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Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e delivers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, it illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The author presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. As you progress through the chapters, you understand how social, economic, and political issues might affect you as a human service worker--as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, the text is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences and other options available to legislators--such as national health care. It also provides invaluable information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.

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HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA presents a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills you can use in your career. The author presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. From one chapter to the next, you'll begin to understand how social, economic and political issues may affect you as a human service worker as well as the people you service. Real-life examples in every chapter highlight material on social policy. Useful information on selected careers within the field are discussed, along with the necessary training and licensor information you'll need if you decide to pursue that career direction. You'll find the book's website to be a great study aid to help you master the concepts of the course.

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Using a unique multidisciplinary approach, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e offers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, the latest edition reflects the latest policy and practice issues, illustrating how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The book presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Real-world examples in every chapter highlight material on social policy. In addition, the authors discuss insightful information on selected careers within the field, including required training and licensing.

About the Author

William Burger, formerly director of the Mental Health and Human Services Program, is chairperson of the Department of Behavioral and Human Services at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York. In addition, he has served as a consultant to a variety of human services programs in New York and Massachusetts, has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, and has written guest editorial articles for myriad newspapers. He is also the co-author of the HELPING PROFESSIONS: A CAREER SOURCEBOOK. Dr. Burger received his doctorate in social psychology, but his academic background also encompasses the fields of educational psychology and philosophy of education. While attending graduate school at Harvard University, he was awarded a research assistantship for his work in the area of community decision making.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Human Services in the United States Today Chapter 2: Groups in Need Chapter 3: Human Services in Historical Perspective Chapter 4: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 5: The Human Services Worker Chapter 6: Careers in Human Services Chapter 7: Social Policy Chapter 8: Prevention in Human Services Chapter 9: Current Controversies and Issues Glossary Name Index Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780840032072
Author:
Burger, William R
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Burger, William R.
Author:
Burger, William R.(William R. Burger)
Subject:
Assessment, Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Human services -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social policy 1993-
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.10x6.30x.70 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
History and Social Science » Sociology » Social Work
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"Synopsis" by , HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA presents a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills you can use in your career. The author presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. From one chapter to the next, you'll begin to understand how social, economic and political issues may affect you as a human service worker as well as the people you service. Real-life examples in every chapter highlight material on social policy. Useful information on selected careers within the field are discussed, along with the necessary training and licensor information you'll need if you decide to pursue that career direction. You'll find the book's website to be a great study aid to help you master the concepts of the course.
"Synopsis" by , Using a unique multidisciplinary approach, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e offers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, the latest edition reflects the latest policy and practice issues, illustrating how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The book presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Real-world examples in every chapter highlight material on social policy. In addition, the authors discuss insightful information on selected careers within the field, including required training and licensing.
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