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

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.

Children and Families in the Social Environment

Modern Applications of Social Work
Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351528963
Category: Social Science
Page: 390
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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.

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

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective


Author: Jose Ashford,Craig LeCroy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495601691
Category: Social Science
Page: 720
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Ashford and LeCroy’s groundbreaking book offers students a balanced, integrated introduction to human behavior in the social environment. Lively and comprehensive, this book succeeds by helping students connect foundation knowledge with 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. The authors take an integrative, multidimensional approach, discussing integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services throughout. This framework gives readers a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that truly reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. The text presents solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of HBSE content. The authors successfully combine a multidimensional approach with consistent attention to diversity, giving readers a meaningful, exciting learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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

Human Behavior in the Social Environment


Author: Anissa Rogers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415803106
Category: Social Science
Page: 408
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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 three 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.

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 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.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level

Individuals and Families
Author: Katherine Van Wormer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190211113
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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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.

The Practice of Research in Social Work


Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506304281
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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The Fourth Edition of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s The Practice of Research in Social Work introduces an integrated set of techniques for evaluating research and practice problems as well as conducting studies. Evidence-based practice comes alive through illustrations of actual social work research. Updated with new examples, the latest research, and expanded material on technology and qualitative methods, this popular text helps readers achieve the 2015 EPAS core competencies essential for social work practice.

Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods

A Contextual Approach
Author: Pauline Boss,William J. Doherty,Ralph LaRossa,Walter R. Schumm,Suzanne K. Steinmetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387857648
Category: Social Science
Page: 748
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Origins We call this book on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies a sourcebook because it details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. Thus, an appropriate way to preface this book is to talk first of its roots, its beginnings. In the mid 1980s there emerged in some quarters the sense that it was time for family studies to take stock of itself. A goal was thus set to write a book that, like Janus, would face both backward and forward a book that would give readers both a perspec tive on the past and a map for the future. There were precedents for such a project: The Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Harold Christensen and published in 1964; the two Contemporary Theories about theFamily volumes edited by Wesley Burr, Reuben Hill, F. Ivan Nye, and Ira Reiss, published in 1979; and the Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Marvin Sussman and Suzanne Steinmetz, then in production.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Theory and Practice
Author: Joan Granucci Lesser,Donna Saia Pope
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 536
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This comprehensive text integrates multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 1/e, introduces and incorporates current research on the biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human behavior throughout the life-cycle. The authors provide an appropriate focus on contemporary perspectives that are central to the practice of social work, such as trauma, neurobiological underpinnings of behavior, chronic illness and disability. They pay particular attention to models of racial, ethnic, class, gender and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender identity development; to the influences of gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and culture on family structure and function, and to issues pertinent to a variety of post-modern family forms. The text explores macro influences of groups, communities and organizations in individual chapters. It also contains a chapter on social welfare policy that examines the impact of specific policies at each stage of the life-cycle and paves the way for new directions in research and future directions in policy and practice. Any market interested in a comprehensive text that integrates the multiple dimensions of the human experience in a reader-friendly style and provides the interface between developmental theory and practice.

Social Policy for Effective Practice

A Strengths Approach
Author: Rosemary Kennedy Chapin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131539796X
Category: Social Science
Page: 760
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For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Each chapter builds on the knowledge foundation provided in previous chapters to equip students with skills necessary for effective policy practice. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com

Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level

Groups, Communities, and Organizations
Author: Katherine Van Wormer,Fred H. Besthorn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190211067
Category: Social ecology
Page: 384
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A timely revision in this global age, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level develops a sophisticated and original view of the cultural, global, spiritual, and natural worlds that people inhabit, and explores the impact of these worlds on human behavior. An ecosystems/sustainability framework emerges as a key characteristic of contemporary practice. What is sustainable social work? What are the characteristics of a sustainable community? How is the present exploitation of environmental resources unsustainable for future generations? In accordance with the 2015 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) standards, attention is paid to environmental justice as well as diversity and difference.

Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Shifting Paradigms in Essential Knowledge for Social Work
Author: Joe M. Schriver
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0134005880
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Explores traditional and alternative models in human behavior. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book with embedded media to illustrate key concepts. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 6/e challenges students to explore both traditional and non-traditional paradigms in examining human behavior and the social environment. Through this examination, readers will better understand individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities and globalization. Students will recognize the range of social systems in which people live and the ways these systems promote or deter people in their health and wellbeing. Connecting Core Competencies Series - This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration.

Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare


Author: Rosalie Ambrosino,Joseph Heffernan,Guy Shuttlesworth,Robert Ambrosino
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 130548066X
Category: Education
Page: 576
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Reflecting the latest practices, accreditation requirements, and developments from the field, the eighth edition of bestselling SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE gives readers a broad understanding about the social work profession and the role it plays in the social welfare system. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the text is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). With its signature systems/ecological approach to understanding social welfare, the book focuses on specific social welfare areas in which social workers play major roles in policy and practice. It adopts the philosophy that there are many reasons why social problems occur, and that students need to understand the history, values, and economic, political, and cultural factors that surround these issues and the attempts to solve or address them. Instead of presenting a specific political perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about issues in a new way. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a social worker in a specific setting and closes with information about the career opportunities for social workers in the area discussed. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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