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Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice

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ISBN-10: 1118177002

ISBN-13: 9781118177006

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ira C. Colby, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers

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This social welfare policy practice text provides a foundation in policy analysis and advocacy--key features of policy practice. The chapters look at specific populations and practice arenas from both a domestic and international perspective.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.55" wide x 9.28" long x 0.66" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Policy Practice
Introduction
Policy Practice
Preparation of the Practitioner
Assembling a Team
Identification, Definition, and Legitimization of the Problem
Selecting an Approach
Conducting an Analysis
Evaluating the Outcomes
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Social Welfare Policy and Politics
Introduction
Defining Social Welfare Policy
Defining Politics
Politics as Ideologies:
Across the Spectrum of Right and Left
Politics as Process:
How to Have an Effect on Social Policy
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
New Federalism, New Freedom and States? Rights: The Uncertain and Fragmented Direction of Public Mental Health Policy in the United States
Introduction
The Epidemiology and Burden of Mental Illness
Unresolved Federalism in Mental Health Policy
States? Rights and Control of Mental Health Policy
Federal Encroachment in State Mental Health Policy and Services
The Declining Financial Health of State Governments: Implications for the Future of State Mental Health Policy
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Aging in the United States: Challenges to Social Policy and Policy Practice
Introduction
The Political/Moral Economy Context of Aging Societies
Changing Social Perceptions, Expectations, and Policies
Overview of Selected Policy and Services
Implications for Social Work Policy Practitioners
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Sources
References
Explanatory Legitimacy and Disjuncture: A Multidimensional Model for Disability Policy Development and Analysis
Introduction
Explanatory Legitimacy Theory
Looking Back
Explanatory Legitimacy Theory Analysis of Policy Exemplars
Conclusions
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Health-Care Policy: Should Change Be Small or Large?
Introduction
Needed Background
Policy Topics
Policies/Programs Worth Exploring
Concluding Remarksand Future Directions
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Social Determinants of Health: Twenty-First-Century Social Work Priorities
Introduction
Social Work at the End of the 19th Century
Social Work in the 20th Century
Conclusions
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Property for People or the Property of People: Urban Housing Policy and Practice in the Developing World
Introduction
An Urban World ? Why Fresh Thinking on Urban Housing Practice and Policy in Less Developed Regions Matters
Planet of Slums ? Why Poor Urban Housing Conditions is Not All That Matters
The Good and the Great ? International Development Organisations, Alliances and Campaigns
Civil Society, Not-For-Profits and Others of the Same Elk but With a Different Perspective
Property for People or The Property Of People: The Politics Of Tenure
Towards a Conclusion:
The Challenge for Urban Housing Policy and Practice Lies in Asking the Right Questions
In Conclusion: Property for People or the Property of People
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
End Notes
References
Child Welfare Policy
A Brief History of Child Welfare Policy in the United States
The Initial Involvement of the Federal Government
The Impact of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974
Foster Care Drift and the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
The Impact of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
Applicable Supreme Court Rulings
Family Preservation and Family Support Act
The Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and the Interethnic Adoption Provisions of the Small Business Job Protection Act
Reassessment of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 and the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
Foster Care Independence Act of 1999
Conclusion
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Public Funding of Sectarian Organizations for the Provision of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care: Discriminatory Issues for Gay Males
Introduction
Religious and Faith-Based Organizations Providing Social Services: Charitable Choice
Implications for Further Research and Policy Development
Key Terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References
Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy
Introduction
The Social Welfare State: a Legacy of the Industrial Era
The Post Industrial Economy
Employment in Post-Industrial Society
Impoverishment and Debt in the Post-Industrial Era
A New Welfare Agenda for the Global Economy
Conclusion
Key terms
Review Questions for Critical Thinking
Online Resources
References