You may have heard the saying that those who discover or create new knowledge stand upon the shoulders of giants. As a future social worker, you will stand on the shoulders of many individuals who have come before you. These influential people may have fought for womens suffrage, African American rights, or poverty assistance, among other social causes. You may be familiar with their names through your textbook readings for this course, or they may be entirely unknown to you.
Through the research and writing for this Assignment, you will gain a better understanding of one social policy activist and their lasting contributions to the social work profession.
To Prepare: Choose one of the following social work policy makers as the focus of your paper, and identify a signature social policy effected by that person:
William Edward B. DuBois
Booker T. Washington
Submit a scholarly paper using the following outline:
I. Biography of the Social Work Policy Maker
Provide a brief background of the policy maker, including family and professional history.
II.The Social Welfare Policy/Service
Describe the core tenets of the policy developed by the policy maker upon which you
Explain the community needs for this policy.
Describe the population/community served by this policy.
Explain the process of developing and enacting this policy.
III. Impact of the Policy
Describe how this policy addressed the needs of a population/community.
Describe how this policy advocated for a population and served social justice.
Explain how this policy changed the community.
IV. Practice Implications
Discuss how this policy impacts social work practice today.