This book gives a comprehensive, evidence-based account of assertive outreach from a Strengths perspective. Emphasising developing a collaborative approach to working with the service user, which stresses the achievement of the service user's own aspirations, and building upon the service user's own strengths and resources.
The book gives a comprehensive, authoritative approach to the subject, which combines both an overview of the policy and practice issues. It makes use of extensive case study material, to illustrate individual and team circumstances. Both authors have over ten years experience of working in this field, and have published extensively on assertive outreach.
Comprehensive and authoritative
Integrates policy and practice
Extensive use of case study material
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18 mm
""This book combines a set of values with evidence-baised practice and utilises the strength model of care."" Lindsey Coombes, Community Practtioner, July 2004
book offers a wealth of information on the development of assertive outreach and its practical application. The authors adopt a 'strengths' approach - an essential and refreshing alternative to the medical model or problem-focused approach."" Tobby Williamson, Mental Health, August 2004