The current funding environment makes political advocacy on the part of social work professionals mandatory. The social work literature on political advocacy is reviewed and categorized into schools of thought. The major portion of the paper, however, presents and then analyzes a case study of a statewide youth services association in order to gain more insight into how professional social workers can develop and use more successful political strategies and tactics.
Dluhy, Milan J.
"Moving from Professionalism to Political Advocacy in the Human Services--How to Organize a Successful Statewide Political Effort in Youth Services,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 11
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol11/iss3/12