Social Policy And Theory

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Social Policy And Theory

Paradigms, theories, and social policy are used in tandem within the human and social services to continue to improve services and welfare for societies and individuals. When creating or reforming social policies, theoretical underpinnings and research give policymakers a foundation to advocate in the best interest of clients.

For this Discussion, you choose your own social policy to critique and consider theories that would support the creation or reform of your policy.

Reference:

Child Labor Public Education Project. (n.d.). Child labor in U.S. history.
Retrieved from https://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/laborctr/child_labor/about/us_history.html
Choose a social policy related to a human or social services program. Consider behavioral, cognitive, or social theories that support the creation or reform of this social policy.

Write a brief description of the social policy related to the human or social services program you selected. Then explain one theory that supports the creation or reform of this social policy. Explain how the creation or reform of social policies can create social change. Be specific, and provide examples from the literature to support your post.

More References:

Bliss, S., & Rasmussen, B. (2013). Reflections on contemporary psychodynamic theory in clinical social work. Journal of Social Work Practice, 27(3), 211–215.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Gentle-Genitty, C., Chen, H., Karikari, I., & Barnett, C. (2014). Social work theory and application to practice: The students' perspectives. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 14(1), 36–47.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Paat, Y. (2013). Working with immigrant children and their families. An application of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23(8), 954–966.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Poulter, J. (2005). Integrating theory and practice: A new heuristic paradigm for social work practice. Australian Social Work, 58(2), 199–212.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Walden University Library. (2015a). Evaluating resources. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/evaluating 
Walden University Library. (2015b). Keyword searching. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/keyword/search-strategy 
Walden University Library. (2015c). Publication comparison chart. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/peerreviewvsscholarly 
Walden University Writing Center. (2015). APA style. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa 
Required Media
Laureate Education (Producer). (2011). Human services theory, research, and practice: Human services research and theories [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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