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Social Policy Analysis and Practice
How did Sara help clients to define and resolve their own problems?
Sara became involved in the client's processes or their attempts to do such as apply for food stamps in order to understand the barriers that they were up against. Once the barriers were identified she sought guidance from individuals in high positions within the state in order to identify policy matter and this served as a guide in understanding the best method to use in approaching the problems or points of disconnect within the processes or service provision to clients. Once having identified policy as per state regulations and legislation Sara was diligent in her effort and firm with the agencies from whom the clients sought assistance such as the worker at the food stamp agency and by doing so was able to assist the clients in ensuring that the agencies enacted new protocols.
Public Law 109-2005 (2014) Indiana Government. Retrieved from: http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2401.htm
Siegel, GL, et al. (1997) Missouri Family Assessment and Response Demonstration. Final Evaluation Report Prepared for Missouri Department of Social Services Division of Family Services. Institute of Applied Research. Retrieved from: http://www.iarstl.org/papers/MO%20FAR%20Final%20Report-for%20website.pdf
Private schools generally do not offer such services, or charge extra fees if they do. They do however feature a smaller teacher to student ratio, which many parents view as a superior element to public schools.
Apart from lobbying, I believe I can meet my clients' needs by ensuring that public policy continues to serve their needs. Working for a government organization will place me in a position to influence law-making parties via documentation and studies related to my clients' needs. In this way, even if I cannot take part in lobbying, I can ensure that the public interest is best served by lobbying efforts, and that tax money is applied in a targeted manner to provide the highest possible quality of education to all children.
Greatchools.net. (1998-2007). "Public vs. Private chools: What's the Difference? http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticlefeature/ca/197
Introduction to ocial Policy. (2007). "Education and ocial Policy. http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/publicpolicy/introduction/education.htm.
GreatSchools.net. (1998-2007). "Public vs. Private Schools: What's the Difference? http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/showarticlefeature/ca/197
Introduction to Social Policy. (2007). "Education and Social Policy. http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/publicpolicy/introduction/education.htm
Social Policy Making in Social Work
Although social agencies and social work professionals can help shape policies and practices, the nature of the services delivery system and the legitimacy of social work as a profession is established by public social policy. In many ways, the current policy is antithetical to social work values. An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility and rights, as a society. Though social justice is a central goal of the social work profession, the actual involvement of social workers in social change is very limited. Moreover, training in social policy and policy practice in schools of social work is minimal. As such, practitioners lack the tools needed to analyze existing social problems and policies and to enable them to intervene in the policy process in order to better serve the needs of….
McNutt, J. (2010). Social work and social welfare policy in Canada: a consideration of major Internet resources for research and practice. Journal of Policy Practice, 9(2), 154-159. doi:10.1080/15588741003601124
Weiss, I., Gal, J., & Katan, J. (2006). Social policy for social work: A teaching agenda. British Journal of Social Work, 36(5), 789-806.
Social Policy egarding Sexism
How are sexism and heterosexism are linked?
Sexism basically deals with discrimination related to gender. This can undertake discrimination against just women or even against men too. Sexism implies that there are conventional gender roles that one ought to follow and these roles have an effect on the way people behave in society. Sexism involves the stereotyping of genders and generalizing the way people act (Gotz, 1999). This often has farfetched effects on individuals. Heterosexism on the other hand implies that everyone should be a heterosexual and that is the best form of sexual orientation and is preferred over being an LGBTQ. This implies a form of biased attitude towards those who have a different sexual orientation and this is why they face discrimination and differed attitudes in society. Hence, both sexism and heterosexism are linked as they create differences in society and label gender roles and the….
Bristow, Edward. (1977). Social Purity Movement. Vice and Vigilance: Purity Movements in Britian since 1700.
Gotz, Ignacio. (1999). The culture of Sexism. Human evolution, behavior and Intelligence. Praeger Publishers.
Hunt, Margaret. (1990). The de-eroticization of women's liberation. Social Purity Movements and the revolutionary feminism of Sheila Jeffery. Feminist Review No. 34.
Kantor, Martin. (1998). Homophobia: Description, development and dynamics of gay bashing.
In context of the welfare provision in Canada, de-commodification can be described as the degree to which these welfare services are provided to the Canadian inhabitants and are free of the market. De-commodification is an important concept because the states practicing this system provide welfare services like education, jobs and healthcare to all the citizens and this system has no linkage with the processes that prevail in the market. In a society where de-commodification is practiced as a system, all the individuals hold the right to a source of revenue that is not dependable on market. If we talk about the Canadian society, social welfare is indeed a crucial feature which provides for the people who are unable to earn a livelihood in the market place. This has helped the Canadians to replace the pre-industrial, dependable modes of social security from family unit, place of worship or mutual aid….
