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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/14/11 I ntr oduction to Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent 11 2/14/11 The Social Welfar e Programs, resources, and services available to persons in need Arise from a set of laws and policies established federally, state-wide, locally, and by the court system 22 2/14/11 Social Welfar e System Often perceived negatively as something given to poor people, who may or may not take advantage of the system. This perception does not take into account the vast array of programs and services provided to and available to everybody such as Social Security. 2/14/11 Or ganization of the No formal organization fragmented and often difficult to understand Includes organizations and agencies, both private and public. 44 2/14/11 Or ganization of the Public providers can be at various levels of government, and are funded by taxpayer dollars Private agencies can be for profit or non- profit, and often work together with or under contract to governmental agencies Religious organizations also have a long history with the provision of social services. 55 2/14/11 H ow the Social Welfar e The social welfare system helps people preventively, before there is a problem, and responsively, when a problem is already present. 66 2/14/11 Appr oaches to pr oviding I nstitutional : In place to prevent problems. Proactive Available to all, regardless of need. Examples: Social Security, tax benefits (exemptions for 77 2/14/11 Appr oaches to pr oviding Residual : Designed to address already identified problems. Reactive Only available to those in need Most social welfare programs in the US are residual Examples: TANF and Food 88 2/14/11 The H istor y of Amer ican American social welfare history can be divided into eight periods. Each is noteworthy for its social welfare policy response, and specific values reflecting the period. 99 2/14/11 The H istor y of Amer ican Time Period : Colonial Period (1690- 1800) Social Welfare Response : Elizabethan Poor Laws Values : Individualism, the individual is responsible for his or her condition and 1010 2/14/11 The H istor y of Amer ican Time Period : Pre-Civil War Period (1801- 1860) Social Welfare Response : Residential Institutions Values : Placing similar people with similar problems together. Efficient and allows sharing of resources....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course SOCW 200 taught by Professor Brethwaite during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.

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