Readings Analysis and Reflection

Discuss the role of the agents in medicine. With poisons, discuss the severity of the poison and the effectiveness of the antidote. With drugs of abuse discuss the severity of the abuse potential and methods for addressing abuse.
January 14, 2021
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January 14, 2021

Readings Analysis and Reflection

Identify the main points of each reading using ten bulletin points for each article b) assumptions the author/s make in addressing the topic; c) evidence the author/s use to support their conclusions; d) why the content is significant for social policy and social work; e) thoughts you have about the topic or the author/s approach to it.Explain the role language & values play in influencing perceptions of social issues;

  • Distinguish whether viewpoints locate the cause of problems in individuals or in the environment;
  • Critically assess why and how urbanization, industrialization and immigration contributed to the development of social welfare policy;
  • Evaluate whether and how Flexner’s statement on social work & the two crises in social work described by Ehrenreich helped shape the current profession;
  • Compare and contrast the approaches of the Charity Organization Societies with that of Settlement Houses;
  • Be able to explain and evaluate the concept of American Exceptionalism and its influence on social policy

Listed are the articles that need to be used for this assigment:

Flexner, A. (1915). Is social work a profession? Retrieve from (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • Ehrenreich, J. (1985). The Crisis in Social Work, 1929-1945. Chapter 4 in The Altruistic Imagination: A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Ehrenreich_Crisis in social work.pdfPreview the document
  • Ehrenreich, J. (1985). A House Divided: The Second Crisis in Social Work, 1960-1980. Chapter 7 in The Altruistic Imagination: A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States. New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Ehrenreich_A House Divided.pdfPreview the document
  • Ryan, W. (1976). The Art of Savage Discovery: How to Blame the Victim. Blaming the victim. Pantheon Books, 3-29.
  • Ryan_Art of Savage Discovery.pdfPreview the document
  • Lakoff, G. (2014). Framing 101: how to take back public discourse. In G. Lakoff, Don’t think of an elephant: know your values and frame the debate, (p. 3-34). White River Jct., VT: Chelsea Green.
  • 1 701 Lakoff, G. (2004). Framing 101 How to take back public discourse.pdf

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