in aging / Barbara Berkman
  9. A culturally grounded approach to drug use prevention with Latino children and youth / Flavio Marsiglia
  10. Development of intervention models with "new overwhelmed clients" / June G. Hopps, Tony B. Lowe, and Ollie Christian
  11. Pulling together research studies to inform social work practice : the science of research synthesis / Julia Littell
  12. The intellectual legacy of William J. Reid / Lynn Videka and James Blackburn
  13. Task-centered practice in the United States / Ronald Rooney
  14. Task-centered practice in Great Britain / Peter Marsh
  15. Task-centered practice in the Netherlands / Nel Jagt & Lou Jagt
  16. Task-centered practice in Germany / Matthias Naleppa
  17. Task-centered practice in Switzerland / Alexander Kobel & Matthias Naleppa
  18. Task-centered practice in Norway / Rita Elisabeth Eriksen
  19. Task-centered practice in Australia / Christopher Trotter
  20. Task-centered practice in Japan / Fujie Ito
  21. Task-centered practice in South Korea / Nam Soon Huh and Yun-Soon Koh
  22. Task-centered practice in Hong Kong / T. Wing Lo
  23. Task-centered practice in Taiwan / Yueh-Ching Chou and Ronald Rooney
  24. The question of questions : an agenda for social work practice research / Enola Proctor
  25. Building capacity for intervention research / Jack M. Richman
  26. Building evidence-based intervention models / Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion and Katharine Briar Lawson.