New Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, and Practice by Elissa D. GiffordsNew Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, and Practice by Elissa D. Giffords

New Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, and Practice

byElissa D. Giffords, Karen R. Garber

Paperback | June 15, 2014

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What is poverty? Who is at risk? What myths about poverty are pervasive in the United States?This textbook, the first of its kind, explores the contemporary realities and perceptions of poverty. It captures the historical realities since Colonial times as well as addresses the contemporary realities, focusing on current trends in the United States, including the Great Recession, which beganin 2007, leaving many middle-class families in poverty or vulnerable to harsh economic conditions and a sluggish recovery.The book presents readers with balanced coverage regarding the multidimensional issues related to poverty and social inequity, while exploring issues related to social injustice. The authors bring together theoretical, empirical, and clinical knowledge using reader friendly and jargon free languageto discuss public and private approaches to reducing poverty and examine how public opinion drives policies. Professors Giffords and Garber challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding poverty, focusing attention on at-risk populations. These include people who are homeless, persons withdisabilities, immigrants and refugees, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and veterans and military families. The format of the book provides case studies which cover micro, macro and mezzo practice. The action item chapter offers readers an opportunity to effectuate change locally and can beutilized in colleges, universities and among new and experienced professionals alike.
Elissa D. Giffords (DSW, MSW, Adelphi University) is professor of social work at Long Island University Post Campus. Her responsibilities include oversight of the LIU MSW program's policy sequence and the child welfare concentration. She also currently serves as chairperson of Nassau County Department of Social Services Commissioner's ...
Title:New Perspectives on Poverty: Policies, Programs, and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.9 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:June 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190615494

ISBN - 13:9780190615499