Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Define and explain policy practice in social work
  2. Describe the applicability of the problem-solving model, the strengths perspective, and empowerment in policy practice
  3. Articulate the importance and use of advocacy in policy practice
  4. Identify how social workers can influence the political process and legislative change
  5. Describe and explain the importance of professional skills in policy practice