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Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 656

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Macro Social Environment

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.

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 704

Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Help your students understand the mysteries of human behavior with Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman's text. Now available with a personalized online learning plan, this social work-specific book looks at lifespan through the lens of social work theory and practice. The authors use an empowerment approach to cover human development and behavior theories within the context of family, organizational, and community systems. Using a chronological lifespan approach, the authors present separate chapters on biological, psychological, and social impacts at the different lifespan stages with an emphasis on strengths and empowerment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 608

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Introduction to Social Work & Social Welfare: Critical Thinking Perspectives

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.

Dating Your Money
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 106

Dating Your Money

Love What You Do for Your Money.And Love What It Does for You!In 8 Easy Steps, learn how simple it is to have a long, healthy, and prosperous relationship with your money-forever.1. Building a Relationship: Let go of the past and make a bright new connection with money.2. Making a Commitment: Honor your emotions and commit to yourself and your money.3. Keeping a Commitment: Celebrate what works with your money and change what doesn't.4. Communicating and Connecting with Your Money: Set up a simple routine to spend quality time with your cash.5. Organizing Your Money: Understand your money quickly so you can easily see your financial reality.6. Dating Your MoneyT: Nurture your relationship in only 8 minutes a week.7. Taking a Money Time-OutT: Take a holiday from your money for a fresh perspective.8. Embracing Change: Deepen your relationship with your money through the years as you grow and change.Dating Your Money, offers an innovative and effective approach. I highly recommend it.-Robert G. Allen, best selling coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire Series

Human Behavior, Communities, Organizations, and Groups in the Macro Social Environment: An Empowerment Approach
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Human Behavior, Communities, Organizations, and Groups in the Macro Social Environment: An Empowerment Approach

In this text, best-selling author Karen Kirst-Ashman introduces you to the ins and outs of human behavior in macro settings while helping you develop the necessary skills to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior and ultimately, the practice of social work. By focusing on empowerment, she highlights 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 608

Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

Now available in paperback format and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Encouraging you to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors outline a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organizational change. Two models -- Prepare and Imagine -- form the heart of the book, providing valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action. The authors' coverage of such skills as working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and working within court settings -- as well as lively vignettes and a wide variety of highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms -- will further enhance your expertise. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Student Manual for Zastrow/Kirst-Ashman's Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 8th
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

Student Manual for Zastrow/Kirst-Ashman's Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 8th

The perfect way to prepare for exams and get the grades you want, this helpful guide includes chapter outlines and a variety of classroom exercises, role plays, and issues for discussion to help you master text material.

The Generalist Model of Human Services Practice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 488

The Generalist Model of Human Services Practice

This comprehensive book offers the student a readable introduction to human service practice with a specific focus on the generalist model commonly applied in the field. Providing a systems framework infused with the core values of the profession, along with numerous examples, the book gives students a flavor of what it is like to work in the human services. It also provides knowledge, skills, and values needed for successful practice in this enormously diverse profession.

Macro Skills Workbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 375

Macro Skills Workbook

This workbook provides a wide range of exercises, role playing activities and case scenarios to help students practice specific macro skills. The text's versatility allows it to be the primary text in a practice course or as a supplement to accompany other macro theory texts, especially GENERALIST PRACTICE WITH ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITIES, 2nd by the same authors! The authors integrate macro development for field internships, as well as enhance macro skill development for social workers in the field. Specific macro practice skills are presented in a straightforward manner, and both applications to actual macro practice situations and the importance of client system strengths are emphasized throughout.

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 848

Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

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.