Go straight to the heart of what social work is all about--and learn how to promote positive change by building upon the strengths of macro systems. In HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE MACRO SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5th Edition, Karen Kirst-Ashman and Grafton Hull provide a comprehensive overview of the subject while citing real-world practice and case studies to illustrate theories and their application. They focus on empowerment--encouraging communities, organizations and groups to promote change from the inside out. They also prompt you to think critically about how macro systems affect human behavior, and ultimately, how those systems shape the practice of social work. Up-to-date coverage of environmental justice, cognitive restructuring, building effective teams, faith-based social services and health care and many other topics reflects the latest developments and concerns in the field.