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Policy Ch 1-5


Macropractice has been called Wholesale SW practice, Working to effect social change, dealing with the CAUSE of a social problem
Which of the following statements help emphasis on the macro, individual treatment aspects of sw? the individual is the most immediate target for change, conservative nature of US society,
The authors describe the policy based profession as being comprised of the following except: The practice system
traditional ways of defining professions such as medicine is called market based model
Flexner said sw was lacking in educationally communicable technique and individual responsibilty
The thesis that asserts that professionals lose power and control when they work in organizations is called prolertarianization
social welfare policy is revenant to the day to day activities of sw true
from the very beginning, providers of social services have been concerned with gaining recognition as a profession true
Settlement house work has always been a respected part of the sw curriculum false
Professional authority or autonomy is based on educational and state licensing credentials true
The crucial issue is the development of a profession is the responsibility for the management of a social problem True
Social welfare policy is a subcategory of social policy
policy means priniciples, guidelines or procedures that serve the purpose of maximizing uniformity in decision making
aspect of a persons life that ruins his/her identity stigma
refers to anything the gov't does or doesn't do that affects the quality of life social welfare policy
EPAS of the CSWE understands the knowledge base of policy practice to incclude knowledge of policy formation, analysis, implementation and evaluation, identification of social policy at the local, state and federal level that impacts well-being service delivery, assessing how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery
social welfare policy used in the sw curriculum refers nearly exclusively to government
four basic policy practice skills analytic skills, political skills, interactional skills and value clarifying skills
contemporary roles of for-profit organizations in so welfare delivery they r becoming increasingly important in the social welfare enterprise
evolving role of public an private sectors in the delivery of social welfare svs majority of funds for the social services is public
which sectors provide the most microlevel policies public and private non profit
administrative level of policy mezzolevel
broad laws, regulations, guidelines providing basic framework for the provision of services and beneifeits macro level of policy
Actual Service to clients micro practice
term policy rather loose and imprecise term for which there is no generally accepted definition in the academic literature
sw practictioner exercises a high degree of discretion in the provision of social services, macro level of practice
policy is defined statements of what ought to happen, purposive course of action by ppl dealing with a prob, pattern of action resolving conflicting claims/provides incentives for cooperation
activities included under the term social policy but not social welfare libraries, parks, recreation
role of gov't in social welfare nNOT true gov't gladly took over responsibility for social welfare
example of macro level policy title XX of the social security act
Mezzo level policy is administrative policy that organizations generate to direct and regularize their operations.
political scientist michael lipsky refers to social workers as "street level bureaucrats" because their individual actions add up to agency behavior
The term social welfare policy sometimes refers to broad social philosophy, sometimes to the narrowest administrative role false
SW policy is only concerned with the actions of the govt false
Policy means principles, guidelines or procedures that serve the purpose of maximizing uniformity in decision making true
SW policy serves the purpose of maximizing the uniformity in decision making regarding the problem of dependency in our society true
In academic depth focusing on the duty of policy, sw policy refers nearly exclusively to the activities of the govt true
from most to least sophisticated, correctly order the 4 major dimensions academic/applied, social planning/agency planning, journalistic/practitioner, citizen analyst
description of academic social science research and applied policy research doctoral level, published in accessible sources, rigorously researched
practitioner policy analysis policy research is tangential to their primary professional rol
four types of descriptive policy analysis content, choice, comparative and historical
universal allocation of social welfare benefits the creation of a right to the benefit
Selective allocation Need based
which type of benefit offers the greatest degree of self determination for the client cash benefits
Pulblic welfare benefits and SSI r examples of categorical public asst programs
Contracting Out process in which a state public welfare dept pays a private organization to provide child welfare services
true of organizational accountability for social welfare services public agencies r accountable to the general public, private, nonprofit r accountable to their BOD, Private, for profit r accountable to their clients
approact ot social elfare in the US mixed public, voluntary/for-profit
commercialization in social welfare refers to clients paying for services
logical evaluation, policys internal rigor and consistency is assessed by looking at internal consistency of policy multi goals, consistency between policys goals and the means of achieving goals, diff between intended/unintended consequences
two parts of quantitative evaluation effectiveness (outcome) and efficiency (cost effe) evaluations
cross national analysis is comparative analysis
westinghouse/ohio univ eval of head start program example of quantitative evaluation
Policy analysis is disciplined application of intellect to the study of collective responses to public and social welfare problems true
typical sw practititioner has sufficicient training to make use of the research literature produced by policy analysis professionals true***************
the provision of social welfare benefits t individuals based on group membership is an example of a universalism false
there r no ethical implications of the selection of the type of benefits to be distributed in a social welfare program false
the most common form of comparative analysis involves comparison of client outcomes between tow or more social welfare agencies true
an understanding of the outcome of previous policies h helps us evaluate present proposals and claims for success*****
why is understanding of history helpful in understand the current policies it gives some sense of how and why particular programs and approaches developed
berkowitz study of disability policies did not recommend increase cash assistance for people with a disability
best historical policy analysis relies upon primary and secondary data sources
one of the most important tasks in historical analysis is the formulation of the hypotheses or guiding questions
important questions for historical policy analyst to ask of the sources DO NOT INCLUDE does this document support my view************
a critical first step in policy analysis is to specify the _________ of the policy you intend to analyze boundaries
because policies have vague and overlapping boundaries that can easily shift over the course of an analysis, a policy analyst must carefully specify them and constantly be aware of the need to maintain focus
sequence of steps in social/economic analysis boundaries, problem, facts, theories, values, goals, hypothesis, economics
rational choice assumes that ppl r purposive and goal oriented, have hierarchically ordered preferences, make rational cost/benefit calculations
____________ constitutes what is probably the most important dimension for understanding social welfare policy values
in the US, freedom understood as freedom from excessive and arbitrary external restraint and has resulted in tendency to think of rights rather then of duties, suspicion o established authority, distrust of govt
Most Social welfare policies r based on some version of the rational choice perspective of human behavior
Legislation to resolve racism, sexism, and other prejudices is best explained by conflict of values
value consistent with providing help for the poor humanitarian mores
questions central to resource allocation and scarcity do policy measures we support work? how much benefit is obtained by a given expenditure? r resources divided fairly?
economic analysis of social welfare policy cannot explain the behavior of one individual at a specific point in time
desired state of affairs that is hoped to be achieved by the policy policy goals
stated goals r called ____________ and unstated goals r called ____________ manifest and latent
american individualism is the broadest terms, means impatience with restraints upon economic activity
___________________ looks at questions of output, income, inflation and unemployment macroeconomic analysis
social welfare policies r hypothetical solutions to perceived social problems true
most social welfare policies r value free false
the opportunity cost of a policy consists of all the outcomes or benefits that must be sacrificed if that particular policy is adopted rather than an alternative policy true
behind every hypothesis is a theory that may be partially or totally incorrect true
a policy is often a response to more than one problem true
The most significant reform to the US welfare system was referred to as: the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Act ******
Social work responded to Abraham Flexner's critique of the social work profession (1915) by: Focusing on social casework, Rejecting social legislation and settlement house work as part of the social work curriculum, Organizing the American Association of Professional Schools of Social Work. ***************
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