Management of Human Service Programs

Management of Human Service Programs

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This book introduces students to the theory and practice of managerial and leadership functions, with a practical approach that provides important guidelines for working within agencies. The authors address important topics germane to management and administration, including evidence-based and empirically supported practice, challenges of management, environments of human service agencies, program design, organizational theory and design, human resources, supervisory relationships, finances, information systems, program evaluation, organizational change, leadership, and achieving and maintaining organizational excellence. To help illustrate specific issues, the authors have included case examples throughout the text. In addition, a new running case set at the Grandview Community Center helps students see each issue more clearly because it takes place against the backdrop of a single setting. Reflection questions encourage students to consider how they would handle the scenario. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Instead, it can be based on a rec- ognition of program goals and the costs of activities expected to attain those goals. For instance ... Budget making is thus a decision-making process through which allocations are made to one service rather than another. If it is to be closely related ... Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Once an effectiveanbsp;...

Title:Management of Human Service Programs
Author:Judith Lewis, Thomas Packard, Michael Lewis
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2011-08-15


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