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COMMUNICATE MONOGAMY 2
Discussion 1 ( 260) words
Discuss some of the ways in which social policy affects what we can and cannot do in practice. Do people who work with vulnerable populations have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of the people they serve?
Reply 1 ashley (60 words)
Social policy has created alot of limitations on what we can and cannot do in practice. Social policies have created laws that make things illegal to do but that dosen’t mean that people can’t be prudicje it just means that they can’t discriminate. “It may be illegal to refuse to hire a qualified woman to work on a construction crew, but once she gets there she may not be welcomed by her coworkers.”(Segal, 2015, 389) They can make relgations but those don’t mean it our beliefs change. We can still think a certain way but our actions can’t show it.
People who work with vulnerable populationsdo have a responsibility to advocate on behalf of the people they serve but it a calm and professional way.
Reply 2 amberlin (60 words)
Social Policy is the foundational framework that is used to advocate on behalf of others. Without civic engagement, especially the participation of educated individuals, social change can never be achieved. The duty of social welfare advocates to rally for reform of unjust policies is an ethical obligation. According to The National Association of Social Workers’ Code of Ethics, social workers “should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully” (2021). Social work policy advocacy is one of the means for upholding that standard.
One of the ways this is accomplished is through the practice of empathy, lobbying, civic engagement and social action. Organizing letter-writing campaigns, communications with state and federal legislators, and exercising your right to vote are just a few ways to promote policy changes (Segal, 2015). While our country is founded upon the democratic values, not everyone’s voice is heard equally. Those who are born with privilege have a responsibility to support the voices and needs of minority groups. According to our textbook, “There are numerous examples of those who are privileged and powerful supporting laws that are not in their own best interests” (Segal, 2015). These practices promote social empathy, deepen understanding and create unique opportunities to strengthen the fairness of our legislative system. While there is no universal approach to correctly addressing social justice and policy issues, attempting to understand every individual’s point of view can benefit and unify communities.