Affecting Change: Social Workers in the Political Arena
Updated to reflect the changes in social welfare policy and the advances in technology, this revision continues to provide new ideas and strategies ... Show synopsis Updated to reflect the changes in social welfare policy and the advances in technology, this revision continues to provide new ideas and strategies to help readers become better advocates for future clients. Focusing on advocacy as the central mission of social work practice, Affecting Change, Fourth Edition is a practical, step-by-step guide to developing political action skills and integrating them with traditional social work skills. The book stresses the growing need for social workers to affect social policy through political action. Praised for its conversational style and its ability to translate complex political terms into accessible language, this book does not intimidate readers with the political process. Instead, lively and pithy vignettes from practicing professionals enhance the practicality and currency of this book.