Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive text once again provides beginning social work students and practitioners with a proven, time-tested approach to help them understand and appreciate how to use basic evaluation techniques within their individual cases (case-level) and the programs where they work (program-level). As with the previous six editions, this text is eminently approachable, accessible, straightforward, and most importantly, practical.

  • ASIN: 0190227303

Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs

Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, 4th Edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies--it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows 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 inclusion of international perspectives on values around social welfare policies and social programs heightens your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

  • Brand: Brooks / Cole
  • ASIN: 1305101928

Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst (Connecting Core Competencies)

Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst (Connecting Core Competencies)

Explores the basics of social policy and program analysis, such as designing new programs or evaluating and improving existing ones.   Social Policy and Social Programs is distinctive in providing specific criteria for judging the effectiveness of social policies and programs. These criteria can be applied to the analysis of widely different social services such as counseling and therapeutic services, supportive assistance, and “hard” benefits like food stamps, cash, and housing vouchers.   By focusing especially on social problems, policies, and programs in major practice areas like child welfare, health, poverty, and mental illness, the author provides students with the tools they need to understand and evaluate the programs in which they are doing their field placements.   Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Analyze the effectiveness of current social programs Create new programs based on the criteria provided Apply what they have learned to evaluate their field placement programs  

  • ASIN: B00AQOV3ME

Management of Human Service Programs (SW 393T 16- Social Work Leadership in Human Services Organizations)

Management of Human Service Programs (SW 393T 16- Social Work Leadership in Human Services Organizations)

Practical and easy to use, this human services text provides important guidelines for working within agencies. The authors address important topics germane to management and administration, including evidence-based and empirically based practice, as well as challenges of management, environments of human service agencies, program design, organizational theory and design, human resources, supervisory relationships, finances, information systems, program evaluation, organizational change, leadership, and achieving and maintaining organizational excellence. To help you view issues in action, the authors have included a case example in each chapter, along with reflection questions to help you reflect on how you would handle the scenario.

  • Brand: Cengage Learning
  • ASIN: 084003427X

Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs (SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL ISSUES)

Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs (SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL ISSUES)

In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services.

  • Brand: Brand: University of South Carolina Press
  • ASIN: 1570035814

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs (SW 323K Social Welfare Programs, Policies, and Issues)

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Social Welfare Policy and Social Programs (SW 323K Social Welfare Programs, Policies, and Issues)

Segal's SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, Third Edition not only enables you to identify, describe, and analyze social welfare policies, but it also draws you into an examination of the values and beliefs that drive our social welfare system. The author demonstrates how the myriad values of diverse groups in America have influenced current policies, and shows 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 will heighten your awareness of the global implications of social work around the world.

  • Brand: Brooks / Cole
  • ASIN: 0840029128

Do Federal Social Programs Work?

Do Federal Social Programs Work?

Addressing an issue of burning interest to every taxpayer, a Heritage Foundation scholar brings objective analysis to bear as he responds to the important―and provocative―question posed by his book's title.

  • Brand: Brand: Praeger
  • ASIN: 1440828032

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: The PEERS Treatment Manual

This book is essential reading for any clinician or researcher working with teens with autism spectrum disorders. This parent-assisted intervention for teens is based on a comprehensive, evidence-based, 14-week program at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the manualization of the popular UCLA PEERS Program, and the success of the Children’s Friendship Training (Routledge, 2002) manual for children. After reviewing techniques designed to help parents and therapists tailor the manual to the needs of the teens with whom they are working, the text moves on to the individual treatment sessions and strategies for tackling issues such as developing conversational skills, choosing friends, using humor, get-togethers, teasing, bullying, gossiping, and handling disagreements. Each session chapter includes handouts, homework assignments, descriptions of what to expect (and how to handle challenges in delivering the intervention), and customized tips for both parents and therapists.

  • Brand: Elizabeth A Laugeson
  • ASIN: 0415872030

Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples

Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apples

Should chronically disruptive students be allowed to remain in public schools? Should nonagenarians receive costly medical care at taxpayer expense? Who should be first in line for kidney transplants—the relatively healthy or the severely ill? In T argeting in Social Programs , Peter H. Schuck and Richard J. Zeckhauser provide a rigorous framework for analyzing these and other difficult choices. Many government policies seek to help unfortunate, often low-income individuals—in other words, "bad draws." These efforts are frequently undermined by poor targeting, however. In particular, when two groups of bad draws—"bad bets" and "bad apples"—are included in social welfare programs, bad policies are likely to result. Many politicians and policymakers prefer to sweep this problem under the rug. But the costs of this silence are high. Allocating resources to bad bets and bad apples does more than waste money—it also makes it harder to achieve substantive goals, such as the creation of safe and effective schools. And perhaps most important, it erodes support for public programs on which many good bets and good apples rely. By training a spotlight on these issues, Schuck and Zeckhauser take a first step toward much-needed reforms. They dissect the challenges involved in defini...

  • Brand: Brand: Brookings Institution Press
  • ASIN: 0815704283

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies, and Programs, Second Edition draws together the practice wisdom emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice and its role in contributing to the international community′s efforts in combating the major global social problems of poverty, conflict and postconflict reconstruction, the development of countries and disadvantaged populations, migration and displacement, and the needs of specific populations such as child soldiers and AIDS orphans. Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological and social development perspectives, the International Social Work, 2e is designed to prepare social workers, human services professionals, development practitioners who desire to play significant roles in responding to modern global challenges that are critical to the well-being of people, communities, nations and ultimately of us all.

  • ASIN: 1452217483
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