policy practice for social workers

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Introduction to Policy Practice shows future social work practitioners how to actively influence policy-making through lobbying, coalition building and running campaigns. It helps them to master social problem analysis and policy analysis and uses theoretical and empirical knowledge for the application of policy practice techniques. Each chapter reflects and integrates the core competencies in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration, and MySocialWorkLab.com activities support the mastery of CSWE's core competencies.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Linda K. Cummins
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2011-01
File : 412 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0205022448

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The second edition of Social Work Policy Practice: Changing Our Community, Nation, and the World demystifies policymaking for social work students and demonstrates why policy practice is a critical dimension of social work. The text provides a comprehensive introduction to political advocacy, the political process, and how laws are enacted to inspire social work students to enter the field with a mind for political advocacy and social justice. The book is divided into three parts. In Part I, students learn a brief history of social welfare legislation in the United States and the role of social workers in policy development. Part II provides concrete information on how policies become law. It includes an overview of the levels and branches of government, in-depth descriptions of the policy change process, and various strategies advocates employ to enact change. Part III consists of real-world stories of advocates and advocacy organizations that have attempted to change policies on behalf of vulnerable populations. This edition includes up-to-date information regarding policy issues in child welfare, aging, healthcare, mental health, poverty and income equality, rights for racial minorities, and immigration. New material addresses policy issues pertaining to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter social movements. Engaging and accessible, Social Work Policy Practice is an ideal resource for courses that introduce policymaking to students of social work. Jessica A. Ritter is a professor of social work at Metropolitan State University in Denver, where she teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level social work courses. Dr. Ritter earned her doctoral degree in social work and master's degree in social work with a concentration in administration and planning from the University of Texas at Austin. As a practicing social worker, she is committed to improving and protecting children's rights in the United States and around the world. Dr. Ritter has authored and coauthored numerous books, book chapters, and articles within the field.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jessica A. Ritter
Publisher :
Release : 2017-12-31
File : 338 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1516527372

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Cynthia J. Rocha
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-04-20
File : 206 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780471752202

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Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social workers can realise this goal. This type of social work activity has been termed ‘policy practice’. The aim of this book is to shed light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies. This is the first effort to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes. The book offers insights into questions such as ‘what is the importance attributed to social worker involvement in policy change in the social work discourse and education in different countries?’ and ‘how do social workers influence social policy in various national settings?’ These issues are relevant to social worker practitioners, students, educators and researchers, as well as to social policy scholars, who are interested in the role of professionals in social policy formulation.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Gal, John
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2014-06-04
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781447320395

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This package contains the following components: -0205769918: MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText -0205022448: Policy Practice for Social Workers: New Strategies for a New Era (Updated Edition)

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Linda K. Cummins
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2011-01
File : 412 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0205015751

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Social Work and Human Rights has become a standard text highlighting the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice both within and outside of the United States, the volume effectively acquaints readers with the political, economic, and social dimensions of rights issues and the documents that guarantee them. New material covers international events, such as the United Nations' Millennium Declaration (2000) and its effort to reduce the poverty and suffering of billions worldwide. The volume now emphasizes cultural rights and includes a probing lesson in cultural relativism. It turns a critical eye toward the failure in the United States to address social welfare issues and its reluctance to rectify policies favoring one group over another. Praise for the first edition: "A human rights compass--a preliminary guide for the translation of human rights for social workers.... It is to be welcomed."--European Journal of Social Work "Foundation documents provide an essential tool for understanding the issues and applying the understanding to concrete social policy advocacy and action."--Canadian Association of Social Workers Bulletin "This is a text which is overdue for social work students and faculty."--Rosemary Link, coauthor of Human Behavior in a Just World: Reaching for Common Ground "Reichert makes human rights concepts come alive. Practice case examples and human rights analysis of the National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics are particularly valuable in orienting the reader to the domestic practice applications of the global human rights movement."--Lynne M. Healy, author of International Social Work: Professional Action in an Interdependent World

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2011
File : 264 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780231149938

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Introduction -- Social welfare in the new nation, 1776-1865 -- America confronts poverty, 1776-1860 -- Modern America, modern problems: 1860-1900 -- Scientific charity, 1850-1900 -- Progress in social welfare, 1895-1929 -- The birth of a profession: 1898-1930 -- Crises: the great depression and World War II -- The Depression: a crisis for the new profession, 1930-1945 -- America's welfare state experiment: 1945-1974 -- Social work practice, 1945-1974 -- Ending welfare as we know it -- Social work in the conservative 21st century welfare state

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Philip R. Popple
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
File : 376 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780190607326

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Written with a strengths based perspective, this health care text integrates policy, practice, and professionalism for social workers. With its focus on diversity and by using a biopsychosical perspective, Social Work and Health Care emphasizes a variety of ways of coping and ways to culturally assess and approach intervention. Readers learn about how the individual, and their families and friends are impacted by the loss of health or independence. Numerous examples encourage students to identify with the practicing professional.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Joan M. Borst
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2010
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0205498078

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Bringing together international case studies, this book offers theoretical and empirical insights into the interaction between social work and social policy. Moving beyond existing studies on policy practice, the book employs the policy cycle as a core analytical frame and focuses on the influence of social work(ers) in the problem definition, agenda setting, policy formulation and implementation of social policy. Twenty-three contributors offer examples of policy making from seven different countries and demonstrate how social work practitioners can become political actors, while also encouraging policy makers to become aware of the potential of social work for the social policy-making process.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Klammer, Ute
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2020-12-01
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781447349167

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Social workers represent the largest body of addiction and mental health service providers, and there is a consistent need for up-to-date information. Social Work Practice in the Addictions is a comprehensive evidence-based volume. Contributing authors of this volume have been carefully selected to ensure representation of the leading social work addiction researchers. Additionally, researchers from other allied fields, including psychiatry, psychology, and public health, will also be involved to ensure a strong interdisciplinary perspective. Unlike other texts on addiction, this book incorporates ideas of social justice, practice with diverse communities, and ethics to represent the entire knowledge base of social work.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Michael G. Vaughn
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-09
File : 270 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781461453574

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