Essays and Research Papers on Social Services/Welfare

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A 4 page review of the many impacts poverty can have on young children. When children are poor, society as a whole pays. The problems these children experience can be both direct and indirect. Impoverished children are more likely to be the victim of child abuse, for example. The societal mechanisms we ...

This 10 page paper reviews two books: No Shame in My Game by Katherine Newman and The War Against the Poor by Herbert Gans. Newman discusses the working poor. Three examples from Newman are provided in the essay. The issue of unionizing low-wage earners is also discussed. Gans thoughts are discussed and explained, along with ...

A 7 page paper discussing the creation of a victim services unit, an entity that can take one of several forms but holds the goal of assisting victims of crime in a specific area. Suffolk County, New York; Washington, D.C.; and Denver all have very different histories in and approaches to victim services, but ...

This 5-page paper focuses on families and their relationship to societies. More specifically, the paper focuses on a particular situation and whether or not this situation was a creation of social systems or the family itself. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page article critique that examines Berkman and Zinberg's 1997 study of level of homophobia and heterosexual bias among social workers. The writer summarizes and critiques this research. No additional sources cited.

A paper which looks at young people's perception of work, with reference to functionalist, social conflict and symbolic interaction theories. Bibliography lists 4 sources

This 13-page paper tries to support the hypothesis that the larger the welfare state, the larger the immigrant population of a particular country. The two countries discussed are Sweden and Ireland. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines how an individual could integrate the Christian faith into social work practice in relationship to diverse client populations. No sources cited.

An 8 page exploration of social work agencies. The author attempts to answer the questions of what makes a social work agency "social", how are the agencies structured, and how do they function? There is no one answer to these questions, of course. Instead, there are many and these answers depend on ...

6 pages in length. The fundamental nature of Human Services reflects a combination of competency, values, ethics and a core understanding of how the impact of one's words has the ability to completely alter another person's life; with so much power and persuasion, it stands to reason why professionals in this industry have to ...

This 4-page paper examines developmental disabilities and ageing, and determines potential societal policies on how to deal with both of these issues. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page paper which examines how Easterners and Westerners think differently. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 20 page paper provides an overview of the process of welfare reform and the influence that this has had on impoverished families. This study considers the specific issues for individuals involved in welfare programming in the Philadelphia and the factors that influence welfare use. Further, this study also assesses the impacts of ...

An 8 page paper which provides an overview and analysis of the welfare to work program and the AFDC program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper. As the population ages, more housing is required for them that meets their special needs. This essay reports the data on aging, some of the factors that affect adequate housing, the type of housing needed and briefly explains one funding program that is used for building needed housing. Statistical data included. ...

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an annotated bibliography on the attitudes of social workers towards harm reduction for substance abusers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 3 page paper which discusses a community problem of racism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Poverty In America

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper begins with a table depicting the poverty thresholds. The writer then presents the data on poverty in this country, including the improvements during the 1990s and then the increased numbers. Possible causes of poverty are reported and discussed. The essay ends with suggested strategies to reduce poverty. 1 Table included. Statistical ...

This 13 page paper discusses social systems theory in general and foster care specifically and in detail; and touches on reasons why foster care children do poorly in school. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 3 page paper examines this community and its needs. Health care, employment and housing needs are addressed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Anti-Poverty Programs

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper discusses three "anti-poverty" programs as outlined by Karger; they are unsecured credit cards, rent-to-own companies, and payday loans. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A paper which considers the particular issues which affect female refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, and suggests policy frameworks which might be introduced to alleviate some of the current problems. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

A paper which looks at the nature of listening skills in social work, in relation to the social worker's interaction with the client and also in terms of interdisciplinary communications. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 12 page analysis of the research article “Single Mothers' Self-Efficacy, Parenting in the Home Environment, and Children's Development in a Two-Wave Study” by Aurora P. Jackson and Richard Scheines. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page overview of horoscopes. This paper discusses their origin, construction, and influence. Even professional horoscopes, however, are subject to considerable variation in their production and their interpretation. Consequently, there is considerable controversy surrounding their validity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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