Organizational Change in the Human Services looks at the context of organizational change, describes how individuals and systems change, and pinpoints keys to successful change. Author Rebecca Proehl then presents a proven model of organizational change, built on lessons learned from both the public and private sectors, but tailored for human service organizations.
Early prevention of child maltreatment is most commonly delivered through home visitation services, with the goal of promoting a positive start in parenting to avert potential child abuse and neglect. Stopping Child Maltreatment Before It Starts introduces best practice principles for early home visiting, examining the contexts from which these strategies arise.
An essential text for child welfare courses, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in the child abuse and neglect field.
Ho demonstrates the importance of applying culturally-relevant family therapy models, strategies, skills and techniques. He also offers specific, theory-based guidelines to help therapists in their work with ethnic minorities.
A book that supports the human spirit and the humanistic visions of those who champion personal and social change through the social work group….
The Second Edition of Group Work: A Humanistic and Skills Building Approach identifies the humanistic values and democratic norms that guide the group practitioner's interventions. The book presents seven stage themes of group development, 29 techniques for group work practice, and more than 60 new illustrations from contemporary group work. The Second Edition remains centered on the role of the social group work practitioner, who employs group work methods to further the personal growth and empowerment of members in community and institutional contexts.
Features of the Second Edition:
· Offers 29 new descriptions of group work practice techniques, which have applicability in clinical, support, and organizational groups
· Provides seven stage themes of group development, describing member reactions and highlighting worker pitfalls, self-awareness issues, and skills for maximizing member growth within each stage
· Presents 60 new illustrations of group meetings, which demonstrate the practitioner role and conclude with discussion and analysis
· Includes an updated Chapter 10, which highlights ethical values in mental health, substance abuse treatment, and health care groups
This is an ideal core text for advance undergraduate and graduate courses such as Group Work, Foundation Practice, Skills of Counseling, and Group Dynamics in the fields of social work, psychology, and counseling.
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