Affecting Change

Author: Karen S. Haynes
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205763689
Format: PDF
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Updated to reflect advances in a changing political arena of Obama's administration, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills and to take advantage of the opportunity of change. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice. New material and 17 new personal scenarios involving social workers who have made a difference–senators, representatives, and officials in the political arena–serve to inspire students. Revised chapters show how social work skills can be most effective, whether by impacting the political arena as a social worker or running for office.

Affecting Change

Author: Karen S. Haynes
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205360109
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An action-oriented text, the Fifth Edition of Affecting Change continues to provide new ideas and strategies to help students become better advocates for their future clients. Updated to reflect advances in technology and changes in social welfare policy, this revision shows students how to develop political action skills. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice. New material and personal scenarios involving social workers who have made a difference-senators, representatives, and officials in the political arena-serve to inspire students. Revised and expanded chapters show how social work skills can be most effective, whether by impacting the political arena as a social worker or running for office.

Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective

Author: Susan C. Mapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199392269
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Recognizing the growing importance of awareness of international social issues for social workers, this thoroughly revised edition provides an updated introduction to a variety of these issues in the Global South, including AIDS, forced labor and war and conflict. A new issue in this edition is examining how the changing physical environment impacts social work practice around the world. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as other UN human rights documents, is used as a framework to examine examples of social injustice and human rights violations. The issues are examined in their cultural contexts to help the reader understand how they developed and why they persist. Each chapter for a particular issue ends in a "Culture Box" which offers an in-depth look at the issue in a particular country, enabling the reader to gain a deeper understanding of how culture impacts the development of social issues. Suggestions for effecting change, both in one's personal or professional life are listed for each chapter and an Appendix offers a variety of resources for engaging in international social work.

New York State Government

Author: Robert B. Ward
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781930912168
Format: PDF, ePub
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An expanded and updated edition of the 2002 book that has become required reading for policymakers, students, and active citizens.

Impacting Social Policy

Author: Rodney A. Ellis
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534549657
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a "working text," designed to help students complete a real-world policy analysis and action plan through step-by-step worksheets. The text prepares students for policy practice in a way that no other current text is able to do. They leave the classroom armed with step-by-step instructions on how to analyze policy, construct alternatives, select alternatives, develop proposals, and construct action plans.

Affecting Change Social Workers in the Political Arena

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467266752
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Affecting Change, Social Workers in the Political Arena. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Emergence of a Social Work Polity, The Debate, Policy Models for Political Advocacy, and The Practitioner`s Influence on Policy plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Foundations of Social Policy Social Justice in Human Perspective

Author: Amanda Barusch
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495507164
Format: PDF
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Reflecting an emerging consensus that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this innovative text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Organized in four parts, the book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies the values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. Part I provides a framework for policy analysis and policy practice, as well as foundation content related to the structure and role of government in the United States. Part II offers a theoretical framework for determining when personal disadvantage is considered a social problem. It then focuses on social problems that constitute widely shared risks, including poverty, physical illness, mental illness, and disability. Part III introduces theories of discrimination and oppression and explores the challenges faced by vulnerable populations, including people of color, gays and lesbians, children, women, working Americans, and the elderly. Part IV offers a Glance to The Future, examining emerging policy issues such as inequality, incarceration as a means of social control, globalization, and international governance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Stepping to the Dance

Author: Carolyn Cressy Wells
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book shows the interweaving of issues occurring in the lives of the therapist and the clients served. The reader is introduced to JoEllen Madsen, a family counselor who is facing her own personal challenges, and the Petersons, a family that includes parents struggling with marital difficulties and a son and daughter who are having serious problems in school. The Petersons enter into family therapy with JoEllen, now a student in a post-graduate training program. As readers follow the course of therapy, they will be engaged both emotionally and intellectually. Provocative reading, the book illustrates the complexity of family therapy, the skills and techniques involved, and the importance of ongoing consultation, supervision, and personal work by the therapist.

Challenging Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Author: Deborah K. Green
Publisher: C W L A Press
ISBN: 9781587601446
Format: PDF
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CWLAs newest text explores nuances within the far-reaching issue of disproportionality. Chapters discuss racial disproportionality and outcome disparity, what happens to children who face these obstacles, and how child welfare can partner with other systems to build organizational and community-based supports to address disproportionality and reduce disparity.