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Published: 29 March 2018

384 Pages


ISBN: 9780190858827

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The Handbook of Policy Practice

Ira C. Colby

  • Addresses the majority of the behavioral outcomes required by the CSWE EPAS
  • Geared to all levels of social work practice, from the generalist practitioner to the advanced practitioner
  • Content is relevant for the clinical social worker as well as the macro practitioner
  • Provides a detailed discussion and analysis of "critical thinking," a fundamental process required for social work practice
  • Offers a comprehensive, easy-to-understand overview of a number of different social justice theories and how they play out in various social policies
  • Outlines the preparation and writing of policy briefs and making short, three-minute presentations
  • Examines different policy practice strategies and techniques unique for public settings (federal state, regional, and local governments) and non-profit agencies
  • Includes suggested activities throughout the text
  • Focuses on social media and creating "virtual rooms" for organizing and informing constituency groups - a unique tactic for social work

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