An Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice

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9780205442140: An Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice

Known for its engaging writing style and use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work,An Introduction to Human Services is one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market.

 

The text provides complete and up-to-date coverage of social welfare programs and policies, and describes how history, politics, and the economy shape the programs. It compares the U.S. social welfare systems to systems in other countries. A strong multicultural and social systems approach also distinguishes it from other texts.

 

The Sixth Edition includes updated diversity content on the September11th attacks, Arab-Americans, racial profiling & racial discrimination, gay and lesbian marriage, the opposition to abortion, affirmative action, bilingual education & new immigration policies (Ch 7). Chapter 6, "The Social Welfare System," is thoroughly updated with information on Social Security, TANF, Day care, SSI, food stamps, hunger, WIC, Medicare, school breakfast & lunch, unemployment insurance, Earned Income Tax Credit, and more.  Content on managed care and the new Patients’ Bill of Rights (Ch. 9) is made current.  And unique coverage is included on stem cell research, cloning, sperm banks releasing information on biological fathers, as well as charging pregnant substance abusers with child abuse.

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Known for its engaging writing style and use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work, An Introduction to Human Services is one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market.

What reviewers are saying about the Sixth Edition. . .

“The book’s treatment of policy issues is far more extensive than is typical of intro textbooks. . . . Consistent with this is its coverage of the social welfare system as it currently exists, including the major cornerstone programs (TANF, WIC, Food Stamps, SSI, etc.) that any well-informed worker needs to know about to serve clients well.”
Pamela Kiser, Elon University

Highlights of the Sixth Edition

  • Current diversity issues are discussed, including references to the September 11th attacks, new material on Arab-Americans, racial profiling, and racial discrimination. One of the authors shares her own experiences of race and class privilege.
  • Includes up-to-date information on the opposition to abortion (Chapter 5) and gay and lesbian marriage, affirmative action, bilingual education, and new immigration policies (Chapter 7).
  • Thoroughly updated with information on Social Security, TANF, day care, SSI, food stamps, WIC, Medicare, school breakfast and lunch, unemployment insurance, Earned Income Tax Credit, and more (Chapter 6).
  • Includes updated information on managed care (Chapter 9).
  • Includes discussions on unique topics in human service with information on stem cell research, cloning, sperm banks releasing information on biological fathers, as well as charging pregnant women who are substance abusers with child abuse.
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About the Author:

Betty Reid Mandell is Professor Emerita at Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts. She is the editor of The Crisis of Caregiving: Social Welfare Policy in the United States, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010, and is the co-editor of New Politics.

 

 

Barbara Schram graduated from Antioch College and received masters degrees in both sociology and social work from Columbia University and a doctorate from Harvard University with a specialization in education and social policy.

Worked as a  program direction of a large  recreational and cultural organization, planning programs for children and young adults and supervising staff who delivered these services.  Spent several years as the director of a community agency in a low income urban area helping parents become involved in their children’s education and effect changes in the schools that better reflected their cultural background and values.  Spent 26 years at Northeastern University where she originated and then taught in the Human Services Program.  Designed appropriated courses and supervised student internships.  

Has done extension volunteer work with citizen groups involved in interracial and special needs adoptions, improving services for persons with learning disabilities and improving prison education programs.

In addition to this text she has written over 20 articles and a book entitled, Creating the Small Scale Social Program:  From idea to implementation to evaluation.     

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