ERIC Number: ED189476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Theory and Practice of Social Casework With Adolescents: A Review and Assessment of Research Reported During the Decade of the 1970's.
Triana, Robert R.
This review of research reported in the 1970's illustrates the contributions of social casework to the better understanding and treatment of adolescents. Thirteen studies, including experiments, case studies, theoretical expositions and program evaluations, are assessed and codified according to methodological (design and method of determining effectiveness); interventive (casework setting and approach); and client (age, sex, race, socioeconomics, presenting problems) variables. Study deficiencies reported are: (1) designs did not isolate variable effects or examine variable interactions; (2) dependent measures and methods of effectiveness assessment were not clearly defined; (3) casework interventions lacked detailed descriptions; and (4) characteristics and the role of social, cultural, and economic factors were not discussed. Flexibility and pragmatism are suggested as guidelines for practicing casework with adolescents. Caseworkers must have a knowledge of adolescent development and be able to shift between child and adult orientations. Implications and recommendations concern the practice, research, and assessment of social casework with adolescents. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation; Walden University, FL.