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Social workers affecting social policyAn International perspective$
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John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429735

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429735.001.0001

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Social workers affecting social policy in the US

Social workers affecting social policy in the US

(p.160) (p.161) Nine Social workers affecting social policy in the US
Social workers affecting social policy

Richard Hoefer

Policy Press

This chapter explores the engagement of social workers in the policy process in the United States. It describes the professional discourse and socialization process regarding policy practice and then moves on to discuss the degree to which American social workers actually engage in policy practice. The chapter concludes with an effort to explain the level and forms of engagement of social workers in policy practice in the United States.

Keywords:   Social work, Policy practice, United States

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