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Smith, Bert Kruger 1915-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 4,640 library holdings
Genres: Forecasts  Fiction  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewer
Classifications: HQ1064.U5, 301.4350973
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Most widely held works about Bert Kruger Smith
 
Most widely held works by Bert Kruger Smith
Aging in America by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pursuit of dignity : new living alternatives for the elderly by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No language but a cry by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for parents, this book is intended to provide understanding of the disturbed child. Symptoms of emotional disturbance as they appear from infancy through adolescence are listed and possible causes noted. Parents are told how to obtain professional help and the kinds of services that are available. Educational and treatment aspects of facilities, including special classes, special schools, day centers, foster homes, residential centers, and hospitals, are discussed. Programs of three treatment centers (the league school, the sonia shankman orthogenic school, and the hawthorne center) are described. Recommendations for prevention and treatment are made. This document is available from beacon press, 25 beacon street, boston, massachusetts 02108, 185 pages, for $5.00. (my)
Your nonlearning child; his world of upside-down by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking forward : new options for your later years by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding mental health; a common need, a less frequent achievement by Robert L Sutherland( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teaspoon of honey by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worth of a boy; report on a camping program for troubled youngsters by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilemma of a dyslexic man by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the evening by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1972 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging parents & dilemmas of their children by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an opening series of vignettes which describe the frustrations of adults who care for aging and infirm parents, this pamphlet addresses the issue of aging parents and the dilemmas they pose for their children. In particular, it describes a model entitled "As Parents Grow Older" (apgo) that originated as a service for families of the elderly developed in 1974 by Child and Family Service, Inc. Of Washtenaw County, Michigan, and was later adopted by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to begin a pilot program sponsored by the Texas Association of Homes for the Aging (taha). In apgo groups, adults with aging parents or relatives gain practical knowledge that helps them understand their older relatives' changing needs as well as their own feelings and actions toward these needs. The groups also provide an opportunity for adult children to express openly their shared concerns, to recognize alternative strategies for dealing with those concerns, and to acquire the necessary skills to cope with the problems of their aging families as well as to learn of community resources available to them. The design and content of the apgo model is presented, along with a discussion of participants' problems, and a list of benefits to members of apgo groups. The pamphlet concludes with possibilities for the future. (Te)
Adult day care--extended family by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet reports on a community project in Texas involving a day care center for senior citizens. It contains an analysis of successes and failures in attempting to satisfy the project's goals of: (l) keeping individuals out of institutions as long as possible; (2) providing social contact and enrichment experiences; (3) making the burden lighter for younger members of a family, adult children who work, and so on; (4) providing a nutritional program and pleasant surroundings for elderly who otherwise would be much alone; (5) providing transportation in some form ... For travel to medical clinics, dentists, and doctors' offices, recreational trips, therapists, adult education classes, over and above the normal travel to and from the center. Case examples are also included, as well as a review of other similar centers. (Mml)
Adolescents and suicide : restoring the kin network by Steven E Gutstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet describes Houston's Systemic Crisis Intervention Program (scip), an outpatient-based program for adolescents who have attempted suicide, used during the suicidal crisis period and based on the premise that children need a healthy kin system to serve as a buffer to the all too frequent crises of adolescence. The introduction presents two case studies of adolescents who have attempted suicide and background on the nuclear family's need for a health kin system in order to adapt successfully to major life transitions. The next section discusses current research on what propels youth to suicide and what prevents suicide, highlighting the disrupted kin network of the two adolescents presented earlier. Next, aspects of a healthy functioning kin network which functions as a good suicide deterrent is described. The rationale for the Systemic Crisis Intervention Program is presented. The treatment model, consisting of these parts is discussed: (1) providing an immediate emergency response which serves to maintain family members' anxiety within manageable limits; (2) mobilizing extended family members to become involved in the crisis; and (3) restructuring kin system relationships to provide successful long-term solutions to the current crisis. The effectiveness of the program was examined using 47 adolescents accepted for treatment and the results of the evaluation are discussed which showed that during the follow-up period of more than one year only two subjects engaged in suicidal behavior, neither of which resulted in physical harm, and that family and marital functioning improved during the treatment phase. (Abl)
OASIS for the old by Betty Franklin( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes Project oasis (Older Adults Sharing Important Skills), a project designed to provide paraprofessional mental health services to nursing home residents by providing training for older adult volunteers in areas related to mental health and the elderly, supervision by oasis staff, and consultation by staff. The background of the project is described and the advantages of using older adult volunteers to provide services to elderly nursing home residents are discussed. The development of Project oasis as a pilot program is explained and training and development issues are explored. Profiles are included of the typical nursing home resident and of the average oasis volunteer. Three nursing home resident-OASIS volunteer teams are described in brief case studies. The evaluation of the oasis project is discussed; evaluation methods are described; and findings from volunteer, staff, and client interviews are presented. The report concludes that the oasis project has been able to provide a diverse range of services to nursing home residents and has provided a meaningful and productive outlet for the volunteers interested in working with these residents. It is emphasized that the oasis project can be replicated in communities of all sizes. (Nb)
Insights for uptights; about young people, parents, and lifestyles by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outreach to the elderly by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing for tomorrow : young LD's become (O)ld by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of neglect by Bettina Adelberg Dubin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family is the primary source of support and caregiving for the frail, dependent elder, providing emotional support, logistical services, supplemental finances, and the link to the outside community for the homebound elder. The caregiving systems of 84 of Texas's Adult Protective Services' (aps) cases were examined. The definition of neglect that was used was neutral in attribution, referring neither to self nor caregiver responsibility nor to active or passive intention. Case studies examined what caseworkers found entering the situation; what intervention was chosen; how the elder and family responded; and what the outcome was. The neglected elder is one whose needs are not adequately met in one or more of these areas: personal care, nutrition, medical care, or condition of the environment. Whether inadequate care was due to self-neglect or caregiver neglect was not always easy to determine. Case analyses resulted in five profiles of situations and problems that describe why caregiving systems seemed to fail: (1) the caregivers were overwhelmed; (2) the elder refused care; (3) caregivers were more interested in their own gain than in the elder's welfare; (4) the caregiving system was dysfunctional due to poor relationships or difficult personalities; and (5) the elder was alone and had no one on whom to rely. Interventions ranged from caregiver support; emergency action, including forced removal; and general assistance. Caseworkers felt the most critical need was for greater resources, increasing what was already in place, more emergency funds, and more medical services. The need for more preventive services was also emphasized. Abuse and neglect were thought to be the result of multifaceted problems which required multiagency resolution. (Abl)
Living longer, living better by Bert Kruger Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American families and social policies for services to children by Wayne H Holtzman( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After briefly noting trends in major changes occurring in American society during the past 20 years, this booklet cites and interprets some specific changes taking place in family demographics during the past decade. While it is argued that general trends in family characteristics and child health and development are beginning to show signs of improving, a number of disturbing social indicators are mentioned that point to serious problems and unmet needs for large segments of the population. The significance of public policy for improved human services is discussed, followed by presentation of a brief case study of one major metropolitan area in the United States, the city of Houston. (Author/MP)
 
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Alternative Names
Kruger, Bertha Mae.

Robert E. Smith Amerikaans officier (1918-2004)

Smith, Bert K.

Smith, Bertha Mae Kruger.

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English (74)