As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate

As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate, once you have selected and identified a social problem, you begin the process of creating and implementing a policy that addresses that social problem. One of the first things you do in the implementation process is an analysis of the social policy you identified.

In Part 3 of your ongoing Social Change Project assignment, you analyze the selected social policy.

Complete(2 to 3pages) Part 3 of your Social Change Project.

Address the following items within a 2-3 page paper:

  • Evaluate the policy’s strengths and weaknesses. What is working? What is not working?
  • How will changing this policy affect clinical social workers or the clients of clinical social workers?
  • Provide an update on the advocacy activities your proposed in the Week 6 Assignment.

 

Required Readings

SOCW 6361 Webliography
These websites will be required throughout the semester. Become familiar with these websites, especially when doing research for your assignments.

Jansson, B. S. (2018). Becoming an effective policy advocate: From policy practice to social justice  (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Series.
Chapter 10, “Developing and Using Power in the Policy-Enacting Task” (pp. 372-419)

Rocha, C., Poe, B., & Thomas, V. (2010). Political activities of social workers: Addressing perceived barriers to political participation. Social Work, 55(4), 317–325.

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