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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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"This book is known for its engaging style and for the many current examples of human service practitioners at work, which makes it a top seller in its market. It offers a historical context of the field of human services, insights into the overall social welfare field, and concrete descriptions of how primary intervention strategies are put into daily practice in human service agencies." It provides a well-rounded look at the many options offered in the field of human services, and aims to prepare entry level human service workers for future careers. There is a strong multicultural emphasis. Social welfare chapter (Ch. 6) is completely revised to reflect the new Welfare Reform Act (TANF). Incorporates a new section on managed care included in the case management chapter (Ch. 9). Presents new material on the use of computers and the Internet in social agencies in the planning chapter (Ch. 11)." For practitioners of human services and/or social work.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Barbara Schram
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release: 2000
File: 612 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000044987749

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Since its original publication in 2000, this text has been intended for students studying HRM for the first time. Its major features are its comprehensive and wide-ranging nature which deals with all major aspects of HRM in a down to earth and practical way, alongside the necessary theoretical underpinning. The key strength is its accessibility to students new to the subject area where it combines a clear explanation with numerous relevant and interesting cases and comments. The range and nature of HRM is fully illustrated by a combination of real life and fictional case studies which heighten awareness of key issues involved in HRM today. This new edition will continue to be appropriate for undergraduate courses, especially first and second year students studying an HRM degree but also for post-graduate courses where many students are new to the field of HRM. It continues to be divided into 12 chapters to provide one topic a week on a modular course, but it may be extended into two semesters. It has been revised to place a greater emphasis on the role of human resources in improving organisational and employee performance. These revisions include the greater use of technology in resourcing and development areas, the change of emphasis from ‘recruitment/selection’ to ‘talent management’ and the use of social networking developments as an aid to HR management. Recent legal developments will also be covered including those relating to age discrimination and the regulation of agency workers. It will be supported by a supplement for tutors and additional web-based cases and other materials for tutors and students.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Stredwick
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-07-31
File: 510 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135017897

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Thomas M. Meenaghan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 1982
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780029208502

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