Reinventing Human Services: Community- and Family- Centered Practice

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Dissatisfaction with a human services system that is unresponsive, stigmatizing, and ineffective has led to a ferment of experimentation in recent years. Reinventing Human Services examines the historical and economic context of current efforts to reinvent human services, showing the urgency and the difficulty of the task. It draws on successful examples in Britain, Canada, and the United States to develop a new paradigm for social work practice, one that integrates individual, family, and community levels of practice and reconceptualizes professional-community relations. The interdisciplinary team of authors includes scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the disciplines of economics, urban planning, communications, criminal justice, psychology, marriage and family therapy, education, and social work.
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PAUL ADAMS is an associate professor of journalism and communications at Carleton University, and a veteran of CBC Television's "The National", CBC Radio, and the "Globe and Mail". His specialty is political reporting, and he has been posted in the Middle East, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. Formerly he worked for EKOS Research, where he managed political polling conducted for the "Toronto Star", "La Presse", and the CBC. He is author of "Summer of the Heart: Saving Alexandre", which was shortlisted for the Writers' Trust biography prize in 2004.

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Publisher
Transaction Publishers
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Published on
Dec 31, 2011
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Pages
286
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ISBN
9780202368542
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Poverty & Homelessness
Social Science / Social Work
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