SW 5235: American Indians and Social Policy

What is Social Policy?

Barker, R., The Social Work Dictionary, 3rd Ed., (1997) p. 355.

NASW Press, Washington, D.C.

Definition:

Social policies are “those principles, procedures, and courses of action established in statute, administrative code, and agency regulation that affect people’s social well being”. 

Popple, P.R. & Leighninger, L. (2004, p. 27). The Policy Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers.

How does policy affect direct practice?

Popple, P.R. & Leighninger, L. (2004). The Policy Based Profession: An Introduction to Social Welfare Policy Analysis for Social Workers.