Social Policy For Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach (New Directions In Social Work (Routledge))

Authors: Rosemary Chapin
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: approach, directions, strengths, practice, policy, effective, social
Pages: 528
Published: 2010-12-18
Language: English
Category: Social Services & Welfare, Poverty, Current Events, Politics & Social Sciences,
ISBN-10: 0415873398     ISBN-13: 9780415873390
Binding: Paperback (2)
List Price: 95.95 USD

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. 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.

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