Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings (5th edition)
This academic book examines the fundamental aspects of the human services profession, including its ethical standards, theoretical underpinnings and practice settings. The text also explores social problems within a sociopolitical context to show how culture and ideology influence perspectives. There is a particular focus on a range of social problems including childhood trauma, gender-based violence, issues impacting older adults, housing insecurity, poverty, medical challenges, cultural influences and diversity, environmental injustice, and global dynamics.
Introduction to Social Work: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings (1st edition)
This academic book is designed to help readers understand the role and function of social workers within the context of a range of social service practice settings–child welfare, adolescence, older adults, mental health, homelessness, health care and hospice, school social work, religion and spirituality, violence and victim advocacy, and international social work. Readers learn to recognize a range of social problems impacting people within society, particularly members of at-risk and disenfranchised populations; understand key psychosocial and clinical issues impacting a range of populations within various theoretical frameworks; and apply key intervention strategies to case studies involving frequently encountered social problems and psychosocial issues.
Advocacy for Social Justice: A Local and Global Perspective (1st edition)
This academic book was the first to provide contextualized information about advocacy for a range of social problems. This title examines issues at a local and global level, theoretical foundations, and a range of advocacy responses. Policy and practice components of advocacy work are examined from both historical and contemporary perspectives.