Introduction to Human Services Policy and Practice

ISBN-10: 020561597X
ISBN-13: 9780205615971
Edition: 7th 2009
List price: $116.80
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Description: Known for its engaging writing style and use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work, "Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice" is one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market. It  More...

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Book details

List price: $116.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/5/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Known for its engaging writing style and use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work, "Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice" is one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market. It provides complete and up-to-date coverage of social welfare programs and policies, and describes how history, politics, and the economy shape the programs. It also 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. It puts the field of human services into a historical context, provides insights into the overall social welfare field, and gives concrete examples of how primary intervention strategies are put into daily practice in human service agencies. It also provides a well-rounded look at 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 Context of Human Service Work
What Are Human Services? What Do Human Service Workers Do?
The Changing Nature of the Helping Process
Strategies of Intervention
Attitudes/Values, Skills, and Knowledge
Values and Ethical Dilemmas
The Social Welfare System
Implementing Human Service Interventions
Working with Diversity
Interviewing
Case Management/Counseling
Facilitating Groups
Program Planning
Organizing and Changing Systems
Thriving and Surviving in This Field
Understanding Legal Issues
Staying Current and Avoiding Burnout
Glossary
References
Index

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