Fundamentals for Practice with High Risk Populations by Nancy Summers


Fundamentals for Practice with High Risk Populations by Nancy Summers

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.


1. At Risk. 2. Writing a Social History. 3. Case Management with Children and Their Families. 4. Case Management with Survivors of Rape and Violence. 5. Case Management in the Filed of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 6. Case Management and Mental Illness. 7. Case Management and Mental Retardation. 8. Case Management with Older People.

About the Author

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.

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350 pages


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Publication date

27th October 2002



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