Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445600

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

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Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 10th Edition looks at the lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition 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). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Author: Charles Zastrow,Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840028652

Category: Education

Page: 768

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Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice, covering human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the book presents separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. As part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, this edition is completely up to date and 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). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128560573X

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

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Best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings in HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS, Fourth Edition. The book challenges you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The author focuses on empowerment, highlighting the ways that communities, organizations, and groups promote positive change by building upon their strengths-taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Human Behavior, Communities, Organizations, and Groups in the Macro Social Environment

An Empowerment Approach

Author: Karen Kay Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 283

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This comprehensive book, loaded with case studies, offers a solid foundation for assessment of human behavior in macro settings. Kirst-Ashman offers the reader practical and concrete ways of thinking about how macro systems (or task groups, communities and organizations) affect human behavior, and how these influences have implications for macro social work practice. The theme of empowerment, or building on the strengths of communities, organizations, and groups to promote change, lies at the heart of the profession's goals and central philosophies.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 084002911X

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment 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 students 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 students a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

Author: Karen Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495813656

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Author Karen Kirst-Ashman provides students with a comprehensive overview of human behavior in macro settings. The detailed text encourages students to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. The updated text focuses on empowerment -- building on the strength of communities, organizations, and groups to promote change. Kirst-Ashman’s new edition offers an greater coverage on social work cases in rural areas, feminist theory, the dynamics of gender-based power in organizations, and expanded discussion of spirituality in macro social work. HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT: AN EMPOWERMENT APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS helps students learn how to promote positive change by building upon the strengths of macro systems -- taking you straight to the heart of what social work is all about. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177266

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

View: 2500

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Organized around the authors' coherent and cohesive Generalist Intervention Model, this introductory guide to generalist social work practice gives students the knowledge and skills they need to work with individuals and families, as well as the foundation to work with groups, communities, and organizations. Updated to reflect current topics and practice, the book focuses on micro levels of social work practice while also discussing the interrelationship between the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, UNDERSTANDING GENERALIST PRACTICE, 7th Edition, clearly identifies content related to the latest Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) with icons throughout the text. New learning objectives, which are correlated to chapter headings and summaries, guide students' reading and reinforce their understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133708919

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Karen K. Kirst-Ashman's introductory book enhances the reader's ability to grasp the essence and spirit of generalist social work and the issues in social welfare that social workers address every day. Giving those contemplating a career in social work a solid introduction to the profession, Kirst-Ashman presents a balanced introductory look within a unifying theme of critical thinking that trains readers to be more evaluative of key concepts. The topics covered include practice concepts, social welfare policy concepts, history and current state of the profession, the contexts of practice and populations served, and professional development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Author: Karen K. Kirst-Ashman,Grafton H. Hull, Jr.

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285734270

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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EMPOWERMENT SERIES: GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 6th Edition is designed to help students better understand the dynamics of macro practice, and develop the competencies and practice behaviors required by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Authors Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull are adept at creating interesting, realistic cases and practical examples that are skillfully woven into the main text. In clear and accessible writing, the authors emphasize the practical skills students will need to work effectively in the area of macro practice--providing leadership, working with supervisors, managing conflict, working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and managing stress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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