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Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach, Second Edition
by Rosemary K. Chapin
Instructor Resources Prepared by Melinda Lewis LMSW, University of Kansas
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In this book you will find:

  • Discussion of new key policy and program initiatives across majors fields of practice and their implications for social workers, including health care reform, the Elder Justice Act, and civil right advances from the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 to President Obama‚Äôs executive memo requiring hospital visitation rights for same sex couples.
  • Web resources integrated into each chapter that will help students acquire tools for staying up to the minute on policy practice issues and influencing social policy.
  • Comprehensive attention to diversity and civil rights, how policies and programs work differently for people from diverse backgrounds, and strategies to develop policies and programs that are more effective for a diverse population.
  • Frameworks for understanding social policy infused with the strengths approach.
  • Explanation of the linkages between historical, economic and political contexts and social policy.
  • Aging content and an international context infused throughout this text and series.
  • Strategies for understanding and managing future policy dilemmas.

In the custom companion website you will find:

Six unique, in-depth, interactive, fictional cases with dynamic characters and real-life situations that students can reach from any computer and that provide a “learning by doing” format unavailable with any other text. Students will have an advantage unlike any other in their social work training. Instructors are encouraged use the case studies to enrich the learning experience. Learn more about the cases »

A wealth of instructor-only resources including: full-text readings linked to key concepts in each chapter, along with questions to encourage further thought and discussion; a rich bank of exam questions (both objective and open-ended) and PowerPoint presentations; sample syllabi demonstrating how the text and website used together through the course satisfy the 2015 Council on Social Work Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS); annotated links to a treasure trove of articles, videos, and Internet sites; and an online forum inviting all instructors using texts in the series to share ideas to improve teaching and learning. Learn more about these resources »