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Social Policy for Effective Practice A Strengths Approach

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ISBN-10: 0415873398

ISBN-13: 9780415873390

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Rosemary Chapin

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For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master's level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. First edition is…    
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Social Work and Social Policy: A Strengths Perspective
The Historical Context: Basic Concepts and Early Influences
The Historical Context: Development of Our Current Welfare System
The Economic and Political Contexts
Tools for Determining Need and Analyzing Social Policy
Social Policy Development and Policy Practice
Civil Rights
Income- and Asset-Based Social Policies and Programs
Policies and Programs for Children and Families
Health and Mental Health Policies and Programs
Policies and Programs for Older Adults
The Future