Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings

Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 4th edition

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Overview

Introduction to Human Services explores the role and function of the generalist human services provider, within a range of practice settings and in relation to social issues. You'll consider educational and professional requirements, together with theory, ethics and the nature of the generalist practice model.

Published by Pearson (April 3rd 2017) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780134461007

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Introduction to Social Work & Human Services

Table of contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Human Services: Purpose, Preparation and Theoretical Orientations
2. History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy
3. Ethics and Values in Human Services
4. Generalist Skills and Intervention Strategies
5. Child Welfare Services
6. Adolescent Services
7. Gerontology: Human Services with Older Adults
8. Mental Health Services
9. Homelessness
10. Medical, Health Care and Hospice
11. Human Services in Public Schools
12. Religion, Spirituality and Faith-Based Agencies
13. Violence, Victim Advocacy and Corrections
14. Rural Human Services
15. International Human Services


DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Human Services: Purpose, Preparation and Theoretical Orientations
What is Human Services?
Educational Requirements and Professional Standards
Duties and Functions of a Human Service Professional
Theoretical Frameworks and Approaches Used in Human Services

2. History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy
The Roots of the American Social Welfare System: Poor Care in England
The History of Poor Care in Early America
The New Deal and Great Society Programs
Social Welfare in Contemporary United States
Emerging Issues in the Area of Social Justice Reform
Contributions of Reformers from Communities of Color

3. Ethics and Values in Human Services
The Complex Nature of Ethical and Moral Behavior
The Nature of Professional Ethical Standards and Codes of Conduct
Ethical Standards in Human Services
A Focus on Social Justice

4. Generalist Skills and Intervention Strategies
The Generalist Practice Model
Generalist Practice Competencies and Skills
Interviewing Skills and Assessment Tools
Intervention Strategies for Generalist Practice
Macro Practice

5. Child Welfare Services
The History of Child Welfare in the United States
Overview of the Current U.S. Child Welfare System
Child Abuse Investigations
Working with Children in Placement and their Families
Ethnic Minority Populations and Multicultural Considerations

6. Adolescent Services
Adolescent Behavior as Viewed through a Developmental Lens
Common Psychosocial Challenges and Psychological Disorders Diagnosed in Adolescence
Practice Settings Specific to Adolescent Treatment
Multicultural Considerations

7. Gerontology: Human Services with Older Adults
The Graying of America
Understanding Older Adults from a Developmental Perspective
Successful and Active Aging
Common Psychosocial and Biological Challenges in Older Adulthood
Practice Settings Serving Older Adults

8. Mental Health Services
The History of Mental Illness: Perceptions and Treatment
Serious Mental Illnesses and Mental Disorders
Common Mental Health Practice Settings
Military Personnel and Veterans
Multicultural Considerations

9. Homelessness
The Current State of Homelessness in the United States
Perceptions of the Poor
Populations At Risk for Becoming Homeless
Common Practice Settings Serving Homeless Populations

10. Medical, Health Care and Hospice
Human Services in Medical and Other Health Care Settings
Working with the HIV/AIDS Spectrum
The U.S. Health Care Crisis: A Legislative Response
The Hospice Movement

11. Human Services in Public Schools
School Social Work
School Counseling
School Psychology
Mental Health and other Psychosocial Concerns
Diversity in the Public School System

12. Religion, Spirituality and Faith-Based Agencies
The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Human Services
The Nature of Faith-Based Human Service Delivery
The Range of Faith-Based Human Service Agencies

13. Violence, Victim Advocacy and Corrections
Intimate Partner Violence
Rape and Sexual Assault
Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ+ Populations
Victims of Violent Crime
Working with Perpetrators of Crime

14. Rural Human Services
The State of Rural Communities
Rural Poverty
Rural Substance Abuse
Ethnic Minority Populations Living in Rural Communities
Intervention Strategies Tailored to Rural Communities

15. International Human Services
The Impact of Globalization
Health Pandemics and Major Health Concerns
Human Trafficking
Mistreatment of Indigenous People and Refugees
Human Rights Violations Against LGBT Populations
Genocide and Rape as a Weapon of War

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