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Introduction to Policy Practice teaches students how to actively influence policy-making through lobying, coalition building and running campaigns and how to master social problem analysis and policy analysis. The text uses theoretical and empirical knowledge and the application of policy practice techniques.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Linda K. Cummins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2011
File: 420 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205473768

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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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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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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: 2020-12-16
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447349167

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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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As a region, the Pacific is changing rapidly. This edited collection, the first of its kind, centres Pacific-Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being in Pacific social work. In so doing, the authors decolonise the dominant western rhetoric that is evident in contemporary social work practice in the region and rejuvenate practice models with evolving Pacific perspectives. Pacific Social Work: • Incorporates Pacific epistemologies and ontologies in social and community work practice, social policy and research • Profiles contemporary Pacific needs – including health, education, environmental, justice and welfare • Demonstrates the application of Pacific-Indigenous knowledges in practice in diverse Pacific contexts • Examines Pacific-Indigenous research approaches to promote inform practice and positive outcomes • Reviews Pacific models of social and community work and their application • Fosters Pacific perspectives for social work and community work education and training in the Pacific region. Pacific Social Work demonstrates the role of social work within societies where social and cultural differences are evident, and practitioners, community groups, researchers, educators, and governments are encouraged to consider the integration between local indigenous and international knowledge and practice. Providing rigorously researched case studies, questions and exercises, this book will be a key learning resource for social work and human and community services students, practitioners, social services managers and policy makers in Australia, New Zealand and various Pacific Island states across the Pacific including Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Jioji Ravulo
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-04-26
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351386241

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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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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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Demonstrates why policy-making is a critical and exciting dimension of social work practice. Social Work Policy Practice engages students by showing how the mission of social justice and the person-in-environment perspective sets social work apart from other helping professions in the United States. Part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, this text introduces students to social work policy practice in the United States and describes how policies are enacted into law as well as how to engage in policy practice. It includes compelling stories of advocates, activists, and organizations who try to make change in the political and/or legal arenas on behalf of vulnerable populations. The final chapters of the text focus on the economics that surround the policy change process and take a look toward the future. Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Understand the importance of social work policy practice Describe how social work policies are made into law Engage in policy practice Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223079 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223077.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Jessica A. Ritter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2012-09-07
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205828515

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This social work book is the first of its kind, describing practical steps that social workers can take to shape and influence both policy and politics. It prepares social workers and social work students to impact political action and subsequent policy, with a detailed real-world framework for turning ideas into concrete goals and strategies for effecting change. Tracing the roots of social work in response to systemic social inequality, it clearly relates the tenets of social work to the challenges and opportunities of modern social change. The book identifies the core domains of political social work, including engaging individuals and communities in voting, influencing policy agendas, and seeking and holding elected office. Chapters elaborate on the necessary skills for political social work, featuring discussion, examples, and critical thinking exercises in such vital areas as: Power, empowerment, and conflict: engaging effectively with power in political settings. Getting on the agenda: assessing the political context and developing political strategy. Planning the political intervention: advocacy and electoral campaigns. Empowering voters Persuasive political communication. Budgeting and allocating resources. Evaluating political social work efforts. Making ethical decisions in political social work. Political Social Work is a potent reference for social work professionals, practitioners, and students seeking core political knowledge and skills to practically advance their work. For specialists and generalists alike, it solidifies political action as vital for the evolution of the field.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Shannon R. Lane
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2017-12-16
File: 505 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319685885

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