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Simpson, G., & Connor, S. (2011). Social Policy for Social Welfare Professionals: Tools for Understanding, Analysis, and Engagement.

Simpson, G., & Connor, S. (2011). Social Policy for Social Welfare Professionals: Tools for Understanding, Analysis, and Engagement. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press. $32.95 (paper).

Social welfare workers in all fields are frequently motivated by a desire to work with people, bring about change, or to make a difference. These ideals are often constrained by systems and funding that are driven by social policy. This book explores some of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by contemporary social workers as they deliver welfare in a changing policy context. The book takes a skills-based approach to understanding the role and importance of social policy in social welfare practice, and it shows readers how to understand, analyze, and engage with policy. It is especially relevant for social workers whose roles are currently being shaped and reshaped by policies.

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Title Annotation:Social Welfare Policy
Publication:Journal of Social Work Education
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 22, 2011
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