8 Student Outline - SOCIAL WELFARE -EDUCATION FOR CLASS

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Unformatted text preview: SOCIAL WELFARE CHILD WELFARE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK OF SOCIAL WELFARE Equity:- The basic argument here is that social welfare is on equal footing with other institutions in society. Primacy Society can choose to make social welfare needs paramount agenda items, it is at least conceivable to go one step further and say that those needs of man should take precedence over other areas of the society. ELEMENT Dependency When the social welfare institution offers help, the values and norms associated with other institutions are often stressed, in the belief that many of the major institutions in society, especially the family and the economy ( as well as the person ), can and should be the front line of defense in meeting individual needs. Social Welfare institutions Three distinct properties : Comprehensiveness, universalism, and prevention. Comprehensiveness speaks to a wide range of services from day care to recreation, from clinical services to programs that promote participation and reduce alienation, form social services to programs that are geared to mans aesthetic needs. Universal Coverage means that everyone is entitled to certain services and programs. Prevention recognizes that many needs are predictable and therefore that the society should do something either to prevent the need to plan for how best to meet it when it occurs. GROUP EXERCISE Apply the elements of social welfare to solve the problem given to your group. CHILD WELFARE SERVICES According to Alfred Kadushin (1980 Child welfare services), involves providing social services to children and young people whose parents are unable to fulfill their child rearing responsibilities, or whose communities fail to provide the resources and protection that children and families require. Child welfare services Designed to reinforce, supplement, or substitute for the functions that parents have difficulty in performing and to improve conditions for children and their families by modifying existing social institutions or organizing new ones. Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in the U.S. Child Welfare System. 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 White Afr. Amer Latinos Asian pac Nat. Amer % in Child Pop Pop. % in CWS 61% 37% 15% 38% 17% 17% 4% 1% 1% 2% Figure 1 Social welfare historically has been relegated to secondary status as an institution in this country. It serves a residual function. Operates only after there is a brake down in the functioning of the primary, first-line institutions (i.e., family, religion, marketplace) that serve to transmit socialization skills, values, and appropriate behavior modes and to provide for peoples economic, legal, social, and spiritual needs. CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS People of color make up one-third of the U.S. population, and that proportion is expected to increase to half by 2050. Percent Distribution of U.S....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 105 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '07 term at University of Evansville.

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