9780205439614

Introduction to Human Services

Martin, Michelle E

ISBN 10: 0205439616 / 0-205-43961-6
ISBN 13: 9780205439614
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

This highly readable human services text offers a generalist view of the breadth and scope of human services.

 

This text uses various practice settings as a lens for examining the role and functions of the human service professional.  Because the human services profession grew out of a concern about social problems that prevented people from getting their needs met, it is important to examine the generalist role of human service professionals.  In addition, exploring the nature of working with individuals, families, or groups is more meaningful when explored within the context of a particular practice setting. 


Review:
Introduction to Human Services, First Edition

 

By:Michelle Martin (Judson College)

Overview:

This highly readable human services text offers a generalist view of the breadth and scope of human services.

 

Features:

Ten practice settings are explored in depth, including the history and role of the human service professional, common clinical issues, and intervention strategies used within a given practice setting.

A chapter on faith-based agencies, a long neglected practice setting, focuses on agencies from three of the world’s major religions. 

Native American issues, including a history of governmental oppression, are covered. 

A comprehensive chapter on Macro Practice addresses this growing and important field, including social injustice such as crimes against women and children, hate crimes, sweatshops, human sex trafficking, FGM, and economic injustice in developing countries. 

 

What Reviewers Are Saying:

 

”The strengths of this new text include the depth and breadth of topics presented; the application of information to real cases; the comprehensive look at the nature and qualifications of the profession; and the organization of the material.  I would definitely consider using this text for my introductory course in human services.”

      --Joyce Clohessey, Westmoreland County Community College

 

“The approach taken by Martin is refreshing, as it ‘cuts to the chase’ of the helping profession. Many students enter the field of helping with only an abstract sense of their career path. Martin’s approach would assist students in having a more concrete view of the populations and issues in the helping professions as well as the individual skills and knowledge base needed by the professional.  I especially enjoy the idea of having more information on faith based work, as many of my students express an interest in this area.”

                                                 --Stephanie Ziegler Briggs, Central Piedmont Community College

 

 

 

 

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Book Description: Pearson, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. HUMAN SERVICES AS A PROFESSION. 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 Education and Licensure. Duties and Functions of a Human Service Professional. How Do Human Service Professionals Practice? Theoretical Frameworks used in Human Services. Bronfenbennerrs"s Ecological Systems Theory. PIE - Person in Environment. Eco-systems Theory. Understanding Human Services through a Look at Practice Settings. 2. HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSION. The Feudal System of the Middle Ages. Poor Laws of England. The Elizabethan Poor Laws. Charity Organization Societies. Jane Addams and the Settlement House Movement. Influences of African American Social Workers. The New Deal and the Social Security Act of 1935. II. CLINICAL ISSUES AND THE ROLE OF THE HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONAL. 3. SKILLS AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR GENERALIST PRACTICE. Informed Consent and Confidentiality The Limits of Confidentiality Skills and Competencies Sympathy and Empathy Boundary Setting The Hallmarks of Personal Growth The Clinical Assessment Patience Active Listening Skills Observation Skills Family Genograms Psychological Testing Clinical Diagnoses Criticisms of the DSM-IV-TR Continuum of Mental Health Case Management and Counseling Basic Counseling Techniques for Generalist Practice Task-Centered Casework Perceptual Reframing, Emotional Regulation, Networking and Advocacy 4. CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Overview and Purpose of Child and Family Services Agencies The History of the Foster Care System in the United States The U.S. Orphan Problem The Orphan Asylum The Seeds of Foster Care: The Orphan Trains Overview of the Current U.S. Child Welfare System Getting into the System Child Abuse Investigations Mandated Reporters Sequence of Events in the Reporting and Investigation of Child Abuse Types of Child Maltreatment The Forensic Interview To Intervene, or Not Intervene: Models for Decision Making Working with Children in Placement Permanency Plans Working with Biological Families Biological Parents and their Children: Maintaining the Connection Working with Foster Children: Common Clinical Issues Separation Loss, Grief and Mourning Identity Issues Continuity of Family Ties Crisis Working with Foster Parents Reunification Family Preservation Minority Populations and Multicultural Considerations Placing Children of Color in Caucasian Homes Native Americans and the U.S. Child Welfare System Adoption Services 5. ADOLESCENT SERVICES Adolescence: A New Stage of Development? Developmental Perspectives Common Clinical Issues and the Role of the Human Service Professional Abstract Reasoning: A Dangerous Weapon in the Hands of an Adolescent Adolescent Rebellion Externalizing Behaviors Internalizing Behaviors Eating Disorders. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205439616

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