Social policy class
Social policy class: Then write an (about five-page) paper that covers the following:
What is the social issue/social problem discussed in this book?
How does this issue affect the lives of people? What are the underlying causes of this issue/problem?
What is the connection to social work?
Connection of the book’s topic to human rights and social & economic justice (If there is more than one topic, choose one)
How is this a social, economic, and environmental justice issue? How is it a human rights issue?
Choose a social policy that is related to this topic
What is a law or policy that has been formulated to combat this problem/issue?
What are the goals of the policy? What programs have come out of the policy? (For example, if we talk about the Social Security Act of 1935 we can then look at one of the programs that came out of that law)
Does the policy see the problem as an individual? Structural?
Have the solutions been residual, institutional, or developmental? Have they solved the problem?
How might the policy and the programs associated with it perpetuate and/or exacerbate the issue? Does it engage in second-order blaming or keeping people in need?
How would you change the policy so that it meets human needs and fulfills human rights?
Conclusion – Summary of what you have learned
Use Headings and Subheadings that make sense for you and the topic you have chosen. Also, DO NOT just answer the questions. You have to tell a story. Be sure that you have connections between sentences and use transitions between topics. If your paper is not completed in the correct APA format it will be returned to you and will be considered late.
Examine the social work literature as it relates to this policy. Use at least three professional and/or scholarly sources, other than readings from class. If appropriate, you may interweave into your proposal some of the readings from class. You MUST use Social Work/Social Policy professional and scholarly literature in researching sources for your paper.