INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES POLICY AND PRACTICE AN 8TH EDITION

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An Introduction To Human Services

Author : Betty Reid Mandell
ISBN : 0205838855
Genre : Political Science
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Complete, up-to-date coverage of social welfare programs and policies with special coverage of how history, politics, and the economy shape these programs This text puts the field of human services into a historical context, provides insights into the social welfare field, and gives concrete examples of how primary intervention strategies are put into daily practice in human service agencies. It presents the many options offered in the field of human services and discusses the stresses that a human service worker will face in day-to-day work, with practical suggestions for avoiding burnout. The text compares the U.S. social welfare systems to systems in other countries, and uses a strong multicultural and social systems approach that distinguishes it from other texts. Teaching & Learning Experience Engage Students - Outstanding pedagogy, including examples, cases, anecdotes, and interviews, keeps students interested. Explore Current Issues - Contemporary issues are incorporated throughout the text to provide students with the most up-to-date coverage; topics include: cyberbullying, immigration, and health care reform. Support Instructors - An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), and PowerPoint presentations, and BlackBoard and WebCT Test Item File provide instructors with additional support.
Category: Political Science

An Introduction To Human Services

Author : Betty Reid Mandell
ISBN : 0205442145
Genre : Business & Economics
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Known for its engaging writing style and use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work, "An Introduction to Human Services" is one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market. What reviewers are saying about the Sixth Edition. . . "The book's treatment of policy issues is far more extensive than is typical of intro textbooks. . . . Consistent with this is its coverage of the social welfare system as it currently exists, including the major cornerstone programs (TANF, WIC, Food Stamps, SSI, etc.) that any well-informed worker needs to know about to serve clients well." "Pamela Kiser, Elon University" Highlights of the Sixth Edition Current diversity issues are discussed, including references to the September 11th attacks, new material on Arab-Americans, racial profiling, and racial discrimination. One of the authors shares her own experiences of race and class privilege. Includes up-to-date information on the opposition to abortion (Chapter 5) and gay and lesbian marriage, affirmative action, bilingual education, and new immigration policies (Chapter 7). Thoroughly updated with information on Social Security, TANF, day care, SSI, food stamps, WIC, Medicare, school breakfast and lunch, unemployment insurance, Earned Income Tax Credit, and more (Chapter 6). Includes updated information on managed care (Chapter 9). Includes discussions on unique topics in human service with information on stem cell research, cloning, sperm banks releasing information on biological fathers, as well as charging pregnant women who are substance abusers with child abuse. Research Navigator(TM) for Social Work Research Navigator(TM) can be a student's best friend when facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started--Research Navigator(TM) offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigator(TM)--a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon textbook! If your text did not come packaged with Research Navigator(TM), visit www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. The Career Center Students need help transitioning from the academic world to the professional. With The Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time! The Career Center is designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy. The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of these great offers.
Category: Business & Economics

An Introduction To The Human Services

Author : Marianne R. Woodside
ISBN : 9781305142848
Genre : Medical
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The eighth edition of best-selling AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES offers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human services profession. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as practitioners, educators, and researchers, the text defines human services, reviews the historical development of the field, provides a practical overview of the profession, and emphasizes the skills needed to succeed as a human services practitioner. The book provides a solid grounding in such fundamental concepts as serving the whole person, using an interdisciplinary approach, interacting with helper and client, preparing generalists, and empowering clients. Every chapter includes detailed case studies to highlight the practical applications of key concepts and prepare students to effectively address issues they are likely to encounter as helping professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Medical

Introduction To Human Services

Author : Michelle E. Martin
ISBN : 0134290224
Genre : Political Science
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NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the bound-book version. This comprehensive introduction looks at the human services profession though the settings where human services work and provides information about social problems within a socio-political context to show how culture and ideology influence people's perspectives. The foundation of the human services profession is explored by examining educational standards and professional requirements, its roots as a helping profession within the history of social welfare provision, its ethical standards, theoretical underpinnings, and the nature of the generalist practice model. Introduction to Human Services, 4th Edition is updated to include the most current research and information on populations and topics at the forefront of today's critical issues. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad� and Android� tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0134290224 / 9780134290225 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package This Package consists of: 0134461037 / 9780134461038 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings 0134461061 / 9780134461069 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, Enhanced Pearson eText - Access Card
Category: Political Science

Human Services In Contemporary America

Author : William R. Burger
ISBN : 9781305966840
Genre : Political Science
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Reflecting the latest policies and practices, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 10th Edition delivers a thorough examination of human services -- providing students with an insightful, realistic portrayal of the field. Using a unique multidisciplinary approach, the book offers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. It also illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts affect the way human services professionals work. The text is renowned for the way it presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Throughout, the author helps readers understand how social, economic, and political issues affect human service workers as well as the people they serve. Practical and relevant, the text is packed with captivating examples of human services work across the country and offers insightful information on selected careers within the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Political Science

Theory Practice And Trends In Human Services An Introduction

Author : Edward S. Neukrug
ISBN : 9781305856011
Genre : Education
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Distinguished by its focus on the development of the helper, its experiential emphasis, and the unique use of personal vignettes, Neukrug's easy-to-understand and comprehensive text provides an overview of the field of human services. It begins with discussions of history and current issues, followed by a chapter on standards as they relate to skills, credentialing, ethics, and accreditation. The book later moves on to cover important content areas that human service professionals must know and understand to be effective, including counseling theory, helping skills, group and family counseling, consultation and supervision, community organizing, human development, cultural competence, how to work with varied client populations, and research, evaluation, and assessment. The last chapter focuses on career development, including guidance about further education and insight into how career development models can be applied to the student and the student's clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

An Introduction To Group Work Practice

Author : Ronald W. Toseland
ISBN : 9780134059051
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 61.7 MB
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Widely used by professionals, educators, and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in schools of social work throughout the United States and the world, this text presents a comprehensive, coherent, organized overview of group work practice from a generalist practice perspective. The new Eighth Edition continues to include typologies illustrating group work practice with task and treatment groups at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition of An Introduction to Group Work Practice includes research on virtual groups, updated and deeper content on practice with treatment and task groups, the most current literature on working with reluctant and resistant group members, updated and expanded sections on working with individuals who have difficulty engaging in and sustaining work in groups, updated material on leadership and diversity, and thoroughly updated reference material and new content from evidence-based practice sources.
Category: Political Science

Child Welfare And Family Services

Author : Susan Downs
ISBN : 0205571905
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 70.19 MB
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This thorough revision of Child Welfare and Family Services reflects current issues, controversies, and innovative practice methods in both family and child services. It provides a strong historical context to current programs, issues, and policy decisions; as well as in-depth information on legal and legislative frameworks. A new chapter on child welfare practice, including an expanded treatment of foster care, provides a foundation for social work interventions with children. In addition, new and updated information covers topics such as; child welfare issues with immigrant families, child outcome measurements, forensic interviewing, advocacy, court documentation, federal legislation, child welfare in a global context, cultural competence, protective/preventive services, day care/child development programs, income security, kinship care, family preservation, and adoption.
Category: Political Science