Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings

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9780205914784: Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings

Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession.


Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3/e explores human services through the lens of the most common practice settings where human service professionals work. This title also provides information about social problems within a socio-political context allowing readers to think about ways in which culture and ideology influence people’s perspectives.


Standards for Excellence series -- Each chapter highlights the national standards set by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).  Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces this integration. 


Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the issues pertinent to human services from new perspectives.
  • Challenge the status quo of human services.
  • Recognize their own stereotypical thinking that may create barriers to becoming effective helpers.



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"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 [ Insert MyHelpingLab Advertisement ]

About the Author:

Michelle E. Martin is a professor in Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Michelle is a licensed social worker and has held a Type 73 certificate for school social work. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in public policy at the University of Bristol in England, where she is ABD and currently working on her dissertation. Her research is focused on forced migration and refugees in protracted situations. Michelle has over 25 years of experience in the human service field having worked in a variety of practice settings, including adolescent residential, child welfare, victim advocacy, hospice, school social work, and refugee resettlement. Michelle teaches courses in social work practice, field practicum, and domestic and global policy, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Michelle’s research interests include comparative social welfare policy, human service practice and policy intersect, and the plight of refugees, including protracted refugees. Michelle lives in Wheaton with her 14-year old son, Xander, and their Golden Retriever, Sawyer.

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ISBN 10: 0205914780 ISBN 13: 9780205914784
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