An Introduction to Human Services

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 1/29/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the field of human services, including its historical development, fundamental concepts, and the essential skills students will need to succeed as working professionals. The text thoroughly explores the current state of this dynamic, evolving profession, illustrating key concepts in every chapter with compelling, real-world case studies. The authors? engaging style helps students eagerly master even complex material and prepare for success in a variety of human services careers.

Table of Contents

Defining Human Services
An Introduction to Human Services
Themes and Purposes of Human Services
Problems in Living
The Growing Number of Problems in the Modern World
International Focus: Teen Pregnancy
Social Care, Social Control, and Rehabilitation
The Interdisciplinary Nature of Human Services
Web Sources: Find Out More About Meeting Almeada+s Needs
The Relationship between Client and Helper
The Client and the Client+s Environment
A Pioneer In Human Services
Management Principles in Human Service Delivery
Networking to Develop a Human Service Umbrella
Forming Teams and Partnerships to Provide Services
Case Management
Roles and Activities of the Human Service Professional
The Generalist
Classified Ads
A History of Helping
Early History: A Summary
Elizabethan Poor Laws
Human Services in the United States: Colonial America
The 19th Century: A Time of Change
Social Philosophies
Treatment of People with Mental Illness
Child Welfare
Reform Movements
International Focus: Mental Health In Developing Countries
Early 20th Century: New Directions
Seeds of the Mental Health Movement
Increased Federal Involvement
An Asylum in 1902
Mid-20th Century: Focus on Mental Health
Serving Those in Need
The Human Service Movement
Late-20th Century: Revising the Social Welfare System
Dismantling the Welfare System
Welfare Reform
Policies and Procedures
Highlights of the New Law
The Faces of Welfare to Work
Web Sources: Welfare Reform
Evaluation of Welfare Reform
Significant Challenges
A Final Thought
Human Services Today
New Settings for Human Service Delivery
Institutional and Community-Based Services
Youth in Need
Human Services in Rural Areas
Human Services in Industry and the Military
The Impact of Technology
Information Management
Providing Services to Clients
Web Sources: Find Out More about Human Services on the Internet
Professional Development
Managed Care
The Influence of Managed Care
Managed Care and the Human Service Professional
The International Dimension
Challenges in International Human Services
International Focus: A Refugee for Liberia
Influences on the United States
International Focus: Kevin Burns+ A Peace Corps Experience
Trends in Human Services
Aging in America
An Emphasis on Diversity
Web Sources: Find Out More about Older Adults
New Roles and Skills for Clients and Helpers
Resources for Coping with Traumatic Events
Models of Human Service Delivery
The Medical Model
International Focus: Models of Service Design
Philippe Pinel
Web Sources: Find Out More about Psychotropic Medications
Case Studies
The Public Health Model
Public Health Services
Case Studies
The Human Service Model
Case Study
The Client
The Whole Person
Perceptions of Client Problems
Defining Problems
Understanding Client Problems
Web Sources: Find Out More about Client Problems
International Focus: Communities in Crisis+ Reaching the Vulnerable
Clients as Individuals, Groups, and Populations
Getting Help
Ways of Getting Help
Web Sources: Find Out More about Gangs
Getting Help: Locate Services
Barriers to Seeking Help
The Client+s Perspective
Getting Help: One Client+s Perspective
Client Expectations
A Client Speaks
Client Evaluations of Services
The Human Service Professional
Who Is the Helper? Motivations for Choosing a Helping Profession
Values and Helping
My Work as a Human Service Professional
Characteristics of the Helper
Typology of Human Service Professionals
Categories of Workers
The Human Service Professional
Maslow+s View of Hel
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