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Foundations for Community Health Workers, Second Edition
Timothy Berthold
Wiley | Jossey-Bass / Softcover / Mar 2016
9781119060819 (ISBN-10: 1119060818)
Health Care & Health Promotion
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650 pages
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A practical guide to key skills for community health workers

Training, credentialing and employment opportunities for Community Health Workers (CHW) are expanding across the nation. Foundations for Community Health Workers provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to essential skills for CHWs, with an emphasis on social justice, cultural humility, and client-centered practice. Real-life case studies and quotes from working CHWs illustrate challenges and successes on the job. This updated second edition features:
An Overview of community health work, including the role and history of CHWs, public health, health equality and health care policy in the US.
Core competencies for providing direct services, including cultural humility, scope of practice, ethics, client-centered counseling, care management, and home visiting.
Professional skills such as effective communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and interviewing for jobs.
New chapters on key health issues such as chronic conditions management, promoting health eating and active living, understanding trauma and promoting the health of formerly incarcerated people.
Group and community work, including health outreach, conducting trainings, groups facilitation, and community diagnosis and organizing,

The second edition also features over 80 videos with CHWs and faculty that model how to work with clients and provide insight into skills and competencies needed for successful CHWs, and includes updated references and resources. The new Training Guide that accompanies the textbook includes detailed, step-by-step lesson plans, case studies, role plays, assessments, and video tutorials, with links to even more instructor resources.

Foundations for Community Health Workers provides a practical and comprehensive guide to the essential skills you'll need to serve your community effectively.

Table of Contents




Part 1 Community Health Work: the Big Picture

1 The Role of Community Health Workers
Darouny Somsanith and Janey Skinner

2 The Evolution of the Community Health Worker Field in the United States: The Shoulders We Stand On
E. Lee Rosenthal and J. Nell Brownstein

3 An Introduction to Public Health
Tim Berthold, Janey Skinner and Sharon Turner

4 Health for All: Promoting Health Equality
Janey Skinner and Tim Berthold

5 An Introduction to Health Care and Health Policy in the United States
Len Finocchio and Ellen Wu

Part 2 Core Competencies for Providing Direct Services

6 Practicing Cultural Humility
Abby Rincón

7 Guiding Principles
Tim Berthold and Edith Guillén- Núñez

8 Conducting Initial Client Interviews
Tim Berthold and Mickey Ellinger

9 Client-Centered Counseling for Behavior Change
Tim Berthold and Darouny Somsanith

10 Care Management
Tim Berthold, Craig Wenzl and Emily Marinelli

11 Home Visiting
Craig Wenzl and Tim Berthold and Emily Marinelli

Part 3 Enhancing Professional Skills

12 Stress Management and Self Care
Joani Marinoff, Tim Berthold and Sal Núñez

13 Conflict Resolution Skills
Darlene Weide, Joani Marinoff and Tim Berthold

14 Professional Skills: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job and Growing on the Job
Amber Straus, Rhonella C. Owens,Tim Berthold and Jeni Miller

Part 4 Applying Core Competencies to Key Health Issues

15 Promoting the Health of Formerly Incarcerated People
Donna Willmott

16 Introduction to Chronic Conditions Management
Tim Berthold, Jill Tregor and David Spero

17 Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
Tim Berthold and Jill Tregor

18 Understanding Trauma and Supporting the Recovery of Survivors
Tim Berthold and Janey Skinner

Part 5 Working with Groups and Communities

19 Health Outreach
Craig Wenzl, Tim Berthold and Emily Thompson

20 Facilitating Community Health Education Trainings
Jill Tregor

21 Group Facilitation
Philip Colgan, Joani Marinoff and Tim Berthold

22 Community Diagnosis
Susana Hennessey Lavery, Mele Lau-Smith, Alma Avila, Janey Skinner, Jill Tregor and Tim Berthold

23 Community Organizing and Advocacy
Alma Avila and Janey Skinner


Index to Videos

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