Gosta Esping-Andersen, G. (1990). The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Hick, S. (2002). Social Welfare in Canada: Understanding Income Security. (1 ed.). Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc.
Wharf, B., & McKenzie, B. (1998). Connecting Policy to Practice in Human Services. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
esearch has shown that the government is a payer, regulator as well as, the provider in the health sector. As a result, the federal government should ensure that they exercise caution particularly when attempting to regulate the prescription drug coverage surrounding the importation of drugs from foreign countries. Prescription of drugs for older adults may be difficult and contentious; however, the study shows that most governments are today providing programs and services for the aged to ensure that they respond to the growing number of older Americans and the policy process (Czaja & Shari, 2002). Therefore, the paper will discuss on the government control of prescription medications as well as, examining the government response to the increasing or growing number of older Americans and the policy process.
Many economists argue that the government control of prescription of drug policy may be difficult since it is an industry with high fixed….
Czaja, S., & Shari, J. (2002). The Aging of the Population: Opportunities and Challenges for Human Factors Engineering . News Rss. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/TechnologiesforanAgingPopulation/TheAgingofthePopulation.aspx
Day, T. (2005). About the National Aging Network. Government Programs for Older Americans. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.longtermcarelink.net/eldercare/area_agencies_on_aging.htm
Hunter, D. (2001). Government Controls on Access to Drugs: What Seniors Can Learn fromMedicaid Drug Policies. The Heritage Foundation. Retrieved December 15, 2013, from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2003/05/government-controls-on-access-to-drugs-what-seniors-can-learn-from-medicaid-drug-policies
Certainly, no one can doubt the benefit of government. All of the public benefit for instance from military help in the case of a disaster, such as a storm, etc. Ironically, when this author reads the writings of enator Forsey, it does seem strange for a Labourite to justify the British Queen as head of state. Whenever one walks through a forest, for instance, one is reminded that this Queen owns the forests, supposedly for our benefit. However, the same Queen's representative (the Governor General) can depose Canadian parliaments, not in a time of war as she did on December 8, 2008 to prevent a vote of no confidence in the government. ince when was such an action like a vote of no confidence in any way dangerous, except to excessive state power? What happens when the head of state acts against the elected government for a non-emergency reason?….
Social policy tells us a lot about who we are as Canadians. We like to think of ourselves as taking care of our poor in a more systematic way than U.S. citizens south of the border. The policy evolved out of the Depression of the 1930's and grew into a legacy following World War Two. While neoliberalism has weakened it, it is still our legacy, although it has being weakened, practically speaking. It is still recognized as a principle in the Constitution Act, of 1982.
It is stated there that the Parliament and provincial legislatures and governments, together with the federal institutions, are committed to promoting equal opportunities for the well-being of Canadians. This includes the furthering of economic development to reduce disparity in opportunities and in providing essential public services of reasonable quality to all Canadians (Forsey, 2010, 13-14).
The contrast between the ideal expressed in our constitutional documents and the
Social Policy in Australia
One of the most important tasks that a citizen of any democracy has a duty to undertake is to serve as a watchdog for his or her government. The topic that was selected for this paper - examining the way in which the Australian government has addressed the issue of refugees - is an important one because it allows the "ordinary" person to gain an understanding of the ways in which the government works when it believes that it is not going to be scrutinized by the public.
All governments - including democratic governments like that in Australia - behave differently when they are aware that their actions will be public and when they believe that their actions will be known only to a few people within the government itself. This should not be surprising: This is the way in which people act in general. Many governments act….
hat is the impact on women of health care privatization and downloading?
Pat Armstrong in Chapter Thirteen makes the case for the advantages women had with the Medicare system in tact; healthcare in Canada has been what Armstrong calls "…a shining example of a universal program that has worked to reduce inequalities" in terms of access to care for women (Armstrong, 333). In fact, not only did the Medicare system provide women with excellent access to care, four of five healthcare workers are female, so the system also provides employment for women. But Armstrong (p. 334) reports that "fundamental transformations" in the healthcare system are occurring, which has the effect of "undermining both women's access to care and women's work in care" -- and that is privatization.
Privatization and downloading alludes to policy changes that basically take the public aspect out of healthcare delivery and make it a private enterprise. Some….
