HSM 250 Week 9 CheckPoint Capstone CheckPoint
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1. Being born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth does not mean a p 1 Capstone than less affluent people. 2. There are plenty of jobs advertised and available, so no person has an excuse to be unemployed in the United States. 3. Poor people who succeed are able to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” and that kind of perseverance and self-reliance is all anyone needs to improve his or her life. 4. As helping professionals, counselors and human service providers are not biased by their clients’ social class. Capstone Checkpoint Axia College 1. Being born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth does not mean a person will have greater advantages than less affluent people. 2 Capstone 2. There are plenty of jobs advertised and available, so no person has an excuse to be unemployed in the United States. 3. Poor people who succeed are able tCapstone Checkpointup by their bootstraps,” and that kind of perseveraReflecting back on my answers to Exercise 9.1 (Schmidt, 2006), I can definitely her life. 4. As helping professionals, counselors and human service providers are not biased by their clients’ classist attitudes which can affect access to human social class. services. Members of the lower class are often minorities, people with little education, and few job skills. People considered poor face greater challenges to overcoming the labels, oppression, and discrimination. Affluence and social class play a big part in what is considered “success” in this culture. While members of the lower class may rise to higher stature, they may never be accepted in to some circles. The needs of people from the lower classes is more basic; food, power, housing, medical, and psychiatric care. People from upper classes may not need to worry about these needs being met, but need other types of services. In some senses, the system is set up to support the lower classes in the society, which would also limit access to those who have more money. Private monetary resources make care more possible, but because of embarrassment, fear of exposure, and other issues, people with affluence may not seek out services. While the services may be available to the lower class members, there may be other issues which prevent services from being attained; transportation, fear of illegal status being uncovered and reported, and community status. I think the basic views that people carry about others taints getting services to those in need, regardless of what those needs are and a person’s resources. 3 Capstone Exercise 9.1 Answers 1. Being born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth does not mean a person will have greater advantages than less affluent people. I do believe that affluence smoothes the road and makes success more likely. Each status group of people has different and shared advantages and challenges. 2. There are plenty of jobs advertised and available, so no person has an excuse to be unemployed in the United States. Jobs are not plentiful in the United States. Even when there are jobs, you must have the proper experience and job skills to attain and keep a job. 3. Poor people who succeed are able to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” and that kind of perseverance and selfreliance is all anyone needs to improve his or her life. I do believe that hard work and perseverance affect the successes one finds in life. There are many other factors which must be looked at that have nothing to do with work ethic. 4. As helping professionals, counselors and human service providers are not biased by their clients’ social class. Workers are supposed to be unbiased, but reality is we all are. Each of us has our own sets of biases, even if we do not like to acknowledge them. 5. The problem with most poor people is that they do not live within their means because they are impulsive and unable to delay gratification. Blaming and labeling any group of people is counterproductive. Not all poor people exhibit either of these traits. Social factors must be addressed, rather than just labels. 4 Capstone 6. People who are not willing to learn how to speak and write according to Standard English cannot expect to move up in class. I do believe that all people who live in the United States should learn the English language. While not speaking English is not a completely limiting factor, it certainly makes ascending the class network more difficult. 7. Race, ethnicity, and gender have little relationship to social class in the United States. Money above all else rules. Money is a major pawn in the game of affluence and social standing. I do believe there is a strong relationship between class and the other elements. If the financial playing field were equal, it would still be difficult for some to raise their class level signicantly. 8 Poor people. who have more children than they can afford are socially irresponsible. There are many reasons people have many children and some has little to do with social or financial class. Some may lack resources or have religious beliefs which reduce the use of birth control. What is acceptable to one culture may not be at all acceptable to another. This issue crosses all status lines, not just the poor. 5 Capstone 9. All individuals have the power to advance their social class by taking advantage of educational opportunities. With funding becoming more available, more people can get a better education which gives them more possibilities for occupations. The problem extends beyond just money; differences in language/dialects, job training, previous education, and other social factors. 10. Counselors and other helpers who have experienced and overcome poverty are more likely to inspire clients from impoverished backgrounds. 6 Capstone References Schmidt, J.J. (2006). Social and cultural foundations of counseling and human services: Multiple influences on selfconcept development. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.
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