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Advocacy Practice for Social Justice

Fourth Edition

Richard Hoefer

Publication Date - March 2019

ISBN: 9780190916572

264 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $58.00

This fourth edition of Advocacy Practice for Social Justice provides step-by-step instructions for social workers and others who want to impact laws, regulations, and policies at any level.

Description

Since the publication of its first edition in 2005, Advocacy Practice for Social Justice has served as a clear, comprehensive, and practical resource for social work courses in advocacy, community practice, and macro practice. Now in its fourth edition, this text provides extensive information on the value base for advocacy; an examination of why people get involved in advocacy; and step-by-step instructions for social workers and others who want to impact laws, regulations, and policies at any level. Bearing in mind the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics' requirements to advocate on behalf of vulnerable populations, readers learn that advocacy is a problem-solving technique similar to that used in social work practice of all types. The book moves through the stages of advocacy: getting involved; understanding the issue; planning; advocating through education, persuasion, and negotiation; presenting information effectively; monitoring and evaluating results; and integrating advocacy into a social worker's everyday practice. The fourth edition's inclusion of new topics and solid foundation in social work values make it a must-read as social work students and practitioners work diligently to maintain the profession's focus on successful advocacy for social justice.

New to this Edition

  • Exploration of the current social justice advocacy environment filled with increased political divisions, greater numbers of hate groups, and vehement social media harassment
  • Advice on self-care and how to protect yourself and your organization from opposition to social justice advocacy
  • Insight on how to set up your relationships with decision-makers for maximum persuasion capability
  • Extensive updates with new source material, including recent scholarship and examples from newspapers and blogs

Features

  • Details a step-by-step process for understanding, planning, executing, and evaluating advocacy for social justice
  • Is firmly grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics and the CSWE Educational Policy Statements

About the Author(s)

Richard Hoefer, PhD, MA, MSSW, is Roy E. Dulak Professor for Community Practice Research at the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Social Work, where students have twice voted him to receive the Fernando G. Torgerson Teaching Award. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 10 books and more than 80 journal articles and conference papers. He is also a frequent conference keynoter on the topics of advocacy, social policy, and persuasiveness. He was the founding and only editor of?The Journal of Policy Practice, which was published for 17 years. Beginning with its inaugural issue in 2020, he will be the founding editor of the new Journal of Policy Practice and Research.

Reviews

"The main goal of this book is to provide extensive information on the value base for advocacy, and offer an examination of why people get inovlved in it. It also provides step-by-step instructions for social workers and practitioners who want to impact laws, regulations, and policies at any level." -- Journal of Social Work

Table of Contents

    Preface

    Chapter 1: The Unified Model of Advocacy Practice
    Chapter 2: Social Work Ethics, Values, and Advocacy Practice for Social Justice
    Chapter 3: Getting Involved
    Chapter 4: Understanding the Issue
    Chapter 5: Planning in Advocacy Practice
    Chapter 6: Advocating Through Education, Persuasion, and Negotiation
    Chapter 7: Presenting Your Information Effectively
    Chapter 8: Electronic Advocacy
    Chapter 9: Evaluating Advocacy
    Chapter 10: Ongoing Monitoring
    Chapter 11: Integrating Advocacy Practice into Your Social Work Practice

    References
    Index

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