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Human Services in Contemporary America

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Human Services in Contemporary America by William Burger
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Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, "Human Services in Contemporary America, 8e" delivers a thorough examination of human services - providing students with an insightful, realistic portrayal of the field. Using a unique multidisciplinary approach, the book offers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. It also illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. "Human Services" is renowned for the way it presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Throughout the text, Professor Burger helps readers understand how social, economic, and political issues affect them as a human service worker as well as the people they serve. Both practical and relevant to today's students, 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 offers insightful information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Human Services in the United States Today Chapter 2: Groups in Need Chapter 3: Human Services in Historical Perspective Chapter 4: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 5: The Human Services Worker Chapter 6: Careers in Human Services Chapter 7: Social Policy Chapter 8: Prevention in Human Services Chapter 9: Current Controversies and Issues Glossary Name Index Subject Index
Release date Australia
February 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
8th Revised edition
black & white illustrations, black & white tables
Broadman & Holman Publishers
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