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Understanding Social Problems Policies and Programs

Understanding Social Problems  Policies  and Programs Author Leon H. Ginsberg
ISBN-10 1570035814
Release 2005
Pages 351
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In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services. With this edition, the authors cover all the required content areas for the social welfare policy and service sequence as specified in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.



Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author David Knox
ISBN-10 0534587607
Release 2001-09
Pages 560
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Understanding Social Problems has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Understanding Social Problems also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Understanding Social Problems book for free.



Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author Linda A. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781305856578
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 608
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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems Author Linda A. Mooney
ISBN-10 9781305856578
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 608
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This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Applied Social Psychology

Applied Social Psychology Author Linda Steg
ISBN-10 9781316982549
Release 2017-04-24
Pages
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Applied Social Psychology combines the science of social psychology with the practical application of solving social problems that exist in the real world. This exciting textbook provides a thorough explanation of how social psychologists can contribute to the understanding and management of different social problems. A highly prestigious team of contributors from across Europe and the United States illustrate how social psychological theories, research methods and intervention techniques can be successfully applied to problems encountered in the fields of physical and mental health, immigration and integration, economic behaviour, political behaviour, environmental behaviour, organisations and the classroom. This expanded edition also features new chapters on the dynamic fields of consumer behaviour, traffic behaviour, criminal behaviour, sport and development aid. Each field studied features an overview of important problems, the role of human behaviour in these problems, the factors influencing relevant behaviour, and effective ways to change this behaviour. This is an essential volume for all undergraduate and graduate students studying applied social psychology.



The Why s of Social Policy

The Why s of Social Policy Author Hobart A. Burch
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022064953
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 236
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Burch offers a comprehensive look at applying general philosophical principles to real-world issues, examining the thought, reasons, and philosophy behind social policy and the policy choices that must be made. He provides frameworks for relating our traditional notions of equality, fairness, and liberty to such practical problems as poverty, civil rights and entitlements, taxes and redistribution policies, and the welfare state. Each chapter identifies a different set of issues and alternative values and principles, and the book concludes with a step-by-step model for analyzing these issues and reaching a decision.



Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs A Values Perspective

Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs  A Values Perspective Author Elizabeth Segal
ISBN-10 9780495604198
Release 2009-05-06
Pages 368
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Offering a new values perspective, Elizabeth Segal’s SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Second Edition takes the student beyond identifying, describing, and analyzing social welfare policies. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal’s unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students’ awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Brooks Cole Empowerment Series Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Brooks Cole Empowerment Series  Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs Author Elizabeth Segal
ISBN-10 9780840029126
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 416
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Segal’s SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition enables students to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but goes beyond this by drawing readers into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal’s unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students’ awareness of the global implications of social work around the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Social Problems

Social Problems Author Anna Leon-Guerrero
ISBN-10 9781483369396
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 584
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Empower your students to become part of the solution. With a clear and upbeat voice, author Anna Leon-Guerrero’s thought-provoking overview of social problems challenges readers to understand and recognize social problems in their communities and inspires them to become part of the solution. The Fifth Edition of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With an overarching focus on social inequalities and policy, this proven text provides a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking and inspires hope. “The extra emphasis on social action and movements is a real strength…I like that the three major perspectives are used in each chapter as I feel many texts just put that in the first chapter and then forget about it.” —Todd Michael Callais, University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash



The Sociological Imagination

The Sociological Imagination Author C. Wright Mills
ISBN-10 9780195133738
Release 1959
Pages 248
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Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.



Evaluation

Evaluation Author Melvin M. Mark
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050256554
Release 2000-09-15
Pages 416
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"This is one of the most coherent and comprehensive theories of evaluation yet formulated and one that makes a most valuable contribution. The authors are pioneering in important new directions." --Ernest R. House, author of Professional Evaluation and Evaluating with Validity "This book is the best I've ever read detailing a practical theory of evaluation. It is comprehensive, beautifully written, and makes sense of the evaluation enterprise. It does so by emphasizing the major function of evaluation as sense-making about policies and programs." --Thomas D. Cook, professor, sociology, psychology, education, and public policy, Northwestern University Programs that serve the needs of the public continually face changes brought by social, political, and economic forces. To survive these changes, organizations must evaluate their programs wisely and realistically. This book offers a new approach to evaluation, one that will encourage all kinds of organizations and agencies to improve their contributions to social betterment. The authors draw from three decades of evaluation practice and theory to present their own framework for conceptualizing evaluation and for pragmatically assessing social policies and programs. They analyze four purposes of evaluation: * To review the merit of programs and their value to society * To improve the organization and its services * To ensure program compliance with mandates * To build knowledge and expertise for future programs For the practitioner, these purposes help define the approach and methods for an evaluation. The authors also enrich their discussion with four possible modes of inquiry: description, classification, causal analysis, and values inquiry. Filled with tables, charts, and figures, this resource invites organizations to make the most appropriate programming decisions based on thoughtful and systematic methods. Evaluation: An Integrated Framework for Understanding, Guiding, and Improving Policies and Programs is a tool that scholars can use to rejuvenate their view of evaluation and that practitioners can use to integrate the best techniques with a contemporary understanding of social policy and change.



Foundations of Social Policy

Foundations of Social Policy Author Amanda Smith Barusch
ISBN-10 0875814476
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 455
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This book is designed for use in foundation policy courses at the master's level. It may also be appropriate for advanced students at the bachelor's level. Part I provides an introduction to U.S. social policy. [It] introduces a framework for policy analysis designed to help students examine social justice issues. Part II introduces a framework for determining when a society will develop collective responses to social problems. Part III introduces theories of oppression. Part IV closes the book with a focus on policy practice.-Pref.



