Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers / Edition 6

Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers / Edition 6

by Philip R. Popple
ISBN-10:
0205920160
ISBN-13:
2900205920166
Pub. Date:
08/28/2014
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Pearson

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Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers / Edition 6

Help students connect social policy to the everyday practice of social work
The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them with their careers in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical, economic, and social policy analysis. Students then learn to apply the analysis framework to representative policies and issues in the fields of public welfare, aging, mental health, substance abuse, health, child welfare, and immigration.

Correlated with the most recent Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Competencies, the 7th Edition includes the most recent research, theories, and political developments impacting the field. An entirely new chapter on immigration policy highlights this critical social justice issue, the health chapter delves into recent happenings in health care reform, and the mental health chapter includes material on the opioid epidemic and returning veterans.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900205920166
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Philip R. Popple is Professor and BSW Director at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. His MSW and Ph.D. are both from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of three social work texts, and and editior of two. He has numerous publications in social work journals and presentations at professional conferences. His practice experience is in child welfare, public welfare administration and planning, and staff development. He is currently researching and writing a book on the history of social work and social welfare with a focus on the development of social work practice.

Leslie Leighninger is Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Social Work at Arizonal State University. She earned her MSW at the State University of New York and her Ph.D. at the University of California Berkeley. She is the author of four books including the highly praised Social Work: Search for Identity. In addition she has published numerous journal articles and presentations.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part One: Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession

1. The Policy-Based Profession
2. Defining Social Welfare Policy

Part Two: Social Welfare Policy Analysis
3. Social Welfare Policy Analysis
4. Policy Analysis from a Historical Perspective
5. Social/Economic Analysis

Part Three: The Framework Applied
6. Fighting Poverty: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
7. Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement
8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
9. Health
10. Child Welfare: Family Preservation Policy
11. Immigration

Part Four: Taking Action
12. Politics and Social Welfare Policy
13. Taking Action: Policy Practice for Social Workers
14. Conclusion

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