Social policies can have a significant impact on individuals and families, as well as the organizations and agencies that implement the policies. In some cases, the policy, as written, appears comprehensive and effective. Yet, despite appearances, the policy might fail to be effective as a result of improper implementation, interpretation, and/or application of the policy. As a social worker, how might you reduce the potential negative impact faulty social policies might have on organizations and agencies, as well as the populations you serve?
For this Discussion, review this week’s resources, including cases “Working with Immigrants and Refugees: The Case of Luisa” and “Social Work Policy: Benefit Administration and Provision.” Then, select either of the cases and consider how the social welfare policies presented in the case influenced the problems facing Luisa or Tessa. Finally, think about how policies affect social agencies and how social workers work with clients such as Tessa or Luisa.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of the effects of the social welfare policies presented in the case study you selected on Luisa or Tessa. Be specific and reference the case study you selected in your post. Finally, explain how policies affect social agencies and how social workers work with clients, such as Tessa or Luisa.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
By Day 5
Read a selection of your colleagues’ posts.
Respond to at least two colleagues who chose a different case from the one you selected by explaining a proactive approach you might develop for a social policy that addresses the problem facing the client in the case your colleagues selected. Explain the steps you think the social work profession can take in ensuring that problems are defined so that oppressed and marginalized groups are represented.
Support your response with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
Return to this Discussion to read the responses to your initial post. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
I choose to focus on the Social Work Policy: Benefit and Administration and Provision; the case of Tessa. It is evident from the case that the set social welfare policies complicated Tessa’s problems rather than resolving them as they should. Firstly, Tessa’s application was denied by the Division of Family Development following her failure to disclose her legal name and social security number leading to her being prohibited from getting any services (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2014). Tessa’s refusal to disclose her pertinent information was due to fear of her abusive husband who she knew had the potential to track her down through the system as he is a high ranking military person (Plummer et al., 2014). Regardless her situation, the social welfare policies do not have special provisions that can assist her case. In addition, the visitation…..Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5