Social Work Macro Practice

ISBN-10: 0205496075
ISBN-13: 9780205496075
Edition: 4th 2008
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List price: $126.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This new edition ofSocial Work Macro Practice4/e has been updated and revised to make it an even stronger and more user-friendly. It focuses on work with organizations and communities, including planned change approaches and implementation.Distinguished by its unique practice model that shows students how to use communities and organizations to help clients. Strong emphasis on the iterative nature of planned change and the necessity of preparing oneself for conflict in any change effort.For social workers and social work students. nbsp; nbsp;

Peter M. Kettner is Professor Emeritus at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He is the author of six books, 50 articles, monographs, and book chapters on the topics of purchase-of-service contracting, privatization, macro practice in social work, human services planning, and social work administration. Over his 30 year career in academia he served as a consultant to five different state human service agencies and dozens of local nonprofit agencies on their purchase of service contracting practices and in the design and implementation of effectiveness-based planning systems. In retirement he has continued his writing and consultation with local government and nonprofit agencies.

F. Ellen Netting is Professor and Samuel S. Wurtzel Endowed Faculty Chair in Social Work at VCU School of Social Work. She completed her PhD in Social Service Administration at The University of Chicago in 1982. For over 18 years, she has taught across social work programs at VCU, having previously taught 10 years at Arizona State University. Her practice experience includes directing a county office on aging and senior citizens center, directing a community-based Foster Grandparent Program, and serving as the evaluator and trainer in a 16-country area agency on aging. She helped develop the first long-term care ombudsman volunteer program in East Tennessee. She is the co-author or co-editor of 16 books and has published over 175 book chapters and refereed journal articles on subjects related to aging, volunteerism, faith-based human service organizations, and social work macro practice.Peter M. Kettner is Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University School of Social Work. He is author or co-author of six books, four of which have been translated into multiple languages. He has also authored over 50 articles, monographs, and book chapters on the topics of purchase-of-service contracting, privatization, macro practice in social work, human services planning, and social work administration. Over his 30 year career in academia he served as consultant to five different state human service agencies and dozens of local nonprofit agencies on their purchase of service contracting practices and in the design and implementation of effectiveness-based planning systems. In retirement he has continued his writing and consultation with local government and nonprofit agencies.Steven L. McMurtry is a professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Texas-Arlington, and he received his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to assuming his current position he was a member of the faculty at Arizona State University and a Fulbright Research Fellow at the University of Calgary. Early in his career he served as a child welfare worker and evaluator. In addition to macro practice, his research and publications have examined issues such as prediction of successful exits from foster care and retention of staff in child welfare organizations. He currently chairs the Ph.D. program in his department and co-directs a federally funded training program for current and prospective child welfare workers.M. Lori Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She completed her PhD in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2008. Her scholarship interests include organization, community, and policy practice in homelessness, particularly for older adults and those experiencing serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders. Lori is also interested in the intersection of religion and social welfare, completing national collaborative research on best practices in faith-based human services and dissertation research on faith-based advocacy organizations. Lori has over 10 years of work experience in affordable housing and homeless services. Most recently, she coordinated and directed the development of a permanent housing and comprehensive mental health program for homeless individuals in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Values and Historical Perspectives
An Introduction to Macro Practice in Social Work
Macro Practice in Context
Experiences of Former Students
What is Macro Practice?
Levels of Involvement in Social Work Practice
A Systematic Approach to Macro Social Work Practice
Interrelationship of Micro and Macro Social Work Practice
The Foundation of Macro Practice
Theories and Models
Values and Ethical Dilemmas
Autonomy
Beneficence
Social Justice
Three Case Examples
Case Example 1: Child Protective Services
Case Example 2: Case Management with Elderly and Disabled Persons
Case Example 3: Displaced Homemaker Services
Surviving the Dilemmas
Professional Identity
Assumptions About Planned Change
Using an Informed Systems Approach to Identify Goals and Outcomes
Valuing Consumer/Collaborator Participation
Embracing One's Professional Identity by Thinking Critically
Summary
Discussion Questions and Exercises
Suggested Readings
References
The Historical Roots of Macro Practice
Trends Underlying the Emergence of Social Work Roles
Social Conditions
Population Growth and Immigration
Industrialization
Urbanization
Change in Institutional Structures
Ideological Currents
Oppressed and Disadvantaged Populations
Native Americans
Latinos
African Americans
Asian Americans
Women
Persons with Disabilities
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
The Development of Social Work
Early Social Work Education
Community Organization and Social Reform
Effects of the Great Depression
Social Work and Social Change
The Organizational Context of Social Work
Contemporary Trends
Social Conditions
Poverty and Welfare Reform
Income Inequality
Patterns of Affiliation and Identification with Community
Changes in Organizations and Delivery Systems
The Information Age
Ideological Currents
Oppressed and Disadvantaged Populations
Terminology
Native Americans
Latinos
African Americans
Asian Americans
Women
Persons with Disabilities
Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender Persons
Lingering Problems
The Importance of Change
Summary
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
References
Understanding Problems and Populations
Understanding Community and Organizational Problems
What is Social Work Practice?
The Role of the Social Worker in Macro Practice
The Social Worker's Entry into an Episode of Macro-Level Change
Guidelines for Planning Change
Exploring the Professional Knowledge Base
Narrowing Down to the Most Useful Data and Information
Understanding Problems and Opportunities
Task 1: Gather Information from Key Informants in the Community or Organization
Identify Major Participants
Identify the Community or Organizational Condition
Identify Relevant Historical Incidents
Task 2: Explore the professional knowledge base on the Condition, Problem, Need or Opportunity
Explore Relevant Theoretical and Research Resources
Collect Supporting Data
Make the Data Meaningful for Interpretation
Task 3: Select Factors that Help Explain the Underlying Causes of the Problem
Summary
Discussion
Questions and Exer

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