What changes would you make to the authors’ classification to make it more applicable to your role as a social worker?
December 6, 2018
What policies are you aware of that policymakers developed in response to a societal problem or event?
December 6, 2018

Social workers often are very aware of and informed about the needs of the specific populations with which they work. As a result, it is important that social workers get involved in the policy-creation process by sharing their experiences and perspectives with others, including policymakers.

For this Discussion, select a population of particular interest to you. Then, select three to five policies (including two to three state-level and two to three federal-level policies) related to that population. Finally, subscribe to a variety of blog alerts concerning the population and the policies you selected. Note that you will be discussing about these policies throughout the course. You will also critically review the published opinions of bloggers outside of this course, who write about the policies you identified.

By Day 4

Post a brief description of the population you selected. Then, provide a description of three to five policies (including two to three state-level and two to three federal-level policies) related to that population. Finally, explain the relationship between the policies and the population you selected.

Required Readings

Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Chapter 11, “Politics and Social Welfare Policy” (pp. 245-261)

Required Readings

Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Chapter 2, “Defining Social Welfare Policy” (pp. 20-30)

The Library of Congress: Thomas. (n.d.). How our laws are made. Retrieved October 10, 2013, from http://web.archive.org/web/20160703001104/https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/How+Our+Laws+Are+Made+-+Learn+About+the+Legislative+Process

Optional Resources

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Legislative process [Multimedia file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

 

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