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Macro Social Work Practice
Advocacy in Action

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October 2019 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Empower your students to become advocates for change. 

Macro Social Work Practice: Advocacy in Action shows students studying in macro social work practice how to enact change at the organizational, community, societal, and global levels. An emphasis is placed on engaging in macro practice using the tenets of the award-winning author team’s Advocacy Policy and Practice Model (APPM) that highlight the inclusion of economic and social justice, supportive environment, human needs and rights, and political access. Beginning with a history of macro practice and continuing with contemporary issues facing social workers, this new text helps readers learn how to enact advocacy, informed by key orientations and perspectives and grounded in timely and relevant examples and causes.

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PREFACE
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
CHAPTER 1. A Historical Perspective of Macro Practice and Advocacy
WHAT IS MACRO PRACTICE?  
WHAT DOES MACRO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE MEAN?  
THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF MACRO PRACTICE  
THE UNIQUE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MACRO PRACTICE  
THE SOCIAL WORK VALUES OF MACRO PRACTICE  
ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT  
 
CHAPTER 2. Contemporary Macro Practice Perspectives
PLANNED CHANGE PROCESS AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES AND ORIENTATIONS  
THE PROBLEM-CENTERED APPROACH  
THE STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE  
ECOLOGICAL THEORY  
EMPOWERMENT  
SYSTEMS THEORY  
PERSON-IN-ENVIRONMENT  
ADVOCACY MODEL  
A COMMUNITY-BASED PRACTICE ORIENTATION  
INTEGRATING PERSPECTIVES AND ORIENTATIONS WITH MACRO PRACTICE  
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS  
 
CHAPTER 3. Engage Diversity and Difference
DEFINING DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE  
THE ROLE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND CULTURAL HUMILITY IN MACRO PRACTICE  
WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY IN MACRO PRACTICE?  
IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT BIASES  
INCLUSION  
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE  
 
CHAPTER 4. An Advocacy Model for Dynamic Practice
WHAT IS ADVOCACY?  
ADVOCACY AND ETHICS  
ADVOCACY AND MACRO PRACTICE  
THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL (APPM)  
THEORETICAL FOUNDATION OF THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL  
HOW THE APPM APPLIES TO MACRO PRACTICE  
 
CHAPTER 5. Understanding and Enriching Organizational Life
THE RELEVANCE OF ORGANIZATIONS IN SOCIAL WORK  
THE CONCEPT OF ORGANIZATION  
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS  
UNDERSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS USING THEORIES AND PERSPECTIVES  
HOW ORGANIZATIONS FUNCTION  
HUMAN DIVERSITY AND HUMAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS  
ORGANIZATION AS A SYSTEM  
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPERS  
EMPOWERMENT  
ETHICAL ISSUES THAT OCCUR WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS  
 
CHAPTER 6. Exploring the Concept of Communities and Community Practice
HOW ARE COMMUNITIES DEFINED?  
FUNCTIONS OF COMMUNITIES  
SOCIAL WORK AND COMMUNITY PRACTICE  
OVERVIEW AND HISTORY OF COMMUNITY PRACTICE AND ORGANIZING  
USEFUL THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN COMMUNITY PRACTICE STRATEGIES  
APPLYING THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL TO COMMUNITY PRACTICE  
PRINCIPLES ON USING A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE  
USING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THEORY TO IMPROVE PRACTICE  
CONSIDER ETHICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH COMMUNITY PRACTICE  
 
CHAPTER 7. Social Planning
WHAT IS SOCIAL PLANNING?  
CONSUMER PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL PLANNING  
WAYS OF APPROACHING SOCIAL PLANNING  
ADVOCACY MODEL  
PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MACRO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE  
STRATEGIC PLANNING FROM AN ORGANIZATIONAL STANDPOINT  
SOCIAL PLANNING PROCESS  
THE NIMBY PHENOMENON  
RESOURCE CONSIDERATIONS IN SOCIAL PLANNING  
SOCIAL PLANNING AS A COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS  
PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  
 
CHAPTER 8. Administration and Leadership: Building on Advocacy and Strengths
WHAT IS ADMINISTRATION?  
ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES  
ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS  
SOCIAL WORK ADMINISTRATION FROM A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE  
THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL AND SOCIAL WORK ADMINISTRATION  
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS  
 
CHAPTER 9. Policy Practice, Political Persuasion, and Advocacy
POLICY PRACTICE, POLITICAL PERSUASION, AND ADVOCACY  
DEFINING SOCIAL POLICY  
THE PROBLEM-CENTERED APPROACH  
THE POLICY PROCESS FROM A STRENGTHS PERSPECTIVE  
THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL AND POLICY PRACTICE  
KNOWING THE POLITICAL PROCESS  
THINKING AND ACTING POLITICALLY  
INFLUENCING THE POLITICAL PROCESS  
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN POLICY PRACTICE  
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS  
 
CHAPTER 10. Using Technology in Social Work Practice
ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA  
THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY BY SOCIAL WORKERS  
ADVOCACY SUITES  
THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL AND TECHNOLOGY  
ETHICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH TECHNOLOGY  
FUTURE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE  
 
CHAPTER 11. Informing Macro Practice With Research
WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH MACRO PRACTICE?  
QUANTITATIVE VS. QUALITATIVE ANALYSES  
ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN RESEARCH STRATEGIES  
INFUSING RESEARCH FINDINGS INTO MACRO PRACTICE  
DISSEMINATION OF RESEARCH FINDINGS  
 
CHAPTER 12. Evaluating Macro Change
WHAT IS EVALUATION?  
FUNDING SOURCES AND RESEARCH  
PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH AND POLICY AND PRACTICE  
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS  
 
CHAPTER 13. Advocacy for Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
VALUES BASE OF SOCIAL WORK  
POLITICAL ACTIVISM  
POLITICAL LEANINGS  
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE  
APPLY THE ADVOCACY PRACTICE AND POLICY MODEL (APPM)  
ADVOCACY STRATEGIES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE  
 
CHAPTER 14. Assessing Your Macro Practice Skills
MACRO PRACTICE AS A LIFELONG CALLING  
ENGAGING IN SELF-ASSESSMENT  
RECOGNIZING STRENGTHS IN MACRO PRACTICE ROLES  
ADVOCACY STARTS WITH SELF  
THE VALUE OF NETWORKING, PARTNERSHIPS, AND COLLABORATIONS  
STAY CURRENT THROUGH READING  
 
APPENDIX
 
GLOSSARY
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX

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ISBN: 9781506388410
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