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The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals
Hoarding is a serious, time-consuming, and expensive problem for virtually every community across the United States. First responders often encounter hoarding unexpectedly and are confused about how to resolve the wide range of problems, from public health and fire safety violations, to housing violations, to concern for the welfare of children, elders and animals. Sometim ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published May 25th 2011)
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This book is an excellent resource on hoarding. I picked this up to help me develop a fictional social worker character who encounters hoarding. The information in here was probably more than I needed to make a believable character, but I enjoyed reading what the authors had to say. The text is well-organized and the case studies were interesting peeks into what works well and what does not when it comes to hoarding treatment. This book gave me new insight into my character and I gained a greate ...more