Social Policy For Effective Practice

Author : Rosemary Kennedy Chapin
ISBN : 9781315397979
Genre : Social Science
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For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Each chapter builds on the knowledge foundation provided in previous chapters to equip students with skills necessary for effective policy practice. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com
Category: Social Science

Research For Effective Social Work Practice

Author : Judy L. Krysik
ISBN : 9781135134631
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 53.20 MB
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Very often research texts for social work students are dry, boring, and hard for students to relate to. Not this book. Nor do authors Judy L. Krysik and Jerry Finn shy away from teaching research skills that are actually interesting and useful to students interested in real-life social work practice. See Chapter 13 on writing in this book, for example, as well as Chapter 6 on qualitative research methods. Go to www.routledgesw.com/research to learn more. Five unique cases on the web teach students how to apply research issues and skills to a variety of different levels of social work intervention, and clients. See especially the new case RAINN based on the evaluation of a national hotline for rape and sexual abuse: This case focuses on research and ethical issues related to program evaluation.
Category: Social Science

Chapters 10 13 The Practice Of Generalist Social Work Third Edition

Author : Associate Professor of Social Work Julie Birkenmaier
ISBN : 9781317910343
Genre : Social Science
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This text for generalist practice courses is also available with a treasure trove of related materials for use in a two or three-course practice sequence. The text helps translate the guiding theoretical perspectives of social justice, human rights, and critical social construction into purposeful social work practice. Six unique cases, specially written for this Series, provide a "learning by doing" framework unavailable from any other social work publisher. Companion readings and many other resources enable this text to be the centerpiece for three semesters of practice teaching. Go to www.routledgesw.com to learn more. This custom edition includes chapters 10-13 for instructors teaching the third semester of a three-semester generalist practice sequence, and is also available in e-book editions in a full range of digital formats.
Category: Social Science

Chapters 1 5 The Practice Of Generalist Social Work Third Edition

Author : Associate Professor of Social Work Julie Birkenmaier
ISBN : 9781317910404
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.99 MB
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This text for generalist practice courses is also available with a treasure trove of related materials for use in a two or three-course practice sequence. The text helps translate the guiding theoretical perspectives of social justice, human rights, and critical social construction into purposeful social work practice. Six unique cases, specially written for this Series, provide a "learning by doing" framework unavailable from any other social work publisher. Companion readings and many other resources enable this text to be the centerpiece for three semesters of practice teaching. Go to www.routledgesw.com to learn more. This custom edition includes the first five chapters for instructors teaching the first semester of a three-semester generalist practice sequence, and is also available in e-book editions in a full range of digital formats.
Category: Social Science

Families And Mental Retardation

Author : Diane T. Marsh
ISBN : 0275940144
Genre : Political Science
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This volume is written from the perspective of a competence paradigm for professional practice, which offers a constructive alternative to the more prevalent pathology models. The goal of professional practice is to empower families in coping with the catastrophic stressor of mental illness, recognizing the strengths and resources of families, which have often been minimized in the past, and fostering new collaborative modes of family-professional relationships. Unique features include a consideration of life-span, family system and subsystem perspectives, and powerful personal accounts of family members.
Category: Political Science

Gerontological Social Work Practice

Author : Enid Opal Cox
ISBN : 9781317787761
Genre : Family & Relationships
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What are the challenges facing gerontological social workers—today and in the near future? This book gives you an essential overview of the role, status, and potential of gerontological social work in aging societies around the world. Drawing on the expertise of leaders in the field, it identifies key policy and practice issues and suggests directions for the future. Here you’ll find important perspectives on home health care, mental health, elder abuse, older workers’ issues, and death and dying, as well as an examination of the policy and practice issues of utmost concern to social workers dealing with the elderly. With Gerontological Social Work Practice: Issues, Challenges, and Potential you’ll explore: the differences between real situations and what demographics lead one to expect the need for social workers to focus on economic, political, and social issues in order to promote positive change the long-term care insurance issues facing elderly Japanese citizens a Canadian perspective on social work practice with aging people practice techniques to use with aging African Americans strengths-based and empowerment-oriented ways to work with frail elderly the impact of multiculturalism on social policy and much more!
Category: Family & Relationships

Management Current Practices And New Directions

Author : Bruno Dyck
ISBN : 9781111785642
Genre : Business & Economics
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Unlike any other text available today, Dyck/Neubert's MANAGEMENT: CURRENT PRACTICES AND NEW DIRECTIONS blends the strengths of two management perspectives. Now you can choose a truly unique management text that establishes a strong traditional management foundation while addressing the issues that today's millennial students will face in their future careers. The authors' solid mainstream approach in each chapter addresses the traditional four main functions of management. The authors then take management a step further by closely examining multistream topics that other books only mention, such as social justice and concern for the natural environment. The authors build upon the multistream understanding that effective management involves balancing a broad set of criteria, ranging from community enhancement and ecological sustainability to meaningful work and financial viability. Throughout the text, captivating experiences and stories from actual managers and leading organizations demonstrate managers making a difference. With a practical, hands-on focus, the text equips students with the knowledge and theoretical tools to further their own decision-making abilities. Dyck/Neubert's unique blend of traditional management strengths and the best of multistream management theories and practices promises to educate, inspire, and empower your students now and throughout their management futures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

Social Work Practice Research For The Twenty First Century

Author : Anne E. Fortune
ISBN : 9780231512640
Genre : Social Science
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Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes of social work practice is critical to maintaining the public's investment and interest in the profession and to ensuring that underserved populations are well served. Incorporating the concerns of a new century into a consideration of models for practice research, this volume largely builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically-based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized current intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews Reid's task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models (EBPs) for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches as applied in U.S. and international settings. Contributors also summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and for the profession. This volume will inspire practice research to further the use of evidence as a base for the profession.
Category: Social Science