Jansson's BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE POLICY ADVOCATE goes beyond the traditional foundational approach to policy and helps students develop the skills they need to become advocates for social change. Students are taught the ins and outs of conducting policy practice and policy advocacy so that they can engage in policy advocacy at micro, mezzo, and macro levels during their own careers. The book presents a unique framework built around eight tasks and four skills needed by social workers in their policy advocacy. "Policy Advocacy Challenges" allow students to apply concepts to actual examples. Examples are included from the Barack Obama presidency and the 2016 presidential primaries and elections, with particular emphasis on policies related to inequality. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, the eighth edition is completely up to date and integrates the core competencies and recommended practices in the CSWE's 2016 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).
Number of Pages544
Course Code: SWK503,SUSS