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By William C. Madsen

An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable supporting via cross-system collaboration

This hands-on source presents transparent, sensible information for supportive provider pros operating in a home-based atmosphere. Drawing on most sensible practices from quite a number disciplines, this ebook offers a transparent map for facing the advanced and sometimes ambiguous occasions that come up with contributors and households, with purposes extending to supervision and organizational switch. Readers achieve the recommendation and perception of real-world frontline helpers, in addition to those that obtain care, highlighting new how one can strategy the paintings and re-think prior conceptualizations of difficulties and strengths. aiding efforts are geared up round a shared, forward-thinking imaginative and prescient that anticipates hindrances and attracts on latest and capability helps in constructing a collaborative plan of action.

The booklet starts with tales that illustrate middle ideas and context, featuring a couple of priceless rules that could reorient behavioral providers whereas outlining a principle-based perform framework to aid staff remain grounded and targeted. difficulties are addressed, and strength-based paintings is elevated into richer conversations approximately strengths within the context of goal and goal, price and trust, hopes, desires, and commitments. themes include:

  • Contextual suggestions with supporting maps
  • Engaging humans and re-thinking difficulties and strengths
  • Dilemmas in domestic and neighborhood services
  • Sustainable supporting via collaboration and support

A powerful collaboration among average networks, groups, and educated execs throughout platforms creates an efficient supporting recreation. making sure sustainability might contain selling platforms switch, and construction institutional helps for particular supervisory, administration, and organizational practices. Collaborative Helping presents a framework for organizing those efforts right into a coherent entire, serving the desires of supportive companies employees throughout sectors.

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It’s evening and Mom’s cooking dinner while I call the next family to cancel our appointment and as I hang up, she says, “Hon, you’ve had a rough day. ” I’m not sure, but it smells good and so we do and we have a nice time over dinner. As we finish up and begin to head out, the father says, “So, we’ll see you next week. ” What do you think happened that led to this shift? I think in our meeting in their house the father experienced me as judgmental and superior (like I was “all that”) and when Jeff and I respectively screwed up, we became regular folks and that allowed the family to become regular folks and have something to contribute and it just changed the whole dynamic between us.

Improvisation is often an inherent part of this work. ” Likewise, Collaborative Helping is a principle-based practice framework to support disciplined improvisation. Meeting with people in their homes or communities often has little external structure to it. It is easy to get lost in the chaos. indd 25 2/22/2014 1:30:14 PM 26 chapter 2 cornerstones of collaborative helping the situation and get a sense of the broader terrain on which we’re operating can be very useful. We return repeatedly to this idea of particular maps that can help workers think their way through complex situations and can provide guidance for conversations with people about challenging issues.

Relational connection is both a foundation for effective helping and a powerful “intervention” in its own right. We have used stories of effective helping to identify the what, how, and why of helping. We’ll conclude our initial discussion of helping by locating the Collaborative Helping framework in the broader context of other approaches and by anticipating some of the trends that may change the way we look at helping in general. Placing Collaborative Helping a Broader Context in Collaborative Helping is a practical, everyday framework for a wide range of helping work in homes and neighborhoods.

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