As the need for empirically oriented case management models remains acute, this study
provides an evidence for effective use of Integrative case management model. Using case
study research, this study carefully descrives the process of military social work practice
starting from problem definition, needs assessment, setting specific objectives of
intervention, to planning and evaluation.
Our overarching purpose of this study is to help military social worker to perform case
management approach to military personnel faced with multiple problem situation.
Several research findings and policy implications are drawn from this study. First of all,
the Integrative case management model is proven to be effective especially for helping
troublesome military personnel with family problems. Periodic monitoring and
assessment of tasks given to the case manager play an importan role in producing
positive results for the long-time engagement.
Although psychological counselors are actively involved in helping mal-adjusted
military personnel in military divisions throught the country, their roles are limited to
tackle psychological problems. Therefore, military social works who perform case
management role can be more effective in delivering multiple services for those in need.
Other implications and research limitations are dicussed in this paper.