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Summers' new text examines all the particular issues and specific concerns that should be understood and addressed for each high-risk population. The text indicates what warning signs to look for, what questions to ask, and what potential problems may arise. While it primarily functions as a companion text to Summers' FUNDAMENTALS OF CASE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE, which covers the basics of case management, this new text presents the basic steps in practice, dealing with specific "high-risk" populations. It also offers a greater focus on intake and monitoring. Although Summers' two books are related, this book can also be used on its own or as a supplement to other, more theoretical texts. The text is also an ideal reference for students working with specific populations.
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Nancy Summers is a professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, where she has served as department chair. Summers was the director of public education for a mental health system and has worked with numerous agencies to provide training, improve services, and assist with an internal reorganization. She remains actively in touch with numerous professionals in a wide variety of programs and recently published work on the supervision of the less experienced human services worker.Review:
"This book is an excellent resource for introducing students to the development and writing of an assessment. It is one of a kind. It is a resource that is well overdue for teaching in social work practice. It is practical and simplistic, this making it a valuable tool for students." "I think that this is an excellent book that can be used in various ways. It is an excellent book to support a practice course, to enhance field instruction or for an elective. It is the best book, I think, to teach case management."
"This is a long-overdue, and significant, contribution to the field of human services. I would immediately adopt it in my classes, especially as a companion product to FUNDAMENTALS OF CASE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE. The vast majority of the material is accurate and comprehensive."
"This text prepares the student for real-life scenarios. It gives the students the opportunity to begin learning about treatment development and critical clinical skills needed to manage in the case management arena. In a field that is growing so quickly, this text enables individuals to transition form school to workplace much more smoothly."
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