Human Services in Contemporary America (HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services)

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Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 9th Edition uses a unique multidisciplinary approach to deliver a comprehensive overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, the book illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. Its presentation of the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective is truly unique. As you progress through chapters, you'll see how social, economic, and political issues may affect you as a human services worker as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, the book is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences as well as 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 R. Burger is a Full Professor at The City University of New York at Kingsborough Community College. He has served as the Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Human Services and formerly served as the Director of the Mental Health and Human Services Program. Dr. Burger has developed and taught a range of Human Services courses, has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities, and has written guest articles for various newspapers. He is a well-known figure within the Human Services field.

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1. Human Services in the United States Today. 2. Groups in Need. 3. Human Services in Historical Perspective. 4. Theoretical Perspectives. 5. The Human Services Worker. 6. Careers in Human Services. 7. Social Policy. 8. Prevention in Human Services. 9. Current Controversies and Issues.

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