Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice, 7/e By: Betty R. Mandell, Professor Emeritus, Bridgewater State College and Barbara Schram, Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University Basic Approach: Known for its engaging writing style and its use of many current examples and cases of human service practitioners at work, Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practiceis one of the leading texts in the introductory human services market. It provides complete and up-to-date coverage of social welfare programs and policies, and describes how history, politics, and the economy shape the programs. The U.S. social welfare system is compared to systems in other countries, and the authors use astrong multicultural and social systems approachthat distinguishes it from other texts. New to This Edition: A new chapter on poverty A new section on services to the military Updates on immigration, diversity, and social welfare programs New cartoons and photos A more student-friendly design, featuring a second color NEW MyHelpingKit: A multimedia tool that containsVideo Clips, Learning Objectives, Chapter Summaries, Flashcards, Research Navigator access, and Cases. Available at no additional charge to students when value-packaged with a new textbook. (Please contact your local Pearson Education Sales Representative for details: www.ablongman.com/replocator ) What Your Colleagues Are Saying: "The authors do not apologize for the stand they take on issues and I appreciate this viewpoint." Susan Kinsella, Brewton-Parker College "The design and format are appealing. Students particularly like the side columns with definitions of key terms. Headings are clear and case examples grab the attention of the students." Jean Batson-Turner, Illinois Valley Community College "Cartoons are excellent! Really appeal to students and sets this textbook apart from others." Donna Chaffee, SUNY New PaltzMandell, Betty R. is the author of 'Introduction to Human Services: Policy and Practice', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205615971 and ISBN 020561597X.