Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura E. Pedrick
Pages: 412
ISBN: 0205022448
Available:
Release: 2011-01
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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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.

Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice

Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice
Author: Cynthia J. Rocha
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780471752202
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Release: 2007-04-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura E. Pedrick
Pages: 420
ISBN: 0205473768
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Release: 2011
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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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.

Social Work Policy Practice

Social Work Policy Practice
Author: Jessica A. Ritter
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1516527380
Available:
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Cognella Academic Publishing
Language: en

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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.

Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Social Work and the Making of Social Policy
Author: Klammer, Ute,Leiber, Simone
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781447349167
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Release: 2020-12-16
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

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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.

International Social Work Policy and Practice

International Social Work Policy and Practice
Author: Carolyn J. Tice,Dennis D. Long
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781118012178
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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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.

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy
Author: Gal, John,Weiss-Gal, Idit
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781847429735
Available:
Release: 2013-01-16
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

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The first book to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes, shedding light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies.

Political Social Work

Political Social Work
Author: Shannon R. Lane,Suzanne Pritzker
Pages: 505
ISBN: 9783319685885
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Release: 2017-12-16
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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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.

Social Policy for Social Work

Social Policy for Social Work
Author: Lorraine Green,Karen Clarke
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781509506620
Available:
Release: 2016-03-31
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Contemporary social work cannot be understood without an appreciation of the broader context of social policy in which it takes place. Such an understanding is increasingly important as social workers are expected to work across institutional, professional and even national boundaries in new ways profoundly affected by the changing global context. This insightful book examines how shifts in the dominant political ideology have affected the nature of welfare provision, the kinds of social problems addressed by policy, and the balance of responsibilities for well-being between individuals, the family, voluntary organizations, the market and the state. It explains the impact of these developments on the organization of social work and on relationships between social workers and service users. The book discusses contested concepts central to social work – such as justice, liberty, equality, difference, need and risk – and illustrates these through a range of examples. The critical analysis provided in this book offers students of social work a crucial foundation for negotiating difficult and sensitive practice situations and defending their profession, providing them with the tools and knowledge to uphold key professional values.

Social Work and Health Care

Social Work and Health Care
Author: Joan M. Borst
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0205498078
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Release: 2010
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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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.

Health Care Policy and Practice

Health Care Policy and Practice
Author: Cynthia D. Moniz,Stephen H. Gorin
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781317938279
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Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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.

Pacific Social Work

Pacific Social Work
Author: Jioji Ravulo,Tracie Mafile'o,Donald Bruce Yeates
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781351386241
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Release: 2019-04-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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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.

Child Social Work Policy Practice

Child Social Work Policy   Practice
Author: Derek Kirton
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780857026637
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Release: 2008-11-19
Editor: SAGE
Language: en

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`A key text in the exploration of social, political and historical changes around child social care. It offers a broad overview of key themes in all areas and aspects of child care within the UK. It is an essential resource for students studying the degree in social work and will support and encourage their knowledge of fundamental issues' - Sarah Thomas, Programme Director BA (Hons) Social Work, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff This book offers an authoritative overview of child care policy and practice in the UK. It covers assessment and family support services, understanding child maltreatment and protection, the care of looked after children, including the contribution of adoption, foster and residential care, services for those leaving care and barriers facing disabled children and their families. Child Care Policy and Practice reflects the complexity and contested nature of children's needs, rights and interests and relationships between family and state. It analyses relevant debates and research and highlights practice issues and dilemmas. Readers are also directed to sources of further information on topics they may wish to explore in more depth. At the end of each chapter, there is guidance for further reading, resources for practice and questions for discussion. The book is aimed at social work practitioners and students, both qualifying and post-qualifying, at allied professionals working with children and families and at undergraduate students in Childhood Studies or Social Policy.

Health and Social Work

Health and Social Work
Author: Janna C. Heyman,Elaine P. Congress, DSW
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9780826141644
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Release: 2018-02-28
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
Language: en

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This new text illuminates the essential information about health and social work critical to understanding today’s complex health care systems and policies. Chapters highlight current practice, policy, and research in different settings and with special populations. Readers learn how to advocate for the individuals, families, and communities they serve to help improve health and well-being for all. All those interested in micro, mezzo, and macro practices in a healthcare setting will appreciate this rich resource. Highlights include: Each chapter speaks to the interconnections between practice, policy, and research and how they are integrated to inform social work and health. Unique chapters dedicated to special populations such as children and families, older adults, immigrants, persons with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities provide a deeper understanding of the health care issues specific to these groups. Thorough coverage of the role of social workers in a variety of settings such as substance abuse, correctional systems, public health, and integrated behavioral health care. An in-depth discussion of the values and ethical issues in a health care environment. An intersectionality lens used throughout promotes a greater understanding of a client’s multiple status of race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, education level, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identification. Detailed case examples developed by professionals in the field in Parts II and III accompanied by discussion questions further enhance an understanding of the issues. Highlights how social workers advocate for social justice to promote good health and well-being for all. On-line instructor's resources including Power Points, how chapter content is tied to the 2015 CSWE Educational Policy Accreditation Standards (EPAS), answers to discussion questions, including approaches that instructors can use with cases and research, as well as a sample syllabus with suggested options for instructors to modify for different courses. Intended as a core text for MSW and advanced BSW courses on health and social work, social work practice in health care, health and wellness, or integrative behavioral health taught in social work, public health, or gerontology programs, this book is also of value in social work practice courses that focus on health care and special populations. Social workers practicing in the health care field will also appreciate this book.

