The Policy-Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers (Paperback)

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NOTE: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN: 0133909115. Connects social policy and the everyday practice of social work. The sixth edition of The Policy-Based Profession provides students with a process for analyzing policies that will help them with a career in social work. It offers a detailed foundation for policy analysis, including chapters on historical policy analysis, social/economic analysis, and political analysis. This title brings students up to date on the latest developments in social work practice. Areas covered include: welfare reform, mental health managed care, the campaign to restructure Social Security, reactions to current immigration issues, current threats to workers' pensions, program and policy responses to the problems of substance abuse, and the use of family preservation as an approach to child protection. A new chapter on health care reform discusses the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act. This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText
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About the Author


Philip R. Popple is Professor and BSW Director at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work. His MSW and Ph.D. are both from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of three social work texts, and and editior of two. He has numerous publications in social work journals and presentations at professional conferences. His practice experience is in child welfare, public welfare administration and planning, and staff development. He is currently researching and writing a book on the history of social work and social welfare with a focus on the development of social work practice. Leslie Leighninger is Professor Emeritus and former director of the School of Social Work at Arizonal State University. She earned her MSW at the State University of New York and her Ph.D. at the University of California Berkeley. She is the author of four books including the highly praised Social Work: Search for Identity. In addition she has published numerous journal articles and presentations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780205920167
ISBN-10: 0205920160
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: August 24th, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English