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Macro Social Work Practice
Advocacy in Action

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August 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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Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • The role of advocacy in the context of macro practice is highlighted using the authors’ trademark Advocacy Practice and Policy Model (APPM).
  • An interprofessional approach to macro practice is demonstrated in topics, charts, figures, and diagrams throughout the text, conveying a foundation of interprofessional thought and knowledge.
  • Macro practice in the context of contemporary social issues is examined, including global and ecological issues, social media, ethics, intersectionality, and more.
  • Discussions on the use of technology in macro practice offer a unique perspective not found in other macro social work textbooks.
  • Case studies in every chapter engage students and bring practice to life.
  • Online references included at the end of every chapter provide helpful resources that enhance chapter content. 
 

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Chapter 4: An Advocacy Model for Dynamic Practice


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