"The book is an essential scholarly tool for acquisition of knowledge related to practicing skillfully and competently in the broad field of social welfare policy . . . . It should be required reading for all social work students and professionals in the profession of social work."
"This text is excellent for showing students that policy is a significant focus of practice and challenging students to think of policy as part of their own practice. I especially appreciate the way students are challenged to think of policy as something which occurs at all levels of the social welfare enterprise, from what occurs at staff meetings in an agency to what occurs at staff meetings in a legislator's office. It also gives students practical help in thinking of ways to effectively engage in modifying, creating, or enhancing policies which affect the populations of clients with whom they are concerned."
About the Author
Bruce S. Jansson (MA, University of Chicago and Harvard University; PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). He joined the USC faculty in 1973 after working in Michigan as a community organizer and planner for tenant rights. His scholarly interests focus on advancing case advocacy and policy advocacy in social work, as well as examining the history and practice of social welfare policy. He also has served as the Moses Distinguished Research Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Jansson is probably most well-known for the book THE SIXTEEN TRILLION DOLLAR MISTAKE: HOW THE U.S. BUNGLED ITS NATIONAL PRIORITIES FROM THE NEW DEAL TO THE PRESENT (2001). The author of several other titles, Jansson is currently working on two books. One discusses how social workers and other staff in the health and human services can link case and policy advocacy in different sectors including mental health, child welfare, corrections, education, and civil rights. The other analyzes why the United States has not significantly reduced health disparities in the last five decades, and whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will achieve this result.
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