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Human Behavior, Communities, Organizations, and Groups in the Macro Social Environment An Empowerment Approach

ISBN-10: 0495095141
ISBN-13: 9780495095149
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
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Description: In this text, best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and  More...

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Book details

List price: $125.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760

In this text, best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. By focusing on empowerment, she highlights the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths?taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about.

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations
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Neighborhood Empowerment
Diversity, Populations-at-risk, and Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
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