Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery Across the Lifespan is the first book in Oxford's new social work series Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations. This book will introduce practitioners and students to new strategies and innovations to effectively deal with a range of problems across the lifespan such as homelessness, alcohol and drug abuse, teen violence, and mental illness. The book is divided into four parts: a conceptual overview, children and adolescents, adults and the elderly. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to practice and service delivery with these populations and the contributors are leading scholars in social work and mental health services. It is an ideal text for students in clinical practice courses or for practitioners interestd in the latest practice and service delivery innovations.