Social Work in the Era of Devolution : Toward a Just Practice / Rosa Perez-Koenig, Barry Rock.

Perez-Koenig, Rosa, author., Author,
New York, NY : Fordham University Press, [2021]
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In English.
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While economic indicators in recent years have shown an unprecedented level of prosperity, social indicators tell a different story: growing economic disparity, increasing numbers of Americans lacking health insurance, increased levels of poverty among our youngest and oldest citizens, and an anti-entitlement political climate that has eroded assistance to those most in need. In this era of "devolution," the federal government has been increasingly removed from the provision of services and support to vulnerable populations. This book presents a framework for understanding the impact of these developments on the practice of social work. The first section focuses on contemporary social forces, processes, and policy changes and their implications for the social work profession. The second section explores practical issues as they affect selected vulnerable populations. The concluding section describes interventions that have been taking place at grass-roots levels, including community action and interagency collaboration. Thus, this book attempts to integrate policy, practice, organizational, and community perspectives on social work practice with a commitment to social justice.
Part I: The Policy Context: Social and Economic Justice in the Era of Devolution
1 Actualizing Social Justice Within the Client/Social Worker Relationship
2 Welfare Reform: Skills Game or Shill Game?
3 The Ramifications of Welfare Reform on Vulnerable Populations
4 A Society for all Ages: Older Adults and the Social Contract
5 Social Work Under Managed Care: Will We Survive, or Can We Prevail?
Part II: Context Meets Practice: Public Issues/Private Troubles-Devolving Systems and Their Human and Practice Consequences
6 Testing a Therapeutic Model for Empowering Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
7 Bereavement Issues to Consider for Latino Children Whose Parents Die of AIDS
8 When Children Arrive Later: Helping the Separated and Reunited Immigrant Child
9 Immigration and Mental Health: Principles for Successful Social Work Practice
10 Palliative Care: Facilitating Decision Making About Death and Dying
Part III: Call to Action: Strengthening Communities
Special Preface to Part III-Getting It Together: Interagency Collaboration in an Era of Rationing in the Human Services
11 Bottom-Up Planning in a Top-Down World
12 The Professional Mandate for the Use of Strategic Collaborations by Lawyers and Social Workers in Child Maltreatment/Intimate Partner Violence Cases
13 The Impact of a Changing Funding Environment on Agencies
14 Sustaining Strong Communities in a World of Devolution: Empowerment-Based Social Services in Housing Settings
15 The Role of Social Work Ethics in Empowering Clients and Communities
16 Religious Congregations as Mediators of Devolution: A Study of Parish-Based Services
17 Spirituality as Empowerment in Social Work Practice
18 Social Work (International): Economics in the Service of Social Issues-Human Development and Solution-Focused Programs
Contributing Authors
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Berger, Roni, contributor., Contributor,
Better, Shirley, contributor., Contributor,
Boncher, Mary, contributor., Contributor,
Brettschneider, Eric B., contributor., Contributor,
Brickman, Ellen, contributor., Contributor,
Brownell, Patricia, contributor., Contributor,
Chernesky, Roslyn H., contributor., Contributor,
Cohen, Carol S., contributor., Contributor,
Congress, Elaine P., contributor., Contributor,
Cosgrove, John, contributor., Contributor,
Dickerson, Sonya, contributor., Contributor,
Forgey, Mary Ann, contributor., Contributor,
Greene, Mary Pender, contributor., Contributor,
Gutheil, Irene A., contributor., Contributor,
Hill, Leah, contributor., Contributor,
Hill, Robert H., contributor., Contributor,
Kaplan, Carol P., contributor., Contributor,
Lorenzo, Felix, contributor., Contributor,
Mach, Marilynn, contributor., Contributor,
Mendez, Manuel A., contributor., Contributor,
Moynihan, Ann, contributor., Contributor,
Ordonez, Rosemary, contributor., Contributor,
Perez-Koenig, Rosa, contributor., Contributor,
Phillips, Michael H., contributor., Contributor,
Quaranta, Mary Ann, contributor., Contributor,
Riccio, Natalie Z., contributor., Contributor,
Rock, Barry, author., Author,
Rock, Barry, contributor., Contributor,
Schneiderman, Mel, contributor., Contributor,
Sealy, Yvette M., contributor., Contributor,
Sean Foley, Sr. Mary, contributor., Contributor,
Siegler, Eugenia L., contributor., Contributor,
Siskind, Alan B., contributor., Contributor,
Souza, Margaret, contributor., Contributor,
Strand, Virginia, contributor., Contributor,
De Gruyter.
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10.1515/9780823296637 doi
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