Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2006 - Political Science - 231 pages
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An action-oriented text, the Sixth Edition of "Affecting Change" continues to provide new ideas and strategies to help students become better advocates for their future clients.

Updated to reflect changes in social welfare policy, this book shows students how to develop political action skills. This practical, step-by-step guide focuses on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice.

What the reviewers are saying. . .

"This book has a number of strengths, including succinctness and an informal, direct style which I think students will find refreshing. It is well organized, logical and clear and it puts policy practice within the framework of social work in an inviting way."
--"E. Michael Gorman, San Jose State University"

"Overall this text provides excellent resource information for students and introduces them to a new political vocabulary. The writing style is highly motivating and engaging, also the references and website resources are extremely useful for both students and instructors."
--"Phyllis F. Scott, Barry University"

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Contents

Social Work Values versus Politics
6
The Emergence of a Social Work Polity
23
The Debate
46
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Haynes is president of the University of Houston-Victoria. She has a PhD, M.S.W. and A.B. degrees.

Mickelson is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Children At Risk in Houston, TX. He has B.S. and M.S.W. degrees.

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