Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Pearson Education. Chapter 13, “Taking Action: Policy Practice for Social Workers” (pp. 285–306)
Chapter 14, “Conclusion” (pp. 307–312)
Discussion: Next Step—Advocacy
Advocacy is a form of engagement that can occur in many areas. As you complete this course, reflect on the ways in which a passion expressed as a goal can become social change. Then, focus on how you might be able to become an advocate, become an advocate, both for your community and practice. You will learn more about social change and advocacy in your future policy courses.
Recall the policies you have examined and researched throughout the course.
Consider the social issues examined in this course and the ones you have encountered in your own practice or community.
Reflect on your inspiration and goals in social work.
By Day 3
Post a response to the following:
Explain the steps you might take to incorporate policy advocacy in your practice and/or community based on insights, experiences, and/or opinions formed in this course.
Explain how you think social workers can have a powerful and positive effect on policy to effect positive social change.
Describe one advocacy goal you may pursue in the future.