Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services

Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services

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Here is a timely, insightful book that greatly increases the effectiveness of human service professionals and the organizations in which they function. Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services is the first such text to bring together in a systematic fashion the concepts of organizational theory, policy, and practice in the human services. Offering a basic orientation to the structure and operations of social service organizations, Neugeboren addresses societya€™s need for the successful operation of these complex institutions in our highly organized society. He also calls for a re-examination of what is meant by a€œdependencya€ and postulates new methods of dealing with the social and personal problems confronting people in contemporary society. This book is indispensable for administrators, practitioners, and students. Practitioners gain instruction in a€œbureaucratic expertise, a€ enabling them to maximize opportunities, limit organizational constraints, reduce the likelihood of a€œburnout, a€™and otherwise become a a€œgood bureaucrata€ instead of an ineffective if well-intentioned one. Administrators will benefit from a model of organizational goals, practical guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of an organizational structure, and methods for identifying and remedying the causes of organizational dysfunction. Neugeborena€™s practical ideas make a significant contribution in preparing tomorrowa€™s social workers to deal more effectively with the world facing each of us. His theoretical insights are grounded in discussions of actual cases making them easy to apply to any human service organization.The staff received recognition from the judiciary, school, and mental health systems for effective social work interven~ tion. ... and effectively on the job, achieved low grades on the civil service exam. in contrast, the older, clinically oriented staff, anbsp;...

Title:Organization, Policy, and Practice in the Human Services
Author:Bernard Neugeboren, Simon Slavin
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-08-21


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