Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment / Edition 4 available in Paperback
Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting 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. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
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About the Author
Karen K. Kirst-Ashman, BSW, MSSW, and PhD, was a full professor and a former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has worked as a practitioner and administrator in child welfare and mental health agencies. She received the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1986 and its Outstanding Teaching Award in 2007. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Council on Social Work Education in addition to being an accreditation site visitor, and is a current member of BPD and NASW. She has served on the editorial board of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, and as a consulting editor for many social work journals, including the Journal of Social Work Education. She is the author of numerous publications, articles, and reviews concerning social work and women's issues. Other books she has authored or coauthored include INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE: CRITICAL THINKING PERSPECTIVES (5th ed); HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATION, AND GROUPS (4th ed); GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES (5th ed); THE MACRO SKILLS WORKBOOK (2nd ed); and UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE (8th ed).
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. Introduction to Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment. 2. Values and Principles that Guide Generalist Practice in the Macro Social Environment. 3. Human Behavior in Groups: Theories and Dynamics. 4. Types of Groups in the Macro Social Environment. 5. Knowledge and Theories about Organizations. 6. Social Service Organizational Settings, Goals and Environmental Contexts. 7. Organizational Structure and Dynamics. 8. Human Behavior, Management, and Empowerment in Organizations. 9. Communities in the Macro Social Environment: Theories and Concepts. 10. Assessment of Geographic Communities and Empowerment. 11. Neighborhood Empowerment. 12. Diversity, Populations-at-Risk, and Empowerment in the Macro Social Environment. 13. Social Justice and the Global Community. References. Name Index. Subject Index.