Week 1 DB:
The impact of past Social Policy will and has effect Human Services in the present and in the future. By the government cutting budgets which causing low income families to lose there jobs and lose government benefits is making it hard to survive. Job lost is causing others to have extra work and people with government benefits that gets denied or not enough help is causing people to go days hungry or without. Human Service workers are here to help people in need in our communities.
Week 2 DB:
During the 1940's the Governement have spent $2 billion on mental health training because of the things thats been going on in the government. Prisons were dramatically overcrowded, the crime rate was rising, mental hospital populations soared, and educational opportunities were unequally distributed.Beginning in the late 1940s, state and federal governments implemented massive efforts to train psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and a host of other mental health professionals. (In fact, in a period of twenty-five years, more than $2 billion was spent by the federal government alone on mental health training.)During this period, the great majority of these individuals were trained in public mental hospitals through the use of federal and state tax dollars. Once finished with training, many professionals quickly deserted the mental institutions for the more lucrative field of private practice, where they offered their skills to the better-educated middle and upper classes who could afford to pay well for their services. Similar problems existed in the legal and correctional systems. There, too, recognition was growing that different standards were applied depending on race and socioeconomic class. White middle-class citizens tended not to be charged as frequently for crimes (even when they had committed them), tended to be found innocent more often, and tended to receive lighter sentences when found guilty. In the...