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Social work policy practice : changing our community, nation, and the world

Author: Jessica A Ritter
Publisher: Boston : Pearson Education, ©2013.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica A Ritter
ISBN: 9780205828517 0205828515
OCLC Number: 798809955
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Found in this Section:1. Brief Table of Contents2. Full Table of Contents 1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS PART IChapter 1: Policy Practice: The Hidden Side of Social WorkChapter 2: Evolution of Social Welfare Legislation in the U.S.Chapter 3: The Role of `Values' in the Political Arena Part IIChapter 4: Social Workers in Action: The Six Stages of the Policy Change ProcessChapter 5: When Wearing Buttons Isn't Enough Part IIIChapter 6: Health Care Policies and ProgramsChapter 7: Mental Health Advocacy Mental illnessChapter 8: From Civil Rights to Immigrant RightsChapter 9: Child Welfare and Children's RightsChapter 10: The Controversy over End-of-Life PoliciesChapter 11: Using the Judicial System to affect change Part IVChapter 12: The Politics of EconomicsChapter 13: A look to the future2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS PART IChapter 1: Policy Practice: The Hidden Side of Social WorkSocial work's commitment to social justiceThe debate between the micro changers and the macro changersHas social work abandoned its mission of social justice?Are social workers adequately prepared for policy work?Is all social work political?What exactly is policy practice?Social welfare policyAre social workers active enough politically?Being the voice of the voicelessCan all problems be solved with legislation?Work settings for social workers engaged in policy practicePractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 2: Evolution of Social Welfare Legislation in the U.S.The Settlement House Movement (late 1800s)Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (FDR) New DealLyndon B. Johnson's Great Society and War on PovertyThe Rise of Conservatism and the Decline of Social ResponsibilityPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 3: The Role of `Values' in the Political ArenaIt's all about valuesAmerican valuesPolitical ideologyWhy can't liberals and conservatives get along?Religion & politicsNeo-liberalismThink TanksPolitical Parties in the U.S.The tea party movementOccupy Wall StreetAre all social workers liberal?Practice TestMySearchLab Connections Part IIChapter 4: Social Workers in Action: The Six Stages of the Policy Change ProcessWho makes policy in the U.S.?Policy making settings in the U.S.Civics 101: Levels and branches of governmentThe Federal governmentState governmentLocal governmentSix stages of the policy change processProblem definition stageAgenda settingPolicy formulationPassage of the policyPolicy implementationEvaluating the policy changeFinal ThoughtsPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 5: When Wearing Buttons Isn't EnoughOpportunities for Social Work StudentsVolunteering your timeJoin an OrganizationInfluencing LegislationFundraisingHow Do I Find the Time to Volunteer?Career options in the political arenaExecutive Director of an Advocacy OrganizationPolicy Staff (related titles: Policy Director/Policy Associate/Policy Analyst)Public Affairs Director or Public Affairs StaffLobbyist (contract vs. on-staff)Legislative StaffConsider Running for Office Practice TestMySearchLab Connections Part IIIChapter 6: Health Care Policies and ProgramsWhat is the problem?Overview of major government funded healthcare programs in the U.S.What is single-payer health care?The mad as hell doctors tourHeath insurance reform under President ObamaThe conservative response to health care reform ("obamaCare")The patient protection and affordable care actPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 7: Mental Health Advocacy Mental illnessTimeline of mental health advocacy in the U.S.Mental health parityHow the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici mental health parity and addiction equality act was passed into lawPhase i: first parity law in passed (small step forward)Phase ii: stagnation due to political opposition from the Republican PartyPhase iii: true parity is finally achievedPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 8: From Civil Rights to Immigrant RightsLaws and court cases outlawing discriminationImmigrationIllegal immigrationAdvocates of comprehensive immigration reformOpponents of comprehensive immigration reformWhat now?Arizona's support our law enforcement and safe neighborhoods act (SB 1070)What is the dream act?Who supports the dream act?Who opposes the dream act?What strategies have been used to get it passed into law?Papers, stories of undocumented youth (the movie)What is the current status of the dream act?Practice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 9: Child Welfare and Children's RightsChild maltreatment in the U.S.Child welfare legislationWhat is the un convention on the rights of the child?International human rights treatiesThe controversy over the CRC in the United StatesWhat is the problem that the CRC is addressing?Poverty & HungerChild Abuse & NeglectInfant mortalityHealthWhy has the U.S. failed to ratify the CRC?The emergence of the campaign for the ratification of the CRCWhat is the current status of the U.N. CRC in the U.S.?Case example: social work students at pacific university Oregon. Think globally, act locallyState level child welfare advocacy effortsEducational stability of foster youthSupporting relative caregivers of children in foster careFinal ThoughtsPractice TestMySearch Lab Connections Chapter 10: The Controversy over End-of-Life PoliciesPolicies affecting older adultsThe social security programEnd-of-life policiesThe death with dignity actWhat was the impetus behind the death with dignity act?What is the death with dignity act?The controversy over the death with dignity actHow the death with dignity act became lawOregon's death with dignity actWashington state's death with dignity actHow the act was passedI. A coalition is formedII. Official campaign is launchedIII. The Death with Dignity Act is certified for the ballotIV. Money is raisedV. Allies lend their support and endorse the CampaignVI. Media campaign & the importance of framing the issueThe oppositionNext steps for the death with dignity movementPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 11: Using the Judicial System to affect changeSocial work & legal practiceDisability advocates versus the state of New YorkThe fight over marriage equality in California (proposition 8)Children's rights: working to reform the nation's failing child welfare systemsNASW legal defense fundJaffee v Redmond (1996)In re Matter of Adoption of X.X.G. and N.R.G.Graham v. Florida (2010)Kennedy v Louisiana (2008)Overview of the U.S. judicial systemFederal judiciaryThe Federal Circuit Court of AppealsThe Federal District CourtsState Supreme Courts, state appeals courts, state courtsThe United States Supreme CourtState Supreme CourtsState Court of AppealsState Trial Courts and Specialty CourtsFinal thoughtsPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Part IVChapter 12: The Politics of EconomicsPolitical economyRevenues ("taxes 101")Progressive versus regressive taxationTaxes---who carries the burden?SpendingFunding for federal programsWhy is the U.S. government in debt?State budgetsAmerican excpetionalism or welfare exceptionalism?Policies that promote poverty reductionPractice TestMySearchLab Connections Chapter 13: A look to the futureHot button political issues on the horizon of interest to social workImmigrationOlder adults and agingEqual rights for LGBT individualsReturning veteransPoverty & income inequalityThe welfare of childrenReforming government so that it operates in the interest of the peopleGetting government to invest in the social work professionWhat are the biggest problems facing the social work profession?Overview of the social work reinvestment act (SWRA)What strategies have been used by the answer coalition to pass the SWRA?What have been the biggest barriers to passage of the SWRA?All social work is politicalPractice TestMySearchLab Connections
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