Sample donated: Christine Reynolds
Last updated: February 15, 2019
In the case of Luisa who is in an abusive marriage that necessitated her entry into a domestic violence shelter. For her to be eligible for services from the shelter, she must apply for benefits to facilitate her enrolment for the service.
The social welfare policies place Luisa in a dilemma. The social welfare policies are restrictive to Luisa as she is financially dependent on her abusive husband. The policy that restricts her from receiving welfare benefits negatively affects Luisa, as she is unable to sustain herself independently without being confined to her current abusive relationship. However, her enrollment for benefits means that she is not able to prove her ability to support herself and her daughter. Consequently, she will not be able to sponsor her son to the United States if she subscribes for welfare benefits thus denying the son essential maternal care (Plummer, Makris, and Brocksen, 2014). The policies thus deny Luisa the right to equal protection and parental care for the son.
According to the National Association of Social Workers, policies affect social agencies through regulation of the necessary therapeutic roles of professional workers. Policies also protect and promote social agencies through the provision of education and training facilitated through the channeling of funding. Policies also come up with programs in different areas of mental health, aging societies, and general health. Additionally, policies affect how social workers work with clients through the provision of a regulatory and ethical baseline. The baseline often provides a framework in the work of social workers. An example of paradigm is how social workers are required by policy to ensure patient confidentiality. Social workers are also required to provide accurate guidance when executing their duties.
It is important to note that lack of knowledge of these policies is not an admissible defense (Popple and Leighninger, 2015). ReferencesPlummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S.
Social work case studies: Foundation year. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. Vital Source e-reader.Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L.
(2015). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers. (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education