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Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice


Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice


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von: Ira C. Colby, Catherine N. Dulmus, Karen M. Sowers

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Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 07.01.2013
ISBN/EAN: 9781118420966
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 312

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Invaluable guidance and advice for creating positive change in social policy Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributions from leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives on different topics. This visionary guide equips social workers to proactively engage in policy practice to influence specific policies. Designed as a social welfare policy practice text for undergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, this book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice addresses specific populations within a wide variety of practice arenas, including: Social welfare policy and politics Aging in the United States Public mental health policy in the United States Disability policy development Health-care policy Urban housing policy Child welfare policy Redefining the welfare state in a global economy Global in context, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice encourages those in the social work profession to become directly engaged with individuals, families, groups, and communities in the crafting of impartial public policies for marginalized members of society.
Preface xi About the Editors xv Contributors xvii Chapter 1 Policy Practice 1 Rodney A. Ellis Introduction 1 Policy Practice 2 Preparation of the Practitioner 6 Assembling a Team 8 Identification, Definition, and Legitimization of the Problem 9 Selecting an Approach 11 Conducting an Analysis 12 Evaluating the Outcomes 18 Conclusion 19 Key Terms 19 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 19 Online Resources 19 References 20 Chapter 2 Social Welfare Policy and Politics 21 Richard Hoefer Introduction 21 Defining Social Welfare Policy 22 Defining Politics 22 Politics as Ideologies: Across the Spectrum of Right and Left 23 Politics as Process: How to Have an Effect on Social Policy 31 Conclusion 33 Key Terms 33 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 34 Online Resources 34 References 34 Chapter 3 New Federalism, New Freedom, and States’ Rights: The Uncertain and Fragmented Direction of Public Mental Health Policy in the United States 37 King Davis and Hyejin Jung Introduction 37 The Epidemiology and Burden of Mental Illness 38 Unresolved Federalism in Mental Health Policy 43 States’ Rights and Control of Mental Health Policy 48 Federal Encroachment in State Mental Health Policy and Services 52 The Declining Financial Health of State Governments: Implications for the Future of State Mental Health Policy 64 Key Terms 70 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 70 Online Resources 71 References 71 Chapter 4 Aging in the United States: Challenges to Social Policy and Policy Practice 81 Enid Opal Cox Introduction 81 The Political/Moral Economy Context of Aging Societies 83 Changing Social Perceptions, Expectations, and Policies 85 Overview of Selected Policy and Services 93 Implications for Social Work Policy Practitioners 102 Key Terms 106 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 106 Online Resources 106 References 107 Chapter 5 Explanatory Legitimacy and Disjuncture: A Multidimensional Model for Disability Policy Development and Analysis 113 Stephen French Gilson and Elizabeth DePoy Introduction 113 Explanatory Legitimacy Theory 114 Looking Back 117 Explanatory Legitimacy Theory Analysis of Policy Exemplars 123 Conclusions 130 Key Terms 131 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 131 Online Resources 131 References 132 Chapter 6 Health Care Policy: Should Change Be Small or Large? 135 Pamela J. Miller Introduction 135 Needed Background 138 Policy Topics 142 Policies/Programs Worth Exploring 152 Concluding Remarks and Future Directions 154 Key Terms 155 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 155 Online Resources 155 References 155 Chapter 7 Social Determinants of Health: 21st-Century Social Work Priorities 159 Gary Rosenberg Introduction 159 Social Work at the End of the 19th Century 162 Social Work in the 20th Century 163 Conclusions 170 Key Terms 171 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 172 Online Resources 172 References 172 Chapter 8 Property for People or the Property of People: Urban Housing Policy and Practice in the Developing World 175 Sunil Kumar Introduction 175 An Urban World—Why Fresh Thinking on Urban Housing Practice and Policy in Less Developed Regions Matters 177 Planet of Slums—Why Poor Urban Housing Conditions Is Not All That Matters 180 The Good and the Great—International Development Organizations, Alliances, and Campaigns 181 Civil Society, Not-for-Profits, and Others of the Same Ilk, But With a Different Perspective 185 Property for People or the Property of People: The Politics of Tenure 190 Toward a Conclusion: The Challenge for Urban Housing Policy and Practice Lies in Asking the Right Questions 193 In Conclusion: Property for People or the Property of People 197 Key Terms 198 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 198 Online Resources 199 Notes 199 References 200 Chapter 9 Child Welfare Policy 209 Richard J. Gelles and Carol Wilson Spigner A Brief History of Child Welfare Policy in the United States 211 The Initial Involvement of the Federal Government 214 The Impact of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 215 Foster Care Drift and the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 219 The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 221 The Impact of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 222 The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 222 Applicable Supreme Court Rulings 223 Family Preservation and Family Support Act 224 The Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and the Interethnic Adoption Provisions of the Small Business Job Protection Act 225 Reassessment of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 and the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 227 Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 229 Conclusion 231 Key Terms 232 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 232 Online Resources 233 Notes 234 References 234 Chapter 10 Public Funding of Sectarian Organizations for the Provision of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care: Discriminatory Issues for Gay Males 239 Christopher W. Blackwell and Sophia F. Dziegielewski Introduction 239 Religious and Faith-Based Organizations Providing Social Services: Charitable Choice 240 Implications for Further Research and Policy Development 247 Key Terms 248 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 248 Online Resources 248 References 248 Chapter 11 Social Welfare and Economics: Redefining the Welfare State in a Global Economy 253 Howard Karger and Peter A. Kindle Introduction 253 The Social Welfare State: A Legacy of the Industrial Era 255 The Postindustrial Economy 257 Employment in Postindustrial Society 258 Impoverishment and Debt in the Postindustrial Era 262 A New Welfare Agenda for the Global Economy 265 Conclusion 272 Key Terms 274 Review Questions for Critical Thinking 274 Online Resources 274 References 274 Author Index 277 Subject Index 283
IRA C. COLBY, DSW, is Dean of the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston, Texas. Dr. Colby has served on, chaired, or held elective positions in a number of national social work associations, including past president of the Council on Social Work Education, and serves on a number of journal editorial boards. CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD, LCSW, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Buffalo Center for Social Research in the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and Research Director at Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester, New York. KAREN M. SOWERS, PhD, is Dean and Beaman Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, evidence–based practice, and international social work practice.
Invaluable guidance and advice for creating positive change in social policy Edited by a team of renowned experts, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice features contributions from leaders in this field providing a variety of perspectives on different topics. This visionary guide equips social workers to proactively engage in policy practice to influence specific policies. Designed as a social welfare policy practice text for undergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, this book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice addresses specific populations within a wide variety of practice arenas, including: Social welfare policy and politics Aging in the United States Public mental health policy in the United States Disability policy development Health-care policy Urban housing policy Child welfare policy Redefining the welfare state in a global economy Global in context, Connecting Social Welfare Policy to Fields of Practice encourages those in the social work profession to become directly engaged with individuals, families, groups, and communities in the crafting of impartial public policies for marginalized members of society.

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