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Social welfare policy for a sustainable future : the U.S. in global context

Author: Katherine S Van Wormer; Rosemary J Link
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies--including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice--within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine S Van Wormer; Rosemary J Link
ISBN: 9781452240312 1452240310
OCLC Number: 899880624
Description: xxi, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foundations of social welfare policy. Social work and social policy: a sustainability framework --
Historical foundations of social welfare policy --
Purpose and structure of social welfare policy --
Environmental sustainability and the social work profession --
Poverty and inequality / Suzanne McDevitt --
Minority groups and the impact of oppression --
Policies to meet human needs. Child welfare --
Sustainable health care policies --
Mental health care policy --
Sustainable policy for older adults / Christina L. Erickson --
Human rights --
Sustainability policy analysis and policy practice.
Responsibility: Katherine S. van Wormer, University of Northern Iowa, Rosemary J. Link, Simpson College.

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This book examines the purpose and structure of social policy and presents the various domains of policy required for the course (child welfare, housing, social security, income, and more).  Read more...

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