Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy in the United States

Author: Philip R. Popple

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190607326

Category: Public welfare

Page: 393

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Introduction -- Social welfare in the new nation, 1776-1865 -- America confronts poverty, 1776-1860 -- Modern America, modern problems: 1860-1900 -- Scientific charity, 1850-1900 -- Progress in social welfare, 1895-1929 -- The birth of a profession: 1898-1930 -- Crises: the great depression and World War II -- The Depression: a crisis for the new profession, 1930-1945 -- America's welfare state experiment: 1945-1974 -- Social work practice, 1945-1974 -- Ending welfare as we know it -- Social work in the conservative 21st century welfare state
Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice

Author: Ira C. Colby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118420966

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Invaluable guidance and advice for creating positive changein social policy Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting SocialWelfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributionsfrom leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives ondifferent topics. This visionary guide equips social workers toproactively engage in policy practice to influence specificpolicies. Designed as a social welfare policy practice text forundergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, thisbook meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE)Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if"scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, onlineresources, and discussion questions. Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practiceaddresses specific populations within a wide variety of practicearenas, including: Social welfare policy and politics Aging in the United States Public mental health policy in the United States Disability policy development Health-care policy Urban housing policy Child welfare policy Redefining the welfare state in a global economy Global in context, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fieldsof Practice encourages those in the social work profession tobecome directly engaged with individuals, families, groups, andcommunities in the crafting of impartial public policies formarginalized members of society.
The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy

Author: Joel Blau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195311709

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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The first edition of The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy reinvented the standard social welfare policy text to speak to students in a vital new way. This second edition builds on its strengths, with a more accessible graphic design and a thorough update of the effects of recent political and legislative changes on social welfare programs. The book begins by discussing how social problems are constructed. After an analysis of social welfare policy, its purposes, and functions, a unique policy model bolsters the text's overarching progressive narrative. Through this model, students learn how five key social forces-ideology, politics, history, economics, and social movements-interact both to create and to change the social welfare system. By applying this model to five critical social welfare policy issues-income security, employment, housing, health, and food-the text demonstrates to students that every kind of social work practice embodies a social welfare policy. The model is also telling in identifying the triggers of social change and the effects of race, class, and gender. By applying the policy model to the latest developments in social welfare, the chapter-long case studies in this second edition equip students with knowledge about social welfare policy and the tools for comparative analysis. With this knowledge, students begin to understand that both the whole and the parts of the social welfare system affect what they actually do as social workers. Once they grasp this concept, they'll understand why it is so important to learn social welfare policy. The Dynamics of Social Welfare Policy 2E captures the fluidity and change inherent in social policy like no other textbook. Its approach remains the most invigorating, forward-thinking one available. Highlights from this edition include: * Revised data in text, charts, and graphs show how government policies are proving the points made throughout the chapters *Exhaustive statistics are included about every major social program's budget, benefits, and participants *Underlying policy model has been updated in response to the evolving political environment *Content and writing style are appropriate to both bachelor's- and master's-level programs *More graphics and attractive new two-color interior design make debates easier to grasp and the book easier to navigate Visit for access to the instructor's manual and test bank.
Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World

Author: Shannon R. Lane

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544316178

Category: Social Science

Page: 583

View: 181

Recipient of a 2022 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World is an approachable and student-friendly text that links policy and practice and employs a critical analytic lens to U.S. social welfare policy. With particular attention to disparities based on class, race/ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender, authors Shannon R. Lane, Elizabeth S. Palley, and Corey S. Shdaimah assess the impact of policies at the micro, meso, and macro levels. The authors provide students with a brief foundation in history, the policy process, and theory, while primarily focusing on helping students recognize the many ways that policy affects their lives and the lives of their clients and communities. Connecting description, theoretical analysis, and advocacy, this new text challenges readers to examine the development, consequences, and future implications of core policies. Students will come away with a newfound understanding of how to use the political process to address social justice issues and enact meaningful policy change. FREE DIGITAL TOOLS INCLUDED WITH THIS TEXT SAGE edge gives instructors and students the edge they need to succeed with an array of teaching and learning tools in one easy-to-navigate website.
Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs, Enhanced

