Social work practice II (417) 9-27-16
Social work practice II (417) 9-27-16 SW 417
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sydney Anderson on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 417 at University of Mississippi taught by Boyas, Javier Francisco in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Social Welfare Policy II in Social Work at University of Mississippi.
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Date Created: 10/02/16
92716 ● Analyst: involved in evaluation and formulation of policy ○ Systematically research effects of social welfare policies (SWPs) ○ Formulate best approach to problems ○ Compile statistics ○ Synthesize information into meaningful documents ○ Help draft policy language ○ Improve SWPs ○ Comparative analysis ○ Determine if SWPs are constitutional ● Policy analysis ○ Systematic (protocol) ○ Evaluate congruence of policy within context of goals ○ Policy’s goals as guiding principle for systematic analysis ○ Useful for making comparisons with existing policies ○ Context matters (ex. Food stamps and minimum wage won’t help as much in regions that are more expensive to live in) ○ 8 key elements ■ Systematic ■ Context sensitive ■ Objective interpretation of data ■ Analytic method is explicit ■ Largest possible social benefit at least cost ■ Take into account unintended consequences ■ Examined in context of all alternatives ■ Assess potential impacts ● For social workers, analysis frameworks help understand relationships with agency policies ○ Who is the client? ○ What will the social worker do? ○ How long? ○ What services? ● Policy description (proposed) ○ How policy will work ○ What policy will provide ○ Who will be covered, and how will this be decided? ○ Implemented how? ○ Expected outcomes? ● Analysis ○ Legal? ○ Just and democratic? ○ Contributes to social equality? ○ Contributes to better quality of life? ○ Viability/ feasibility (can it be done?) ■ Political feasibility ■ Economic feasibility ■ Administrative feasibility
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