Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Perspectives on Development and the Life Course
Author: Anissa Taun Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317591992
Category: Social Science
Page: 540
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The fourth edition of Human Behavior in the Social Environment takes a life course perspective to give a concise, compact treatment of human behavior. This edition includes the DSM - 5, the 2015 EPAS competencies, and a new chapter that explores the future of social work and some of the emerging issues facing the profession. The text also comes with a rich companion website that includes support materials and six unique cases that encourage students to learn by doing and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com to explore the cases and additional resources.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment


Author: Anissa Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415520819
Category: Social Science
Page: 417
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This bestseller is ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the text is concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the text also comes with a companion set of readings and five unique cases that encourage your students to "learn by doing" and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com/hbse to learn more. These additional resources easily allow you to use the text (and its related resources) in a two-semester sequence.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment


Author: Anissa Taun Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135134499
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
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This bestseller is ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the text is concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the text also comes with a companion set of readings and five unique cases that encourage your students to "learn by doing" and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com/hbse to learn more. These additional resources easily allow you to use the text (and its related resources) in a two-semester sequence.

Children and Families in the Social Environment


Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202364728
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
Page: N.A
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The first edition of this volume successfully applied Bronfenbrenner's "micro-systems" taxonomy to childrearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment influence children's behavior, Garbarino has staked out an intermediate position between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development. Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society, Garbarino has once again carefully analyzed the importance of children's social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, he has incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

A Macro, National, and International Perspective
Author: Rudolph Alexander, Jr.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412993601
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Incorporating distinctive international and national perspective Providing students with in-depth coverage of families, groups, and communities, this text encourages readers to understand the nature of key macro institutions' impact on human behaviors (and vice versa). The primary chapters include a section on knowledge and theories, followed by the impact on economic and social forces upon these topics. Students develop a solid knowledge of different macro HBSE theories including community, human conduct, inequality, and group theories. While author Rudolph Alexander Jr. tightly follows CSWE outlines for macro HBSE courses throughout this text, he provides distinctive topical coverage including: The impact of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina Human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide in international communities and their effect on human needs Theoretical discussion of terrorism and terrorist activities This text is appropriate for social work students taking a macro Human Behavior in the Social Environment course in the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level.

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory


Author: David Howe
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230365248
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
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Learning about social work theory is a bit like hot air ballooning – it's about looking at the world from above and going on a voyage of discovery to find out what guides social work practice. In 25 clearly labelled chapters, this book explains and discusses social work theory in a crisp, clear and accessible way. Whether you're a student, a newly qualified social worker or a 'seasoned' professional you will find plenty in this book to inform, enlighten and refresh you. Written by David Howe, one of the top British writers in social work, his simple, easy-to-read style makes this text ideal for quick reference in lectures, on placement or in practice. A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory manages to be both compact and comprehensive. You will return to this 'can't live without it' text time and time again.

Streets of Hope

The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood
Author: Peter Medoff,Holly Sklar
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896084827
Category: Political Science
Page: 337
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Using the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston's most impoverished neighborhood as a case stuudy, the authors show how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power and leads to successful public-private partnerships and comprehensive community development. - Prof. Norman Krumholz

Dimensions of Human Behavior

Person and Environment
Author: Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483325091
Category: Social Science
Page: 624
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In the Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison explores the multiple dimensions of both person and environment and their dynamic interaction in the production of human behavior. Thoroughly updated, the text weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research for a comprehensive and global perspective on human behavior. The companion volume, Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive examination of human behavior across all major developmental stages. Containing powerful case studies and the most current theory and research, the book includes greater emphasis on more stages than any other text. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1. “Of all HBSE texts that have saturated the market, Person and Environment continues to lead the way in thoroughness, structure of content, and relevance for student learning.” —Billy P. Blodgett, West Texas A&M University “The Hutchison book does an outstanding job of conceptualizing multidimensional understanding, breadth versus depth, and general knowledge and unique situations.” —Diane Calloway-Graham, Utah State University “The realistic case studies drive home the point that students are preparing to work with real people confronting serious issues—it adds to the professional development we’re trying to do in our program.” —Karla T. Washington, University of Louisville “This text is well written, using fantastic case examples that enhance understanding of the material.” —Donna Taylor, University of Arkansas at Monticello “Hutchinson offers a unique text by presenting a melding of theory with practice. Utilizing case examples to highlight this intersection of theory, research, and life experiences, this book truly addresses human behavior in the social environment.” —Carla Mueller, Lindenwood University

