Political  strategies

Bradley Family Episode 7Program Transcript MALE SPEAKER: I have some great news. They’ve dropped the charges against you. Tiffany, that’s wonderful! TIFFANY: Yeah, it is. Why did they? Drop the charges, I mean. MALE SPEAKER: The state just passed a new law that’s like New York’s Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act. That means that the courts here no longer see you as a criminal. They see you as a victim, just like we’ve been trying to tell them. Because you’re under age, they agree with us that you were forced against your will to do what you did. TIFFANY: Prostitution.MALE SPEAKER: Right. It means that the law understands that young peoplelike you, girls, boys, you don’t deserve jail time or retention. You need help and services. So that’ll get you off the street. OK. Before you were upset that they were treating you like a criminal. But they’re not anymore. You’re free. What’s wrong?TIFFANY: John T.MALE SPEAKER: The man who used to be your pimp?TIFFANY: I just found out that he got busted. MALE SPEAKER: Ah.TIFFANY: He’s going to be suspicious that he got arrested the same time that Igot let out. He’s going to think that I snitched on him, but I didn’t. MALE SPEAKER: We should think about getting you some police protection. No sense taking any chances. Bradley Family Episode 7 Additional Content Attribution

Post an explanation of the political  strategies you would use to address one aspect of the  situations/problems facing Susana and members of the Bradley family.  Explain why you selected that strategy.

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Be sure to support your post with specific references to this  week’s resources. If you are using additional articles, be sure to  provide full APA-formatted citations for your references.

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Offer a supportive insight based on your own experience as a social worker and/or policy advocate.?


For  both Susana and Tiffani although they have different stories, they also  have many similarities. Tiffani nor Susana felt comfortable enough to  reach out for help in the school setting. I would develop a policy that  would implement ever student had a mandatory meeting with the school  counselors at least once a month to talk about the stressor in their  life and how to overcome them. In schools the school counselors seem to  only intervene when there is a disruption to the school setting, or they  get a tip. If a student seems fine and is excelling in school, there is  no reason to do a check up with them. I am aware this would be a lot of  work for the school counselors, so there would have to be some money  contributed to maybe having 2-3 counselors in each school to meet the  needs.

As  social workers it is our job to be knowledgeable about policy  formation, analysis, implementation and evaluation in order to be  provocative advocates.


Required Readings

SOCW 6361 Webliography
These websites will be required throughout the semester. Become familiar with these websites, especially when doing research for your assignments.

Jansson, B. S. (2018). Becoming an effective policy advocate: From policy practice to social justice  (8th ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Series.
Chapter 11, “Developing Political Strategy and Putting It into Action in the Policy-Enacting Task” (pp. 372-419)

Plummer, S.-B, Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Concentration year.Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
“Social Work Policy: Children and Adolescents. The Case of Susanna” (pp. 57–60)
“Social Policy and Advocacy: Violence Prevention” (pp. 53–55)

McNutt, J. (2011). Is social work advocacy worth the cost? Issues and barriers to an economic analysis of social work political practice. Research on Social Work Practice, 21(4), 397–403. doi:10.1177/1049731510386624.

Sherraden, M. S., Slosar, B., & Sherraden, M. (2002). Innovation in social policy: Collaborative policy advocacy. Social Work, 47(3), 209–221


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