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.
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1. The Origins and Evidence for Case Management
2. The Transformation of Case Management into Assertive Outreach: The Policy Context 1985-2003
3. The Purpose and Principles of a 'Strengths' Approach
Part 2 - A Guide to Practice
1. Ethical Dilemmas
2. The Foundations of Creative Collaboration
3. Targeting: Who is the Client?
4. Developing Trusting Working Relationships
5. Strengths Assessment
6. Care Planning and Care Coordination
7. Working with the Service User
9. Practice Based Evidence
Morgan, Steve Independent Mental Health Consultancy, 'Practice-Based Evidence', London.