Test Bank Social Work Policy Practice Changing Our Community, Nation, and the World Jessica A. Ritter
Demonstrates why policy-making is a critical and exciting dimension of social work practice.
Social Work Policy Practice engages students by showing how the mission of social justice and the person-in-environment perspective sets social work apart from other helping professions in the United States.
Part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, this text introduces students to social work policy practice in the United States and describes how policies are enacted into law as well as how to engage in policy practice. It includes compelling stories of advocates, activists, and organizations who try to make change in the political and/or legal arenas on behalf of vulnerable populations. The final chapters of the text focus on the economics that surround the policy change process and take a look toward the future.
Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
Understand the importance of social work policy practice
Describe how social work policies are made into law
Engage in policy practice
CSWE’s Core Competencies and PracticeBehavior Examples in the Text vi
Sample Syllabus ix
Chapter 1 Policy Practice: The Hidden Side of Social Work 1
Chapter 2 Social Workers and Political Action: Three Relevant Historical Periods 15
Chapter 3 The Role of Values in the Political Arena 30
Chapter 4 Social Workers in Action: The Six Stages of the Policy Change Process 44
Chapter 5 When Wearing Buttons Isn’t Enough 57
Chapter 6 Health Care Policies and Programs 70
Chapter 7 Mental Health Advocacy 84
Chapter 8 From Civil Rights to immigrant Rights 97
Chapter 9 Child Welfare and Children’s Rights 111
Chapter 10 Aging Policy and the Controversy Over End-of-Life Policies 125
Chapter 11 Using the Judicial System to Affect Change 138
Chapter 12 The Politics of Economics 151
Chapter 13 A Look to the Future 165