ssess how social welfare policies affect the delivery of and access to social services.

  • CSWE EPAS Competency 5: Engage in policy practice.
    • C5.GP.A: Use social justice, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive lenses to assess how social welfare policies affect the delivery of and access to social services.
      • Related assignment criterion:
        1. Analyze the development of the chosen policy.
        2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the policy with respect to the target population.
        3. Evaluate the feasibility of the policy.
        4. Identify the policy constraints that inhibit the policy from fully addressing the problem for the chosen population.

Assignment Instructions

For this assignment:

  • Analyze the development of your chosen policy.
    • Analyze the historical background that led to the development of the policy.
    • Define the goals of the policy and how these goals are intended to be met, including services and programs intended to achieve the goals.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the policy with respect to the target population.
    • Consider how well the policy has met the needs of your target population and to what extent it improves the social justice problem you initially researched. Does the policy seem to ignore, impede, or strengthen the social functioning of the target population?
    • To what extent does the policy meet or improve the social values of the target population?
    • To what extent does the policy adhere to best practice ethics and best practice standards?
    • If the outcome of your analysis is that best practice ethics and standards are not being adhered to, include that information in your analysis as well.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of the policy.
    • Is the policy politically, economically, and administratively feasible? Provide details and rationale.
  • Identify the policy constraints that inhibit the policy from fully addressing the problem for the chosen population.
    • Have other constraints arisen since the passage of the policy that have made conditions worse or better for the chosen population?

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