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Textbook of Social Administration equips social programs managers with the skills they need to produce mutually desired outcomes for their consumers/clients and for their staff. This comprehensive resource is a how-to guide to developing the management abilities needed to maintain an effective client-centered approach by using a social programs framework that uses information, personnel, and additional resources to support and direct the interaction between social workers and their clients. How does a social administrator structure an organization so that consumers achieve desired benefits and the work still gets done in an efficient manner? This hands-on, practical guide shows how, demonstrating both the basic principles of consumer/client-centered management through a micro-skills approach and effective personnel management that produces satisfied workers-and consumers. Textbook of Social Administration demystifies human services management with a simple but powerful approach that is both passionate and informed. Textbook of Social Administration includes: * frameworks for organizing social administration skills * strategies for initiating change through persuasion * principles of consumer-centered management * the elements of the social program analytic framework * framework requirements for goals, objectives, and expectations * helping behaviors * examples of program elements that enhance consumer benefits * applying the wrap-around approach to school-based mental health services * managing information * selecting and measuring performance indicators * personnel management * fiscal management * the inverted hierarchy * and much more Textbook of Social Administration is essential as a classroom resource for social work students interested in administration and as a professional resource for administrators in social service agencies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780789031785
ISBN-10: 0789031787
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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