Critical Social Work Perspective
Choose ONE social issue impacting on the lives of a particular group/s within the Australian community. Options include: homelessness, economic disadvantage, mental health, domestic/family violence, unemployment, impacts of climate change, child abuse, asylum seekers and refugees, discrimination based on gender or race or disability, etc
Using a Critical Social Work perspective, critically discuss the following:
- Social work’s past and current role in addressing your chosen social issue;
- Key social, political, economic, cultural and/or global influences on contemporary Australian social work practice which impact on policy and practice responses to your chosen issue;.
- Impact of contemporary challenges to social work’s core objectives and how this impacts on your developing professional identity as a social worker.
Due date: 1st of august
Length: 2,500 words
In preparing this paper you need to demonstrate an understanding of Critical Social Work practice, the capacity to identify, integrate and critically evaluate competing critiques of social work, and analyse social work’s role in addressing the issue. Papers need to be logical, critically reflective, use relevant literature and correct referencing