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Human Behavior, Communities, Organizations, and Groups in the Macro Social Environment: An Empowerment Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

In this text, best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. By focusing on empowerment, she highlights the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about.

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A textbook for a graduate or undergraduate course in human behavior and the social environment that incorporates content on communities, organizations, and groups. Kirst-Ashman emphasizes the importance of a macro-scale perspective to complement the more popular ones on mezzo and micro scales. The book complies with the Council on Social Work Educations's accreditation standards for content. Instructor and student manuals are also available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495095149
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman has been a full professor and former chairperson of the department of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 through 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor. Certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin, she is a recipient of the Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Dr. Kirst-Ashman earned her BSW in 1972, a MSW in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and PhD in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment. 2. Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics. 3. Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment. 4. Knowledge and Theories About Organizations. 5. Social Service Organizational Settings, Goals, and Environmental Contexts. 6. Organizational Structure and Dynamics. 7. Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations. 8. Communities in the Macro Social Environment: Theories and Concepts. 9. Assessment of Geographic Communities and Empowerment. 10. Neighborhood Empowerment. 11. Diversity, Populations-at-risk, and Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment. 12. Social Justice and the Global Community.

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