Task Groups in the Social Services (SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services)

Task Groups in the Social Services (SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services)

By: Steven R. Rose (author), Marian F. Fatout (author)Hardback

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In light of the growing importance of and reliance on task groups in the social services, this comprehensive text examines the uses, methods and dynamics of such groups. Following a description of the nature, history and variety of task groups, the authors discuss the role of the social worker in these groups, focusing on: the recruitment and composition of groups; participating as a team member; shepherding a group and dealing with problem behaviours within it. Task Groups in the Social Services will prove a vital resource to both students and practitioners in social work.


PART ONE: THE NATURE OF TASK GROUPS IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES The History of Task Groups in the Social Services The Variety of Task Groups Utilized PART TWO: THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTITIONER'S ROLE IN TASK GROUPS Planning, Composing and Recruiting a Task Group The Professional's Role on the Social Service Team The Practitioner's Responsibilities for the Functioning of Task Groups Handling Problematic Behaviors of the Task Group, Subgroups and Members PART THREE: PROBLEM-SOLVING TECHNIQUES The Problem-Solving Process Small Group Decision-Making Procedures Large Group Decision-Making Procedures Methods of Evaluating Composition, Process and Outcome in Task Groups

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780803954496
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780803954496
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 0803954492

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