9780205848058

Introduction to Human Services Through the Eyes of Practice Settings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205848058

  • ISBN10:

    0205848052

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession.

 

Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3/e explores human services through the lens of the most common practice settings where human service professionals work. This title also provides information about social problems within a socio-political context allowing readers to think about ways in which culture and ideology influence people’s perspectives.

 

Standards for Excellence series -- Each chapter highlights the national standards set by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).  Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces this integration. 

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the issues pertinent to human services from new perspectives.
  • Challenge the status quo of human services.
  • Recognize their own stereotypical thinking that may create barriers to becoming effective helpers.

 

 

Author Biography

Michelle E. Martin is a professor in Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Michelle is a licensed social worker and has held a Type 73 certificate for school social work. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in public policy at the University of Bristol in England, where she is ABD and currently working on her dissertation. Her research is focused on forced migration and refugees in protracted situations. Michelle has over 25 years of experience in the human service field having worked in a variety of practice settings, including adolescent residential, child welfare, victim advocacy, hospice, school social work, and refugee resettlement. Michelle teaches courses in social work practice, field practicum, and domestic and global policy, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Michelle’s research interests include comparative social welfare policy, human service practice and policy intersect, and the plight of refugees, including protracted refugees. Michelle lives in Wheaton with her 14-year old son, Xander, and their Golden Retriever, Sawyer.

Table of Contents

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part 1:  Human Services as a Profession

Chapter 1:     Introduction to the Human Services Profession: Purpose, Preparation Practice, and Theoretical Orientations

Chapter 2:     History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy: Effect on Human Services

Chapter 3:     Professional Ethics and Values in Human Services 

 

Part Two:  Generalist Practice and the Role of the Human Service Professional 

Chapter 4:     Skills and Intervention Strategies for Generalist Practice 

Chapter 6:     Adolescent Services 

Chapter 7:     Aging and Services for the Older Adult 

Chapter 8:     Mental Health and Mental Illness 

Chapter 9:     Homelessness 

Chapter 10:   Healthcare and Hospice 

Chapter 11:   Substance Abuse and Treatment 

Chapter 12:   Human Services in the Schools 

Chapter 13:   Faith-Based Agencies 

Chapter 14:   Violence, Victim Advocacy, and Corrections 

 

Part Three:  Macro Practice, International Human Services, and Future Considerations 

Chapter 15:   Macro Practice and International Human Services 

 



  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part 1:  Human Services as a Profession

Chapter 1:     Introduction to the Human Services Profession: Purpose, Preparation Practice, and Theoretical Orientations

The Many Types of Human Service Professionals

Why is Human Services Needed?

Human Service Professionals: Educational Requirements and Professional Standards

Duties and Functions of a Human Service Professional

How Do Human Service Professionals Practice?

Understanding Human Services through a Look at Practice Settings

 

Chapter 2:     History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy: Effect on Human Services

The Feudal System of the Middle Ages

Poor Laws of England

The Elizabethan Poor Laws

The Protestant Reformation and Social Darwinism

Charity Organization Societies

Jan Addams and the Settlement House Movement

The New Deal and the Social Security Act of 1935

Influences of African-American Social Workers

Gay Rights: From Marriage Equality to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal

Welfare Reform and the Emergence of Neoliberal Economic Policies

A Time for Change: The Election of the First African-American President

Concluding Thoughts on the History of Human Services

 

Chapter 3:     Professional Ethics and Values in Human Services 

Moral, But by Whose Standards? 

Ethical Values versus Emotional Desires: “I Know It Was Wrong, But We Were in Love!” 

When Our Values Collide: “I Value Honesty, But What If Lives Are at Stake?” 

The Development of Moral Reasoning 

Developing a Professional Code of Ethics 

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas 

Cultural Influences on the Perception of Ethical Behavior 

Ethical Standards in Human Services and Related Fields 

Concluding Thoughts on Professional Ethics 

 

Part Two:  Generalist Practice and the Role of the Human Service Professional 

Chapter 4:     Skills and Intervention Strategies for Generalist Practice 

Informed Consent and Confidentiality 

Skills and Competencies 

The Clinical Assessment 

Family Genograms 

Psychological Testing 

Clinical Diagnoses 

Case Management and Counseling 

Basic Counseling Techniques for Generalist Practice 

Concluding Thoughts on Generalist Practice 

 

Chapter 6:     Adolescent Services 

Adolescence: A New Stage of Development? 

