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Social Policy for Effective Practice: A Strengths Approach, Fourth Edition
by Rosemary K. Chapin
Instructor Resources Prepared by Melinda Lewis LMSW, University of Kansas
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For use as a text in foundations generalist social policy courses, either at the baccalaureate or master’s 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.

Adapting the Fourth Edition to Your Course Needs

As with the third edition, instructors can choose chapters relevant to their course and custom publish them at www.routledge.customgateway.com

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 »