Crisis Intervention in Social Services (Practical Social by Kieran O'Hagan

By Kieran O'Hagan

... this e-book may possibly merely were written by way of a social employee. it really is packed with strength, laced with pathos and humour, and the warts are usually not simply obvious yet highlighted. It bargains a considerate, down-to-earth view of hindrance paintings in a single social prone team.' Paul examining, Oxford brain

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Uncertainty as to whose crisis this is: the psychiatrist? GP? parents? hospital staff? social worker? or client? Impact on Social Worker I. Feeling of frustration at not being involved earlier; a belief that social services are being used as dumping ground. ') approach to the failed medicalorientated treatment and responses to this particular client. S. A radically different 4. Knowledge of, and contact with department's residential provisions for mentally ill. 3. Ability to establish working relationship with parents, and explore origins of crisis.

When all is not well the last thing they need is an intervention that gives official recognition to the centuries-old myth about stepparents. In the case of referrals pleading for the removal of the elderly confused person, it is even more important for social workers to exercise this faith, by examining carefully the nature of the clamour by the client's relatives, and/or neighbours. These people do not simply waken up some day and decide that old Mrs Wilkins has got to go. Their plea is more likely to be a dreaded climax to years of sacrifice of time, effort and expense on behalf of Mrs Wilkins.

I. Confusion; Impact on Social Worker 3. Again, more conscious of, and receptive to pressures being applied by the neighbours and police, than the needs of client who cannot verbally express his feelings about the event. I. Parents see no role for social worker other than the offering of condolences. They perceive the GP as the principal source of help in this crisis, but make it clear that he has done nothing more than offer condolences himself. I. Expertise in bereavement counselling, specifically cot deaths.

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