Discuss the primary group(s) that holds power in America and their influence over our communities and institutional systems.
- Discuss the primary group(s) that holds power in America and their influence over our communities and institutional systems. What do you see as your role: community organizer, community developer program developer, or policy analyst and developer? ( 100 words with 1reference)
- What steps can the generalist practitioner adopt to embrace cultural relativity in American society? Why is this important for both individual and community practice?
(100 words with 1 reference)
- Macro Level Social Work: Child Protective Services and Bureaucracy Outline Worksheet
Your responses for the worksheet should total between 500 to 750 words. The answer you provide in Part I should be developed enough so that your instructor can give you valuable feedback. Please include three to five scholarly references at the end of this worksheet.
Macro Level Social Work: Child Protective Services and Bureaucracy Outline
Social work practice at the macro level involves advocating for social change and social action, eliminating economic disparities, social injustice, and exploitation.
Explore the website of the Child Protective Service (CPS) agency for your state. Find articles on CPS from your state that discusses organizational issues or dysfunctions regarding the agency at a macro level. This assignment examines the functions and dysfunctions of organizational structure. Use the table in the worksheet to address the following:
|Area to Address||Response|
|Describe three to four examples from your local or state articles on CPS to support concepts from each of the organizational theories.||1. 2. 3. 4.|
|Explore two websites of agencies that CPS collaborates with and discuss the services that those agencies provide that support the state’s CPS organization.||1. 2.|
|Explore two websites and discuss how the different organizations address diversity.||1. 2.|
|How would you address ethics and diversity in your chosen role? How would you support the organizations diversity policies or initiatives?|
|What are the functions of CPS as a bureaucracy? Use Weber’s theory.|
|What are the dysfunctions of CPS as a bureaucracy? Use Weber’s theory.|
|How would you apply systems theory to CPS?|
|What suggestions do you have for improving large bureaucratic agencies such as CPS?|