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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy presents a multi-level framework to show students how micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy can be used effectively by social workers in eight policy sectors: healthcare, gerontology, safety-net, child and family, mental health, education, immigration, and criminal justice. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector and discusses the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Readers will gain knowledge of social welfare policy issues and be equipped with essential tools for engaging in policy advocacy.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Bruce S. Jansson, Ph.D.
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2019-03-11
Download Book : 552 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781506384078


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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Bruce S. Jansson
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2015-03-04
Download Book : 512 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781483377902


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Social policy, public policy, and social welfare policy are some of our most powerful tools for shaping and interacting with the world. Our world, however, is constantly changing, so when we consider policies we must always make sure that we are acting based on the current realities rather than a distant past. There are new challenges that shape our society. Every day, people are confronted with unprecedented threats to their well-being--threats to economic welfare from an emerging global information economy, environmental threats that risk health and safety, and global political instability that has repercussions beyond national borders. Social Welfare Policy: Responding to a Changing World is unlike other books used in social welfare policy courses. John McNutt and Richard Hoefer explicitly address the emerging information economy, the rise of globalization, and the developing environmental crisis, and provide a tightly integrated framework for understanding these forces and their impact on policy and practice. This framework is applied to the six traditional arenas of policy--child and family services, health and mental health, poverty and inequality, housing and community development, crime and violence, and aging--exploring how to find new solutions to problems both long enduring and brand new. There is an urgency to this text that is clearly communicated to readers--it is time for practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers to make decisions for the future based on the realities of the present.

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Author Book : John G. McNutt
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2015-06-15
Download Book : 360 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0190616369


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The best-selling Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox, Carolyn J. Tice, and Dennis D. Long takes students to the root of the social work profession by covering its history, practice settings, and career paths within a unique advocacy framework. This advocacy practice and policy model comprised of four components—economic and social justice, a supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access—provides an effective lens for viewing today’s social issues. Throughout the book, an emphasis on advocacy underscores the transformative opportunities and contributions of social work on not just the clinical/client level, but also at organizational, community, national, and international levels. The Second Edition closely aligns with the latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and references the 2018 Code of Ethics from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Through the authors’ inclusion of reflective practice, students will be encouraged to engage in critical thought and contemplate a career in social work.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Lisa E. Cox
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2017-11-29
Download Book : 440 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781506394510


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Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World is an approachable and student-friendly text that links policy and practice and employs a critical analytic lens to U.S. social welfare policy. With particular attention to disparities based on class, race/ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender, authors Shannon R. Lane, Elizabeth S. Palley, and Corey S. Shdaimah assess the impact of policies at the micro, meso, and macro levels. The authors provide students with a brief foundation in history, the policy process, and theory, while primarily focusing on helping students recognize the many ways that policy affects their lives and the lives of their clients and communities. Connecting description, theoretical analysis, and advocacy, this new text challenges readers to examine the development, consequences, and future implications of core policies. Students will come away with a newfound understanding of how to use the political process to address social justice issues and enact meaningful policy change. FREE DIGITAL TOOLS INCLUDED WITH THIS TEXT SAGE edge gives instructors and students the edge they need to succeed with an array of teaching and learning tools in one easy-to-navigate website. Learn more: edge.sagepub.com/lane

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Shannon R. Lane
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2019-12-03
Download Book : 424 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781544316178


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This book examines the conceptual, historical and practical implications that various social policies in the United States have had on ethnic minorities.

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Genre Book : Political Science
Author Book : Jerome H. Schiele
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 380 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781412971034


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The SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers presents first-hand stories from practitioners to help inform, inspire, and guide students to become advocates for social justice issues. With a unique focus on advocacy and social justice, author Melissa Bird covers fundamentals of the social work profession—from coalition building to advocacy engagement and stakeholder outreach—across a range of practice areas, such as mental health, substance abuse, and criminal justice. Students in BSW and MSW programs will gain practical knowledge that will prepare them to successfully navigate their way to a rewarding career.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Melissa Bird
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2018-03-08
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781544324692


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Current economic and social forces are creating a society with less equality, justice and opportunity for all but the privileged few. Social workers are called upon by their code of ethics to counteract these trends and actively work to achieve social justice. Hoefer's empirically-based, step-by-step approach demonstrates how to integrate advocacy for social justice into everyday social work practice. The book shows through anecdotes, case studies, examples, and the author's own personal experiences, exactly how advocacy can be conducted with successful outcomes. Each chapter builds upon the previous to provide a concise yet detailed blueprint for conducting successful advocacy. The previous two editions of this book have been used and admired by professors and students alike. Students value its clarity and praise the book for opening their eyes to what they often believed was "the scary and bad" world of politics and policy. After reading the book, they are motivated to become advocates for social justice because they understand how to do so. If you want to empower your students to effect changes in laws, regulations, and other types of policy at all levels, you will find this text the perfect resource to do so.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Richard Hoefer
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Book : 2015-06-01
Download Book : 268 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780190615659


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Preface and AcknowledgmentsPart I: Introducing Social Welfare Policy 1. Introduction: Social Problems, Social Policy, and the Triggers of Social Change2. Definitions and Functions of Social Welfare Policy, Mimi AbramovitzPart II: The Policy Model 3. The Economy and Social Welfare4. The Politics of Social Welfare5. Ideological Perspectives and Conflicts, Mimi Abramovitz6. Social Movements and Social Changes, Mimi Abramovitz7. Social Welfare History in the United StatesPart III: Policy Analyses: Applying the Policy Model 8. Income Support: Programs and Policies9. Jobs and Job Training: Programs.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Joel Blau
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 518 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0195109686


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Policy Analysis for Social Workers offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to understanding the process of policy development and analysis for effective advocacy. This user-friendly model helps students get excited about understanding policy as a product, a process, and as performance—a unique “3-P” approach to policy analysis as competing texts often just focus on one of these areas. Author Richard K Caputo efficiently teaches the purpose of policy and its relation to social work values, discusses the field of policy studies and the various kinds of analysis, and highlights the necessary criteria (effectiveness, efficiency, equity, political feasibility, social acceptability, administrative, and technical feasibility) for evaluating public policy.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Richard K. Caputo
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2013-09-17
Download Book : 352 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781483310930