Introduction to Human Services Values, Methods, and Populations Served

ISBN-10: 0495007927
ISBN-13: 9780495007920
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $168.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 364
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

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.

Dr. Poindexter is an associate professor in the School of Social Services at Fordham University. Her areas of research and interest include HIV/AIDS, Management, Community Practice, and Gerontology.

Laying The Groundwork
Introduction: What Does It Mean To Be A Helper?
Attitudes And Values Of Helping
Awareness Of Others: Addressing Oppression And Culture
The Helping Relationship
Active Listening Skills
Foundations For Helping
The Helping Interview And Problem-Solving Process
Crisis Intervention
Case Management Or Service Coordination
A Family Approach To Human Services
A Group Approach To Human Services
Class Advocacy And Community Organization
Human Services Management And Supervision
Applications To Special Areas
Interpersonal Violence
Aging
HIV Disease
Developmental Disabilities
Working With Loss And Grief
Caring for the Caregiver
Attention To Self
Putting It All Together
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