Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings / Edition 3

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Overview

Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession.

Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3e 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. MySearchLab.com activities enhance the understanding and mastery of CSHSE's national standards.

This title is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

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.

0205922414 / 9780205922413 Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205848058
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 141,093
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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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 5: Child Welfare Services

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 5: Child Welfare Services

Overview and Purpose of Child and Family Services Agencies
The History of the Foster Care System in the United States
Child Labor during the Industrial Era: Children and Factories
Overview of the Current U.S. Child Welfare System
Child Abuse Investigations
Working with Children in Placement
Working with Foster Children: Common Clinical Issues
Working with Foster Parents
Reunification
Family Preservation
Ethnic Minority Populations and Multicultural Considerations
Concluding Thoughts on Child Protective Services
Adoption Services
Concluding Thoughts on Child Welfare Services

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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