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Introduction to Human Services and Social Change | Emily Mann

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Emily Mann, Teaching Professor of Human Services; Senior Research Associate, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Introduction to Human Services and Social Change: History, Practice, and Policy is a core, introductory text that provides a foundation for future human service professionals interested in the intersection of theory, research, and practice. The text provides an exciting blend of theory and research, and it also uses frameworks derived from contemporary learning science to provide students with thought-provoking opportunities to apply concepts to service-learning, case studies, and historical and contemporary events. This text challenges students to view the role of human services professionals within a complex and interwoven system while equipping them to practice through evidence-based primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies. Introduction to Human Services and Social Change helps students develop a foundation for understanding identity and diversity as it relates to structural inequality and treatment approaches. It also includes the role of professional ethics and how they are applied to practice.

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