Higher Education

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs, 3rd Edition

  • Elizabeth A. Segal Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0840029128  |  ISBN-13: 9780840029126
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition enables students to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but goes beyond this by drawing readers into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. Segal demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and helps students recognize that analysis takes place through the lens of these often opposing values. The dual themes of critical thinking and critical evaluation provide the framework of the book, and Segal's unique attention to international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens students' awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

Features and Benefits

  • By thoroughly covering such matters as social welfare history, analysis, and practice, Segal offers a comprehensive introduction to social welfare policy that builds a strong foundation for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The values perspective further emphasizes the importance of values and ethics.
  • Questions that appear in the "What do You Think?" features provoke students to think critically about how they might apply that chapter's material to situations they may encounter in the future.
  • "More About" boxes focus additional attention on topics that readers may find especially intriguing or very pertinent to their careers.
  • "Consider This" and "Controversial Perspectives" feature presentations of differing view points to demonstrate the complexity of social welfare policy and to help the student examine personal beliefs.

Table of Contents

PART I: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL WELFARE.
1. Social Welfare Policy and Underlying Values.
2. Historical Foundations of Social Welfare in America.
3. Conceptual Foundations of Social Welfare Policy.
4. Analyzing and Researching Social Welfare Policies.
5. The Delivery of Social Welfare Services.
PART II: CRITICAL CONCERNS THAT AFFECT ALL ARENAS OF SOCIAL WELFARE.
6. Social Justice and Civil Rights.
7. Poverty and Economic Inequality.
8. Economics, Employment, Budgets, and Taxes.
PART III: KEY SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS.
9. Social Insurance.
10. Aging and Social Welfare Policy.
11. Children and Families.
12. Health Care Policy.
PART IV: BUILDING ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF SOCIAL WELFARE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS.
13. United States Social Welfare Policies and International Comparisons.
14. Policy Practice and the Impact of Social Welfare Policies.

What's New

  • This edition is thoroughly up to date with the most recent EPAS requirements. NEW Helping Hands icons within the chapters and end-of-chapter Competency Notes spotlight text coverage of the required Core Competencies and recommended Practice Behaviors detailed by CSWE's new EPAS 2008.
  • The order of the chapters has been changed so that the skills and resources needed to conduct policy analysis are introduced earlier in the book. This will help students to more easily navigate the policy discussions on the arenas of critical concern and key social welfare policies and programs in the rest of the chapters.
  • This edition includes detailed discussions of recent policies that have been passed such as health care reform and economic stimulus bills.
  • Segal has added material on conducting policy analyses and guidance for influencing the policy arena.
  • Coverage of policy practice is updated and expanded in the final chapter.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Bundle: Text + Practice Behaviors Workbook

ISBN-10: 1133905838  | ISBN-13: 9781133905837

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  • Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs
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  • Practice Behaviors Workbook
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Printed Text + Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285925432  | ISBN-13:  9781285925431

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133355099 | ISBN-13: 9781133355090)

The online instructor manual expands on the text to provide additional resources for the classroom.

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371973 | ISBN-13: 9781133371977)

This innovative, all-new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages students to begin developing their skills with social work practice behaviors through case-based exercises, short answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by the student, a peer evaluator, or their instructor, to foster accountability.

List Price = $45.95  | CengageBrain Price = $45.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.50

Online Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133371981 | ISBN-13: 9781133371984)

This chapter-by chapter Test Bank will assist you in creating quizzes or midterm and final exams.

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Student Supplements

Practice Behaviors Workbook  (ISBN-10: 1133371973 | ISBN-13: 9781133371977)

This innovative, all-new practice-oriented workbook includes experiential learning exercises explicitly aligned to the practice behaviors recommended in the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). The workbook encourages you to begin developing your skills with social work practice behaviors through case-based exercises, short-answer ethical questions, critical-thinking questions, and role-play exercises in class or as activity assignments to be done outside of class. Each exercise is linked to specific practice behaviors, and each chapter is followed by an assessment rubric to be completed by you, a peer evaluator, or your instructor, to foster accountability.

List Price = $45.95  | CengageBrain Price = $45.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $34.50

Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

List Price = $32.00  | CengageBrain Price = $32.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Elizabeth A. Segal

Elizabeth A. Segal is a Professor in Arizona State University's School of Social Work. Along with this text, Segal has multiple publications, including an introduction to social work text and numerous journal articles. She is a co-founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Poverty. Her areas of research and interest include inequality, social justice, and social empathy.