Exploration of Social JusticeAssignment Overview
Social justice problems may affect different populations in unique ways. Social workers must understand the special challenges that may arise when providing services and supports for these populations, as well as the policies that may address the social justice problems that impact them.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following EPAs and practice behaviors:
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in PracticeC2.GP.A: Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences into practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.Related Assignment Criteria:1. Analyze the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination that exist within a selected social justice problem and their impact on a specific population or subgroup.2. Analyze the ethical problems associated with the selected social justice issue with support from scholarly sources.4. Analyze the feasibility of policies related to the selected social justice problem.Competency 5: Engage in Policy PracticeC5.GP.B: Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services.Related Assignment Criterion:5. Assess the impact of policies related to the selected social justice problem on a specific population or subgroup.Competency 5: Engage in Policy PracticeC5.GP.C Apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.Related Assignment Criteria:3. Analyze current, enacted policies to address the selected social justice problem, supporting analysis with scholarly, peer-reviewed research.6. Compare advocacy methods for the selected social justice problem.Assignment Description
In preparation for your course project, the purpose of this assignment is to explore a social justice problem that addresses a specific population or subgroup (for example, access to health care, access to social services, immigration, or veterans’ mental health and services). This should be a problem that presents current challenges for social workers providing services and support. You will need to investigate the various forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination within this social justice problem and identify policies that are currently enacted to address this problem. Ultimately, you will choose one of these policies to analyze as the topic for your federal policy analysis course project.
To ensure this is a viable scholarly topic, explore the literature in your area of interest by doing article and book searches through Capella University Library databases and other electronic resources, including government, educational, and organizational websites. Exploring scholarly, respected literature will be the preliminary work for this project. Congress.gov will be an invaluable resource for your research during this project.