Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-12
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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
Neighborhood Empowerment
Diversity, Populations-At-Risk, and Empowerment in the Macro Social Environment
Social Justice and the Global Community
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