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

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

by Karen K. Kirst-Ashman
     
 

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495095149
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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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