Social Work Policy Practice
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The book is divided into three parts. In Part I, students learn a brief history of social welfare legislation in the United States and the role of social workers in policy development. Part II provides concrete information on how policies become law. It includes an overview of the levels and branches of government, in-depth descriptions of the policy change process, and various strategies advocates employ to enact change. Part III consists of real-world stories of advocates and advocacy organizations that have attempted to change policies on behalf of vulnerable populations.
This edition includes up-to-date information regarding policy issues in child welfare, aging, healthcare, mental health, poverty and income equality, rights for racial minorities, and immigration. New material addresses policy issues pertaining to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter social movements.
Engaging and accessible, Social Work Policy Practice is an ideal resource for courses that introduce policymaking to students of social work.
Active Learning ISBN: 978-1-5165-2736-6
Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.
Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:
- 13 quizzes, one for each Cognella Active Learning module, including 78 questions (with more on the way!)
- 13 sets of interactive flashcards on important key terms and concepts
- 78 discussion questions, about 6 per Cognella Active Learning module, ranging on topics from personal views on the stigma associated with social workers to opinions on the Social Work Reinvestment Act and more! See a preview of the content
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John C. Rife, MSW, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“Social Work Policy Practice by Jessica Ritter is a timely, relevant, and applied social welfare policy practice textbook which will help train future social workers in the important work of social change.”
LeaAnne DeRigne, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, Florida Atlantic University
“Dr. Ritter has a way of making social work policy come alive. Her quality of writing and ease of reading makes students feel an increased confidence and understanding while gaining valuable insight to multiple aspects of policy practice.”
Scott W. Gaffney, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Southeastern University
“Ritter provides an engaging, thorough, and passionate look at social welfare policy, with an emphasis on advocacy efforts. This is truly a text devoted to policy as it relates to social and economic justice.”
John Quinton Hodges, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, University of North Alabama
“A contemporary analysis of important issues and policies impacting social workers that can easily be adopted for many other fields including human development, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, and education.”
Mary H. Garcia, Instructor of Human Development, Washington State University