Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura E. Pedrick
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9780205022441
ISBN 13: 0205022448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2007-04-20
ISBN 10: 0471752207
ISBN 13: 9780471752202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

Social Work Policy Practice

Social Work Policy Practice
Author: Jessica A. Ritter
Publsiher: Cognella Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781516527380
ISBN 13: 1516527380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Workers Affecting Social Policy

Social Workers Affecting Social Policy
Author: Gal, John,Weiss-Gal, Idit
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-04
ISBN 10: 1447320395
ISBN 13: 9781447320395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Political Social Work

Political Social Work
Author: Shannon R. Lane,Suzanne Pritzker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2017-12-16
ISBN 10: 3319685880
ISBN 13: 9783319685885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Work and Health Care

Social Work and Health Care
Author: Joan M. Borst
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780205498079
ISBN 13: 0205498078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K Cummins,Taylor & Francis Group,Katherine V Byers,Laura Pedrick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 9781138068896
ISBN 13: 1138068896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Work and the Making of Social Policy

Social Work and the Making of Social Policy
Author: Klammer, Ute,Leiber, Simone
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-06-05
ISBN 10: 1447349156
ISBN 13: 9781447349150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-08
ISBN 10: 9781138068902
ISBN 13: 113806890X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pacific Social Work

Pacific Social Work
Author: Jioji Ravulo,Tracie Mafile'o,Donald Bruce Yeates
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN 10: 1351386247
ISBN 13: 9781351386241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Policy Practice for Social Workers Mysocialworklab and Pearson Etext

Policy Practice for Social Workers   Mysocialworklab and Pearson Etext
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura Pedrick
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9780205015757
ISBN 13: 0205015751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Practice for Social Workers Mysocialworklab and Pearson Etext Book Review:

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)

Social Work in Health Care

Social Work in Health Care
Author: Kay Davidson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 968
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1317823974
ISBN 13: 9781317823971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work in Health Care Book Review:

Here is an outstanding reference book of major readings in the field of social work in health care. Practitioners, educators, researchers, and students can use this landmark two-part volume to review dominant themes and critical issues in today’s practice environment and to understand the evolution of current trends and emerging policies and programs. In this one desktop source book, hundreds of references relevant to the health care social work field are immediately accessible. Education, policy, practice, and research issues integral to social work’s expanding role in health care are the main focus, with each chapter highlighting a theme of enduring importance to the field. Other outstanding articles related to the chapter’s theme are cited in the appendix to each chapter which also includes a selected bibliography of suggested topical readings. Comprehensive new book filled with information vital to social workers in the health care field! Over 900 pages of scholarly articles by the foremost social work leaders in health care! 9 categories embrace the range of social work activity in the health care field! Exciting new ideas and practical suggestions for everyday dilemmas! Hundreds of references immediately accessible in one desktop source! Selected bibliography of topical headings provides sources for even more relevant articles! A MUST HAVE volume for instructors and students! Deepen your understanding of all aspects of social work practice in health care with this superb volume! Here is an outstanding reference book of major readings in the field of social work in health care. Practitioners, educators, researchers, and students can use this landmark two-part volume to review dominant themes and critical issues in today’s practice environment and to understand the evolution of current trends and emerging policies and programs. Social Work in Health Care makes hundreds of references relevant to the health care social work field immediately accessible in this one desktop source book. Education, policy, practice, and research issues integral to social work’s expanding role in health care are the main focus, with each chapter highlighting a theme of enduring importance to the field. Other outstanding articles related to the chapter’s theme are cited in the appendix to each chapter which also includes a selected bibliography of suggested topical readings. Find answers and ideas for everyday dilemmas in this all-inclusive, information-packed volume! Social workers practicing in the rapidly expanding health care field call upon a repertoire of skills to fulfill a variety of functions including direct patient care and contact with patients’families, education, and influencing organizational policies on their clients’behalf. The in-depth scholarship and the diversity of multiple approaches to health care social work, as presented in Social Work in Health Care, will have a strong impact on the field. Through the intertwining network of education, policy, practice, and research issues in the book, and professsional discussion of those topics, a beginning point exists from which social workers can develop principles to guide their social work activities in the medical and health fields.

Social Policy for Social Work

Social Policy for Social Work
Author: Lorraine Green,Karen Clarke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10: 1509506624
ISBN 13: 9781509506620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Child Social Work Policy Practice

Child Social Work Policy   Practice
Author: Derek Kirton
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 0857026631
ISBN 13: 9780857026637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Practice in Canada

Social Work Practice in Canada
Author: Jackie Stokes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781550772692
ISBN 13: 1550772694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Social Work

Social Work
Author: Steve Rogowski
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1847424481
ISBN 13: 9781847424488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Book Review:

This book charts social work's development over the last 150 years, calling for a progressive, radical/critical practice based on social justice and social change.

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K. Cummins,Katharine V. Byers,Laura Pedrick
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 9780205022809
ISBN 13: 0205022804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Practice for Social Workers Book Review:

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 and Integrated Health Care

Social Work and Integrated Health Care
Author: Victoria Stanhope,Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190607297
ISBN 13: 9780190607296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With nearly 40% of social workers working in the health and behavioral health care sectors, Social Work and Integrated Health Care is designed to help social workers understand the policies that shape the current discussion regarding integrated primary care and behavioral health care and their application to practice. While the future of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is uncertain at this time, the potential for integrated health care to simultaneously improve health outcomes while reducing costs means that despite the constantly changing health policy landscape, the movement towards an integrated health care system will continue in the future. As these changes occur, there is a great need in the social work field for resources that will give both the context for these changes and translate the policies to day-to-day social work practice. This book provides essential information about the important shifts in the health care field with a focus on health care for vulnerable populations, with a special emphasis on adults with severe mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders. As the title indicates, the book provides a comprehensive discussion not only of critical policy issues, but also their specific implications to evidence-based clinical practice. It covers such areas as background on public funding for health care, the development of behavioral health services in the community, and the passage of mental health parity legislation. The text also includes an overview of integrated health care settings and describes evidence practices that are central to integrated health care such as screening, person-centered care planning, motivational interviewing, and wellness self-management. It is a must-have text for all social work students in MSW programs.

Social Work Practice

Social Work Practice
Author: John Poulin, PhD, MSW,Selina Matis, PhD, LCSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 0826178537
ISBN 13: 9780826178534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Practice Book Review:

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

Policy Practice for Social Workers

Policy Practice for Social Workers
Author: Linda K Cummins,Katharine V Byers,Laura Pedrick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780205012022
ISBN 13: 0205012027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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