Drives and dictates how the work is done, with whom, for how much, and toward what ends
Determine the ability of the social worker and agency to accomplish their jobs
Effects staffing and availability of programsone clients rather than helping the individual
Managed care - dictate how much a sw will be paid, how often they will see client, kinds of interventions
Effects day-to-day work as the micro theories in sw education
Dictates what is taught in direct SW practice
How does social policy impact social work practice?