For your Final Paper, you will select a group served by human services. You will need to thoroughly research this group so please ensure you locate resources beyond the textbook to assist you (e.g., credible, professional online sources and scholarly articles from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library). Please select one of the following groups:
Women and children Elderly African Americans Hispanics/Latinos Immigrants Veterans People diagnosed with a mental illness People with a disability LGBTQ People with substance abuse issues In your paper,
Examine and research the history of social welfare policy pertaining to this group, discussing their needs from a social welfare program. Have members been oppressed or discriminated against, suffered from lack of income or being homeless or indigent or have they had other needs such as accessing healthcare? Identify laws that were passed and programs established that have either helped or restricted members’ accessing care and support.
Identify the philosophical attitudes and perspectives that have led to either the supporting or lack of understanding for and marginalizing of this group. Identify the resources available in your area for this group. Discuss any personal experiences or insights relating to this group, if applicable. Explain the roles that human service workers perform in working with this group, highlighting what characteristics are necessary for human service workers. Discuss beneficial interventions or strategies. Discuss how this group could be better served, listing at least two ways a human service worker could be a change agent on a client’s behalf.
Use the Week 5 Final Paper template downloadas a guide for formatting. The Your Final Paper Must be eight to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.) resource. Must include a separate title page with the following: