Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations

Organization Practice: A Guide to Understanding Human Service Organizations

by Mary Katherine O'Connor, F. Ellen Netting
     
 

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Human service organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their programs work. Organization Practice, Second Edition helps students and professionals in human services and nonprofit management understand complex behaviors in organizations. This new edition provides a new, practical model for understanding cultural identities within organizations.

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Human service organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their programs work. Organization Practice, Second Edition helps students and professionals in human services and nonprofit management understand complex behaviors in organizations. This new edition provides a new, practical model for understanding cultural identities within organizations. Also, it is significantly revised to include numerous real-world cases, critical thinking questions, empirical support, and engaging exercises. Social workers, as well as public health and nonprofit administrators will benefit from the insights in this book.

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"The most impressive aspect of this book is that the authors chose to present the complexity of social work organization practice over a more simplistic description. This book provides a framework useful for thinking about how to be a social worker at the organization level, moving towards the incorporation of difference and diversity as an avenue towards social justice both within the organization and in the organization’s relationships with the greater community. Developing the self-awareness and critical thinking necessary to navigate such paradoxical realities is the focus of this extraordinary book." (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Newsletter, June 9, 2009)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470495537
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Mary Katherine O'Connor, PHD, is a Professor in the School of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches in the PhD and MSW programs.

F. Ellen Netting, PHD, is the Samuel S. Wurtzel Endowed Chair and Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches in the PhD, MSW, and BSW programs.

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