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Published: 15 May 2019

400 Pages | 14 figures; 14 tables; 5 photos

ISBN: 9780199026845


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Canadian Social Policy for Social Workers

Edited by Robert Harding and Daphne Jeyapal

  • An accessible and relevant introduction to social policy for students in social work and other human services programs.
  • Offers a critical perspective with a focus on social justice that includes analysis of how media and public discourse influences the way we view social issues.
  • Explores contemporary topics - with chapters on post-secondary education, food security, and housing security - that are relatable to today's students.
  • Case Example boxes in each chapter provide an intersectional perspective to help students understand how social policy affects people differently according to their social circumstances.
  • Social Policy Change in Action boxes explore policy changes brought about by social workers and social work students, demonstrating how social workers can intervene to make a difference.
  • International Comparison boxes highlight approaches of other nations to specific policy fields, helping students to place the Canadian experience within a global context.
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