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Perspectives on Development, the Life Course, and Macro Contexts
Author: Anissa Taun Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315515555
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
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In this book and companion custom website you will find: • A comprehensive overview of the issues related to human behavior and the social environment that are important to understand for practice, updated with current and relevant information on important topics in social work. Additional relevant content, contemporary theories, and intervention modalities are incorporated throughout the text to keep students up to date with what is happening in the field. • Careful organization of chapters to first present foundational theoretical perspectives on the human condition, and then provide information on basic facets of human development, encouraging students to use conceptual lenses to inform their practice with individuals at different stages of life. Four final chapters cover theoretical foundations and issues surrounding spirituality, families and groups, organizations, and communities. These chapters offer in-depth information and discussions on mezzo and macro content. The organization of the chapters also helps students better understand how contemporary theories and approaches to issues stem from foundational theories and how they can be used to inform work with clients. • Particular emphasis on the ways in which poverty, diversity, and strengths affect human development and behavior. • The opportunity to see how the concepts fit into social work practice using case examples that open each chapter and are referred to throughout the chapter. • Interactive case studies at www.routledgesw.com/cases: Six easy-to-access fictional cases with dynamic characters and situations that students can easily reach from any computer and that provide a “learning by doing” format unavailable with any other text. Your students will have an advantage unlike any other they will experience in their social work training. • A wealth of instructor-only resources at www.routledgesw.com/hbse that provide full-text readings that link to the concepts presented in each of the chapters; a complete bank of objective and essay-type test items, all linked to current CSWE EPAS (Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards); PowerPoint presentations to help students master key concepts; annotated links to a treasure trove of social work assets on the Internet; and a forum inviting all instructors using books in the series to communicate with each other and share ideas to improve teaching and learning. • Ideal for use in online as well as hybrid course instruction—in addition to traditional “bricks and mortar” classes. This bestseller is ideal for use in either one-semester or year-long generalist human behavior courses. Why? Because the text is concise and easily used in a one-semester course. But the text also comes with a companion set of readings, additional chapters focused on macro social work, and six unique cases that encourage your students to “learn by doing” and to apply their knowledge of human behavior to best practices. Go to www.routledgesw.com/hbse to learn more. These additional resources easily allow you to use the text (and its related resources) in a two-semester sequence.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective


Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy,Lela Rankin Williams
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1305860306
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers a multidimensional approach, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity. You'll find solid coverage of foundation knowledge, material on the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of case formulation processes. The sixth edition integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), helping you connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development. In short, this text's framework gives you a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession.

U.S. Health in International Perspective

Shorter Lives, Poorer Health
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309264146
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
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The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage.

The Development of the Person

The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood
Author: L. Alan Sroufe,Byron Egeland,Elizabeth A. Carlson,W. Andrew Collins
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606232491
Category: Psychology
Page: 384
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The definitive work on a groundbreaking study, this essential volume provides a coherent picture of the complexity of development from birth to adulthood. Explicated are both the methodology of the Minnesota study and its far-reaching contributions to understanding how we become who we are. The book marshals a vast body of data on the ways in which individuals' strengths and vulnerabilities are shaped by myriad influences, including early experiences, family and peer relationships throughout childhood and adolescence, variations in child characteristics and abilities, and socioeconomic conditions. Implications for clinical intervention and prevention are also addressed. Rigorously documented and clearly presented, the study's findings elucidate the twists and turns of individual pathways, illustrating as never before the ongoing interplay between developing children and their environments.

Research for Effective Social Work Practice


Author: Judy L. Krysik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131759195X
Category: Social Science
Page: 476
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In this book and companion website you will find: ? A practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students ? Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations ? Attention to the ethics and politics of research at each phase of the process, from the identification of an issue through reporting findings ? Exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation ? A historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism ? Six in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases, that include data in SPSS and Excel ? A wealth of instructor-only resources available at www.routledgesw.com/research, including sample syllabi, links, multiple-choice, and free-response test items all linked to current EPAS standards, and PowerPoint presentations.

