Social Work Policy II 10-11-16
Social Work Policy II 10-11-16 SW 417
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Anderson on Sunday October 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 417 at University of Mississippi taught by Boyas, Javier Francisco in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Social Welfare Policy II in Social Work at University of Mississippi.
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10-11-16 Problem formulation ● Recognizing problem and studying its causes ● Articulation of problems depends on who has a voice in public sector (media, think tanks, advocacy coalitions, public sector employees, elected officials) ● “A problem is only a problem if something can be done about it.” Agenda setting ● Explain why some things are on agenda while others aren’t ● Problem of the allocation of scarce resources to reach goals ● Calling attention to issue and pressuring government to do something ● How to get on agenda ○ Collect client stories ○ Build coalitions of likeminded allies ○ Build relationships with elected officials and media ○ Watch for window of opportunity ○ Collect info on policy “best practices”