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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.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Betty Reid Mandell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2012
File: 622 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205838855

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The best-selling AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, 7e delivers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human service 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 text 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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Marianne Woodside
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2011-01-01
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133170938

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Become an effective helper with AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES: VALUES, METHODS, AND POPULATIONS SERVED! A “must read” for human services workers, students, and volunteers, this concise guide introduces you to the necessary basic skills needed to effectively support and guide persons who need assistance from social services systems. Topics include helping persons living with HIV, working with persons with mental illness, and taking care of oneself. Case studies in each chapter illustrate the helping techniques and difficulties that may arise and exercises help you grasp the techniques presented in the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Cynthia Cannon Poindexter
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2006-07-20
File: 364 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285947792

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Featuring pragmatic guidelines for all administrators and practitioners in the social services, this book presents both theory and case materials to give the student of social administration a textured understanding of the social agency and its dilemmas and walks the student through the very practical daily problems and challenges. Published in two parts: Volume 1: An Introduction to Human Services Management Volume 2: Managing Finances, Personnel, and Information in Human Services

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Simon Slavin
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 1985
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 0866563431

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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

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michelle E. Martin
Publisher: What's New in Social Work
Release: 2017-01-02
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 0134290224

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Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession. Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3/e explores human services through the lens of the most common practice settings where human service professionals work. This title also provides information about social problems within a socio-political context allowing readers to think about ways in which culture and ideology influence people’s perspectives. Standards for Excellence series -- Each chapter highlights the national standards set by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE). Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces this integration. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Understand the issues pertinent to human services from new perspectives. Challenge the status quo of human services. Recognize their own stereotypical thinking that may create barriers to becoming effective helpers.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michelle E. Martin
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-02-28
File: 408 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780205958252

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This clear and practical text prepares students to become human service administrators by applying roles, theories, knowledge, and skills to the supervisory process, from interviewing and hiring to termination. Highlights of the New Edition: Current issues and "real-life" difficulties confronting supervisors are examined, making students aware of the relevant challenges and daily skills needed in supervision, preparing them for supervisory roles. In-chapter exercises, case vignettes, and supervisory problems ask students to apply chapter content and theory to a variety of situations and make considered decisions. The text's model empowers supervisors and underscores the NASW Code of Ethics for social workers by supporting ethical actions to improve services for clients. Contingencies such as the societal context, the agency, supervisees, peers, superiors, advocacy, conflict, management, and external relations are addressed throughout, giving students a glimpse into the actual world of a supervisor. Don't Miss this Special Value Pack Option: The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a 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 Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Ralph Dolgoff
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release: 2005
File: 206 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205405509

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Neukrug’s easy-to-understand text addresses critical topics in Human Services, thereby providing students with a comprehensive overview of the field. The book addresses the field’s history, theory, helping skills, and professional standards, as well as techniques for working in group counseling, family counseling, and community systems. Neukrug also addresses research, evaluation, assessment, normal and abnormal human development, career issues, and multicultural awareness, all of which figure prominently into the knowledge and skill base that informs the human services worker’s daily responsibilities. The book is further distinguished by its experiential emphasis, unique use of personal vignettes, and focus on the development of the helper. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Education
Author: Edward Neukrug
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2012-02-17
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133713814

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Marianne Woodside
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2014-01-07
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305142848

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This is a value pack comprising Chenoweth's The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice, 5e print book + Search Me! Social Work, 2-term Instant Access. The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of practice in the professions of social work and the human services. It lays out the journey and expertly signposts the key areas of knowledge, skills, values, ethics, practice contexts and contemporary debates. Client and practitioner perspectives offer reflections on real-life social work and human services interventions, while new case studies show how theory can be applied to practice. Fully updated and revised, this text is an invaluable tool for students as they start their careers in the social work and human services sector. Search Me! is an online research library customised to your subject, that puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Content is updated daily from hundreds of scholarly and popular journals, eBooks and newspapers. Plus, 24-hour access means you won't be limited by library opening times!

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Genre: Human services
Author: Lesley Chenoweth
Publisher: Cengage AU
Release: 2017-09-11
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780170380072

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