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The policy-based profession : an introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers

Author: Philip R Popple; Leslie Leighninger
Publisher: Boston, MA : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Popple; Leslie Leighninger
ISBN: 0205485928 9780205485925
OCLC Number: 70708056
Description: xiii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Social Welfare Policy and the Social Work Profession Chapter 1: The Policy Based Profession The Target of Social Work - The Individual and Society Social Work's Pursuit of Professional Status The Policy-Based Profession Summary and Practice Implications Conclusion Notes Chapter 2: Defining Social Welfare Policy Social Welfare Policy - Basic Definition Factors Complicating the Definition of Social Welfare Policy Social Welfare Policy - A Working Definition Conclusion Notes Part II: Social Welfare Policy Analysis Chapter 3: Social Welfare Policy Analysis: Basic Concepts The Many Meanings of Policy Analysis Methods of Policy Analysis Policy Analysis as Science, Art, and Politics Conclusion Notes Chapter 4: Policy Analysis from a Historical Perspective Historical Context of Social Welfare Politics Methods of Policy History The Benton Park Crisis Center Conclusion Notes Chapter 5: Social/Economic Analysis Delineation of the Policy under Analysis Social Problem Analysis Facts Related to the Problem Theory of Human Behavior Undergirding the Policy Social Values Related to the Problem Goals of the Policy under Analysis Hypotheses Underlying the Policy Economic Analysis Conclusion Notes Chapter 6: Politics and Social Welfare Policy The Politics of Policy Making Models of Policy Making Conclusion Notes Chapter 7: Fighting Poverty: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Historical Analysis Social Analysis Economic Analysis Evaluation Conclusion Selected Web Sites on Welfare Reform Notes Chapter 8: Aging: Social Security as an Entitlement The Problem That Social Security Was Developed to Solve The Social Security Act of 1935 Historical Development of Social Security Programs in the United States Contemporary Analysis of Social Security Conclusion Selected Web Sites on Social Security and Pensions Notes Chapter 9: Mental Health: Managed Care The Problem That Managed Mental Health Care Was Developed to Solve Managed Mental Health Care The History of Managed Mental Care The Economics of Managed Care Social Analysis of Managed Care The Political Context of Managed Care Social Workers and Managed Care Influencing the System Conclusion Selected Web Sites on Mental Health and Managed Care Notes Chapter 10: Substance Abuse Policies The Problem of Substance Abuse The History of Substance Abuse Policies Social and Economic Analysis of Substance Abuse Policies Political Analysis Analysis of Two Policies: Drug Tests for Welfare Clients and Separation of Treatment for Those Who Are Dually Diagnosed Conclusion Selected Web Sites on Substance Abuse Notes Chapter 11: Child Welfare: Family Preservation Policy Historical Analysis Social Analysis Political Analysis Economic Analysis Policy/Program Evaluation Current Proposals for Policy Reform Conclusion Selected Web Sites on Family Preservation Notes Chapter 12: Conclusion Lessons from Policy Analysis Taking Action -- Policy Practice for Social Workers Notes Appendix A: Library Research for Practitioner Policy Analysis by Lynn Tobola, M.L.S., Social Work Librarian, University of Alabama. Appendix B: Historical Policy Analysis Research Index
Responsibility: Philip R. Popple, Leslie Leighninger.


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