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: 420
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780205473762
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Practice for Social Workers Book Excerpt:

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.

Anti Oppressive Social Work Practice

Anti Oppressive Social Work Practice
Author: Karen Morgaine,Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1483356043
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti Oppressive Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice is the first text to fully integrate concepts of anti-oppressive practice with generalist practice course content. This comprehensive approach introduces concepts of social justice and offers detailed insight into how those principles intersect with the practice of social work at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The book covers ethics, values, and social work theory, and discusses the fundamentals of working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. The book also highlights policy and social movement activism and practice within a global context. Maintaining an integrative approach throughout, authors Karen Morgaine and Moshoula Capous-Desyllas effectively bridge the gap between anti-oppressive principles and practice, and offer a practical, comprehensive solution to schools approaching reaccreditation under the mandated CSWE Standards. ? “Provides an important step in the ongoing evolution of generalist practice in social work. It continues a rich tradition [that] challenges the profession to become more and more explicit about the revolutionary aspect of practice.” —Christian Itin, Metropolitan State University of Denver “Offers a fresh perspective of social work practice interventions.” —Terrence Allen, North Carolina Central University

Environmental Justice as Social Work Practice

Environmental Justice as Social Work Practice
Author: Christina L. Erickson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-30
ISBN: 0190871075
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Justice as Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Environmental Justice as Social Work Practice places the natural environment as central to practice. Utilizing the Phases of Practice and micro to macro levels of practice, the book integrates neatly into a college semester course. Chapters cover important components of social work such as theory, ethics, conceptual foundations as well as distinct chapters on micro, mezzo, and macro practice. Each chapter expands the discipline's commitment to and applied efforts in the environmental movement while recognizing the unique contributions social work has to offer to ameliorate environmental inequities. Chapters include real-world stories from environmental social work practitioners, case studies, and boxed sections highlighting organizations and people who bridge the human and natural justice divide. Each chapter concludes with learning activities and critical thinking questions providing learning activities that map easily to a course syllabus. A matrix identifying the placement of educational competencies from the Council on Social Work Education is included. The textbook provides a framework for social work educators to bravely and competently teach environmental social work as a stand-alone college course or to incorporate into a traditional practice course.

Social Work Practice in the Military

Social Work Practice in the Military
Author: James G. Daley
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780789006257
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Practice in the Military Book Excerpt:

Provides military social workers, military scholars, and civilian social workers with an overview of diverse practice settings as well as the history and future of military social work practice to give readers an understanding of the military persona as an ethnic identity. Offers in-depth coverage of issues such as family violence, substance abuse, combat settings, and managed care's impact on the military. Daley teaches social work at Southwest Missouri State University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century
Author: Steve Burghardt
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1483300803
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century, Second Edition offers a modern approach to building effective career skills in macro practice. Author Steve Burghardt inspires students by tracing the careers of macro-practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives. By focusing on how practitioners can make meaningful, strategic choices regardless of their formal roles and responsibilities, this Second Edition takes a refreshing new approach on the key issues of how to respond to diversity and oppression, the use of the internet for organization, the limits of “virtual trust,” understanding where "micro" and "macro" meet in practice, and co-leadership development.

Macro Social Work Practice

Macro Social Work Practice
Author: Carolyn J. Tice,Dennis D. Long,Lisa E. Cox
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 150638840X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macro Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Empower your students to become advocates for change. Macro Social Work Practice: Advocacy in Action shows students studying in macro social work practice how to enact change at the organizational, community, societal, and global levels. An emphasis is placed on engaging in macro practice using the tenets of the award-winning author team’s Advocacy Policy and Practice Model (APPM) that highlight the inclusion of economic and social justice, supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access. Beginning with a history of macro practice and continuing with contemporary issues facing social workers, this new text helps readers learn how to enact advocacy, informed by key orientations and perspectives and grounded in timely and relevant examples and causes. 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/ticemacro

Health Care Policy and Practice

Health Care Policy and Practice
Author: Cynthia D. Moniz,Stephen H. Gorin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1317938275
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Policy and Practice Book Excerpt:

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 Policy for Effective Practice

Social Policy for Effective Practice
Author: Rosemary Chapin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN: 1134474415
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Policy for Effective Practice Book Excerpt:

For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. The book is also customizable on Routledge Custom Gateway.

