SOCIAL ISSUES PAPER 4-6 pages (Cover page and Reference page not included in calculation)
For this assignment, students will focus on a social issue or problem incorporating the perspective of social work. This assignment must include the following: (You will be provided with a list of social issues from which to choose) CHOICES ARE: Teen pregnancy OR Heroin Addiction.
Statement of the problem
Definition of the problem
Historical overview of the problem
Description of the individuals, groups, communities, or populations affected and how they are affected
Statement of the issues surrounding the problem
The underlying assumptions concerning the definition of the problem (whose problem is it?) (e.g., the view of alcoholism has varied throughout history from a moral to a medical problem)
What would be other ways of looking at this issue?
Discussion of social work intervention
Short review of the current intervention strategies for dealing with the problem (How do social workers deal with the problem?)
How does social work define the problem?
recommendations for more effective intervention
What are some of the ethical issues that social workers should be aware of when working with this social issue?
areas recommended for further research
A reference list that includes at least 3 journal articles from peer-reviewed social work or psychology journals not older than 10 years. This list and your references in the text to these articles must be in APA style. You may also use web sites and other sources of information, but you must get some of your information from the peer-reviewed social work journals.
Paper must be APA (12 in font Times Roman, 1 inch margins with an abstract, cover page and reference page).
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