The Essential Handbook for Effective Human Service Professionals is written by the same author that brought you The Essential Handbook for Human Service Leaders, which is a national best-selling book used by thousands of human service managers and organizations across the country. Tim Nolan is a nationally recognized leadership expert in the human services. The Essential Handbook for Effective Human Service Professionals is comprised of 21 vital competencies that any direct service worker (i.e. case manager, family services worker, child protective investigator, juvenile probation officer, etc.) needs to excel in their respective position. Further, this book helps to fulfill a critical need in the field due to the lack of support and training available for human service professionals. Each chapter of The Essential Handbook for Effective Human Service Professionals is written in a concise manner that provides a wealth of information and proven strategies designed to provide immediate impact for workers and organizations looking to maximize staff performance, retention, commitment and high quality client care. This is a must-have resource. Visit www.HumanServicesLeadership.org for free newsletters, book reviews, feedback from prior trainings and upcoming trainings in your area. Tim is also available for agency-specific trainings and consultation.