Human Services in Contemporary America
This book's multidisciplinary approach to the field of human services gives students an overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. It focuses on presenting the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective. Throughout the text, the authors integrate the theme of understanding how social, economic and political issues affect the human service worker and the people served in human services. Each chapter also includes real-life examples that highlight the material on social policy.