Human Services in Contemporary America
Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e delivers a thorough examination of human services -- providing students with an insightful, realistic portrayal of the field. Using a unique multidisciplinary approach, the book offers a complete overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. It also illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. HUMAN SERVICES is renowned for the way it presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Throughout the text, Professor Burger helps readers understand how social, economic, and political issues affect them as a human service worker as well as the people they serve. Both practical and relevant to today’s students, the text is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences and other options available to legislators -- such as national health care. It also offers insightful information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.
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