© 1984

Programming Effective Human Services

Strategies for Institutional Change and Client Transition

  • Walter P. Christian
  • Gerald T. Hannah
  • T. J. Glahn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Programming Institutional Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-14
    2. Judith E. Favell, James E. Favell, J. Iverson Riddle, Todd R. Risley
      Pages 15-37
    3. Dennis H. Reid, Judy Shoemaker
      Pages 39-61
    4. David D. Coughlin, Dennis M. Maloney, Richard L. Baron, Jenifer Dahir, Daniel L. Daly, Pam B. Daly et al.
      Pages 63-81
    5. Walter P. Christian
      Pages 83-105
  4. Facilitating Client Transition to the Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-111
    2. Bruce L. Bird
      Pages 113-137
    3. Gerald T. Hannah, Walter P. Christian
      Pages 139-156
    4. Stephen C. Luce, Stephen R. Anderson, Susan F. Thibadeau, Lee E. Lipsker
      Pages 157-176
    5. Mary J. Czyzewski, Walter P. Christian, Mary B. Norris
      Pages 177-202
    6. Robert L. Koegel, John C. Burke, Robert E. O’Neill, Jean Johnson
      Pages 203-225
    7. Crighton Newsom, Karen Kennedy-Butler
      Pages 227-244
    8. Timothy G. Kuehnel, William J. DeRisi, Robert P. Liberman, Mark D. Mosk
      Pages 245-265
  5. Promoting Maintenance of Client Transition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-293
    2. Laura Schreibman, Karen R. Britten
      Pages 295-314
    3. Michael L. Jones, Jacki K. Hannah, Stephen B. Fawcett, Tom Seekins, James F. Budde
      Pages 315-335
    4. June Groden, Gerald Groden, Grace Baron, Susan E. Stevenson
      Pages 337-355

About this book


Human service programming has been the focus of much public scrutiny, legislative action, and applied research in recent years. As a result, human service providers have learned to exhibit greater respect for the needs and legal rights of their consumers, the appropriateness and cost­ effectiveness of treatment procedures and service programs, and the per­ sonnel and facilities involved in providing services to consumers. Despite this encouraging trend, many human service agencies are still trying unsuccessfully to meet the two fundamental criteria of effec­ tive programming: (1) providing services that are effective in meeting the needs of the consumer and (2) equipping consumers to function indepen­ dently of the human service system to the extent possible. For example, there appears to be a general acceptance of the notion that custodial institutional service programs are needed, despite the fact that they are ineffective in rehabilitating and transitioning clients to the community and that they are difficult to change. In addition, although community­ based service programs have been developed as alternatives to institu­ tional placement, there is rarely sufficient transitional planning and pro­ gramming to facilitate the client's progress from the institution to the community. Although these problems generally are acknowledged, most human service managers and practitioners are ill equipped to deal with them. Specifically, the technology of human service management is in need of improvement. It is more theoretical than practical, and it lacks sufficient field testing and empirical validation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Walter P. Christian
    • 1
  • Gerald T. Hannah
    • 2
  • T. J. Glahn
    • 3
  1. 1.The May InstituteChathamUSA
  2. 2.Kansas Department of Mental Health and Retardation ServicesTopekaUSA
  3. 3.Behavioral Learning LaboratoryCamarillo State HospitalCamarilloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Programming Effective Human Services
  • Book Subtitle Strategies for Institutional Change and Client Transition
  • Editors Walter Christian
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41526-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9681-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2707-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 514
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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