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Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice,9781118177006

Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice

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9781118177006

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1118177002
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1/9/2013
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

IRA C. COLBY, DSW, is Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Texas. Dr. Colby has served on, chaired, or held elective positions in a number of national social work associations, including past president of the Council on Social Work Education, and serves on a number of journal editorial boards.

CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, LCSW, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York.

KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence–based practice, and international social work practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Policy Practice
Rodney A. Ellis

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

Chapter 2 Social Welfare Policy and Politics
Richard Hoefer

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

Chapter 3 New Federalism, New Freedom and States? Rights: The Uncertain and Fragmented Direction of Public Mental Health Policy in the United States
King Davis and Hyejin Jung

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

Chapter 4 Aging in the United States: Challenges to Social Policy and Policy Practice
Enid Opal Cox

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

Chapter 5 Explanatory Legitimacy and Disjuncture: A Multidimensional Model for Disability Policy Development and Analysis
Stephen French Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy

Introduction

Explanatory Legitimacy Theory

Looking Back

Explanatory Legitimacy Theory Analysis of Policy Exemplars

Conclusions

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

References

Chapter 6 Health-Care Policy: Should Change Be Small or Large?
Pamela J. Miller

Introduction.

NEEDED BACKGROUND

POLICY TOPICS

POLICIES/PROGRAMS WORTH EXPLORING

CONCLUDING REMARKSAND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Key Terms

Review Questions for Critical Thinking

Online Resources

REFERENCES

Chapter 7 Social Determinants of Health: Twenty-First-Century Social Work Priorities
Gary Rosenberg

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

Chapter 8 Property for People or the Property of People:  Urban Housing Policy and Practice in the Developing World
Sunil Kumar

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

Chapter 9 Child Welfare Policy
Richard J. Gelles and Carol Wilson Spigner

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

Chapter 10 Public Funding of Sectarian Organizations for the Provision of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care: Discriminatory Issues for Gay Males
Christopher W. Blackwell and Sophia F. Dziegielewski

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

Chapter 11 Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy
Howard Karger and Peter A. Kindle

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



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