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Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice

Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice Book
Author : Cynthia J. Rocha
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2007-04-20
ISBN : 0471752207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers Book
Author : Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura E. Pedrick
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2011-01
ISBN : 9780205022441
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Social Work Policy Practice

Social Work Policy Practice Book
Author : Jessica A. Ritter
Publisher : Cognella Academic Publishing
Release : 2019-01-15
ISBN : 9781516527380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Political Social Work

Political Social Work Book
Author : Shannon R. Lane,Suzanne Pritzker
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-16
ISBN : 3319685880
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Workers Affecting Social Policy

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy Book
Author : Gal, John,Weiss-Gal, Idit
Publisher : Policy Press
Release : 2014-06-04
ISBN : 1447320395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

International Social Work Policy and Practice

International Social Work Policy and Practice Book
Author : Carolyn J. Tice,Dennis D. Long
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-10-07
ISBN : 1118012178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Health Care Policy and Practice

Health Care Policy and Practice Book
Author : Cynthia D. Moniz,Stephen H. Gorin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 1317938275
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Social Work and Health Care

Social Work and Health Care Book
Author : Joan M. Borst
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780205498079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Social Work Law Ethics Social Policy

Social Work Law  Ethics   Social Policy Book
Author : Muna Sabbagh,Gillian Korgaonkar
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2021-12-15
ISBN : 152978090X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Child Social Work Policy Practice

Child Social Work Policy   Practice Book
Author : Derek Kirton
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2008-11-19
ISBN : 0857026631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Social Work Matters

Social Work Matters Book
Author : Elizabeth F. Hoffler,Elizabeth J. Clark
Publisher : National Assn of Social Workers Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9780871014412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Social Work Matters book written by Elizabeth F. Hoffler,Elizabeth J. Clark, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health Book
Author : Sylvia Mignon, MSW, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2019-09-09
ISBN : 0826164439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clear, comprehensive, and accessible, this textbook presents an overview of the contemporary American mental health system and its impact on clients and social workers. The failure of the system to provide quality care for the mentally ill is explored, including issues and policies that social workers face in accessing mental health care for their clients, while also discussing the ways in which social workers can improve the overall functioning of the system and promote the development and expansion of policy and practice innovations. This is the first textbook to examine the lack of understanding of the roots of mental illness, the challenges in classification of mental disorders for social workers, and difficult behavioral manifestations of mental illness. By looking at the flaws and disparities in the provision of mental health services, especially in relation to the criminal justice system and homelessness and mental illness, social work students will be able to apply policy and practice to improve mental health care in their everyday work. A focus on the lived experiences of the mentally ill and their families, along with the experiences of social workers, adds a unique, real-world perspective. Key Features: Delivers a clear and accessible overview and critique of social work in the broader context of mental health care in the US Reviews historical and current mental health policies, laws, and treatments, and assesses their impact on social services for the mentally ill Investigates racial and ethnic disparities in mental health provision Incorporates the experiences of people with mental illness as well as those of social workers Offers recommendations for future social work development of mental health policies and services Includes Instructors Manual with PowerPoint slides, chapter summaries and objectives, and discussion questions Addresses CSWE core competency requirements

Disability and Social Work Education

Disability and Social Work Education Book
Author : Francis K. O. Yuen,Carol B. Cohen,Kristine Tower
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0789025280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume examines the social construction of disability that is associated with inferiority and highlights practical strategies for change. This 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. This work includes model curriculum on disabilities that incorporates diverse perspectives of social work practice with individuals who have physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities; 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; a historical overview of family policy and practice as it relates to children and adolescents who are disabled; a biopsychosocial framework as an assessment tool to develop interventions; information on the use of the therapeutic relationship and psychodynamic and ecological approaches to social work practices; information on helping clients with disabilities develop adaptive religious and spiritual beliefs; and basic guidelines for undertaking research about and with people who have disabilities.

Health and Social Work

Health and Social Work Book
Author : Janna C. Heyman,Elaine P. Congress, DSW
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2018-02-28
ISBN : 0826141641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Policy for Social Work

Social Policy for Social Work Book
Author : Lorraine Green,Karen Clarke
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-03-31
ISBN : 1509506624
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Direct Social Work Practice

Direct Social Work Practice Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9789384803063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pacific Social Work

Pacific Social Work Book
Author : Jioji Ravulo,Tracie Mafile'o,Donald Bruce Yeates
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9781138501300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Workdemonstrates 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. lication * Fosters Pacific perspectives for social work and community work education and training in the Pacific region. Pacific Social Workdemonstrates 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.

European Social Policy and Social Work

European Social Policy and Social Work Book
Author : Hans van Ewijk
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-09-10
ISBN : 1135198470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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European Social Policy and Social Work explores shifts in international social policies and how they affect national trends and thus the context for social work practice. The book discusses international and national social work strategies and practice and investigates the responsibilities for social welfare held by the state, the market and civil society. Hans van Ewijk then elaborates a new concept of citizenship-based social work which supports and encourages self-responsibility, social responsibility and the implementation of social rights. The main themes covered are: international social policy and social work from welfare to workfare citizenship essentials of citizenship based social work community policy and community work social work and alternative areas of activity such as youth care and social care. Integrating different roots and social professions in an overarching new concept, this book particularly looks at European Union countries. Hans van Ewijk examines debates regarding social work as an internationally recognised profession and science. This book is suitable for social work students, academics and professionals with an interest in social policy and international social work.

Transformative Social Work Practice

Transformative Social Work Practice Book
Author : Erik M.P. Schott,Eugenia L. Weiss
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2015-08-24
ISBN : 1483359646
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transformative Social Work Practice presents an innovative and integrative approach towards critically reflective practice with an interweaving of micro, mezzo, and macro applications to real world demands. Authors Erik Schott and Eugenia L. Weiss explore issues commonly addressed by social workers, including health, mental health, addictions, schools, and family and community violence, while challenging assumptions and promoting ethically-driven, evidence-based practice perspectives to advocate for social justice and reduce disparities. The book is about redefining social work practice to meet the current and complex needs of diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in order to enhance their strengths in an era of unprecedented technological growth, globalization, and change.

Introducing Child Care Social Work Contemporary Policy and Practice

Introducing Child Care Social Work  Contemporary Policy and Practice Book
Author : Jill Davey,Jenny Bigmore
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2009-08-21
ISBN : 1844455408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.