By Peter Ryan DProf MSc CQSW, Steve Morgan BA BPL DipCOT MA

This booklet offers a accomplished, evidence-based account of assertive outreach from a strengths viewpoint. It emphasizes constructing a collaborative method of operating with the carrier person, which stresses the fulfillment of the provider user's personal aspirations, and development upon the provider user's personal strengths and assets. The e-book offers a finished, authoritative method of the topic, that mixes an outline of the coverage and perform concerns. It uses wide case research fabric to demonstrate person and group circumstances.Comprehensive and authoritativeIntegrates coverage and practiceExtensive use of case learn materialEvidence-based

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It would seem that although the DLP team did everything they reasonably could a tragic incident still occurred. One of the real causes of concern that stems from this analysis is that government policymakers, and local service managers for that matter, may be under an important misapprehension with respect to Assertive Outreach. The evidence presented here does not seem to suggest that, as currently practised in the UK, Assertive Outreach can prevent or reduce the frequency of occurrence of violent or suicidal behaviour.

The DLP (Marks et al 1994) was in a position to make a ‘natural experiment’ 31 months into the project, in that control of admission and discharge was switched from the ACT team having control, to control returning to the hospital ward. Average length of stay was increased 300% after control returned to the ward, from 20 days on average to 60 days. ” Stability of community tenure Mueser et al (1998) found that Assertive Outreach significantly increased housing stability in nine out of 12 studies where this outcome was measured.

Macias et al found that the results of their study significantly favoured the experimental group receiving both case management and psychosocial rehabilitation. This group experienced fewer problems with a depressed mood, fewer problems with thinking, better overall physical and mental health, greater competence in daily living skills, and greater psychological well-being. ” The researchers also evaluated family member ratings of user functioning. These also showed that the case-managed group were significantly less 19 20 A GUIDE TO POLICY disturbed in terms of expressions of paranoia and in overall level of cognitive functioning.

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