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Introduction to Human Services Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3rd Edition (Standards for Excellence)

Provides readers with an understanding of the Human Services Profession.

Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings, 3e explores human services through the lens of the most common practice settings where human service professionals work. This title also provides information about social problems within a socio-political context allowing readers to think about ways in which culture and ideology influence people’s perspectives.

Standards for Excellence series — Each chapter highlights the national standards set by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).  Critical thinking questions throughout reinforces this integration. MySearchLab.com activities enhance the understanding and mastery of CSHSE’s national standards.

This title is available in a variety of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Understand the issues pertinent to human services from new perspectives.
  • Challenge the status quo of human services.
  • Recognize their own stereotypical thinking that may create barriers to becoming effective helpers.

About the Author

Michelle E. Martin is a professor in Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) Michelle is a licensed social worker and has held a Type 73 certificate for school social work. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in public policy at the University of Bristol in England, where she is ABD and currently working on her dissertation. Her research is focused on forced migration and refugees in protracted situations. Michelle has over 25 years of experience in the human service field having worked in a variety of practice settings, including adolescent residential, child welfare, victim advocacy, hospice, school social work, and refugee resettlement. Michelle teaches courses in social work practice, field practicum, and domestic and global policy, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Social Work Practice. Michelle’s research interests include comparative social welfare policy, human service practice and policy intersect, and the plight of refugees, including protracted refugees. Michelle lives in Wheaton with her 14-year old son, Xander, and their Golden Retriever, Sawyer.

Product Details :

  • Series: Standards for Excellence
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (January 13, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205848052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205848058
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.4 x 1 inches

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