Cases in Macro Social Work Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-11
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book provides relevant, contemporary, macro practice case scenarios that reflect practice dilemmas and challenges typically experienced by social workers in organizational, community, and policy practice areas.Most aspects of human services, including managed care, total quality management, strategic planning, managing diverse workforce, and disabilities.Social work practitioners and students.

Table of Contents

About the Editorsp. vii
About the Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Using the Case Method in the Classroomp. 1
The Case Method: An Introductionp. 3
Conceptual Background: The Case Method in Education for the Professionsp. 4
Using Cases as Learning Toolsp. 6
Theories, Concepts, and Practice Applications: Selecting Cases in This Book According to Themesp. 7
Understanding Problems and Populationsp. 11
Lee and the Amazing Multifaceted Community Needs Assessmentp. 13
Referencesp. 17
Hate Crimes Legislation: Legislative Advocacy for the GLBT Communityp. 31
Referencesp. 35
The Underground Advocates: Legislative Advocacy for and with Service Users with Disabilitiesp. 45
Referencesp. 48
The Guatemalan Stove Projectp. 61
Referencesp. 64
The Community as the Arena of Changep. 77
The Reverend and Me: Faith Communities and Public Welfarep. 79
Referencesp. 82
Riverton: Envisioning a Sustainable Communityp. 92
Referencesp. 95
The Native Hawaiian Children's Center: Changing Methods from Casework to Community Practicep. 107
Referencesp. 110
Lindblom County: How Diversity Influenced Philanthropic Sufficiencyp. 121
Referencesp. 125
The Organization as the Arena of Changep. 137
Growing Hope: Strategic Planning and Organizational Changep. 139
Referencesp. 142
The Women's Co-Op: The Clash of Two Organizational Culturesp. 155
Referencesp. 158
When Community Mental Health Meets Public Managed Carep. 170
Referencesp. 174
Recognizing the Realities: Managing Biculturallyp. 186
Referencesp. 189
Changing Macro Systemsp. 199
The Coffee Break; Supervisor-Employee Relationships at Riskp. 201
Referencesp. 205
KingsHaven and You: Managing Volunteersp. 214
Referencesp. 216
Carol's Value Dilemmas: Implementing Public Services for Disabled Eldersp. 229
Referencesp. 233
Organizing in Jacinto: Getting In and Getting Startedp. 252
Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 268
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