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Policy Skills and Practice
Resources
Readings
• Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e- reader].
o “WorkingWith Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma: The Case of Rita” (pp. 81–83)
• Rome, S., Harris, S., & Hoechstetter, S. (2010). Social work and civic engagement: The political participation of professional social workers. Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 37(3), 107–129.
• Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
o Chapter 12, “Taking Action: Policy Practice for Social Workers” (pp. 262-283)
o Chapter 13, “Conclusion” (pp. 284-289)
• Plummer, S. -B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Sourcee-reader].
o Part 1, “The Johnson Family” (pp. 11–13)
Media
• Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Sessions: Johnson family (Episode 4 of 42) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
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Week 11
Policy Skills and Practice
Discussion 1
Policy Analysis and Application
For this discussion, choose either “The Case of Rita” or “The Johnson Family” to analyze.
explanation of one change you might make to the policies that affect the client in the case. Be sure to reference the case you selected in your post. Finally, explain how you might evaluate the success of the policy changes.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
Discussion 2
The Social Work Advocate in Politics
Post by Day 4 an explanation of the role of lobbying and campaigning in social work practice. Then, explain how you think social workers might have a powerful and positive effect as elected officials. Finally, explain of the impact, if any, the experiences and opinions of your colleagues have had on your own experiences and opinions.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
 Please not there are two discussion 

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