Category : Education
Editor : Cengage Learning
ISBN : 130594335X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 544
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Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps students develop the skills they need to become advocates for social change. Students are taught the ins and outs of conducting policy practice and policy advocacy so that they can engage in policy advocacy at micro, mezzo, and macro levels during their own careers. The book presents a unique framework built around eight tasks and four skills needed by social workers in their policy advocacy. Policy Advocacy Challenges allow students to apply concepts to actual examples. Examples are included from the Barack Obama presidency and the 2016 presidential primaries and elections, with particular emphasis on policies related to inequality. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the eighth edition is completely up to date and integrates the core competencies and recommended practices in the CSWE's 2016 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Category : Social Science
Editor : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781483377902
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 649
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Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors provides the first framework that links micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy, demonstrating how each type can be used to promote social justice in health, gerontology, safety net, child welfare, education, immigrants/global, mental health, and criminal justice sectors. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector as well as the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Integrated vignettes, video clips, and robust resources underscore the text's hands-on, advocacy approach. Relevant to many Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) including policy practice, the book is designed for policy foundation courses.

Category : Political Science
Editor : MIT Press
ISBN : 9780262363419
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 352
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An examination of successful environmental advocacy strategies in East Asia that shows how advocacy can be effective under difficult conditions. The countries of East Asia--China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan-- are home to some of the most active and effective environmental advocates in the world. And the governments of these countries have adopted a range of innovative policies to fight pollution and climate change: Japan leads the world in emissions standards, China has become the word's largest producer of photovoltaic panels, and Taiwan and Korea have undertaken major green initiatives. In this book, Mary Alice Haddad examines the advocacy strategies that persuaded citizens, governments, and businesses of these countries to change their behavior.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Columbia University Press
ISBN : 0231505116
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 416
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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

Category : Political Science
Editor : UNESCO Publishing
ISBN : 9789231004308
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 46
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This toolkit offers general principles for successful policy advocacy that can be adapted based on what best suits your national context and specific policy development processes. You will find sections presenting the value of youth engagement in policy development, tried and tested techniques to inspire impact-oriented advocacy strategies and practical checklists to navigate physical education (PE) policy development processes.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135421311
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 208
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Hospital Social Work introduces the reader to the world of medicine and social work as seen through the eyes of actual social workers. An essential reference for both students and professionals. Over 100 social workers in dozens of hospitals were interviewed to provide the reader with first-hand experiences and discussions of practice principles, policy considerations, and theoretical treatments to provide each chapter with a unique blend of theory and practice. Joan Beder, a professor of social work and a practicing social worker, recently noted an apparent lack of empirical discussion of the actual role and day-to-day functioning of the medical social worker. Hospital Social Work is the result, a unique supplemental text for both studying and practicing medical social workers.

Category : Public welfare
Editor : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : UOM:39015064135976
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 504
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Much more than a historical look at America's social welfare system, this acclaimed book offers insights into our ambivalent social welfare policy and its impact on specific out-groups--African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, women, and others--that are often overlooked in other texts. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the historical development of the welfare system, author Bruce S. Jansson also analyzes its limits, strengths, and policies...how its evolution and structure compare with systems in other countries...and the effects of policy changes on the future of the social work profession. As they explore Jannson's highly respected text, your students will see how understanding historical events can be powerfully relevant to the study of current social welfare policy and the profession of social work. The book analyzes the evolution of the American welfare state from colonial times to present and places social policy in its political, cultural, and societal context. Using social policy as a catalyst, Jansson invites students to think critically about issues, developments, and policies in prior eras and in contemporary society. He encourages students to become social reformers and to develop their own policy identities.

Category : Social Science
Editor : SAGE Publications
ISBN : 9781483324159
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 520
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The Second Edition of Social Policy and Social Change is a timely examination of the field, unique in its inclusion of both a historical analysis of problems and policy and an exploration of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to them. The New Edition of this seminal text examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income, and child welfare and considers the policies that strive to improve them. With a focus on how domestic social policies can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups, Jimenez et al. consider the impact of globalization in the United States while addressing developing concerns now emerging in the global village.

Category : Political Science
Editor : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : UOM:39015056659249
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 464
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Bruce Jansson's text takes the social welfare policy course beyond just presenting welfare policy descriptions by teaching students what to do with policy and by giving them a toolbox of strategies for conducting policy-practice. This hands-on policy-practice framework helps social work students to develop specific skills they can use to actually change policy--this groundbreaking text prepares students to become effective policy practitioners.

Category : Social Science
Editor : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN : 9781118416228
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 432
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A practical approach to understanding social work concepts in action that integrates theory and practice In this updated edition of the classic social work text, students and instructors have access to real-world demonstrations of how social work theories and concepts can be applied in practice. The case studies in this book bridge the gap between the classroom and the field by allowing students to discover the when, why, and how of social work principles. Brief but comprehensive topic overviews are brought to life by case studies that apply general theories to the work of social work. Each of the book's nine sections cover an essential area of social work, encompassing the micro, mezzo, and macro levels Highly readable explanations are followed by 3-5 case studies relating theory to the living practice of real social workers Topics include Generalist Practice; Family Therapy, Treatment of Adults; and Diversity Approaching each topic from a variety of different theoretical bases, this essential text allow students to learn by concrete example, experiencing social work concepts as they are applied in the profession today.