An Introduction to Human Services: Values, Methods, and Populations Served / Edition 2

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Overview

Become an effective helper with AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES: VALUES, METHODS, AND POPULATIONS SERVED! A "must read" for human services workers, students, and volunteers, this concise guide introduces you to the necessary basic skills needed to effectively support and guide persons who need assistance from social services systems. Topics include helping persons living with HIV, working with persons with mental illness, and taking care of oneself. Case studies in each chapter illustrate the helping techniques and difficulties that may arise and exercises help you grasp the techniques presented in the text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495007920
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/20/2006
  • Series: Introduction to Human Services Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,412,393
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Poindexter is an associate professor in the School of Social Services at Fordham University. Her areas of research and interest include HIV/AIDS, Management, Community Practice, and Gerontology.

Deborah Valentine is currently a professor and director of the School of Social Work at Colorado State University. She teaches social work practice at the BSW, MSW and PhD levels. Her areas of research interest include social work practice with children and families and people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Valentine has published numerous articles and books based on her research, and has presented her work at national and international conferences. She has taught social work classes in Ecuador, Lithuania and Korea. She began a three-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION in May 2003.

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Table of Contents

Section I. LAYING THE GROUNDWORK 1. Introduction: What Does It Mean To Be A Helper? 2. Attitudes And Values Of Helping. 3. Awareness Of Others: Addressing Oppression And Culture. 4. The Helping Relationship. 5. Active Listening Skills. Section 2. FOUNDATIONS FOR HELPING. 6. The Helping Interview And Problem-Solving Process. 7. Crisis Intervention. 8. Case Management Or Service Coordination. 9. A Family Approach To Human Services. 10. A Group Approach To Human Services. 11. Class Advocacy And Community Organization. 12. Human Services Management And Supervision. Section 3. APPLICATIONS TO SPECIAL AREAS. 13. Interpersonal Violence. 14. Aging. 15. HIV Disease. 16. Developmental Disabilities. 17. Working With Loss And Grief. Section 4. CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER. 18. Attention To Self. 19. Putting It All Together. References.

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