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Bruce Jansson interview, 2014
Jansson, Bruce, interviewee
Sager, Jon, interviewer
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Jansson, Bruce - Oral History Interview - CSWA ❧ Bruce Jansson, PhD – Oral History Interview for the California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA). Interviewer: Jon Sager, PhD. Date: 06/23/2014. An interview with Bruce Jansson, PhD as he discusses his role in expanding policy advocacy into different fields using the social work lens, and developing new advocacy training techniques for future social workers. ❧ CONTENTS: (00:29)- Introduction of interviewer: Jon Sager. (01:40)- Background and Early History. (02:54)- Getting his MSW at University of Chicago. (05:00)- Working as a Tenant organizer and Community organizer in Philadelphia. (05:52)- Addressing Housing issues in Lansing Michigan. (06:07)- Earning PhD at University Chicago. (06:20)- University of Southern California (USC) 1973. ❧ There major areas of interest/work: CONTENTS: 1. (09:34)- Policy Practice (12:04)- Six Tasks (12:30)- Skills Framework. 2. (18:20)- Reinforce Value Base (18:48)- Reform Tradition (19:46)- Social Welfare History (21:18)- His book, “Reluctant Welfare State” (25:11)- American National Budget Priories (25:24)- His book, “The Sixteen Trillion Dollar Mistake”. 3. (29:04)- Expanding Policy Practice into new areas (29:36)- Case/Patient Advocacy – Micro/Mezzo/Macro (30:05)- Practicing Social Welfare Policy in Sectors (31:03)- Case Advocacy – His book “Improving Health Care Through Advocacy” (33:05)- Seven Categories of Problems (33:39): Research on case advocacy. ❧ CONTENTS: (37:26)- Advocacy Training. (39:04)- Future Research projects. (41:37)- Developing new mode of advocacy – Broad Range. (45:10)- Next Wave of Advocacy-Creating Egalitarian Society. ❧ Bruce Jansson. PhD. Professor of Social Work. Interviewed by Jon Sager. Date of interview: 6-23-14. Length of interview: 49 minutes. ❧ ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 1. Curriculum Vitae. 2. DVD containing interview.
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Jansson, Bruce
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