First response ( 2 resources) 17 hours ago Nicholas Camacho Unit-7 Discussion-
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First response ( 2 resources)
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Social workers were brought into CAP programs because of their amount of experience and education they were competent in community organizing, administration, direct work with clients and client groups. Also, with changes going on social workers were able to incorporate social policy reform into their practice. Social workers in turn called for community and consumer participation in policy making and social action to change the system. Before the Economic Opportunity Act and the War on Poverty a lot of Americans were living in poverty. They did not have the adequate amount of food they were unemployed and uneducated. “The results showed that the Johnson administration directed funding in ways consistent with the War on Poverty’s rhetoric of fighting poverty and racial discrimination: poorer areas and those with a greater share of nonwhite residents received systematically more funding. In contrast to New Deal spending, political variables explain very little of the variation in EOA funding.”
Stern, M. J., & Axinn, J. (2017). Social Welfare (9th Edition). .
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22 hours ago
The Economic Opportunity Act and the War on Poverty caused a shift in social welfare because the poor could now contribute to the development of the social programs and institutions that affected their lives. One concept of the Economic Opportunity Act that influenced the poor being able to have a say in these programs is the idea for the ‘maximum feasible participation’ in which residents in the local area were allowed to participate in the discussions that took place when creating community action programs (CAP) (Stern & Axinn, 2017). CAP also opened up job opportunities for workers in the minority, “making the ‘invisible’ poor and members of minority groups more visible and better heard” (Stern & Axinn, 2017). This concept also opened the door for new psychological, financial and political power (Stern & Axinn, 2017), shifting social work views and ultimately the profession as a whole. Additionally, this ideology became a part of other social welfare programs during this time which increased the poor involvement in areas such as education, health and other welfare programs.
Stern, M. J., & Axinn, J. (2017). Social Welfare (9th Edition). Pearson Education (US). https://capella.vitalsource.com/books/9780134292960