Essentials Of Social Work Policy Practice

Essentials Of Social Work Policy Practice

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

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


Policy Practice For Social Workers

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 by : Linda K. Cummins
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2011-01
File : 412 Pages
ISBN : 0205022448


Social Work Policy Practice

Social Work Policy Practice

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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.

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Author by : Jessica A. Ritter
Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing
Release : 2019-01-15
File : Pages
ISBN : 1516527380


Political Social Work

Political Social Work

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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 by : Shannon R. Lane
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-16
File : 505 Pages
ISBN : 9783319685885


Social Workers Affecting Social Policy

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy

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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 by : Gal, John
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2014-06-04
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781447320395


Health Care Policy And Practice

Health Care Policy And Practice

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In Health Care Policy and Practice: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Moniz and Gorin have updated their text to incorporate health care reform. The authors have also restructured the book to guide students through the development of the American health care system: what it is, what the policies are, and how students can influence them. The first section focuses on recent history and reforms during the Obama Administration to describe the health care system; section two examines the system’s structure and policies; and the third section explores policy analysis and advocacy, and disparities in health based on demographics and inequities in access to care. It concludes with a discussion of the impact of social factors on health and health status. The new edition incorporates the CSWE EPAS competencies; it is for social work courses in health care, health care policy, and health and mental health care policy.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Cynthia D. Moniz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-10
File : 316 Pages
ISBN : 9781317938279


International Social Work Policy And Practice

International Social Work Policy And Practice

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Authoritative coverage of social work policy and practice from aglobal perspective In order for social and economic justice to flourish globally, agreater understanding of practice and policy efforts from aroundthe world is essential for today's professional in the humanservices. International Social Work Policy and Practice: PracticalInsights and Perspectives provides practitioners and studentswith contemporary examples and thought-provoking activities topromote in-depth insight and analysis of global social welfareissues such as poverty and the environment. Thorough and practical, this book examines social work policyand practice within the context of global interdependence andculturally appropriate modes of everyday practice. Itscountry-by-country coverage includes Peru, Mongolia, Portugal,Malawi, Costa Rica, and South Africa, following a consistentstructure that, in addition to offering real-life examples, delvesinto the theoretical underpinnings, ethical dilemmas, policyconcerns, and strategies for promoting social and economicjustice. Each example of international practice-contributed byinternationally recognized professionals who have lived and workedin the nation they are writing about-allows readers to immersethemselves in that country's cultural, social, historical,political, and economic context. Reflective exercises andWeb-based, interactive activities give readers the chance toconnect and apply what they've learned. Serving as an impetus for learning more about the uniquestruggles and strengths of those in countries around the world,International Social Work Policy and Practice offersintriguing firsthand observations and perspectives on the relevanceof social work's leadership role in grappling with the humanelements and challenges associated with globalization.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Carolyn J. Tice
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-10-07
File : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781118012178


Social Work And Health Care

Social Work And Health Care

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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 by : Joan M. Borst
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2010
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 0205498078


Social Work Law Ethics Social Policy

Social Work Law Ethics Social Policy

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Are you a social work student looking to understand how the law, ethics and social policy interrelate in practice? Then look no further! Whether you a student or Newly Qualified Social Worker working with children and families or adults at risk of harm, this practical guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to fulfil your professional responsibilities and practice with confidence. This book covers all the areas of law you need to know: social work with children and families, vulnerable adults and social issues such as welfare and homelessness. Each section concludes with a discussion of how social policy and ethics relate to each area of social work law. This gives real-world context to what you have learnt, alongside thought boxes, exercises and case studies in each chapter to further encourage reflection and put theory into practice.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Muna Sabbagh
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2021-12-15
File : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781529780901


Social Work Matters

Social Work Matters

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Elizabeth F. Hoffler
Publisher : National Assn of Social Workers Press
Release : 2012
File : 334 Pages
ISBN : 0871014416