Teresa A. Sigler
July 7, 2015
There are three different types of social systems at work within our society that all work in unison to keep our communities, cities, and our states running smoothly. They are the one that work either behind the scenes quietly to push the state law makers for better health care laws, or they are the ones right there in the trenches next to you trying to help educate the community about domestic violence warning signs, or they are the ones that you go see in the offices when you are in need of services like food stamps, medical insurance, or emergency housing. Sometimes, these different social systems even cross paths with each other just to fulfill their job. Each one of these systems is uniquely different, yet they each influence the other system’s actions a lot more than people really want to believe. This paper will discuss each of the three systems, and what they do. It will also discuss and define personal, interpersonal, and political empowerment. This paper will also compare and contrast the application of the functionalism and interactionist theory to poverty. This paper shall also discuss the role of the Macro system and its response to child maltreatment, sexual abuse, and crime, and delinquency. This paper shall also include some discussion about the responsibilities of the human services worker within the Macro environment. I must say that my hat goes off to these men and women because they have one of the hardest jobs to do on a daily basis. They juggle 15 different hats all day long and know exactly when and where which one is needed.
Let me begin with the concept of the empowerments, and the definition of the word empowerment. Empowerment has a close relationship to the word power. The basic concept leans on the original meaning which is: According to "Empowerment Definitions And Meanings" (n.d.), Investment with a legal power- permission to act for...