The Policy-Based Profession An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-03-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Help students connect social policy to the everyday practice of social work
The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them with their careers in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical, economic, and social policy analysis. Students then learn to apply the analysis framework to representative policies and issues in the fields of public welfare, aging, mental health, substance abuse, health, child welfare, and immigration.

Correlated with the most recent Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Competencies, the 7th Edition includes the most recent research, theories, and political developments impacting the field. An entirely new chapter on immigration policy highlights this critical social justice issue, the health chapter delves into recent happenings in health care reform, and the mental health chapter includes material on the opioid epidemic and returning veterans.

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part One: Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession

1. The Policy-Based Profession
2.  Defining Social Welfare Policy

Part Two: Social Welfare Policy Analysis
3. Social Welfare Policy Analysis
4. Policy Analysis from a Historical Perspective
5. Social/Economic Analysis

Part Three: The Framework Applied
6. Fighting Poverty: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
7. Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement
8. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
9. Health
10. Child Welfare: Family Preservation Policy
11. Immigration

Part Four: Taking Action
12. Politics and Social Welfare Policy
13. Taking Action: Policy Practice for Social Workers
14. Conclusion

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