Social Workers And Social Work

950 Words Aug 19th, 2015 4 Pages
The social work profession is a profession that is created with educated professionals, social workers, which make important contributions to society by helping society’s most vulnerable individuals, families, and groups. Social workers assist vulnerable populations with enhancing their social functioning, meeting their needs, and solving problems. Social policies are a key component in the success of the social workers ability to help the vulnerable. “Social policies are the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the benefits and services provided by the government and private organizations to assist people in meeting their needs” (Chapin, 2014, p.2). Social workers must gain understanding of social policies and have the ability to analyze social policies to ensure that the social policies are created to successfully provide individuals with benefits and services that are effective. On the other hand, social workers must have the ability to identify elements of social policies that are ineffective in order to advocate for change that will change a policy from ineffective to effective. To effectively analyze a policy the analysis should focus on the essentials of the policies and programs including the policy goals, benefits and services, eligibility rules, service delivery systems, and financing (Chapin, 2014, p.186). This paper will explore and analyze the service delivery system and financing of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA). Additionally, this…

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