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SW 1300_Week 3 Notes.

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These notes are over the lecture. And keep in mind, we had a guest lecturer Friday, September 16.
The Why and How of Social Services
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 Expectation of upward social mobility is rooted in U.S. culture.  Disturbing Trends  For man workers, earnings have stalled.  More jobs offer little income.  Young people are remaining at home.  Over the past generation  Rich have become richer.  Low­paying jobs has brought downward mobility for millions.  i.e. income can’t keep up with inflation.  Poverty in the U.S.  Relative Poverty  The deprivation of some people in relation to those who have more.  Absolute Poverty  A deprivation of resources that is life­threatening.  12.6% of 37 million of U.S. population are classified as poor.  Urban and Rural Poverty  Greatest concentration of poverty is found in central cities.  Most of U.S. counties with the highest poverty rate are rural.  Race and Ethnicity  (2/3)rds of all poor are white.  25% are African American.  Myths of Poverty  Most of the poor are lazy.  50% are under 18 or over 65.  30% do work during the year.  Poor are trapped in this cycle and can’t escape.  Most children living in poverty are not poor as adults.  Only 12% remain in poverty.  Guest Speaker (CPS_Childress)_Building a Deeper Understanding of CPS  Protecting the unprotected  Protected by Federal laws and State laws.  Gates Decision_2008 lawsuit.  Removal Processes  Must have consent  Understanding Case Work  Who must report  Anyone suspecting abuse.  Must give as much information as possible when contacting CPS (names,  dates of birth)  Legal Protection  Everything is confidential.  Physical Abuse  Physical injury resulting in substantial harm.  What to look for  Age/vulnerability.  Location of injury  Pattern of injury  Stages of healing  Sexual Abuse  Exual conduct harmful to achild’s mental, emotional, or physical well­ being.  Things to look for  STD’s, early/unexpected pregnancy, etc.  Neglect  Failure to provide the child with the food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or appropriate supervision necessary to sustain health and life of the child,  excluding failure caused primarily by financial inability, except when relif  serves…  Emotional Abuse  Mental or emotional injury to a child that results in an observable and  material impairment to the child’s groth, development or physchological  functioning.  Name calling.  Threats.  Insults  Isolation  Over­pressuring  Treating in a degrading manner.  Investigations  Determine nature & extent of any harm  Interview.  Observe their conditions.  Consult with medical and law enforcement, or any other professionals.  Make referrals if needed.  Family Based Safety Services (FBSS)  Services offered to families when the child is at risk of abuse/neglect, but  safety plan options can effectively protect the child.  Child may be in a relative placement outside of home.  CVS­Conservatorship  CPS files a court petition and the legal process oversees the course of the case.  The court may appoint DFPS/CPS as the temporary.  Reunification  Relative conservatorship or adoption by a relative.


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