Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Define and describe social planning in the context of social work practice
  2. Identify the relevance and importance of consumer participation and engagement in social planning
  3. Examine and contemplate models, approaches, and ways of implementing social planning in social work practice
  4. Embrace an advocacy model in relationship to social planning
  5. Identify key factors and consider strategic and social planning from an organizational standpoint in social work practice