AUTHORS: Burger, William R. - ©2011
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Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 8e uses a unique multidisciplinary approach to deliver a comprehensive overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, the text illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. The way it presents the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective is truly unique. As you progress from chapter to chapter, you see how social, economic, and political issues may affect you as a human service worker—as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, 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 provides invaluable information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements. In addition, the text website includes study tools to help you maximize your course success!
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