9780205317394

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205317394

  • ISBN 10:

    0205317391

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/01/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

This social welfare policy text, written specifically for social work, shows students the crucial connection between social policy and the everyday practice of social work. The text provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them as they enter the profession. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical policy analysis, social/economic analysis, and political analysis. The text includes chapters on social policy as it affects most of the major areas of social work practice: poverty, aging, mental health, and child welfare. This edition brings students up-to-date on the latest developments in welfare reform, managed care, the campaign to restructure Social Security, and the use of family preservation as an approach to child protection.

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