The Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card / Edition 6

The Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card / Edition 6

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0205920756
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Pub. Date:
07/17/2014
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Connects social policy and the everyday practice of social work.

The sixth edition of The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them with a career in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical policy analysis, social/economic analysis, and political analysis. This title brings students up to date on the latest developments in social work practice. Areas covered include: welfare reform, mental health managed care, the campaign to restructure Social Security, reactions to current immigration issues, current threats to workers’ pensions, program and policy responses to the problems of substance abuse, and the use of family preservation as an approach to child protection. A new chapter on health care reform discusses the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act.

This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205920754
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/17/2014
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 586,520
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(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

In This Section:

I) Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents


I) Brief Table of Contents

PART I: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION

Chapter 1. The Policy-Based Profession

Chapter 2. Defining Social Welfare Policy

PART II: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY ANALYSIS

Chapter 3. Social Welfare Policy Analysis

Chapter 4. Policy Analysis from a Historical Perspective

Chapter 5. Social/Economic Analysis

PART III: THE FRAMEWORK APPLIED

Chapter 6. Fighting Poverty: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Chapter 7. Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement

Chapter 8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Chapter 9. Health Care Reform

Chapter 10. Child Welfare: Family Preservation Policy

PART IV: TAKING ACTION

Chapter 11. Politics and Social Welfare Policy

Chapter 12. Policy Practice for Social Workers

Chapter 13. Conclusion


II) Detailed Table of Contents

PART I: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND THE SOCIAL WORK PROFESSION

Chapter 1. The Policy-Based Profession

The Target of Social Work—The Individual and Society

Social Work’s Pursuit of Professional Status

The Policy-Based Profession

Summary and Practice Implications

Chapter 2. Defining Social Welfare Policy

Social Welfare Policy—Basic Definition

Factors Complicating the Definition of Social Welfare Policy

Social Welfare Policy—A Working Definition

PART II: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY ANALYSIS

Policy Analysis Outline

Chapter 3. Social Welfare Policy Analysis

The Many Meanings of Policy Analysis

Methods of Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis as Science, Art, and Politics

Chapter 4. Policy Analysis from a Historical Perspective

Historical Context of Social Welfare Policies

Methods of Policy History

The Benton Park Crisis Center

Chapter 5. Social/Economic Analysis

Delineation of the Policy under Analysis

Social Problem Analysis

Facts Related to the Problem

Theory of Human Behavior Undergirding the Policy

Social Values Related to the Problem

Goals of the Policy under Analysis

Hypotheses Underlying the Policy

Economic Analysis

Effects on Individual Consumer Behavior

PART III: THE FRAMEWORK APPLIED

Chapter 6. Fighting Poverty: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

Historical Analysis

Social Analysis

Economic Analysis

Evaluation

Conclusion

Selected Websites on Welfare Reform

Chapter 7. Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement

The Problem That Social Security Was Developed to Solve

The Social Security Act of 1935

Historical Development of Social Security Programs in the United States

Contemporary Analysis of Social Security

End of Life

Conclusion

Selected Websites on Social Security and Pensions

Chapter 8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse

The Problem of Mental Illness

The Problem of Substance Abuse

The History of Mental Health Policy

Political Analysis

Economic Analysis

Separation of Treatment for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Emerging Policy Issues

Chapter 9. Health Care Reform

The Problem that Health Policy was Developed to Solve

The Proposed Solution: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

History of Health Care Policies

Social Analysis of Health Care Policy

Economic Analysis of Health Policy

Political Analysis of Health Policy

Program/Policy Evaluation

Chapter 10. Child Welfare: Family Preservation Policy

Historical Analysis

Social Analysis

Political Analysis

Economic Analysis

Policy/Program Evaluation

Current Proposals for Policy Reform

Conclusion

Selected Websites on Family Preservation

PART IV: TAKING ACTION

Chapter 11. Politics and Social Welfare Policy

The Politics of Policy Making

Models of Policy Making

Chapter 12. Policy Practice for Social Workers

Analytical Skill: Program Evaluation

Interactional Skills: Negotiation and Persuasion

Political Skills

Chapter 13. Conclusion

Lessons from Policy Analysis

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