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HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS offers a solid foundation for assessment of human behavior in macro settings. Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman provides readers with practical and concrete ways of thinking about how macro systems affect human behavior, and how these influences have implications for macro social work practice. The book focuses on empowerment, building on the strengths of communities, organizations, and groups to promote change -- which lies at the heart of social work’s goals and central philosophies.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment|
|Values and Principles that Guide Generalist Practice in the Macro Social Environment|
|Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics|
|Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment|
|Knowledge and Theories About Organizations|
|Social Service Organizational Settings, Goals, and Environmental Contexts|
|Organizational Structures and Dynamics|
|Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations|
|Communities in the Macro Social Environment: Theories and Concepts|
|Assessment of Geographic Communities and Empowerment|
|Diversity, Populations-At-Risk, and Empowerment in the Macro Social Environment|
|Social Justice and the Global Community|
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