Research Papers on Social Services & Welfare

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  • E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center Funding Proposal

    A 7 page paper discussing alternatives for the child care component of a community social program. The E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center (EPUNC) has come to a crisis point in funding, as is the case with so many other community programs. In this day of shrinking government budgets, government sources become less of an option seemingly with each passing day. The purpose here is to identify potential funding sources, as well as some community-based programs that can provide at least a portion of the labor needed at no charge. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Policies of Suicide Prevention

    This 7 page paper looks at the problem of suicide, quantifies the problem, considers the views of suicide from a sociological perspective and then looks at the policies in the UK to try and reduce the suicide level. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Linda Gordon's Single Mothers and the History of Welfare - Pitied But Not Entitled

    A 15 page review of Linda Gordon's book in which the writer analyzes how reformers view poor single mothers and welfare. Three of its chapters are about the views of the white women's social welfare network, the black women's social welfare network (excluded from the white women's groups mostly by raw segregation), and the white male social insurance reformer network. Gordon argues that contemporary welfare programs for single mothers were shaped by the ideas and the decisions that went into state aid programs created between 1910 and 1920, programs that were variously called mothers' pensions, widows' pensions and mothers' aid. Various sociopolitical points and arguments presented by Gordon are analytically presented. No other sources cited.

  • Early Childhood Education Professionals and an Administrative Training Literature Review

    This 9 page report discusses the literature related to research that has been conducted regarding management and administration and its place in running a successful child care center. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Literature Review on the Value of Mentoring

    This 40 page literature review is divided into four relatively equal sections as follows: I. Does Mentoring Decrease Criminal Involvement for African American Girls? II. What needs does mentoring address in African American girls? III. Is one on one mentoring more effective than group mentoring? IV. What are the long term results of mentoring for African American girls ages 12-18? Many studies are cited throughout the course of the paper and sources include journals, books, newspaper articles, magazine articles and web sites. Bibliography lists 75 sources.

  • Acquired Brain Injury and Employment

    A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review that examines various articles for information useful towards helping ABI survivors find gainful employment and evaluates how the literature on this topic addresses the topic of employability for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Case of Miss A; Planning with a People Centred Approach

    This 6 page paper is a reflective learning document, looking at an intervention for an adult with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The paper outlines the circumstances and events, the type of intervention based on person centred planning, the outcome, what lessons were learned and considers what could be undertaken differently if similar cases occur. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Child Protective Services (CPS) In Arizona

    6 pages in length. ARS §8-802 governs Arizona's Child Protective Services (CPS) program that provides the resources to investigate, punish and prevent childhood abuse/neglect situations. This agency is responsible for the first step of an 'alleged' charge of neglect or abuse, all the way through assessment, intervention and legal action. Crisis assistance is also available through Arizona's Child Protective Services that helps to mitigate the potential for ongoing safety concerns. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Baltimore Child Protective Services

    A 3 page research paper that offers an analysis of the Child Protective Services (CPS) agency serving the city of Baltimore, Maryland, which is part of the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). This is a specialized agency dedicated to service for children who may be either abused or neglected and to the parents of these children, as well as other adults, who are involved in the “permanent or temporary” care and custody of children at risk (DHR). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Evolution of Social Welfare Policy in the United States

    This 3 page paper discusses the evolution of social welfare policy in the U.S. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Florida and Foster Care

    A 15 page paper. The primary focus of this paper is the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and more specifically, the foster care system. The subtopic is mental health issues facing children in foster care. The essay reports data regarding the incidence of mental health and behavioral disorders among children and youth, in general, and among children in the foster care system, in particular. A great deal of data regarding children in Florida's foster care system are included. Numerous cases of Florida's mishandling of foster care children in included, including the "loss" of over 500 youngsters. The writer illustrates through examples how the Florida DCF has failed children. These issues are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Social Systems Theory and Foster Care

    This 13 page paper discusses social systems theory in general and foster care specifically and in detail; and touches on reasons why foster care children do poorly in school. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Legislation for Welfare Provision for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 16 page paper considers the legislation ad policies in the UK regarding asylum seekers and refugees and their [poison with regardless welfare provision. The paper starts with the Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993 (AIAA) looking at the main acts and polices and the way these affect all asylum seekers and refuges with special attention in the impact they have the women. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 6 page paper looks at the welfare benefits that are available to asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom and how these have changed since the 1990’s limiting the rights and potential benefits that can be claimed by asylum seekers. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Does the Voluntary Sector Subsidize Government Spending?

