Pocket Guide to Essential Human Services
Frederic G. Reamer
Publisher: NASW Press (July 1, 2005)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Human services professionals and volunteers are often the first points of contact when individuals find themselves needing basic health care, housing assistance, food, employment, counseling, emergency funds, or other type of assistance. They must understand the full range of resources available. Equally important, they must understand the factors to consider when making a referral. This is no easy task.
Until now! The brand new Pocket Guide to Essential Human Services is a handy, concise introduction and guide to essential human services, a first-of-its-kind, information-packed guidebook that makes the complex search for critical information and resources as easy as turning a page.
Organized efficiently in sections according to types of needs that arise during a lifespan, the Pocket Guide provides a user-friendly, thorough look at a broad range of issues, including income support, housing, food, clothing, energy, and transportation assistance, health care services, mental health services, addictions, sexual orientation, family life education, children and adolescents, abuse and neglect, military personnel and veterans, immigrants and refugees, education and literacy, employment assistance, aging and retirement, and legal services and dispute resolution.
SPECIAL FEATURES IN EACH SECTION:
Overview of specific issue
Available services or programs
Typical benefits and services
Typical eligibility criteria
Sponsors and contact information
Useful tips and information sources.
At last, the struggle for finding help at a time of crisis is over. The Pocket Guide to Essential Human Services is a wealth of diverse resources compiled into a user-friendly, comprehensive guidebook, destined to become an indispensable tool for social workers, mental health counselors, health care professionals, clergy, law enforcement personnel, lawyers, students at all degree levels in the human services, volunteers, and consumers!
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