Co-author: Karen Sowers
Author info: Professor of Social Work
Publication Date: December 2012
Synopsis: Written by a team of renowned social policy experts sharing their unique perspectives on global and U.S. social welfare policy issues, Social Work and Social Policy helps social workers consider key issues that face policymakers, elected officials, and agency administrators in order to develop policies that are both fair and just. Designed as a foundational social welfare policy text, this important book meets the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Encouraging readers’ critical thinking on various issues, each chapter begins with an overarching question and “what if” scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Compelling and broad in scope, Social Work and Social Policy is an indispensable text for students and a valuable resource for practitioners concerned with creating social policy and governmental action guided by justice for all.