    This 8 page paper considers the way that voluntary labor is used and whether it is an action supported by unselfish people or if it is more important and integral to the economy. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Communication and Listening Skills in Social Work

    A paper which looks at the nature of listening skills in social work, in relation to the social worker's interaction with the client and also in terms of interdisciplinary communications. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty : Causes And Effects

    This 12 page paper begins with the data regarding poverty, including rates, regions, minority factors. The paper discusses theories on the causes of poverty and the outcomes and consequences of poverty, including poorer health and less education. The long-term consequences are also discussed. The writer comments about poverty and the schools and the implications for educators. Statistical data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Programs To Reduce Recidivism

    A 3 page paper that reports some programs that have been shown to reduce recidivism. The writer includes a caveat: some programs work for some prisoners and not others, thus, there are no programs that will always reduce the rate of recidivism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Atlanta Homeless Families' Overview

    This 7 page paper provides data and statistical information about homeless families in the world, the United States, Georgia and most specifically Atlanta. The problem of homelessness is addressed. An overview of one shelter is provided. There is a decided focus on homeless families and available resources for women and children. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • US Society and the Welfare System

    This 7 page paper discusses the significance & purpose of welfare in society. Specific issues concerning such relevant items as The Family Support Act are brought up to illustrate points argued about the possible costs of welfare reform. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Gilded Era/Welfare Reform & The Elderly And Privacy

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses Tammany in the Gilded Era, attempts toward welfare reform and how the elderly lose privacy when they enter permanent health care facilities. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social Welfare Program Process

    Social problems and solutions are discussed in this 10 page paper. Problems such as crime, teen pregnancy and Aids are noted. The ongoing controversy surrounding implementation of social welfare programs is also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Federal Supplemental Women, Infants, and Children Nutritional Program

    This 10 page research paper examines the federally-established program known as WIC (Women, Infants and Children). Specifically discussed is the agency's history, current available information on program eligibility and benefits, its goal and program objectives, standards and criteria, services, and some suggestions on how the WIC program could be more effective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 1990s and the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food Program

    A 6 page paper discussing the Women's, Infants, and Children's supplemental food program. Beginning with its history, it describes how the program works, who is eligible, and discusses the various problems the government has had paying for it. Bibliography lists seven sources.

  • Changing Perspectives on Welfare and the US Federal Government

    3 pages in length. A brief look at how views on welfare have changed during the late twentieth century. The writer focuses on recent Presidential administrations and is particularly concerned with the revolutionary value of Bill Clinton's views on welfare. Important legislation such as the Family Support Act of 1988 and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1994 is included in the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Mothers on Welfare and Economic Issues

    Economic issues involving welfare mothers are discussed in this 9 page paper. Myths of welfare mothers are exposed but arguments on both sides of this controversial issue are explored. Conclusions show that allowing parents to raise their own children is most practical; this view is supported by Economist John Galbraith as well as the author of The Decent Society, Avishai Margalit. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Single Mothers and the Benefits of Welfare

    5 pages in length. A thorough analysis of benefits provided to single mothers on welfare and the controversy surrounding relevant issues. The writer is particularly concerned with whether or not research suggests that welfare mothers are "lazy" and do not try hard enough to find work. It is argued that welfare is indeed a necessary economic evil for this class of citizen and specific theories and presented to support this point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Poverty, Work, and Single Mothers

    5 page review of an article from the American Journal of Sociology examining the relationship between work and welfare in poor, female-headed families, tracing the process single mothers follow to get off of welfare. Various social and economic issues are explored and it is ultimately concluded that background characteristics actually have very little direct influence in determining the route of exit from welfare. Full citation for the article is provided.

  • Social Workers, Single Mothers, and Welfare

    In this 14 page research paper, the writer addresses the failure of social workers to resolve the problem of single mothers on welfare. The paper defines exactly who the individual so-called welfare mother is, what are her singular and particularly unique issues, and how the welfare mother attitudinally perceives `work' and what kinds of skills, background, education and other familial concerns the mother has that can either preclude going into mainstream society as a `worker' of not. Report contains an extensive review of the literature, original methodology, study, tables, charts, etc. Bibliography lists 10+ sources

  • Linda Gordon's Single Mothers and the History of Welfare - Pitied But Not Entitled

    A 15 page review of Linda Gordon's book in which the writer analyzes how reformers view poor single mothers and welfare. Three of its chapters are about the views of the white women's social welfare network, the black women's social welfare network (excluded from the white women's groups mostly by raw segregation), and the white male social insurance reformer network. Gordon argues that contemporary welfare programs for single mothers were shaped by the ideas and the decisions that went into state aid programs created between 1910 and 1920, programs that were variously called mothers' pensions, widows' pensions and mothers' aid. Various sociopolitical points and arguments presented by Gordon are analytically presented. No other sources cited.

  • Making Ends Meet How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work by Edin and Lein

    An 8 page paper based on Edin and Lein's Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work, discussing some of the survival strategies of single mothers unable to support themselves and their children fully through either welfare programs or low-wage work. Full time low-wage employment appears to yield higher income than full dependence on welfare, but the net result of employment for single mothers is that after daycare expenses and the added expenses of working, the family's net income often is less than if the mother relied only on welfare to support herself and her children. Welfare recipients themselves often are forced to seek other, unreported, income in order to support their families. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Are Victims Still Being Blamed for Social Inequality?

    A 5 page research paper that first of all examines the principal points of William Ryan's Blaming the Victim (1971), which accuses American society of perpetuating social rhetoric that places the blame for social inequalities on the victims. The writer then examines some recent articles on health care and the poor to assess how they either substantiate or contradict Ryan's accusation for the present day. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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