Understanding the history of social problems is important because it allows one to observe and understand a person and or their beliefs, what situations pose a threat to that person's belief, what methods can be used to address the threat, and how the problem(s) and its solution(s) affect future conditions or actions. By understanding the history of social problems, the person who observes, researches, understands, and develops a solution, becomes an analyst. The analyst's job is to define the problem by gathering evidence, evaluate the policies involved, develop solutions, address the advantages and disadvantages of each solution, and select the best solution.
Define the Problem
To understand a person and or their beliefs, you can either ask them about their beliefs or you can observe them in their community. Once you understand or have some information about a person and their belief, you will have a foundation to understanding social problem. Social problem "is defined...as a deviation from some social norm which" poses a threat to a ...
The history of social problems are examined. The role of research in social change processes are determined.
American Social Welfare Introduction
1.Discuss the development of governmental responsibility for the poor as it historically evolved in the United States. How did the changing definition of worthy and unworthy poor help to shape this development?
2.Select a period in American history that you consider to be of major importance to the development of social welfare policy and programs. Discuss the social, economic, and political trends and the main ideas that influenced social welfare in this period. Which social reformers and/or social workers contributed the debate and action? What major policy initiatives and/or programs resulted? Overall, are there concepts from this period's historical development of social welfare that can be applied to current social policy debate and action?
Provide examples of each issue
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