Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2011

256 Pages | 4 half-tones and 5 line-cuts


ISBN: 9780195385519

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The Hoarding Handbook

A Guide for Human Service Professionals

Christiana Bratiotis, Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, and Gail Steketee

  • First volume to focus on hoarding and human service systems that encounter this frustrating social problem
  • Includes recommendations for efficient use of fiscal and personnel resources in hoarding cases
  • Presents a Hoarding Task Force Intervention Model useful to a wide range of service providers
  • Clearly explicates why hoarding occurs and becomes so entrenched
  • Provides hands-on tools for assessing hoarding severity
  • Details specific intervention tips and strategies relevant to various providers
  • Uses case examples to illustrate how staff members from each service system can work with hoarding

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