- Author : Marianne R. Woodside
- Publsiher : Cengage Learning
- Release : 31 January 2019
- ISBN : 1337567175
- Page : 336 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 21 voters
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Book Excerpt : AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES, 9th Edition, offers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human services profession. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience, the text defines human services, reviews the historical development of advocacy, examines service delivery models and processes, and emphasizes the skills needed to succeed as a practitioner. Students gain a solid grounding in serving the whole person, using an interdisciplinary approach, interacting with helper and client, preparing generalists, and empowering clients. Detailed case studies highlight the practical applications of key concepts and prepare students to address issues they're likely to encounter. This edition reflects the changing world of human services, the clients that human service professionals serve, and the cultural dimensions of human services and clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.