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Engaging Social Welfare: An Introduction to Policy Analysis

By Mark J. Stern

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 14, 2014

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Examines how social workers can influence policy through practice


Engaging Social Welfare: An Introduction to Policy Analysis explains the clash between political and economic forces that shape social welfare policy and how social workers can influence policy through their practice. Students will learn how social workers can impact policy in ways that may not feel like policymaking, such as reducing the impact of law on their clients, or figuring out a more efficient and effective way to delivery a service. This titleprovides readers with the knowledge and set of competencies needed to translate the phrase policy practice into meaningful action and the understanding that every social worker is a policymaker.


Connecting Core Competencies Series - This title is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series, designed to guide students in becoming skilled at the Council on Social Work's core competencies. Each chapter reflects and integrates the latest CSWE competency standards (EPAS). End-of-chapter assessment reinforces this integration.

Table of Contents

In This Section:

 

    I)   Brief Table of Contents

    II)  Detailed Table of Contents

 


 

I) Brief Table of Contents

 

PART I: A FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY ANALYSIS

Chapter 1. An Approach to Policy Practice

Chapter 2. Politics and Economics: The Institutional Structure

of Social Welfare

Chapter 3. Historical Influences: Ideology and Institutions

Chapter 4. Poverty and Inequality

 

PART II: ADDRESING HUMAN NEEDS

Chapter 5. Food and Nutrition

Chapter 6. Housing and Community Development

Chapter 7. Physical and Behavioral Health

Chapter 8. Employment, Public Assistance, and Job Training

 

PART III: ADDRESING THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Chapter 9. The Challenge of Social Justice

Chapter 10. Providing Income and Services to Older Americans

Chapter 11. The Next Generation: Education and Child Welfare

 

PART IV: ENGAGING SOCIAL WELFARE : OPPORTUNITIES FOR

POLICY PRACTICE

Chapter 12. Social Workers’ Role in Social Welfare Policy

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

PART I: A FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY ANALYSIS

Chapter 1. An Approach to Policy Practice

Policy is Practice

The Policy-in-Environment Model

What is Social Welfare Policy?

Conclusion: Social Insurance and Public Assistance

 

Chapter 2. Politics and Economics: The Institutional Structure

of Social Welfare

Introduction

The American Social Welfare System in Global Perspective

Esping-Andersen: Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism

The Institutional Structure of the Economy

The Institutional Structure of Politics

Federalism and Public Policy

Litigating Public Policy: The Courts

Federal Government and the States: Changing Relationships

Conclusion

 

Chapter 3. Historical Influences: Ideology and Institutions

Introduction

The Year I: Why History Always Matters

Four Eras of American Social Welfare

Paths Taken and Not Taken

Conclusion: A New Generation of “Young Turks”

 

Chapter 4. Poverty and Inequality

Introduction: The Two Uses of Poverty

Types of Inequality and Democratic Values

Theories of Distributive Justice

Inequality’s Challenge to Social Work Values and Ethics

Trends in Poverty and Income Inequality

Explaining Persistent Poverty

Conclusion: Reconnecting the Conversations of Inequality and Poverty

Policy Practice: The Financial Victimization of the Poor

 

PART II: ADDRESING HUMAN NEEDS

Chapter 5. Food and Nutrition

Introduction

How Americans Obtain Their Food

Public Policy and the Food Chain: Agricultural Subsidies and Public Regulation

Food Insecurity

Ecological Approaches to Food Insecurity: Food Deserts

Targeted Approaches to Food

Community-Based and Alternative Approaches to Food and Nutrition

Policy Practice: Using Universal Feeding to Reduce Red Tape and Increase Access

 

Chapter 6. Housing and Community Development

Introduction

Housing

Community Development

Immigrants and the Economic Revitalization of American Cities

 

Chapter 7. Physical and Behavioral Health

Introduction

How Americans Get and Pay for Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care

Medicare

Medicaid

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Looking to the Future: Reform or Revolution?

Veterans Health Care System

Mental Health

 

Chapter 8. Employment, Public Assistance, and Job Training

Introduction

The New Landscape of Work and Family

Unemployment Compensation

Public Assistance

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The Training Conundrum

Conclusion

Policy Practice: Discretion and Sanctioning

 

PART III: ADDRESING THE NEEDS OF SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Chapter 9. The Challenge of Social Justice

Introduction

Mass Imprisonment

Gender and Violence

Civil protection orders

Changes in arrest policy

Prosecution

Disability and Dependence

Marriage Equality: The Last Discrimination?

Conclusion

 

Chapter 10. Providing Income and Services to Older Americans

Introduction

The Status of Older Americans before the 1970s

Income Supports for Older Americans

Older Americans Act

Policy Practice: Women’s Unpaid Labor

 

Chapter 11. The Next Generation: Education and Child Welfare

Introduction

Two Perspectives on Children’s Policy

How Americans Raise Their Children

The Risks of Childhood

Policy Responses to the Problems of Children and Youth

The Future of Child Welfare

 

PART IV: ENGAGING SOCIAL WELFARE : OPPORTUNITIES FOR

POLICY PRACTICE

Chapter 12. Social Workers’ Role in Social Welfare Policy

Introduction

Social Welfare Policy and Social Work Competencies

Types of Policy Engagement

Policy Practice Opportunities

Conclusion: The Next Social Welfare System

 

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