Monroe Tomczak, S. (2019). Community collaboration for social workers. In T. W. Rofuth & J. M. Piepenbring, Management and Leadership in Social Work: A Competency-Based Approach (pp. 477-490). Springer Publishing Company.
Read Part 4. The Community Collaboration section addresses relevant community collaboration concepts such as the importance of engaging with the organizational domain and task environment with which an agency must interact. It also presents various ways in which agencies can interface with and influence elements of the task environment by forming partnerships, networks and collaboratives.
Joseph, R. (2019). Poverty, welfare, and self-sufficiency: Implications for the social work profession. Journal of Poverty, 23(6), 505–520. https://doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2019.1616037
This article explores the scope of poverty in the United States; assessed anti-poverty policies in relation to their failure to produce long-term self-sufficiency outcomes for recipients; and discussed two appropriate social work interventions – empowerment practice and social advocacy – for working with marginalized populations, including welfare recipients (Joseph, 2019). It is concluded that, because the American welfare state is fundamentally flawed, people living in poverty may experience difficulties reaching their full potential if stranded for too long on the rolls of means-tested benefits (Joseph, 2019). This paper proposed a self-sufficiency framework for poverty and social welfare stakeholders (Joseph, 2019).
Garcia, M. (2021). This is America: Systemic racism and health inequities amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Work in Public Health, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/19371918.2021.1981509
The Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) continues to devastate the world and the United States remains number one of reported COVID-19 cases and deaths (Garcia, 2019). Research demonstrates that Blacks and Hispanics in the United States are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, especially among highly marginalized people at the intersection of immigration and incarceration (Garcia, 2019). Implications for social work will reinforce the profession's obligation to address public emergencies through social and political action. Recommendations will be made for social workers to support local, state, and federal level responses to COVID-19 (Garcia, 2019).
Albus, S. & Bettina Ritter, B. (2019). Effective participation? Child and youth welfare services between enhancing capabilities, forced inclusion and demands for evidence and effectiveness. Social Work and Society, 16(2).
In times of New Public Management, Evidence-based Policy and Practice, and new concepts of funding like Social Impact Bonds there is an increased and vehement interest in the impact of Social Work practice (Albus & Ritter, 2019). In so far the question of aims and processes in Social Work is no longer only a matter of professional evaluation of social pedagogical practice but raised in political debates (Albus & Ritter, 2019). This paper reviews theoretical approaches to the modern welfare state and social services to elicit the progressive potentials of Social Work (Albus & Ritter, 2019).
Pearl, C. M. L., & Oliver, B. (2020). World’s greatest challenges: Building interdisciplinary understanding and collaboration among business and social work students. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(1).