Is social change ever easy? What barriers did you experience during your advocacy? What successes did you experience?

Wk10 Project: Social Change Project: Final Report and Presentation socw 6361

Project: Social Change Project: Final Report and Presentation

Is social change ever easy? What barriers did you experience during your advocacy? What successes did you experience?

Over the past several weeks, you have analyzed a policy related to a social problem and have advocated for change. This week you submit your final report and present on your experience and the outcomes of your Social Change Project.

All assignments connected to this and feedback will be attached 

To Prepare

Write up a final report of your Social Change Project.

The final report should include your compiled response to assignments from Weeks 3, 6, 8, and 9. You are expected to update and revise the papers based on your instructor’s feedback. Please include a title page, headings, and a reference page.

Create a 5-7 minute PowerPoint presentation to present your Social Change project. Within this presentation:

Provide a brief synopsis of social problem and policy you identified.

Discuss what was accomplished over the past term and the change you made through your social change project.

Reflect on your experience. What did you learn? What would you do differently?

Explain how policy relates to clinical practice?

How will you apply skills advocacy skills as a clinical social worker?

Create a Transcript of the presentation 

Resource

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 13, “Troubleshooting the Implementation of Policies in Task 7” (pp. 460-487)

Thread:Small Group Discussion Group D – Week 2Post:RE: Small Group Discussion Group D – Week 2Author: SummerLove HolcombPosted Date:June 12, 2020 3:15 PMStatus:Published

Clinical social work entails the overall health care services in a healthcare facility. This involves diagnosis, treatment, mental illness prevention, and different types of therapies. Social workers that render these services are required to abide by the policies governing their practice to provide high-quality healthcare. These policies also protect the lives of the public. I am interested in advocating for the disabled because they are a group that is subconsciously ignored due to the nature of their condition. It’s also because there is not enough information to the public about their conditions.

Most of the time, disabled people are ignored by society, starved of services, live in self-isolation, segregation, poverty, and even pity. As a result of discrimination, they opt not to go to public places and are not free to fight for their rights that non-disable individual gets. Disabled people face these entire social problems due to the legislation’s failure to protect their rights, ignorance from society, and lack of awareness among others (Kritsotakis et al., 2017). Mainstreaming and universal access for all people with ability will help solve these problems. This means that barriers are preventing them from accessing services to remove to allow equal accessibility. Society should be educated on matters concerning disable people to create awareness hence reduces the cases of discrimination.

The ideas considered for the social change include that; it should be part of the policy of clinical social workers to ensure that disabled people have homes and workforce that facilitate their daily activities. For instance, providing them with workers who will help them feed; go out for shopping or medical appointments. Secondly, social workers should also create awareness to reduce discrimination (Werner & Araten-Bergman, 2017). The government should also create a policy that ensures every entity or social amenities consider disabled people in all their business and social plans. For instance, when building new structures, their strategy should consider people with disabilities.

In a social work setting, the project will ensure that people with disabilities receive proper care from social workers without discrimination as well as highlight the hidden or unspoken problems concerning their entire social lives. This eye-opening project might also promote change in the government enforcement of laws concerning disabilities or even encourage the creation of new legislation.

References

Kritsotakis, G., Galanis, P., Papastefanakis, E., Meidani, F., Philalithis, A. E., Kalokairinou, A., & Sourtzi, P. (2017). Attitudes towards people with physical or intellectual disabilities among nursing, social work and medical students. Journal of clinical nursing, 26(23-24), 4951-4963. Retrieved from

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocn.13988?casa_token=fmZPZ8pZH3sAAAAA:TGbfiuM9eF5tvZZiXN3hx4_1Mex2TdB161MPCr8PyGTriTlvX_oOV7t596cxYXU9tC68QQbXWUwYQB4UFA

Werner, S., & Araten-Bergman, T. (2017). Social workers’ stigmatic perceptions of individuals with disabilities: A focus on three disabilities. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(2), 93-107. Retrieved from

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19315864.2017.1284288?casa_token=yF3pzKg4QMsAAAAA:nFTajGTET2wvqNoNdiLhVA0mL4K4LmaIjPmST0Moj028jv7Wr_MhvrP2sHaT_Xn7Nwhf75Rd5aLHdRcKsg

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