Case study | SOCW 6351 – Social Policy, Welfare, and Change | Walden University

 This week, your Discussion focuses on a case study featuring issues related to child welfare. You choose a perspective from which to view and discuss the case. This allows you to bring in contemporary and current viewpoints, as well as engage with the many considerations, pressures, or issues related to any policy.  

  • Review the case study
  • Adopt one of the following perspectives through which to view and discuss the case: 
    • Culture
    • Immigration
    • Geography  

 Identify one policy or program that would be relevant to the circumstances in the case study.

  • Explain how the perspective you chose (e.g., culture, immigration, geography) informs: 
  • The perceived need for the policy.
  • The ability to implement the policy both generally and specifically for the client in the case study.

Policy Resources Starter:  

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (n.d.). Child welfare information gateway. https://www.childwelfare.gov

This website contains comprehensive information about child welfare policies and programs

 Children’s Bureau. (2015, April). Immigration and child welfare. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/immigration.pdf 

 Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2015). Immigration and child welfare. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Children’s Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/immigration.pdf 

National Association of Social Workers. (2021) Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English