Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors

Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through 8 Policy Sectors

By: Bruce S. Jansson (author)Paperback

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This is the first textbook that embeds policy practice and policy advocacy in multiple policy sectors (health, child welfare, mental health, education, safety net, and gerontology). It transforms policy from the encyclopedic qualities of some competing policy-sector texts by providing tools for social worker students to engage in advocacy at multiple levels.

About Author

Bruce S. Jansson (MA, University of Chicago and Harvard University; PhD, University of Chicago) is the Driscoll/Clevenger professor of social policy in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). He joined the USC faculty in 1973 after working in Michigan as a community organizer and planner for tenant rights. He also has served as the Moses distinguished research professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. His scholarly interests focus on advancing case advocacy and policy advocacy in social work, as well as examining the history and practice of social welfare policy. He invented the term "policy practice" in the 1984 release of The Theory and Practice of Social Policy, which was succeeded by other titles, including Becoming an Effective Policy Advocate (1999, 2003, 2008, 2011, and 2014). Policy practice has since emerged as a recognized intervention, with the Council on Social Work Education now requiring social work schools to teach policy practice.

Contents

Chapter 1: Advancing Social Justice In 8 Policy Sectors Reforming Policies in Eight Sectors Realizing that Micro, Mezzo and Macro Policy Advocacy Are Really Needed Identifying Seven Core Problems that Cut Across Eight Policy Sectors Recognizing the Seven Core Problems in 8 Policy Sectors Understanding that Social Work's Code of Ethics Requires Advocacy Defining "Social Policies" Joining the Reform Tradition of Social Work Chapter 2: Deciding When to Challenge the Status Quo Analyzing Foundational Beliefs Analyzing Ideology in a Polarized Nation Seeking Common Ground with Abdicating the Code of Ethics Identifying "Vulnerable Populations" in Social Work's Code of Ethics Identifying Sixteen Vulnerable Populations Analyzing the Oppression of Women in the Contemporary Period Understanding Why Social Policies Are Needed for Everyone and for Vulnerable Populations Deciding When to Initiate Policy Advocacy Chapter 3: Initiating Policy Advocacy Interventions at Three Levels Using a Multi-Level Policy Advocacy Framework Providing Policy Advocacy at Three Levels Identifying Differences Between Advocacy and Clinical Counseling Linking Three Levels of Advocacy: the Case of Pregnant Teens and Teen Mothers Developing Red Flag Alerts Identifying Red Flag Alerts in Specific Settings Developing Red Flag Alerts at Three Levels Chapter 4: Practicing Micro Policy Advocacy Interventions Defining Micro Policy Advocacy A Preliminary Challenge: Reading the Context Challenge 1 : Deciding Whether to Proceed Challenge 2: Deciding Where to Focus Challenge 3: Obtaining Recognition that a Client Has an Inportant Unresolved Problem Challenge 4: Analyzing or Diagnosing Why a Client Has an Unresolved Problem Challenge 5: Developing a Strategy to Address a Client's Unresolved Problem Challenges 6,7, and 8: Developing Support, Implementing and Assessing Learning Micro Policy Advocacy Skills Learn How a Social Worker Engaged in Micro Policy Advocacy Chapter 5: Practicing Mezzo Policy Advocacy Interventions Defining Mezzo Policy Advocacy Skills Needed for Mezzo Policy Advocacy A Preliminary Challenge: Reading the Context Challenge 1: Deciding Whether to Proceed Challenge 2: Deciding Where to Focus Challenge 3: Obtaining Decision Makers' Recognition of Unsolved Problems Challenge 4: Analyzing Why The Problem Exists Challenge 5: Developing a Strategy or Proposal to Address the Problem Challenge 6: Developing Support for the Strategy of Proposal Challenge 7: Implementing a Strategy or Policy to Address the Problem in Agencies and Communities Challenge 8: Assessing Whether the Implemented Strategy or Policy Was Effective In Addressing the Problem in Agencies and Communities A Case Example of Mezzo Policy Chapter 6: Practicing Macro Policy Advocacy Interventions Knowing the Context How Macro Policy Advocates Engage the Eight Challenges Identifying Macro Policy Advocacy Skills A Social Worker Persuades the Utah Legislature To Advance Women's Reproductive Rights Chapter 7: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Healthcare Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the Paradoxical American Health Sector Identifying Health Problems Caused by Economic Inequality Identifying Health Problems Caused by Economic Inequality Analyzing Seven Core Problems in the American Health System "Thinking Big:" Practice Advocacy in the Healthcare Sector Chapter 8: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Gerontology Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the American Gerontology Sector Analyzing Problems of Seniors Caused by Economic Inequality Analyzing the Political Economy of the Gerontology Sector Analyzing Seven Problems in the Gerontology Sector "Thinking Big"as Policy Advocates in the Gerontology Sector Chapter 9 :Becoming Policy Advocates in the Safety Net Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the American Safety Net System Analyze How Defects in American Safety Net Programs Often Exacerbate Income Inequality Analyze the Political Economy of the Safety Net Sector Using American Safety Net Programs to Improve Consumers' Wellbeing Engaging in Policy Advocacy to Redress Seven Core Problems in Safety-Net Programs at Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels "Thinking Big" As Policy Advocates in the Safety Chapter 10: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Mental Health Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the Mental Health Sector Understanding the Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders Analyzing the Impact of Income Inequality on Mental Health Analyzing the Political Economy of Mental Health Addressing Seven Core Problems in the Mental Health Sector with Advocacy "Thinking Big" as Policy Advocates in the Mental Health Sector Chapter 11: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Child and Family Sector Identifying Advocacy Groups in the Child and Family Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the Child and Family Sector Understanding the Scope of Child Abuse and Neglect Analyzing the Political Economy of the Child and Family Sector Recognizing Child and Family Problems that are Created by an Inegalitarian Nation Understanding How Seven Core Problems Exist in the Child Welfare Sector "Thinking Big" as Policy Advocates in the Child and Family Sector Chapter 12: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Education System Analyzing the Evolution of the American Education System Recognizing Educational Problems that are Created by an Inegalitarian Nation Analyzing the Political Economy of the Education Sector Analyzing Seven Core Problems in the Education Sector "Thinking Big" as Advocates in the Education Sector Chapter 13 Becoming Policy Advocates in the Immigration Sector Analyzing the Evolution of America's Immigration Policies Analyzing the Movement of Persons Across National Boundaries Analyzing the Legal Status of Immigrants in the United States Recognizing Problems for Immigrants Created by an Inegalitarian Nation Understanding the Political Economy of the Immigration Sector Analyzing Seven Core Problems in the Immigration Sector "Thinking Big" as Policy Advocates in the Immigration Chapter 14: Becoming Policy Advocates in the Criminal Justice Sector Analyzing the Evolution of the American Criminal Justice Sector Identifying Connections Between Mass Incarceration and Economic Inequality Analyzing the Political Economy of the Criminal Justice Sector Analyzing Seven Core Problems in the Criminal Justice Sector "Thinking Big" as Policy Advocates in the Criminal Justice Sector

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  • ISBN13: 9781483377889
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781483377889
  • weight: 860
  • ISBN10: 1483377881

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