Potential Issues Militating against the Continued Use of Affirmative Action
The potential issues militating against continuation of affirmative action initiatives include the fact that they may unfairly discriminate against non-minorities, they ignore the comparable plight of individuals from minorities not officially recognized, and the fact that they may actually undermine the social progress of some of those individuals they are designed to benefit (Halbert & Ingulli, 2007). Paradoxically, the closer that the opportunities available to minorities and non-minorities become in society, the more potentially unfair affirmative action mechanisms are to those excluded from eligibility. That is particularly evident where the specific manifestations of affirmative action take the form of outright racial quotas or comparable preferential eligibility or hiring policies. Notwithstanding general statistical patterns, the continued reliance on rigid eligibility criteria also results in injustice where specific minority individuals happen not to suffer from the disadvantages experienced more generally by members of….
War on Drugs
Four decades ago, the American government declared a war on drugs. As has been the case with some other American wars, the battle continues with the American government continuously investing money and resources in the stubborn hope of defeating its enemy. The enemy persists with government and violators playing a cop-robber squall, people continuing to harm themselves, the government raising taxes and steepness of penalties, and the jails and social programs filling -- not emptying -- with substance abusers. This despite a plethora of research, interventions, material on the subject, conventions, legal policies, brainstorming, and so forth
The essay suggests that it may be time to consider a wiser, more effective, strategy.
American Policy on Substance Abuse: History & Scope of Issue
Four decades ago, the American government declared a war on drugs. The initiatus came typically enough with Nixon who still fighting one war decided to fight another with one….
Bewley-Taylor, David R. & Fazey, S.J. (2003). The Mechanics and Dynamics of the UN System for International Drug Control, Forward Thinking on Drugs, Retrieved March 2, 2011 on from: http://www.aidslex.org/site_documents/J027E.pdf
Dolin, B. (2001). National drug policy: United States of America. Prepared for the Senate Special Committee On Illegal Drugs. Law and Government Division. Retrieved March 2, 2011 on from:
Duncan, David F. & Nicholson, T. (1997). Dutch drug policy: A model for America? Journal of Health and Social Policy, 8, 1-15.
social policy and economic policy?
ocial policy refers to guidelines, principles, legislation and activities that concern the way that humans live and interact. According to the Malcolm Wiener Center for ocial Policy at Harvard University it refers to "public policy and practice in the areas of health care, human services, criminal justice, inequality, education, and labor."
Another way that one can perceive social policy is that it is a cluster of rules and conventions that hedge in society and direct its actions in a certain way as well as direct appropriation of resources amongst the people. Important areas of social policy for instance are the welfare state, social security, unemployment insurance, environmental policy, pensions, health care, social housing, social care, child protection, social exclusion, education policy, crime and criminal justice.
Particularities of these include attitudes towards euthanasia, abortion, and homosexuality, legality of prostitution, drugs, marriage, and divorce.
In all ways, all these different….
Alcock, P. (2006) Understanding Poverty, PalgraveAnnetts, J. (2009) Understanding Social Welfare Movements, Policy Press
Fitzpatrick, T. (2011) Welfare Theory: An Introduction, Palgrave
Hills, J. (2009) Towards a More Equal Society, Policy Press
Hudson, J. And Lowe, S. (2009) Understanding the Policy Process, Policy Press
The relationship of this dynamic system can be seen in the past 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center. All of the three elements, the society, business, and government, were involved and aggravated in the incident. First of all, it was the international relationship and activities of the U.S. government that was the main reason why the attack was committed. To communicate the disagreement of the terrorist party to the government, what they did was to hamper and injure the businesses in U.S., particularly the World Trade Center which is located in the main business district of America. Consequently, from such attack to businesses as the terrorists' way to communicate their anger to the U.S. government, the society was the main element who received and experienced the harm..
Social work history displays that the desire of social justice is both a task and a myth for employees and their immediate predecessors in organizations. This study provides a critical analysis of Janet Finn's and Maxine Jacobson's work titled "Just Practice." The great focus is on the first and the third chapter where their contributions and critical omissions are identified. Finn and Jacobson have worked hard to illustrate the historical development of social work, which was largely premised on charity for the poor (Finn, & Jacobson, 2003). In both chapters, they have elaborated in length on how social work came into being. Ideally, social work history revolves around the industrial revolution and the way the rise of capitalism created a gap between the rich and the poor. In the first chapter, the role of Charity Organization Societies and Settlement House Movement as the pioneers of social work has been elucidated….
Barusch, A.S. (2009). Foundations of social policy: Social justice in human perspective. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Finn, J.L., & Jacobson, M. (2003). Just practice: a social justice approach to social work. Peosta, Iowa: Eddie Bowers Pub. Co..
Leiby, J. (1978). A history of social welfare and social work in the United States. New York: Columbia University Press.
