ERIC Number: EJ893085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
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Reference Count: 44
Critical Time Intervention: Model Description and Implications for the Significance of Timing in Social Work Interventions
Herman, Daniel B.; Mandiberg, James M.
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n5 p502-508 Sep 2010
Relatively little attention has been paid to the dimension of time in the design of social work interventions. Critical time intervention (CTI), an empirically supported psychosocial intervention intended to reduce the risk of homelessness by enhancing continuity of support for individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) during the transition from institutions to community living, is a model that was explicitly developed to address a timing-specific need. After describing the model and summarizing research that supports its effectiveness, this article considers examples of other time-sensitive interventions in social work and related fields and speculates on some potential advantages to such strategies. Further attention to various dimensions of timing in the design and evaluation of social work interventions is warranted.
Descriptors: Intervention, Homeless People, Mental Disorders, Social Work, Time, At Risk Persons, Transitional Programs, Models, Severe Disabilities, Institutionalized Persons, Community Programs, Independent Living, Health Services
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