An Introduction to Human Services, Sixth Edition by Marianne R. Woodside / Tricia McClam

By Marianne R. Woodside / Tricia McClam

AN creation TO HUMAN companies, 6th version, presents a pragmatic and complete advent to the sphere of human companies, together with its old improvement, basic options, and the fundamental abilities scholars might want to prevail as operating pros. The textual content completely explores the present nation of this dynamic, evolving career, illustrating key innovations in each bankruptcy with compelling, real-world case reports. The authors' attractive variety is helping scholars eagerly grasp even complicated fabric and get ready for fulfillment in numerous human companies careers.

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M. until noon. Almeada would be assigned to a case manager who would not provide services but would coordinate them. In addition, four other workers would help plan, implement, and evaluate work with Almeada. A backup case manager would also know Almeada’s case in detail and be available to support her if her primary case manager was absent. This particular team treats the entire human service delivery system as a larger team. They cooperate with each organization, sharing problems and finding creative solutions that benefit clients.

Thom Prassa likens having a caseload to being an air traffic controller, coordinating and sometimes juggling many different cases. On a case-by-case basis, he often feels like he is ‘‘parachuting into a fire. We put out fires all the time: suicide attempts, arranging placements, paperwork, talking with parents, and so forth’’ (personal communication). This dual role can create problems in terms of time management, effective and efficient service delivery, and quality assurance. The goal of case managers is to teach those who need assistance to manage their own lives but to support them when expertise is needed or a crisis occurs.

Second, dependents were classified according to their ability to work: children, the able-bodied, and the ‘‘impotent poor’’ (adults unable to work). Relief was provided to each group: Dependent children were apprenticed or indentured; the able-bodied worked or were punished; and the lame, the blind, and other poor people unable to work received home or institutional relief. Third, the responsibility for the sick, the poor, and others in need rested first with the family. If the family could not provide assistance, the government was responsible for doing so.

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