Understanding Your Social AgencyUnderstanding Your Social Agency

This highly accessible text takes into account the organisational dynamics that readers are likely to have experienced and provides them with the conceptual tools for reassessing their understanding and considering how to act on their new ...

Author: Armand Lauffer


ISBN: 145227469X


Page: 376

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This highly accessible text takes into account the organisational dynamics that readers are likely to have experienced and provides them with the conceptual tools for reassessing their understanding and considering how to act on their new insights. Renowned scholar Armand Lauffer shows readers how to apply organisational theories to challenges they confront at work, and to uncover other challenges they may not yet be aware of.

Understanding Your Social AgencyUnderstanding Your Social Agency

Using the Internet and your preferred search engines, seek online resources that might be helpful. ... Understanding Your Social Agency was first published in 1977 as one of the initial volumes in the Sage Human Services Guides series, ...

Author: Armand Lauffer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412926539


Page: 392

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Understanding Your Nonprofit Agency, written by internationally renowned scholar Armand Lauffer, will fill the growing need for the distinction between corporate business operations and nonprofit operations. The book will focus on how nonprofit agencies operate and not how they are managed. It has been assumed that both entities function similarly. Currently, this assumption is increasingly seen as groundless: nonprofit and profit-driven organizations have different goals and function differently from each other. This text addresses the current trend to differentiate how nonprofits are disctint.

Understand Social AgencyUnderstand Social Agency

A SAGE HUMAN SERVICES GUIDE 3 UNDERSTANDING YOUR SOCIAL AGENCY. 1 : GRANTSMANSHIP by Armand Lauffer ( second edition ) 2 : CREATING GROUPS by Harvey J. Bertcher and Frank F. Maple ( second edition ) 10 : GROUP PARTICIPATION by Harvey J.

Author: Armand Lauffer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080392349X


Page: 168

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This revised and expanded Second Edition of the widely read Understanding Your Social Agency offers students and practitioners a simple yet comprehensive introduction to organizational theory and its meaning for social agencies. Each of the first ten chapters is devoted to a particular perspective for understanding the agency. The final chapter considers using each of the ten perspectives independently, or in tandem, to solve problems within or on behalf of the agency. It will be a useful guide to solving problems of an organizational nature within an agency.

Environmental Practice in the Human ServicesEnvironmental Practice in the Human Services

Blending administrative and community organization practice: The case of community residential facilities. Administration in Social Work ... Sage Human Services Guides, Volume 26. ... Understanding your social agency. Vol. 3. Human ...

Author: Bernard Neugeboren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136460517


Page: 414

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Environmental Practice in the Human Services points to the need for the human services to return to their historic mission of environmental change. It moves beyond the more general conceptual emphasis on person-in-environment toward the development of an environmental practice technology based on an intervention model which prescribes specific micro and macro roles and functions. It may open the way to recapturing the conceptual breadth which characterized the first 40 years of social work as a professional and occupational entity. The “ecological” perspective in social work has fostered an interest in the impact of social environments on service consumers. Environmental Practice in the Human Services tries to rectify the historical imbalance in the human services that has emphasized people-changing methods, giving secondary emphasis to environmental change. It instructs students preparing for practice in the human services, as well as agency practitioners, in the knowledge and skills necessary in environmental practice. Cases in environmental practice are used to illustrate how these skills are utilized in actual practice situations. The book’s scope includes practice at the direct service, adminstration, planning, and social policy levels; it integrates micro and macro practice and shows how these two levels of practice are interdependent. This enables human service practitioners to create and/or modify social environments to enhance the functioning of clients being served in human service programs. Topics covered include: important skills in environmental practice, including decisionmaking, negotiating, and leadership community practice and resource coordination social support the impact of organizational environments on practice environmental practice for the chronically disabled Author Neugeboren’s approach is unique in its in-depth focus on environmental practice, applying concepts of social environment to specific practice roles. This practice-specific content, which provides tools needed for environmental practice, is in contrast to existing texts on the social environment which are very theoretical and not integrated with practice. He includes material from the field of social ecology which has not been included in existing texts. It shows how practitioners and administrators, planners, and policymakers can facilitate and support each other’s work. Reading Environmental Practice in the Human Services will enlighten students and practitioners with specific skills for impacting on different social environments to enhance client benefit. It tells how a direct service practitioner can determine which organizational environments are suitable for particular client needs in making agency referrals. It also provides administrators with information about designing, planning, and managing agencies with functional organizational environments which achieve effective services.

Proceedings of the Board of RegentsProceedings of the Board of Regents

... Understanding Your Social Agency ; Assessment Tools ; Getting the Resources You Need ; Volunteers ; and The Practice of Continuing Education in the Human Services . He is series editor of the Sage Human Service Guides and series ...

Author: University of Michigan. Board of Regents

Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015071494721



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Where Are the Keepers Where Are the Keepers

Incentive Program That Addressed the Highest Absentee Rate of Any Municipal Agency in New York D.P. Lyons. Laufer, A. (1984). Understanding your social agency, (2nd ed.). Sage human services guide, Vol. 3, Beverly Hills: Sage ...

Author: D.P. Lyons

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781456763145


Page: 110

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This is a management project (change project) in response to local New York City newspapers who reported in 1987, that the New York City Department of Correction had the highest absentee rate of any municipal agency. This resulted in the highest overtime budget. The change project assisted in saving New York City millions of dollars annually in the reduction of staff overtime, increasing staff morale and promoting unity and team work.

Grants Etc Grants Etc

He is founding coeditor of the Sage Human Service Guides and the Sage Sourcebooks for the Human Services . ... Understanding Your Social Agency ; Careers , Colleagues and Conflicts ; Social Planning at the Community Level ; Doing ...

Author: Armand Lauffer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803954697


Page: 397

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In this complete revision of his earlier book on grant seeking, Lauffer provides readers with a wealth of new material. Grants, Etc. includes a step-by-step checklist of project design essentials, as well as a new section on internet access filled with key website links and information on creating your own web page. The wide range of examples provided make this book an invaluable guide for fund seekers of all kinds - non-profit organizations in the social services, health care, education and the arts, as well as for profit, proprietary firms who depend on grants and contracts for their survival and growth.