Government Controlled Social Service Essay

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In our Society, We are faced with many social problems, such as Healthcare, unemployment, and housing. Government officials implemented social policies to enhance social welfare by providing assistance for many populations in need. However, low income families (single mothers and the working class) are stigmatized against as the government primarily provides aid for this vulnerable population. Therefore, as social service providers we feel limited with resources for our clients and it prohibits clients from obtaining adequate assistance needed. In my paper, my personal views will be addressed and the ideas of Bruce Jansson incorporating two readings. The readings are: The Symbiotic and Uneasy Relationship between Clients, Social…show more content…
In addition, a vast majority of our population requesting services or are in need of services are immigrants. Though it may appear that the government demonstrates minimal concern for the well-being of immigrants and other vulnerable populations, it is beneficial that welfare state has been created. According to Jansson, “Vulnerable populations need a welfare state, moreover, because they are more likely to experience poverty exists disproportionately, for example, among single women with children, persons of color, and person with mental or physical challenges. If no governmental safety net programs existed, many members of these groups would not even be able to meet their survival needs, such as food, medical care, income and housing” (Jansson, 2009, p.5). My personal opinion is the government automatically assumes that the individuals in vulnerable populations chose their way of life without making an effort to advance themselves. However, assumptions should not be made as we cannot determine all vulnerable groups to encounter the same ordeal, which led them to their circumstances. For example, one individual may have come from another country and is trying to assimilate to their new environment. However, it is difficult for them as they have difficulty communicating due to language barriers and adapting to a new culture. Another person may be a female citizen, whose husband passed away leaving no collateral for the family, as he was the
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