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Unformatted text preview: Reflection Reflection HSM/210 Jamie Jordan June 5, 2011 Constance Reiss Harvey Women, Infant, and Children Women, Infant, and Children • Health and nutrition program for pregnant women • Education for newly breast feeding mothers • Provides food budget relief • Federally funded • For children zero – five years • For pregnant women and new moms Applying Knowledge Applying Knowledge • Actively seek new ways engage WIC participants in the nutrition education process • Provide education to middle class mothers • Teach families how to make healthy nutrition choices • Educate new mothers on breast feeding Breast Feeding Rights Breast Feeding Rights • A child has the right to nurse anytime anywhere • For nourishment and comfort • In sanitary and comfortable conditions • With ease and no artificial nipples • Until he or she is ready to stop • Breastfeeding is not just for babies Concerns Concerns • • • • • Lack of Government funding Increase in people needing assistance Demand for services continue to rise Economy continues to fall Increase of domestic abuse Increase in People Needing Increase in People Needing Assistance • • • • • Shelter Medical care Food Clothing Energy Increase in Domestic Abuse Increase in Domestic Abuse • • • • • Anger and frustration Loss of jobs Foreclosed homes Repossessed cars Overdrawn bank accounts Advocates for Social Justice Advocates for Social Justice • • • • • Poverty and Hunger Food Stamps School breakfast and lunches Women, Infant, and Children Social problems Poverty Statistics in 2009 Poverty Statistics in 2009 • 43.6 million people (14.3 percent) were in poverty • 8.8 (11.1% percent) million families were in poverty • 24.7 million (12.9 percent) of people aged 18­64 were in poverty • 15.5 million (20.7 percent) children under the age of 18 were in poverty • 3.4 million (8.9 percent) seniors 65 and older were in poverty Hunger Statistics in 2009 Hunger Statistics in 2009 • 50.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households • 14.7 percent of households (17.4 million households) were food insecure • households that had higher rates of food insecurity than the national average included households with children • 4.8 percent of all U.S. households (5.6 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times The Role of a Human Service The Role of a Human Service Worker • • • • • Making a difference in someone's life Making a difference in the community Client advocate Crisis intervention Provide education resources Change of View on Human Service Change of View on Human Service Workers • • • • • • • Empathy Genuineness Objective/Subjective Balance Self­Awareness Acceptance Desire to Help Patience Applying Knowledge Applying Knowledge • Better help clients • • • Listen attentively Communicate clearly Give positive feedback • Observe clients carefully Conclusion Conclusion • The role of a human service worker • Having empathy, patience, and other care for clients • Providing education • Having knowledge to help clients • Being an advocate References References • • • • • • • • • • Cengage Learning (2011) Social Policy Chapter 7 pages 272­298 E­CFR (April 2011) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infant, and Children http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx? c=ecfr&rgn=div8&view=text&node=7:4.1.1.1.10.1.1.1&idno=7 ERS USDA (2011) The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Issues http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/fanrr27/fanrr27c.pdf FNS/USDA (2011) Policy and Guidance http:// www.fns.usda.gov/wic/lawsandregulations/foodpkganprm.txt Kent, G (April 2006) WIC’s Promotion of Infant Formula in the U.S. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1481608/ McCormick, M (2011) Health and Education Research http://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/5/531.full.pdf Oregon.gov (2011) Prevention and Wellness http://public.health.oregon.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Pivonka, E (September 2006) Leading the Way to Healthy Eating http://www.pbhfoundation.org/members/membership/benefits/pbhdirect/current/sep22_2006/wicltr_P Rixa (February 2010) Stand and Deliver http://rixarixa.blogspot.com/2010/02/new­wic­breastfeeding­package.html ...
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