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

A Multidimensional Perspective
Author: José B. Ashford,PhD Associate Director School of Social Work Jose B Ashford,Craig W. LeCroy
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781133354758
Category: Social psychology
Page: 760
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HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN SOCIAL ENVIROMENTS, 5E, International Edition offers a multidimensional approach to the topic, with discussion of integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services as well as matters pertaining to diversity addressed throughout the text. The text provides solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of the content. Furthermore, as part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the fifth edition thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping you connect foundation knowledge with specific practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. This framework gives you a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level

Individuals and Families
Author: Katherine Van Wormer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190211091
Category: Developmental psychology
Page: 344
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Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level draws on a resilience model to explore the dynamics of human behavior across the life span. Biological, psychological, and spiritual dimensions are covered. Illustrations and vignettes from social work, psychology, literature, philosophy, and current events highlight the turning points in our lives. Critical thinking questions are provided. The result is an essential book that bridges theory and practice in accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards.

Essentials of Human Behavior

Integrating Person, Environment, and the Life Course
Author: Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483377733
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
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Essentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison’s two-volume Dimensions of Human Behavior to present a multidimensional framework for understanding human behavior. Integrating person, environment, and the life course, this best-selling text leverages its hallmark case studies and balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers apply theory and general social work knowledge to unique practice situations. Now in four color and available with an interactive eBook, the Second Edition features a streamlined organization, the latest research, and original SAGE video to provide the most engaging introduction available to human behavior.

The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups, and Communities


Author: Lawrence Shulman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495509639
Category: Social Science
Page: 712
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Lawrence Shulman's THE SKILLS OF HELPING INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, GROUPS, AND COMMUNITIES, 6e, demonstrates how common elements, core processes, and skills exist across all stages of helping and throughout work with all populations--including individuals, families, groups, and communities. It defines, illustrates, and teaches helping skills and provides manageable models for understanding them. The text also looks at the underlying process and its associated set of core skills.

Foundations of Social Policy

Social Justice in Human Perspective
Author: Amanda S. Barusch
Publisher: Brooks Cole
ISBN: 9781285751603
Category: Education
Page: 576
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Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis-with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. The book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, Fifth Edition, part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Numerous updates, on topics ranging from women in combat and elder abuse to the DOMA decision and movements against public employee unions, showcase the profound impact of current events on policy issues and social justice in the United States and internationally.

Dimensions of Human Behavior

The Changing Life Course
Author: Elizabeth D. Hutchison
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483325083
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In this Fifth Edition of her acclaimed text, Elizabeth D. Hutchison uses her multidimensional framework to examine the influences that can impact human behavior across time. Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in the field, the book weaves its hallmark case studies with the latest innovations in theory and research to provide a comprehensive and global perspective on all the major developmental life stages, from conception through very late adulthood. The companion text, Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment, Fifth Edition, examines the multiple dimensions of person and environment and their impact on individual and collective behavior. Together, these two texts provide the most comprehensive coverage available for Human Behavior courses. Order the books together with bundle ISBN: 978-1-4833-8097-1. “Overall, I believe Elizabeth Hutchison has done an outstanding job in addressing the unique biopsychosocial aspects associated with each stage of development along the life course.” —David Skiba, Niagara University “The explicit focus on and reiteration of social work competencies throughout is particularly impressive and helps students preparing for licensure to draw concrete connections between the knowledge in the text and what they will be expected to know.” —Jamie Mitchell, Wayne State University “The use of cases and questions offered the connection to context that we were looking for.” —Gwenelle S. O’Neal, West Chester University “Great introductory textbook covering material related to Human Behavior in the Social Environment at an appropriate depth and breadth.” —Lisa M. Shannon, Morehead State University

Social Work, Social Justice & Human Rights

A Structural Approach to Practice
Author: Colleen Lundy
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144260039X
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The second edition of this popular social work practice text more fully addresses the connection between social justice and human rights.