The Handbook of Social Policy

The Handbook of Social Policy
Author: James Midgley,Michelle Livermore
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2008-07-08
ISBN: 145223910X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Social Policy Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Social Policy is an attempt to document the now substantial body of knowledge about government social policies that has been accumulated since the study of social policy first emerged as an organized field of academic endeavor about 50 years ago. The Second Edition offers a more streamlined format to make the book more consistent with the way most instructors teach their courses. This text is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to a vast field of endeavor that has, over the years, made a significant difference to the lives and the well-being of the people of the United States.

Advocacy Practice for Social Justice

Advocacy Practice for Social Justice
Author: Richard Hoefer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0190615656
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advocacy Practice for Social Justice Book Excerpt:

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.

Social Policy for Effective Practice

Social Policy for Effective Practice
Author: Rosemary Kennedy Chapin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 131539796X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Policy for Effective Practice Book Excerpt:

For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Each chapter builds on the knowledge foundation provided in previous chapters to equip students with skills necessary for effective policy practice. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com

Generalist Social Work Practice

Generalist Social Work Practice
Author: Charles H. Zastrow,Sarah L. Hessenauer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 019755105X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generalist Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Charles Zastrow - a leader in the field for over forty years - combines the key components of traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching social work practice into one comprehensive volume in the twelfth edition of this classic text. Generalist Social Work Practice presents the knowledge, values, and skills needed for entry-level social work practice with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. The text describes a variety of approaches to social work practice including assessment, intervention, and evaluation. A large number of skill building exercises are included so that readers can practice applying theoretical concepts. This book provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for students to become change agents.

Social Welfare Policy

Social Welfare Policy
Author: Jerome H. Schiele
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1412971039
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Welfare Policy Book Excerpt:

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

Health and Social Work

Health and Social Work
Author: Janna C. Heyman,Elaine P. Congress, DSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 0826141641
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Social Work Book Excerpt:

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.

Introduction To Social Work

Introduction To Social Work
Author: Suresh Murugan
Publsiher: Social work department, PSGCAS
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social case work
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction To Social Work Book Excerpt:

ABOUT PROJECT MSW : CONVERSION OF SOCIAL WORK STUDY MATERIALS (IN PAPER) INTO SOFT COPIES, ELIMINATING THE DIFFUCILTIES IN GETTING STUDY MATERIALS.

Social Change and Social Work

Social Change and Social Work
Author: Timo Harrikari,Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317054067
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Change and Social Work Book Excerpt:

Social Change and Social Work discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline and practice is encountering global and local transformations. Divided into three parts, topics covered include the changing social work mandate throughout history; social work paradigms and theoretical considerations; phenomenological social work; practice research; and gender and generational research. Taken together, the chapters in this anthology provide an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current discussions within the European social work research community.

Social Work Capstone Projects

Social Work Capstone Projects
Author: John Poulin, PhD, MSW,Stephen Kauffman, PhD,Travis Sky Ingersoll, MED, MSW, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 082618636X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Capstone Projects Book Excerpt:

