Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice / Edition 1

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Social workers at all practice levels must understand the nature of social problems and the influences that are crucial in establishing social welfare policies. This book provides specific tactics for policy practice and how to apply them at different levels of organization and policy. Useful for both social work students and practitioners, this book lays down the essentials for making social policy changes on all levels of the government.

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"Rocha's book…makes an important contribution to the literature and knowledge base. [It] is ideal for students and undergraduate- and graduate-level policy practice classes, faculty, nonprofit professionals, and social work practitioners." (Journal of Community Practice, 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471752202
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2007
  • Series: Essentials of Social Work Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 790,241
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia J. Rocha, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has taught social work policy courses for more than a decade, and has also written several journal articles and book chapters on policy and policy practice.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface.


One: Introduction to Community-Based Policy Practice.

Two: Essentials of the Planning Process.

Three: Essentials of Effective Interpersonal Communication andParticipation.

Four: Communicating with the Public through the Media.

Five: Utilizing Technology in Policy Practice.

Six: Essentials of Interest Group Politics: Coalition Buildingand Task Force Development.

Seven: Essentials of Community-Based Policy Practice.

Eight: Essentials of Legislative Policy Practice.

Nine: Monitoring the Bureaucracy and Creating Change withinOrganizations.

Ten: Essentials of Judicial Policy Practice.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Policy Advocacy

    A very good basic text on how to advocate for policy changes. Clearly written and practical. Would be excellent for undergraduate students or a practitioner new to policy. Not in-depth as to actual policy development, writing, or implementation. Therefore, if used by an advanced level practitioner or graduate student, this should be a supplemental text.

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