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chapters 6,8,9,10

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Preslie Hirsch
Introduction to social work 1501
Shirley M. Keller

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Date Created: 10/15/15
Chapter 6 Theories of Social Justice 0 The liberation theory ofjustice defended by Robert Nozick emphasizes the centrality of individual livery or freedom as the sole concern of social justice The Isms Racism is an ideology that perpetuates the social domination of one racial group by another Elitism prejudice against those in lower economic classes Sexism belief that one sex is superior to the other 0 Heterosexism prejudice against people whose sexual orientation differs from that of heterosexuals o Ageism belief that one age group is inferior to another Handicapism prejudice against people who have mental or physical disabilities Oppression through Discrimination Oppressions involve political economic social and psychological domination of one group by another Dominantminority relationships do not relate to size of the respective groups Stereotype is an overstated characterization and simpli ed generalization of a minority group based on selected traits Interpersonal Dehumanization Oppression resulting from an imbalance of power between the identi ed majority population and groups with minority status oppression denies minority group access to opportunities and resource and limits their rightful participation in society Dehumanization by regarding other with cold detachment and showing indifference to human misery dehumanization obscures the inherent worth and dignity of personhood Victimization ascribing blame and victim status confers perceptions of helplessness powerlessness and alienation Personal Victimization People who experience stigma incorporate its negative connotations into their half selfimages Stigmatizing labels not only erode selfesteem and place blame they also maintain power differentials and deny sense of collective responsibility for addressing social ills Learned helplessness o Seligmna 1975 describes a type of powerlessness in his studies on helplessness 0 These studies indicate that perceiving events as uncontrollable undermines motivation to initiate responses 0 Appraisals in uence responses 0 Exactly how people respond to discrimination dehumanization and victimization hinges on their appraisals of the circumstances that surround them Chapter 10 Social Policy 0 Principles and courses of action that in uence the overall quality of life as well as the circumstances of individuals in groups and their social relationships Social Policy as Process Policy Formulation Identify problem that affect social functioning De ne the problem as a public issue Analyze ndings and con rm evidence Provide the information to the public Study alternative solutions Prepare an initial policy statement that identi es goals Develop supportive organizational structures and political relationships Legitimize policy efforts through public support Construct the policy andor program design Implement and assess the social party Social Policy as a Product Policy Implementation 0 Includes legislation and executives orders congressional actions judiciary interpretations administrative decisions and actual programs and services Social Welfare History 0 Social Security Act 1935 provides unemployment insurance old age insurance and direct aid to people who were unemployed old blind and orphans through state welfare Welfare Reform in the 199039s quotEnding welfare as we know itquot transformed federal public welfare assistance programs into statebased programs with decreased federal scal support Medicaid and Medicare 0 Medicaid o A medical assistance program for qualifying lowincome families 0 Medicare 0 Meet the health needs of people who are 65 years of age or older some people under 65 with disabilities and people with end stage renal disease


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