Community Practice

Community Practice Author David A. Hardcastle
ISBN-10 0199842655
Release 2011-02-18
Pages 456
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For almost two decades, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, community practitioners, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures. In this third edition, a wealth of new charts and cases spotlight the linkages between theoretical orientations and practical skills, with an enhanced emphasis on the inherently political nature of social work and community practice. Boxes, examples, and exercises illustrate the range of skills and strategies available to savvy community practitioners in the 21st century, including networking, marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging information and communication technologies. Other features include: - New material on community practice ethics, critical practice skills, community assessment and assets inventory and mapping, social problem analysis, and applying community ractice skills to casework practice - Consideration of post-9/11 community challenges - Discussion on the changing ethnic composition of America and what this means for practitioners - An exploration of a vastly changed political landscape following the election of President Obama, the Great Recession, the rise of the Tea Party, and the increasing political and corporate use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors - A completely revamped instructor's manual available online at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This fully revised classic text provides a comprehensive and integrated overview of the community theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope and intensive in analysis, it is suitable for undergraduate as well as graduate study. Community Practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice.



Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work

Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work Author William Borden
ISBN-10 9780231519335
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 304
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William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen eclectic and integrative approaches to psychosocial intervention. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners examine emerging developments in cognitive theory, psychodynamic thought, resilience research and family therapy, psychobiography and narrative perspectives, and conceptions of place and environment in psychosocial intervention. They introduce integrative frameworks for intervention and examine a series of crucial issues in the field, including the role of theory in evidence-based practice, the development of practice wisdom, and the ways in which conceptions of love, acceptance, and social justice influence theorizing and practice. The contributors to this volume, each one carefully selected, reaffirm the framing perspectives and core values of the social work profession and identify fundamental challenges and tasks in developing theory and practice. Exploring contemporary yet no less essential concerns, they reflect the richness and creativity of theorizing in our time.



Analyzing Social Policy

Analyzing Social Policy Author Mary Katherine O'Connor
ISBN-10 1118044193
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 336
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From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related to identifying and understanding the intricacies and potential impact of social policymaking and enactment on their organization as well as their individual responsibilities, goals, and objectives. Authors Mary Katherine O'Connor and F. Ellen Netting thoroughly examine various approaches to the analysis of social policies and how these approaches provide the knowledge, multiple perspectives, and other resources to understand and grasp the nuances of social policy in all its complexity. Comprehensive and based on research, Analyzing Social Policy explores: An overview of the practice of social policy analysis The role of research in guiding policy analysis The idea of policy analyses as research Themes, assumptions, and major theories that undergird rational models of policy analysis Nonrational themes, assumptions, and major theories informing nontraditional interpretive and critical approaches to policy analysis Strategies for applying selected models and approaches when engaging in policy analysis as research Providing practitioners and students with a set of tools that can be used to enhance an understanding of what constitutes policy as well as acceptable standards for critical analysis of policy, this resource enables policy advocates—regardless of their level—to be political, strategic, and critical in their work.



Meta Analysis for Explanation

Meta Analysis for Explanation Author Heidi Hartmann
ISBN-10 9781610441339
Release 1992-04-27
Pages 392
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Social science research often yields conflicting results: Does juvenile delinquent rehabilitation work? Is teenage pregnancy prevention effective? In an effort to improve the value of research for shaping social policy, social scientists are increasingly employing a powerful technique called meta-analysis. By systematically pulling together findings of a particular research problem, meta-analysis allows researchers to synthesize the results of multiple studies and detect statistically significant patterns among them. Meta-Analysis for Explanation brings exemplary illustrations of research synthesis together with expert discussion of the use of meta-analytic techniques. The emphasis throughout is on the explanatory applications of meta-analysis, a quality that makes this casebook distinct from other treatments of this methodology. The book features four detailed case studies by Betsy Jane Becker, Elizabeth C. Devine, Mark W. Lipsey, and William R. Shadish, Jr. These are offered as meta-analyses that seek both to answer the descriptive questions to which research synthesis is traditionally directed in the health and social sciences, and also to explore how a more systematic method of explanation might enhance the policy yield of research reviews. To accompany these cases, a group of the field’s leading scholars has written several more general chapters that discuss the history of research synthesis, the use of meta-analysis and its value for scientific explanation, and the practical issues and challenges facing researchers who want to try this new technique. As a practical resource, Meta-Analysis for Explanation guides social scientists to greater levels of sophistication in their efforts to synthesize the results of social research. "This is an important book...[it is] another step in the continuing exploration of the wider implications and powers of meta-analytic methods." —Contemporary Psychology



Change Research

Change Research Author Corey Shdaimah
ISBN-10 9780231525367
Release 2011-08-16
Pages 224
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Collaborating with community members adds a critical dimension to social work research, providing practitioners with intimate knowledge of a community's goals and needs. Yet such partnerships needn't be one-sided. Answering the concerns of critics who doubt the benefits of community surveillance, intentional change research offers a reciprocal model of involvement, in which community advocates gain vital skills for dramatic social change. Sharing the inspiring story of one such partnernship, Corey Shdaimah, Roland Stahl, and Sanford Schram recount their work with community members to launch an affordable housing campaign in Philadelphia, helping activists research problems associated with low-income ownership and home repair in their city. Their collaboration helped create the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which funnels millions of dollars to people in need. This volume describes the origins of the partnership and how it unfolded, including developing tensions and their diffusion in ways that contributed to further research. Rather than abstractly relate principles and procedures, the authors personalize methods of research and the possibilities of advocacy, ultimately connecting their encounters to more general, critical themes. Building on the field's commitment to social justice, they demonstrate the potential of this new approach to facilitate widespread, long-term difference and improve a community’s outcomes.