Philosophy of Social Work Assignment
Complete a research presentation on one contemporary social issue (for example, hunger and food insecurity, poverty and economic security, education and employment security, family structure, parenting, racial tension, legalization of marijuana, technology and the Internet, injury and pain management, military veterans) that impacts the community or a specific segment of the population and that may be addressed within the scope of the social work profession.
Present your findings as a PowerPoint presentation using slides and the notes page features of PowerPoint. Your presentation will:
Identify individual, group or family, or community social justice and social work practices related to the social issue you identified, noting how the dynamics and situations related to that issue cross over into multiple systems (individual, group or family, or community).
Address the social definition of the social issue or condition that affects the social system or community and the people involved.
Analyze, in the notes section, based on behavioral theories and approaches from your course readings or other academic literature:
How social issues are defined.
Why they are identified.
How social workers engage with the interventions and management.
Conclude with a summary that addresses the social work’s role in helping individuals and promoting social justice and social change related to the social issue you identified, using research-based information to support the application of research to practice.
To successfully complete this assignment, you will be expected to:
Present an overview that describes one social issue, community, or population that may be addressed within the scope of the social work profession, noting how the issues of that population cross over and into multiple systems.
Address the social definition of the identified social issue or condition, and how that issue or condition affects the individual (micro) and social system or community (macro).
Discuss how social workers engage with interventions and management of the identified social issue or condition based on behavioral theories and approaches from your course readings or other academic literature.
Address social work’s role in helping individuals and promoting social justice and social change with the identified social issue using research-based information to support the application of research to practice.
Describe the role of social work in promoting social justice and social change over time.
Cite references and sources appropriately, write clearly and at the graduate level, organize a presentation logically and appropriately using PowerPoint slides and notes, and adhere to page number requirements and number of academic references.
Additional Project Requirements
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (sixth edition) style and formatting.
Number of resources: Minimum of 8 resources.
Length of paper: At least 10 slides, not counting the Intro slide and references slides.
Font and font size: For slides, font should be no smaller than 24-point. Slide information should be in bullet points with detailed information in the notes.