chapter 2: History and Evolution of social welfare policy
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Chapter 2 History and Evolution of Social Welfare Policy The Feudal System of the Middle Ages Feudalism was the primary manner for caring for the poor and under this system privileged and wealthy landowners would give a small piece of their land to the poor in exchange for them to work as farmers people became servers and farmers because of their race and economical discrimination instead of being offered a job which sooner became slavery it was harsh but it did provide insurance against many hazardous jobs associated with being poor which made it better for the poor people of today39s day and age Charity Organization Societies The COS movement started in the 1870 s in response to frustration with the current welfare system that was less of a system and more of a disorganized practice of giving the philosophy of the COS was built on the idea of volunteering to give because the person actually enjoyed doing it and liked it instead of doing itjust as a job in 1977 those involved with the charity organization society was aware of someone who is worthy of their help and the people who were just being lazy Influences of African American Social Workers African americans started wanting to be social workers when they realized that majority of their race was poor and wanted to do something to help one another They realized that they had the right credentials to do so such as actually caring for the poor knowing what it feels like to be poor and knowing how hard most of them work a black woman named Ida Wells wrote about the circumstances that african americans were living in and the myth that black men were raping white women other women who changed social work for blacks included anna cooper who pushed for increase of education to the black community and jane hunter who funded the first young women39s christian association Gay Rights From marriage equality to don39t ask don39t tell repeal despite opposition from the lgbt community they have experienced recent success with gay marriage being legalized in all states of the US however several rights are still unavailable to lgbt community that is apart of being married such as o automatic inheritance child custodyparentingadoption rights hospital visitation medical decision divorce protections child support access to family insurance policies domestic violence protections
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