Lundy, C., & Lundy, C. (2011). Social work, social justice, & human rights: A structural approach to practice. North York, Ont: University of Toronto Press.
Aging and Social Policy
rends in Aging Social Policy
he Rise of the Contenders
he number of citizens above the age of 65 has expanded dramatically over the past 100 years. In 1900, the average life expectancy was just 47.3 years, but a child born in 2008 can expect to live another 30.8 years on average. From an economic perspective, the seniors alive 100 years ago were largely dependent on others for their survival and this realization triggered policy changes that provided many advantages, including a security net for retirees.
After World War II, the economy became robust enough that the aged began to experience a longer life expectancy and greater economic wealth. his resulted in the emergence of a politically powerful demographic that could begin to influence public policy on its own. his process has been viewed as cyclical, in that public policies strengthened a specific demographic and the demographic in turn protected….
The expectation is that this trend will put an enormous stress on the U.S. economy. By the time ACA was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, close to 16% of the nation's gross domestic product was being spent on healthcare. By 2035, this percentage is expected to double. As the baby boom generation begins retirement over the next two decades, the public will increasingly shoulder the burden of health care costs for the aged.
The ACA attempts to limit increasing Medicare costs by shifting the focus of providers from generating volume to improving care quality. For example, hospitals will be penalized for preventable hospital readmissions and diseases/injuries acquired during hospital stays. The ACA provisions also reduce payments to Medicare Advantage recipients, who tend to be retirees who want or need more flexibility and protections than standard Medicare coverage provides. By comparison, the most recent federal budget plan proposed by congressional Republicans calls for repeal of the ACA and converting Medicare into a voucher program. The Republican budget also calls for an increase in the retirement age. Although the White House budget plan has yet to be released, the expectations are that Medicare will remain intact as an entitlement program, but the wealthier beneficiaries will be expected to pay more.
The budget battle over federal entitlements is essentially a battle over values. From the Republican perspective, those that have earned their way when young will receive some measure of help when they retire, but there are no guarantees on how much help will be provided. In contrast, the White House and congressional Democrats view Medicare as something earned and therefore inviolate. Viewed another way, the Republicans envision a minimalist government and Democrats see a role for government in easing the fears many face when they become disabled or too old to care for themselves. In view of this perspective, seniors have benefited largely from the latter values for the past 78 years.
Social Policy Analysis and Practice How did Sara help clients to define and resolve their own problems? Sara became involved in the client's processes or their attempts to do such as…Read Full Paper ❯
Private schools generally do not offer such services, or charge extra fees if they do. They do however feature a smaller teacher to student ratio, which many parents…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy Making in Social Work Although social agencies and social work professionals can help shape policies and practices, the nature of the services delivery system and the legitimacy of…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy egarding Sexism How are sexism and heterosexism are linked? Sexism basically deals with discrimination related to gender. This can undertake discrimination against just women or even against men too.…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy De-commodification In context of the welfare provision in Canada, de-commodification can be described as the degree to which these welfare services are provided to the Canadian inhabitants and are…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy esearch has shown that the government is a payer, regulator as well as, the provider in the health sector. As a result, the federal government should ensure that…Read Full Paper ❯
ocial Policy-Making Certainly, no one can doubt the benefit of government. All of the public benefit for instance from military help in the case of a disaster, such as a…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy in Australia One of the most important tasks that a citizen of any democracy has a duty to undertake is to serve as a watchdog for his or…Read Full Paper ❯
Social Policy hat is the impact on women of health care privatization and downloading? Pat Armstrong in Chapter Thirteen makes the case for the advantages women had with the Medicare system…Read Full Paper ❯
Potential Issues Militating against the Continued Use of Affirmative Action The potential issues militating against continuation of affirmative action initiatives include the fact that they may unfairly discriminate against non-minorities,…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Drugs
War on Drugs Four decades ago, the American government declared a war on drugs. As has been the case with some other American wars, the battle continues with the American…Read Full Paper ❯
social policy and economic policy? ocial policy refers to guidelines, principles, legislation and activities that concern the way that humans live and interact. According to the Malcolm Wiener Center…Read Full Paper ❯
The relationship of this dynamic system can be seen in the past 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center. All of the three elements, the society, business, and government,…Read Full Paper ❯
Social work history displays that the desire of social justice is both a task and a myth for employees and their immediate predecessors in organizations. This study provides a…Read Full Paper ❯
Aging and Social Policy rends in Aging Social Policy he Rise of the Contenders he number of citizens above the age of 65 has expanded dramatically over the past 100 years. In…Read Full Paper ❯