Identify a social problem that is common among the organization (or its clients) and research current policies at that state and federal levels that impact the social problem

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The topic will be life skills once leaving foster care system.

To prepare: Working with your field instructor, identify a social problem that is common among the organization (or its clients) and research current policies at that state and federal levels that impact the social problem. Then, from a position of advocacy, identify methods to address the social problem (i.e., how you, as a social worker, and the agency advocate to change the problem). You are expected to specifically address how both you and the agency can effectively engage policy makers to make them aware of the social problem and the impact that the policies have on the agency and clients.

The Assignment (2-3 pages):

 Identify the social problem

Explain rational for selecting social problem

Describe state and federal policies that impact the social problem

Identify specific methods to address the social problems

Explain how the agency and student can advocate to change the social problem