Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy: Advancing Social Justice through Eight Policy Sectors

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This site is intended to enhance your use of Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy 2e by Bruce S. Jansson. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy presents a multi-level framework to show students how micro, mezzo, and macro policy advocacy can be used effectively by social workers in eight policy sectors: healthcare, gerontology, safety-net, child and family, mental health, education, immigration, and criminal justice. Author Bruce S. Jansson identifies seven core problems within each sector and discusses the skills social workers need, the challenges they face, and the interventions they can use at each level of advocacy. Readers will gain knowledge of social welfare policy issues and be equipped with essential tools for engaging in policy advocacy.


We gratefully acknowledge Bruce S. Jansson for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to William Feuerborn of University of Southern California, Dawn Joosten-Hagye of University of Southern California, and Elissa Mitchell of University of Southern Indiana for creating the ancillaries on this site.