Assignment 2: “What it Means to Take the Torch from a Current African American Social Work Pioneer (by ASP) Analysis
4 page double-spaced, not counting the cover and reference page. (No specific word count)
4 scholarly article’s minimum
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· Identify and discuss Janie Porter Barrett’s contribution to the advancement of social, economic, and environmental justice for urban African Americans.
· Think of the factors that influence the prevention, treatment, and recovery experience of people with addictive behaviors in urban communities and describe any connections you can make to the mission, goals, and services provided by Maryland Office of Public Defender. (Website to their mission and values: https://www.opd.state.md.us/mission-and-values; website to services: https://www.opd.state.md.us/social-work)
· Review two conceptual (not empirical research) articles or a book chapter you read in Urban Child Welfare concerning African Americans. Use the articles or book chapter to discuss your “takeaway” from Janie Porter Barrett as you run with the torch. Your discussion must include the following concepts: social, economic, and environmental justice; inequitable opportunities; societal disengagement, for African Americans and other individuals; housing; health; classism; sexism; disability; violence, and other social problems and issues. “Take away” refers to:
o “Knowledge- what is learned, understood or aware of. “
o “Values -service, social justice, the dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity, competence, human rights, and scientific inquiry are among the core values of the profession. These values underpin the explicit and implicit curriculum and frame the profession’s commitment to respect all people and the quest for social and economic justice.”
o “Skills-the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well.”
o Cognitive/Affective Processes- include demonstration of strong critical thinking skills, professional reaction and judgement.
· What does take the torch and run with it mean for you in your field placement as a social worker at the Maryland Office of Public Defender? (Website to their mission and values: https://www.opd.state.md.us/mission-and-values; website to services: https://www.opd.state.md.us/social-work)
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