Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 August 2020

272 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197531044

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Navigating Human Service Organizations

Essential Information for Thriving and Surviving in Agencies

Fourth Edition

Author Rich Furman, Margaret Gibelman, and Ren Winnett

  • Case examples of real agency problems and dilemmas bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Key points and discussion questions following each chapter reinforce key concepts
  • An emphasis on how social workers can grow within an organization allows students to develop skills in addition to knowledge

New to this Edition:

  • NASW Code of Ethics is infused throughout the book to support student growth in ethical-decision making
  • Increased range of agencies, case examples, and geographies broadens students' sense of cultural diversity
  • Coverage of social workers' empowerment strikes a balance between adapting to your agency and working toward social transformation
  • A deeper exploration of social justice challenges students to reflect upon the oppressions and privileges that shape society

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