Human Behavior and the Social Environment, 5/e, explores, compares, and contrasts both traditional and alternative models in examining human behavior and the social environment.
This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration, and MySocialWorkLab provides activites and supports the mastery of CSWE's core competencies through activities, tests, an extensive library of videos and cases, and much more.
In this iteration, Schriver (U. of Arkansas-Fayetteville) addresses the issue of how social workers may boost their relevance in the rapidly evolving domestic and global social environment. His strategy is to deconstruct the field so as to give the social environment parity with human behavior<-->a decided paradigm shift; integrate theory with policy/practice concerns; and invoke the historical focus of social work on poverty reduction. Includes excerpts from the second (1998) and first (1995) edition prefaces, a series of "illustrative readings," and an Internet search guide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)