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

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