Author: Elizabeth A. Segal

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305465152

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Segal's EMPOWERMENT SERIES: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, ENHANCED, 4th Edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies--it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. Strategies for how these policy insights can be applied to influence the policy-making process are also presented. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's inclusion of international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The Practice of Macro Social Work

Author: William G Brueggemann

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285633114

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 430

Intended for those who want to make a difference in today's modern society, this comprehensive book explores the theory and methods in nine arenas of macro social work at the community, organizational, societal, and global levels of practice. THE PRACTICE OF MACRO SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition, challenges readers to use their concern, values, and critical thinking skills to assist those who struggle and have been excluded from making decisions that affect their lives--and to empower these less fortunate individuals to reclaim a healthy social environment for themselves and their children. The book's generalist orientation provides an organizational framework as well as history, biographical material on leading macro social workers, illustrative contemporary examples, and factual data that offers real life detail. Most important is the depth and wealth of practical information that assists readers in understanding how to help people engage in solving social problems, and in influencing social change to bring about a more just society and humane global civilization. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

Author: John M. Herrick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761925848

Category: Political Science

Page: 572

View: 140

This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.
Inequality in U.S. Social Policy

Author: Bryan Warde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317537571

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

View: 801

In Inequality in US Social Policy: An Historic Analysis, Bryan Warde illuminates the pervasive and powerful role that social inequality based on race and ethnicity, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation, class, and disability plays and has historically played in informing social policy. Using critical race theory and other structural oppression theoretical frameworks, this book examines social inequalities as they relate to social welfare, education, housing, employment, health care, and child welfare, immigration, and criminal justice. This book will help social work students better understand the origins of inequalities that their clients face.
Social Work, Social Welfare, and American Society

Author: Philip R. Popple

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205520960

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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Social Work, Social Welfare and American Societyprovides readers with a political perspective on social welfare with definitions of liberal, conservative, and radical positions - in order to help them better appreciate the political context of social welfare programs. This popular introductory text is written by two of the best-known authors in social work and social welfare. The Seventh Edition continues to examine the values, ethics, and knowledge needed by social workers, as well as exploring social workers' current roles in social welfare programs. A key strength of this text is its strong coverage of the history of social welfare movements. It allows readers to place welfare developments in an historical context.
Social Work and Social Welfare

Author: Marla Berg-Weger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429882364

Category: Social Science

Page: 620

View: 895

Social Work and Social Welfare: An Invitation is a best-selling text and website for introduction to social work courses. It provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values that are essential for working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and public policy in a variety of practice settings. The fifth edition of Social Work and Social Welfare is in full color, with more visuals and photos throughout. As with previous editions, this book is an up-to-date profile of the world in which today’s social workers practice, with current demographic, statistical, legislative, policy, and research information; and sensitive discussions of contemporary ethical issues. The text includes exercises from six interactive cases.Visit for the detailed cases and companion materials that teach students about social work through practice. In this book and companion custom website you will find: ■■ An emphasis on a strengths-based perspective and attention to diversity, social environment, theory and theoretical frameworks, levels of social work practice, and an array of fields of practice. ■■ The histories of social welfare and the social work profession presented as the intertwined phenomena that they are. ■■ A profile of the contemporary landscape of the society in which social workers practice. ■■ Social work practice within the framework of planned change, encompassing: engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation and termination. ■■ The opportunity to hear from social work practitioners working in fourteen diverse and challenging practice settings. ■■ Six unique, in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases that students can easily reach from any computer, provide a “learning by doing” format unavailable with any other text(s). Students will have an advantage unlike any other they will experience in their social work training. ■■ A wealth of instructor-only resources provide: full-text readings that link to the concepts presented in each of the chapters; a complete bank of objective and essay-type test items, all linked to current CSWE EPAS standards; PowerPoint presentations to help students master key concepts; annotated links to a treasure trove of social work assets on the internet; and a forum inviting all instructors using texts in the series to communicate with each other, and share ideas to improve teaching and learning.