Ashford and LeCroyas groundbreaking book offers students a balanced, integrated introduction to human behavior in the social environment. Lively and comprehensive, this book succeeds by helping students connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Study tables and concept maps (for each discussion of behavior in the development chapters) clarify major phases of biopsychosocial development across the life span. The authors take an integrative, multidimensional approach, discussing integrative practice, theory, treatment, and services throughout. This framework gives readers a concrete tool for assessing human behavior from a perspective that truly reflects the values and knowledge base of the social work profession. The text presents solid coverage of foundation knowledge, integrates the biopsychosocial dimensions for assessing social functioning, and offers case studies to illuminate the applied aspects of HBSE content. The authors successfully combine a multidimensional approach with consistent attention to diversity, giving readers a meaningful, exciting learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.This family has adopted two children of mixed race. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) still states that efforts should be made to place a child in the home of parents who are of similar racial and ethnic background. ... Another controversy surrounds the adoption of Native-American children. ... Many believed that this practice threatened the future of Native American tribes (Doyle, 1995).
|Title||:||Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective|
|Author||:||Jose Ashford, Craig LeCroy|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2009-06-26|