Social Work Practice

Social Work Practice
Author: John Poulin, PhD, MSW,Selina Matis, PhD, LCSW
Pages: 600
ISBN: 9780826178534
Available:
Release: 2019-11-15
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
Language: en

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This primary social work practice text, built around the nine core 2015 CSWE competencies, is the only book available that provides students with the benefits of a fully integrated competency-based approach. Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach immediately immerses students in the competencies required for social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Designed for use in both upper level BSW and foundation level MSW social work practice courses, the book is uniquely structured to deliver the knowledge and skills students need to develop mastery of the professional social work competencies. Chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts, and practice components related to each competency. Engaging vignettes, chapter objectives that outline key concepts, abundant case examples, critical-thinking questions, and a detailed case summary with discussion questions in each chapter, help students deepen their understanding of practical applications of the nine core competencies. Each chapter uses the same case to perfectly illustrate the complexity of social work practice and the interconnections among the professional competencies. A robust supplementary instructor package includes PowerPoints, competency-based class assignments with grading rubrics, and sample syllabi. Print version of book includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents. Key Features: Uniquely organized with a fully integrated competency-based approach Devotes one or more chapters to each of the nine CSWE professional competencies Delivers abundant case studies that facilitate in-depth understanding and integration of competencies Provides case vignettes, critical thinking and discussion questions, and chapter summaries Includes supplementary instructor resources such as PowerPoints, group discussion questions, and competency-based written assignments with grading rubrics Offers sample syllabi for two separate one-semester courses and a seven-week online course Includes Student Resources, featuring online forms, templates, exercises, plans, and more to provide students with ample practice opportunities

Social Policy for Social Work

Social Policy for Social Work
Author: Lorraine Carol Green,Karen Clarke
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice
Author: Pack, Margaret
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9781466665644
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Release: 2014-10-31
Editor: IGI Global
Language: en

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Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology.

Social Work Matters

Social Work Matters
Author: Elizabeth F. Hoffler,Elizabeth J. Clark
Pages: 334
ISBN: 0871014416
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: National Assn of Social Workers Press
Language: en

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Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura Pedrick
Pages: 408
ISBN: 0205022804
Available:
Release: 2010-12
Editor: Prentice Hall
Language: en

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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.

Disability and Social Work Education

Disability and Social Work Education
Author: Francis K.O. Yuen,Carol B. Cohen,Kristine Tower
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781136425554
Available:
Release: 2013-02-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Bridging the chasm between the disabled and a just and fair society takes skill, dedication, and a deep understanding of the issues. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues presents leading social work experts providing insightful, effective strategies to address the current gaps in the system between social work and those individuals with disabilities. Diverse perspectives on all levels of social work practice are integrated with the basic tenets of social justice, accessibility to services, and human rights. Specific challenges and issues are addressed in work with disabled populations. Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues examines the social construction of disability that connotes inferiority and highlights practical strategies for change. This creative resource gives social work educators, students, and practitioners the opportunity to embrace diverse and creative ways for integrating a generalist social work model in their work with various size systems that are related to disability. Chapters include extensive references, appendixes, tables, and figures to clearly illustrate topics. Topics in Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues include: model curriculum on disabilities that incorporates diverse perspectives of social work practice with individuals who have physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities protecting the legal rights of children and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) empowering disabled individuals for civil rights to have access to community living the academic process of helping students who are disabled achieve their academic goals components of the Americans with Disabilities Act—and key decisions made by the Supreme Court strategies of intervention for macro change historical overview of family policy and practice as it relates to children and adolescents who are disabled the biopsychosocial framework as an assessment tool to develop interventions the use of the therapeutic relationship and psychodynamic and ecological approaches to social work practices helping clients with disabilities develop adaptive religious and spiritual beliefs disability protests and movements and their implications on social work practice the Capacity Approach and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as social work tools basic guidelines for undertaking research about and with people who have disabilities Disability and Social Work Education: Practice and Policy Issues is a valuable, unique resource for social work educators, students, and practitioners.