Socw 6351 wk2 discussion 1 – discussion 1: policy development | SOCW 6351 – Social Policy, Welfare, and Change | Walden University

 

For this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Using reputable news and education sources, search for an event that led to the formation of a social policy. Then, consider what changes you might make to the policy that resulted from this event. Finally, think about the role of social work (as a profession and political lobby) in the formation of the policy.

Post a brief explanation of the event you selected that led to the formation of a social policy. Then, explain what changes you would make to the policy that resulted from this event and why. Finally, explain the role of social work (as a profession and political lobby) in the formation of the policy.

Reference:

 

Popple,  P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An  introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th  ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

  • Chapter 12, “Politics and Social Welfare Policy” (pp. 268-284)
  • Chapter 2, “Defining Social Welfare Policy” (pp. 20-30)