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Social Work Policy Practice
Jessica A. Ritter , Maura C. Roche

Jessica A. Ritter, Ph.D., MSSW, BSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Pacific University Oregon where she directs the u... Weiterlesen
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Jessica A. Ritter, Ph.D., MSSW, BSW is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Pacific University Oregon where she directs the undergraduate social work program. Dr. Ritter completed her BSW, MSSW, and doctorate in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Her social work career has been dedicated to the field of child welfare and work on behalf of vulnerable children and families. She co-authored a chapter on child welfare policy in Dr. Diana DiNitto's book, Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 7th edition. Her current research is focused on evaluating the political participation and political advocacy efforts of social workers, and she has published in this area. Dr. Ritter is a Fulbright Scholar, which enabled her to conducted research on social work policy practice in Gothenburg, Sweden during the fall of 2011. She teaches a range of social work courses in the social work program at Pacific University including Principles of Social Work, Social Work Research Methods, Macro Social Work, and Social Policy & Social Justice. Professor Ritter is the author of the book 101 Careers in Social Work, which provides a current examination and description of the multitude of careers paths that are available to those with a degree in social work. She serves as the Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Oregon Chapter of NASW where she works with others to impact legislation at the state level. Jessica's passion within social work is social welfare policy, cultivating strong political advocacy skills among social work students and encouraging them to explore this side of macro social work practice.



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Demonstrates why policy-making is a critical and exciting dimension of social work practice. Social Work Policy Practice engages students by showing how the mission of social justice and the person-in-environment perspective sets social work apart from other helping professions in the United States. Part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, this text introduces students to social work policy practice in the United States and describes how policies are enacted into law as well as how to engage in policy practice. It includes compelling stories of advocates, activists, and organizations who try to make change in the political and/or legal arenas on behalf of vulnerable populations. The final chapters of the text focus on the economics that surround the policy change process and take a look toward the future. Upon completing this book readers will be able to: * Understand the importance of social work policy practice * Describe how social work policies are made into law* Engage in policy practice Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205223079 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205223077.



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Found in this Section: 1. Brief Table of Contents 2. Full Table of Contents 1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I Chapter 1: Policy Practice: The Hidden Side of Social Work Chapter 2: Evolution of Social Welfare Legislation in the U.S. Chapter 3: The Role of 'Values' in the Political Arena Part II Chapter 4: Social Workers in Action: The Six Stages of the Policy Change Process Chapter 5: When Wearing Buttons Isn't Enough Part III Chapter 6: Health Care Policies and Programs Chapter 7: Mental Health Advocacy Mental illness Chapter 8: From Civil Rights to Immigrant Rights Chapter 9: Child Welfare and Children's Rights Chapter 10: The Controversy over End-of-Life Policies Chapter 11: Using the Judicial System to affect change Part IV Chapter 12: The Politics of Economics Chapter 13: A look to the future 2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS PART I Chapter 1: Policy Practice: The Hidden Side of Social Work Social work's commitment to social justice The debate between the micro changers and the macro changers Has social work abandoned its mission of social justice? Are social workers adequately prepared for policy work? Is all social work political? What exactly is policy practice? Social welfare policy Are social workers active enough politically? Being the voice of the voiceless Can all problems be solved with legislation? Work settings for social workers engaged in policy practice Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 2: Evolution of Social Welfare Legislation in the U.S. The Settlement House Movement (late 1800s) Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR) New Deal Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty The Rise of Conservatism and the Decline of Social Responsibility Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 3: The Role of 'Values' in the Political Arena It's all about values American values Political ideology Why can't liberals and conservatives get along? Religion & politics Neo-liberalism Think Tanks Political Parties in the U.S. The tea party movement Occupy Wall Street Are all social workers liberal? Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Part II Chapter 4: Social Workers in Action: The Six Stages of the Policy Change Process Who makes policy in the U.S.? Policy making settings in the U.S. Civics 101: Levels and branches of government The Federal government State government Local government Six stages of the policy change process Problem definition stage Agenda setting Policy formulation Passage of the policy Policy implementation Evaluating the policy change Final Thoughts Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 5: When Wearing Buttons Isn't Enough Opportunities for Social Work Students Volunteering your time Join an Organization Influencing Legislation Fundraising How Do I Find the Time to Volunteer? Career options in the political arena Executive Director of an Advocacy Organization Policy Staff (related titles: Policy Director/Policy Associate/Policy Analyst) Public Affairs Director or Public Affairs Staff Lobbyist (contract vs. on-staff) Legislative Staff Consider Running for Office Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Part III Chapter 6: Health Care Policies and Programs What is the problem? Overview of major government funded healthcare programs in the U.S. What is single-payer health care? The mad as hell doctors tour Heath insurance reform under President Obama The conservative response to health care reform ("obamaCare") The patient protection and affordable care act Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 7: Mental Health Advocacy Mental illness Timeline of mental health advocacy in the U.S. Mental health parity How the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici mental health parity and addiction equality act was passed into law Phase i: first parity law in passed (small step forward) Phase ii: stagnation due to political opposition from the Republican Party Phase iii: true parity is finally achieved Practice Test MySearchLab Connections Chapter 8: From Civil Rights to Immigrant Rights Laws and court cases outlawing discrimination Immigration Illegal immigration Advocates of comprehensive immigr

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Titel: Social Work Policy Practice
Untertitel: Changing Our Community, Nation, and the World
Autor: Jessica A. Ritter Maura C. Roche
EAN: 9780205828517
ISBN: 978-0-205-82851-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Herausgeber: Pearson Education (US)
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 567g
Größe: H254mm x B203mm
Jahr: 2012

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