For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or masteras level, this book examines the process of defining need, analyzing social policy, and developing new policy. A clear philosophical base and a common theoretical framework underlie the discussion of each component of the policy process. Four themes are interwoven throughout the book: the importance of thinking critically about social policy, the benefits of using the strengths perspective in policy analysis and development, the critical role social policy plays in all areas of practice, and the absolute responsibility of every social worker to engage in policy practice. Routledgesw.com now contains 6 cases; the Sanchez Case has been revised to include much more policy content. Instructor materials include extra readings, PowerPoints, test questions, annotated links, syllabi, and EPAS guidelines. The book is also customizable on Routledge Custom Gateway.For example, when a family receives alump sum refund under the Earned Income Tax Credit program, they might have ... Inorder to deal withthis negative program interaction, policy makers are now developing savings programs for low-income families that exempt ... so that familiesare able to weather emergencies such as unexpected car repair costs and perhapseven beginto savefor other goals.
|Title||:||Social Policy for Effective Practice|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2014-03-05|