Project: Group Wiki Part 1: Identification of a Social Problem

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As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate, you must be adept at identifying social problems immigration and the seperation  of children and parent in New York  that exist in your community or in an agency or organization with which you are acquainted.



In this assignment, your final project group will create a Wiki for the purpose of identifying and describing a current social problem. This is the first part of your ongoing Wiki assignment.

By Day 7

Complete Part 1 of your Wiki.

Address the following items within your group's Wiki page for Part 1:

  • Describe a current social problem. How might this problem be incongruent with social work values/ethics?
  • How/when has this problem been identified historically, and what were the actions taken to address this concern?
  • How have the groups affected by this concern changed over time?


 

equired Readings

SOCW 6361 Webliography
These websites will be required throughout the semester. Become familiar with these websites, especially when doing research for your assignments.
Community Toolbox. (n.d). Chapter 5  Section 3: Social planning and policy Change. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/promotion-strategies/social-planning-policy-change/main 
Community Toolbox. (n.d). Chapter 5 Section 4: Social action. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/assessment/promotion-strategies/systems-advocacy-and-community-organizing/main
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 7, "Analyzing Problems in the First Step of Policy Analysis" (pp. 204-243)
Midgley, J., & Livermore, M. M. (Eds.). (2008). The handbook of social policy (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 14, "Critical Social Policy" (pp. 215–235) (PDF)

Required Media

Blackboard, Inc. (2013, May 28). How to create and edit wikis pages [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/vvy7LgC4MXA
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Bradley (Episode 7 of 42) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Accessible player --Downloads--Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload TranscriptCredit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Cortez Case Study [Multimedia file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Levy (Episode 7 of 42) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 4 minutes.
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Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013). Petrakis (Episode 6 of 42) [Video file]. In Sessions. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 2 minutes.
Accessible player --Downloads--Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload TranscriptCredit: Provided courtesy of the Laureate International Network of Universities.

Optional Resources

Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
MSW home page
Use this link to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program.

 


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