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Overview

Understand human development in the context of the social environment with MACRO SYSTEMS IN THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT! By using social-psychological literature and sociological theory to examine infancy through later adulthood, this social work text shows you the importance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in assessing human behavior in the social environment. Cases found throughout the text help you master and apply the material by portraying realistic situations.

This text focuses on the importance of organizations, communities, society, and global influences in assessing human behavior in the social environment. It challenges students to probe the larger social context when viewing the complexities of human development. Designed especially to address the call for greater infusion of macro-level content into social work education, the book is ideal for courses on human behavior in the social environment and macro practice. To facilitate the integration of theory and content, the authors use different theoretical orientations to organize the chapters. These are followed by an analysis of developmental issues, a case example, a section in which macro-level influences are highlighted, a reintegration of theory section, and suggested activities.

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"The authors do a masterful job emphasizing the importance of macro-level practice and its integration into daily, micro-level social work. Throughout each of the developmental stages, they show the relevance of macro-concepts, rooted in applicable theory, and the impact it has on each respective stage. It bridges the gap between micro and macro practice and enhances traditional HBSE texts by doing so."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875814094
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Dr. Dennis D. Long is a Professor and Chairperson of the Social Work Department at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). He teaches courses in macro practice, human behavior and the social environment, and research. Dr. Long received his B.A. from Ohio Northern University, a MSW from The Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests involve the importance of larger social systems in social work practice. Dr. Long has authored numerous articles in professional journals as well as co-authored another text published by Brooks/Cole, MACRO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE. He is a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education, and currently serves as a board member for both Oesterlen Services for Youth Inc. and the Butler County Mental Health Board.

Marla Christianson Holle earned an MSW degree from Wayne State University School of Social Work, Detroit, MI and is a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, OH. She is the wife of a Lutheran clergyman and the mother of two adult children. Marla was a school social worker in Michigan and Ohio, later an instructor of social work at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH. She was employed by Our Lady of Providence Center, Northville, MI serving as social worker to developmentally disabled girls and women. After a move to the Lansing area, she worked with the Association for Children's Mental Health. Now retired, she is currently enjoying volunteer opportunities in church and community.

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Table of Contents

1. Macro Systems: Their Importance and Usefulness to the Social Worker. 2. Infancy. 3. Preschool Children. 4. Children of School Age. 5. Adolescence. 6. Young Adulthood. 7. Middle Adulthood. 8. Later Adulthood. 9. Achieving Social Justice and Empowerment.

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