Summary: This highly readable human services text offers a generalist view of the breadth and scope of human services. This text uses various practice settings as a lens for examining the role and functions of the human service professional. Because the human services profession grew out of a concern about social problems that prevented people from getting their needs met, it is important to examine the generalist role of human service professionals. In addition, exploring th
e nature of working with individuals, families, or groups is more meaningful when explored within the context of a particular practice setting.
Summary: This highly readable human services text offers a generalist view of the breadth and scope of human services. This text uses various practice settings as a lens for examining the role and functions of the human service professional. Because the human services profession grew out of a concern about social problems that prevented people from getting their needs met, it is important to examine the generalist role of human service professionals. In addition, exploring the nature of working with individuals, families, or groups is more meaningful when explored within the context of a particular practice setting. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 14 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Published: 01/17/2013 International: No
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Part 1: Human Services as a Profession
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Human Services Profession: Purpose, Preparation Practice, and Theoretical Orientations
The Many Types of Human Service Professionals
Why is Human Services Needed?
Human Service Professionals: Educational Requirements and Professional Standards
Duties and Functions of a Human Service Professional
How Do Human Service Professionals Practice?
Understanding Human Services through a Look at Practice Settings
Chapter 2: History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy: Effect on Human Services
The Feudal System of the Middle Ages
Poor Laws of England
The Elizabethan Poor Laws
The Protestant Reformation and Social Darwinism
Charity Organization Societies
Jan Addams and the Settlement House Movement
The New Deal and the Social Security Act of 1935
Influences of African-American Social Workers
Gay Rights: From Marriage Equality to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Repeal
Welfare Reform and the Emergence of Neoliberal Economic Policies
A Time for Change: The Election of the First African-American President
Concluding Thoughts on the History of Human Services
Chapter 3: Professional Ethics and Values in Human Services
Moral, But by Whose Standards?
Ethical Values versus Emotional Desires: “I Know It Was Wrong, But We Were in Love!”
When Our Values Collide: “I Value Honesty, But What If Lives Are at Stake?”
The Development of Moral Reasoning
Developing a Professional Code of Ethics
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Cultural Influences on the Perception of Ethical Behavior
Ethical Standards in Human Services and Related Fields
Concluding Thoughts on Professional Ethics
Part Two: Generalist Practice and the Role of the Human Service Professional
Chapter 4: Skills and Intervention Strategies for Generalist Practice
Informed Consent and Confidentiality
Skills and Competencies
The Clinical Assessment
Case Management and Counseling
Basic Counseling Techniques for Generalist Practice
Concluding Thoughts on Generalist Practice
Chapter 5: Child Welfare Services
Overview and Purpose of Child and Family Services Agencies The History of the Foster Care System in the United States Child Labor during the Industrial Era: Children and Factories Overview of the Current U.S. Child Welfare System Child Abuse Investigations Working with Children in Placement Working with Foster Children: Common Clinical Issues Working with Foster Parents Reunification Family Preservation Ethnic Minority Populations and Multicultural Considerations Concluding Thoughts on Child Protective Services Adoption Services Concluding Thoughts on Child Welfare Services
Chapter 6: Adolescent Services
Adolescence: A New Stage of Development?
Common Psychosocial Issues and the Role of the Human Service Professional
Practice Settings Specific to Adolescent Treatment
Concluding Thoughts on Adolescents
Chapter 7: Aging and Services for the Older Adult
The Aging of America: Changing Demographics
Old and Old-Old: A Developmental Perspective
Current Issues Affecting Older Adults and the Role of the Human Service
Practice Settings Serving Older Adults
Concluding Thoughts on Services for Older Adults
Chapter 8: Mental Health and Mental Illness
The History of Mental Illness: Perceptions and Treatment
Common Mental Illnesses and Clinical Issues
Mental Health Practice Settings and Counseling Interventions
Mental Illness and Special Populations
Current Legislation Affecting Access to Mental Health Services
Concluding Thoughts on Mental Health and Mental Illness
Chapter 9: Homelessness
The Nature of Homelessness: A Snapshot of Homelessness in America
History of Homelessness in the United States
The Contemporary Picture of Homelessness: The Rise of Single-Parent Families
Current Policies and Legislation
The Role of the Human Service Professional: Working with the Homeless
Concluding Thoughts on Homelessness
Chapter 10: Healthcare and Hospice
Human Services in Hospitals
The Hospice Movement
The Role of the Hospice Human Services Worker
Death and Dying: Effective Bereavement Counseling
Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice Care
Concluding Thoughts on Human Services in Hospice Settings
Chapter 11: Substance Abuse and Treatment
History of the Substance Abuse Practice Setting
History of Use and Early Treatment Efforts within the United States
The Rise of Modern Addiction Treatment in the United States
Demographics, Prevalence, and Usage Patterns
Defining Terms and Concepts
Theoretical Models of Use and Abuse
Types of Substances Abused
Common Psychosocial Issues and the Role of the Human Service Professional
Generalist Practice Interventions
Defining Treatment Goals
Mode of Service Delivery
Stages of Recovery
Common Treatment Settings
Concluding Thoughts on Substance Abuse
Chapter 12: Human Services in the Schools
School Social Work
Common Issues and Effective Responses by Human Services Personnel
Concluding Thoughts on Human Services in the Schools
Chapter 13: Faith-Based Agencies
Faith-Based versus Secular Organizations
Federal Faith-Based Legislation
Methods of Practice in Faith-Based Agencies
Faith-Based Agencies: Services and Intervention Strategies
Concluding Thoughts on Faith-Based Human Services Agencies
Chapter 14: Violence, Victim Advocacy, and Corrections
Intimate Partner Violence
Victims of Violent Crime
Perpetrators of Crime
Human Services in Prison Settings
Concluding Thoughts on Forensic Human Services
Part Three: Macro Practice, International Human Services, and Future Considerations
Chapter 15: Macro Practice and International Human Services
Why Macro Practice?
At-risk and Oppressed Populations
A Human Rights Framework: Inalienable Rights for All Human Beings
Mobilizing for Change: Shared Goals of Effective Macro Practice Techniques
The Global Community: International Human Services
Female Genital Mutilation
Human Sex Trafficking
Child Labor and Economic Injustice
Genocide and Rape as a Weapon of War
Macro Practice in Action
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