Macro Systems in the Social Environment

ISBN-10: 0495007722

ISBN-13: 9780495007722

Edition: 2nd 2007

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By using social-psychological literature and sociological theory to examine infancy through later adulthood, this text challenges students to probe the larger social context when viewing the complexities of human development. Long and Holle examine and emphasize the importance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in assessing human behavior in the social environment. To facilitate the integration of theory and content, the authors use different theoretical orientations to organize the chapters. These are followed by an analysis of developmental issues, a case example, a section in which macro-level influences are highlighted, a reintegration of theory section, and suggested activities.
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Macro Systems: Their Importance and Usefulness to the Social Worker
Theory: Ecological-Systems Model
An Institutional View of Social Welfare
Appropriate Value Orientation
Case Example: Friendship House-Homelessness
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: A Variety of Forms of Diversity
Applying a Social Work Framework: Ecological Systems
Suggested Activities
References
Infancy
Theory: Social Disorganization
Developmental Issues
The Changing Family
The Changing Economy
The Political Process
Case Example: Community Intervention for Mothers and Infants
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: Using an Assortment of Lenses
Applying a Social Work Framework: Social Disorganization Theory
Suggested Activities
References
Preschool Children
Theory: Symbolic Interactionism
Developmental Issues
Detached Fatherhood
Parental Coalition
When Children Parent
Child Care Options
Preschoolers and Television
Racism and Child Development
Helping Families Raise Healthy Children
Case Example: Family Life Education-The Rivera Family
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: The Importance of Play
Applying a Social Work Framework: Symbolic Interaction
Suggested Activities
References
Children of School Age
Theory: Normalization
The Applicability of Normalization for Different System Levels
Physical Integration
Social Integration
Enhancing Social Images and Personal Competencies
Promoting Inclusion
Developmental Issues
Schools at Risk
Students at Risk
Traditional Responses to Students at Risk
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The No Child Left Behind Act
Strategies for Students at Risk and Students with Disabilities
Community, School, Agency, and Parent Partnerships
The Early School Scene-Social Policy and Social Change
National and State Departments of Education
Case Example: Collaborative Planning and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: The Adaptive Process
Applying a Social Work Framework: Normalization
Suggested Activities
References
Adolescence
Theory: Labeling
Developmental Issues
Adolescent Girls
Delinquent Behavior
Self-Concept
Drug Use
Adolesent Gangs
Case Example: Santa Louisa Community Center
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: Multiracial Identification
Applying a Social Work Framework: Labeling Theory
Suggested Activities
References
Young Adulthood
Theory: Value Conflict
Developmental Issues
Interrelationships of Developmental Issues
Marriage
Parenting
Work
Case Example: A Jamaican Student Confronts Cultural Issues
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: Refugees
Applying a Social Work Framework: Value-Conflict Theory
Suggested Activities
References
Middle Adulthood
Theory: Role
Developmental Issues
Gender Differences
Women at Middle Age
Middle-Aged Men
Case Example: Economics, Employment and Women
Time to Think!
Gay Men and Lesbian Women: Middle Age and Parenthood
Reflection on Diversity: Religion and Spirituality
Applying a Social Work Framework: Role Theory
Suggested Activities
References
Later Adulthood
Theory: Social Reconstruction
Developmental Issues
Senior Citizens as Volunteers
Senior Citizens and Work
Political Activism in Old Age
President George W. Bush and Social Security Reform
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
Promoting Public Transportation
Empowering People in Older Age
Looking Ahead
Case Example: Empowerment Through the Timberland Senior Citizens Center
Time to Think!
Reflection on Diversity: Younger Mature Adults and Older Mature Adults
Applying a Social Work Framework: Social Reconstruction Theory
Suggested Activities
References
Achieving Social Justice and Empowerment
Social Justice
The Time Crunch
The Direct/Indirect Distinction
Ecological Theory
The Strengths Perspective
Values and Controlling Bias
Entertaining an International Perspective
Reflection on Diversity: Multicultural Organizational Development
Macro-Level Assessment and the Future
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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