In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services. With this edition, the authors cover all the required content areas for the social welfare policy and service sequence as specified in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
Ginsberg: (Columbia, SC) Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Past president of American Public Human Services Association. Former social policy chair of the Child Welfare League of America. Miller Cribbs: (Columbia, SC) Assistant professor in the College of Social Work and an affiliated faculty member of the Women's Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.