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Defining the Social Problem from Your Assigned Role
- June 22nd
Group Discussion and Reflection Paper
-- July 5th
Policy Brief Outline and Reference List
-- - Session 3
-- Session 9
Individual encountering the problem
Social worker who works primarily in this arena
Agency director who works primarily in this arena
State agency director (ex: DHS)
State legislator (pick a real person)
Federal legislator (pick a real person)
Executive branch member, federal (pick a real person)
This assignment encourages you to begin research on your social problem and to think about the lens from your particular role. Submit an annotated bibliography of (at minimum) the sources identified [below].
At minimum you must include:
One peer reviewed article or chapter on a theory about why this social problem occurs
One peer reviewed article or chapter about historical approaches to addressing this problem in the United States
One peer reviewed research article published since 2014 that examines an intervention or policy designed to target this social problem
One op/ed, think tank or blog piece that offers an individual viewpoint.