Human Services in Contemporary America (Introduction to Human Services)

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Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e delivers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, it illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The author presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. As you progress through the chapters, you understand how social, economic, and political issues might affect you as a human service worker--as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, the text is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences and other options available to legislators--such as national health care. It also provides invaluable information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.

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William Burger is a professor at Kingsborough Community College and serves as the department chair for the human services program. He is a well-known figure within the human services field and has published several articles.

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