The only practical guide for helping social work students create high-quality applied capstone research projects from start to finish This “mentor-in-a-book” provides social work students with invaluable information on designing, implementing, and presenting first-rate applied research projects focused on improving social work programs and services. Taking students step-by-step through the entire process, the book helps students plan their projects by providing descriptions of the various research methodologies that can be used to improve social work programs and services. It offers extensive instruction on how to write effectively by providing detailed information on all written components of capstone research projects, as well as the dos and don’ts of writing research reports. Covering data collection methods, program evaluation, organization and community needs assessments, practice-effectiveness studies, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, this brand-new book also addresses best practices for presenting findings upon completion of the applied research project. Additional features include abundant case examples demonstrating the application of theory to practice and an examination of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches, while also helping students demonstrate social work practice competencies within their capstone projects. Practice activities in each chapter help students apply knowledge to their research projects; and technology exercises help students master important digital research techniques. A capstone project checklist and competency log help students monitor progress, and QR codes provide supplementary support and resources. Additional resources include competency rubrics, detailed group exercises for each chapter, and a sample syllabus for faculty. Purchase of the book includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. Key Features: Delivers step-by-step information on creating high-quality social work capstone projects from conception through presentation Includes a detailed summary of the major applied research approaches to improving social work programs and services Explains how to research literature and write a problem statement on a social service issue Contains extensive information on how to write effective capstone research papers along with abundant examples Helps students to demonstrate social work practice competencies Offers case examples throughout to demonstrate the application of theory to practice Presents practice activities and technology exercises in each chapter Provides a capstone project checklist and competency log Includes QR codes providing additional resources for each chapter

Chapters 1 7 The Practice of Generalist Social Work Third Edition

Chapters 1 7  The Practice of Generalist Social Work  Third Edition
Author: Julie Birkenmaier,Marla Berg-Weger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1317910451
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chapters 1 7 The Practice of Generalist Social Work Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This text for generalist practice courses is also available with a treasure trove of related materials for use in a two or three-course practice sequence.? The text helps translate the guiding theoretical perspectives of social justice, human rights, and critical social construction into purposeful social work practice. Six unique cases, specially written for this Series, provide a "learning by doing" framework unavailable from any other social work publisher. Companion readings and many other resources enable this text to be the centerpiece for three semesters of practice teaching. Go to www.routledgesw.com to learn more. This custom edition includes the first seven chapters for instructors teaching the first semester of a two-semester generalist practice sequence, and is also available in e-book editions in a full range of digital formats.

Social Work Practice with Families

Social Work Practice with Families
Author: Mary Patricia Van Hook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN: 0197521797
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Practice with Families Book Excerpt:

Social Work Practice with Families uses resiliency-a strength-based perspective-to frame a collaborative approach to assessment and treatment with families. In so doing, the text aims to help practitioners select a therapeutic model that effectively assists in addressing risk factors and promoting important resources. The book provides clear examples of the elements in a strength-affirming assessment and engagement process, discusses resiliency in terms of families belonging to various cultural groups and family structures, and identifies resiliency issues and implications for practice with families facing major problems. Including current evaluation research from the United States, Canada, and around the globe, the text serves as a helpful resource to undergraduate and graduate social work students and practitioners.

The Life Model of Social Work Practice

The Life Model of Social Work Practice
Author: Carel B. Germain,Carolyn Knight,Alex Gitterman
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN: 0231547293
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life Model of Social Work Practice Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 1980, The Life Model of Social Work Practice was the first textbook to introduce the ecological perspective into social work practice. This fourth edition brings the text up to date by expanding and deepening this perspective. Integrating contemporary theory and research findings with numerous case illustrations drawn from a wide range of practice contexts, this textbook provides students with an invaluable introduction to the real world of social work practice and includes knowledge, methods, and skills for advanced practice. The authors detail the theoretical foundation of the ecological perspective and the life model’s emphasis on evidence- and ethics-guided practice, culturally competent and diversity-sensitive practice, and the multiple sources of accountability that social workers face. The text features an extensive discussion of the principles of trauma-informed practice and their implications for social work practice. Its discussion of cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity incorporates contemporary concepts such as cultural humility and privilege, intersectionality, and critical race theory and presents their application to practice. The authors integrate current research throughout the text and provide numerous research applications to underscore and model the importance of evidence-guided practice. The fourth edition reflects the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education’s most recent set of competency standards, which accredit social work schools and programs. It is accompanied by a teachers guide that provides chapter summaries, recommended teaching methods and skills, questions for discussion, and suggested assignments and identifies where in the text the nine EPAS competencies and their associated practice behaviors are addressed.