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Focuses on values and the historical impact of socio-economic structures
Understanding Social Welfare: A Search for Social Justice is presented in an organized, comprehensive, and scholarly manner, including social policy concepts. It is accessible to students and helps them acquire the basic tools for understanding, analyzing, and evaluating social welfare policies and programs. This text focuses on the impact of social structure on people’s lives, emphasizing the current concerns of diverse client populations and the search for social justice. It places U.S. welfare in philosophical, political, economic, and international contexts, and includes the latest discussion of policy issues related to gay men and lesbians.
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Engage Students — Presents the historical evolution of social welfare and focuses on issues, trends, and conflicts in the context of influential societal developments and values.
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Meet the Author
Ralph Dolgoff is a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he also served as Dean. Previously he served as acting dean and associate dean at the Adelphi University School of Social Work, and as Senior Program Specialist at the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Dolgoff is the author of Introduction to Supervisory Practice in theHuman Services and con-author (with Donna Harrington and Frank Loewenberg) of Ethical Decisions for Social WorkPractice (9th edition), two editions of which have been translated into Korean and Chinese. He has published widely on social and welfare services, ethics, social policy, and social work education.
Dr. Donald Feldstein is the former executive vice-president of the Council of Jewish federations. He had a distinguished career in Jewish Communal Services and in social work education. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles in the previously mentioned fields.