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

José B. Ashford, Craig W. LeCroy, Lela R. Williams

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Overview

MindTap® Social Work for Ashford/LeCroy/Williams' Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 6th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap, you have at your fingertips the e-book, videos, easy access to journal articles in Questia, chapter-opening self-assessment and polling activities, and quizzes, as well as a unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. Build and personalize your course, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real-time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.

Help your students become practitioners of their own learning with MindTap for Counseling and Social Work!

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.

Lela R. Williams, Arizona State University

Lela Rankin Williams is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. Williams has interdisciplinary training in psychology and human development and family studies. She regards cultural and familial relationships as critical influences on development from infancy through adolescence. She has collected, analyzed, and published data from several long-term longitudinal studies, as well as some community-based intervention studies, in the areas of infant-temperament, mother-infant bonding, parenting and parenting interventions, adolescent substance use and prevention, dating violence, juvenile desistance, and sexual education across the lifespan.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
LEARNING PATH:

Why am I here? At the start of each chapter, students complete a short activity written specifically to help them understand how the material they are about to study relates to the overall course goals and their future career in the helping professions. Through polling activities and self-inquiry exercises, students are immediately able to interact with the material in new and interesting ways.

What am I learning? Students complete the chapter reading and then take a brief multiple-choice quiz that allows them to gauge their understanding of the material they have read.

How do I practice what I’ve learned? Each chapter includes activities designed to allow students to practice and apply what they are learning:

Video Activities present students with professional interviews, simulated sessions, and more as they progress through the course. Students are prompted to answer embedded questions as they watch each video to help them connect the video to what they are learning in the text and classroom.

Exercises ask students a series of short-answer questions aimed at getting them to think critically about key concepts discussed within each chapter.

Case studies give students the opportunity to practice and develop the concepts discussed within each chapter.

The video-based simulation activity, Helper Studio, puts students directly in the role of helping professional. Students respond to clients by recording video responses that demonstrate important skills and confidence necessary for success in the profession.

What does this mean to me? Reflection activities ask students to apply the chapter concepts directly to their lives, coursework, current cases, and future careers in the helping professions.
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Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1305879376
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"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305870574
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online Test Bank

ISBN: 9781305870581
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.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305870598
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.