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Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective 6th Edition

José B. Ashford | Craig W. LeCroy

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Overview

This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers an integrative approach to biopsychosocial case formulations of current and developmental human behavior concerns. The sixth edition adopts a specific method for completing case formulations, which students apply to case studies. This innovation provides a bridge to the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards, helping students connect foundational knowledge with practice concerns. Guidelines for practice and relevant assessment tools are identified for specific life tasks and for each phase of biopsychosocial development.

José B. Ashford, Arizona State University

José B. Ashford teaches the human behavior courses in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and serves as a professor in the doctoral program in sociology. He is also an affiliate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law and Behavioral Science, and Justice and Social Inquiry. Dr. Ashford is the principle investigator of the Community Justice Support Services grant, funded by the Maricopa County Human Services Department, and the Chief Research Consultant for the Office of the City of Phoenix Prosecutor. He testifies around the country as a social history and life course expert in the assessment of mitigating factors in capital murder cases, and is actively engaged with the Arizona Justice Project in examining the lives of juveniles serving life sentences. He has published widely in areas dealing with the assessment, classification, and treatment of special need offenders; forensic social work; mitigation of punishment; risk and needs assessment; and offender reentry.

Craig W. LeCroy, Arizona State University

Craig Winston LeCroy is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. LeCroy has directed several projects for children and adolescents, including a Children's Bureau grant focused on home visitation for parents of young children, a National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and several prevention projects including substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and Go Grrls, a primary prevention program for early adolescent girls. Professor LeCroy has published widely in the areas of home visitation children's mental health, social skills training with youth, and risk and needs assessment with juvenile offenders.

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  • "Focus On" sections reflect current CSWE guidelines by examining different voices and perspectives, focusing on multiculturalism and narrative.
  • "Personal Narratives" offer firsthand accounts of real-life experiences related to diversity issues such as racism, poverty, sexual orientation, and ageism. Through these different voices, students gain a real-world flavor of the material discussed.
  • The authors continue to emphasize applicability of social work principles -- a hallmark of the book since the first edition. Explicit exercises at the end of each developmental chapter comply with CSWE's 2015 competencies and practice behaviors. In addition, a new Chapter 2 devotes attention to helping students understand how to implement integrative-biopsychosocial principles of assessment.
  • The authors' multidimensional framework guides students' understanding of social work theory and its implications for assessment of human behavior and social work practice across the lifespan.
  • "Guidelines for Practice" sections highlight critical issues for social workers and link foundation knowledge to assessment, prevention, intervention, engagement, and policy issues.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
2. An Integrative Multidimensional Framework for Assessing Current and Developmental Concerns.
3. Pregnancy.
4. Infancy.
5. Early Childhood.
6. Middle Childhood.
7. Adolescence.
8. Emerging and Young Adulthood.
9. Middle Adulthood.
10. Late and Very Late Adulthood.
Epilogue: The Journey of Life.
Glossary.

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Online Instructor's Manual

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This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

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Organize your course and capture your students' attention with the resources found in the Test Bank, including multiple-choice, true/false, short-answer, and essay questions -- most with answers and page references for each chapter of the text.

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