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When the Client is Unwilling.

Rooney, Ronald H.

Social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals have been trained to work with people who seek their services. But what happens when clients are ordered to work with them by a court? A professor in the School of Social Work, in cooperation with the Hennepin County Family Services program Home Team Services, studied the full range of voluntary to involuntary clients and found that a family's willingness to be helped is what makes the difference in outcome. The first contact with a social worker is much more important than how the family has gotten to the social worker.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded through a CURA Faculty Research Competition Grant.
23 (2): 11-15.
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Reporter 23 (2)