Developmental Perspectives 

Common Psychosocial Issues and the Role of the Human Service Professional 

Practice Settings Specific to Adolescent Treatment 

Multicultural Considerations 

Concluding Thoughts on Adolescents 

 

Chapter 7:     Aging and Services for the Older Adult 

The Aging of America: Changing Demographics 

Old and Old-Old: A Developmental Perspective 

Successful Aging 

Current Issues Affecting Older Adults and the Role of the Human Service

Practice Settings Serving Older Adults 

Special Populations 

Concluding Thoughts on Services for Older Adults

 

Chapter 8:     Mental Health and Mental Illness 

The History of Mental Illness: Perceptions and Treatment 

Common Mental Illnesses and Clinical Issues 

Mental Health Practice Settings and Counseling Interventions 

Mental Illness and Special Populations 

Current Legislation Affecting Access to Mental Health Services 

Concluding Thoughts on Mental Health and Mental Illness 

 

Chapter 9:     Homelessness 

The Nature of Homelessness: A Snapshot of Homelessness in America 

History of Homelessness in the United States 

The Contemporary Picture of Homelessness: The Rise of Single-Parent Families 

Current Policies and Legislation 

The Role of the Human Service Professional: Working with the Homeless

Concluding Thoughts on Homelessness

 

Chapter 10:   Healthcare and Hospice 

Human Services in Hospitals 

The Hospice Movement 

The Role of the Hospice Human Services Worker 

Death and Dying: Effective Bereavement Counseling 

Multicultural Issues 

Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice Care 

Concluding Thoughts on Human Services in Hospice Settings 

 

Chapter 11:   Substance Abuse and Treatment 

History of the Substance Abuse Practice Setting

History of Use and Early Treatment Efforts within the United States 

The Rise of Modern Addiction Treatment in the United States 

Demographics, Prevalence, and Usage Patterns 

Defining Terms and Concepts 

Theoretical Models of Use and Abuse 

Types of Substances Abused 

Common Psychosocial Issues and the Role of the Human Service Professional 

Generalist Practice Interventions 

Cultural Sensitivity 

Defining Treatment Goals 

Mode of Service Delivery 

Treatment Modalities 

Stages of Recovery 

Relapse Prevention 

Common Treatment Settings 

Concluding Thoughts on Substance Abuse

 

Chapter 12:   Human Services in the Schools 

School Social Work 

School Counseling 

School Psychologists 

Common Issues and Effective Responses by Human Services Personnel 

Concluding Thoughts on Human Services in the Schools 

 

Chapter 13:   Faith-Based Agencies 

Faith-Based versus Secular Organizations 

Federal Faith-Based Legislation 

Methods of Practice in Faith-Based Agencies 

Faith-Based Agencies: Services and Intervention Strategies 

Concluding Thoughts on Faith-Based Human Services Agencies

 

Chapter 14:   Violence, Victim Advocacy, and Corrections 

Intimate Partner Violence

Sexual Assault 

Victims of Violent Crime 

Perpetrators of Crime 

Human Services in Prison Settings 

Concluding Thoughts on Forensic Human Services

 

 

Part Three:  Macro Practice, International Human Services, and Future Considerations 

Chapter 15:   Macro Practice and International Human Services 

Why Macro Practice? 

At-risk and Oppressed Populations 

A Human Rights Framework: Inalienable Rights for All Human Beings

Mobilizing for Change: Shared Goals of Effective Macro Practice Techniques 

The Global Community: International Human Services 

Female Genital Mutilation

Human Sex Trafficking

Street Children

Child Labor and Economic Injustice 

Genocide and Rape as a Weapon of War

Macro Practice in Action 

 

 

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