These categories stigmatized poor people and facilities. For example, mental institution, homeless shelters, halfway houses, drug treatment facilities, etc (Gans). Lastly, the macrosocial function talks about the reproduction of stigma and the stigmatized and extermination of the surplus. Reproduction of stigma is about how children of poor families are anticipated to stay in poverty, thus becoming a scapegoat for the rich and upper-class. Extermination of the surplus is the death rates remain higher among the poor.
There are some tradeoffs to including a drug test for welfare recipients. Most welfare recipients have children that are hungry and need the support. If their parents are drug addicts, their children would already have less available to them, but this would prevent them from receiving care. This discussion is emotionally significant because the children are developing and need these programs to cultivate into functioning adults. If we didn’t drug test individuals these families would receive the programs, but the mother/father may not be a productive and healthy
Sakamoto and Pitner (2005) write that AOP works towards eliminating the oppressions that negatively affect people’s lives by challenging the structural forces currently in place, which give some people more power than others. They also comment that social workers are never neutral professionals, and that it is their duty to initiate and further social movements, while also helping individual clients. Taking an AOP approach to social work helps to ensure that practitioners are pursuing social justice in their practice, which is an important aspect of social work that can be neglected when focusing solely on individual clients and their personal
Poverty misfortune implements its self it two forms. One form of poverty is when an individual circumstance is beyond their control such as medical and mental health. The second form of poverty is death of loves ones who contributed to income, personal failing, and inadequacy. Additional sociological explanations of poverty may exist for individuals who beliefs, values, and behavior effect their ability to increase economically. Thus this essay will discuss race, poverty, crime, and punishment impact on citizens in the United States.
Delinquency becomes high because of the surrounding influences of a poor neighborhood. There's a high "index of concentrated disadvantage" (Akers, p. 170). The concentrated disadvantage has multiple measures to determine a family that is below the poverty line. Percentages for welfare, single-parent homes, and unemployment is gathered along with other information. These family circumstances and neighborhood conditions are explained through the base of social disadvantage
Moreover, the inequality between social statuses sparks the development of social disorganization theory which focuses on underprivileged neighborhood and community contributing to criminal behavior. The theory suggest that an individual become criminal because they are isolated for the mainstream culture and immersed in impoverished and dilapidated neighborhoods. Living in “hot
The voices of Indigenous children are unheard and purposely ignored. This is portrayed through the literature of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Despite both apologies from Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the government system to protect First Nations children appears to have detrimental effects on the life of a child. This is proven by young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain, family members who abuse their children because they consume high amounts of alcohol, which has a negative impact on the child, and discriminatory behaviour by surrounding communities. To begin with, young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain.
Children are often the victims of cocaine or crack cocaine using parents. Children born to cocaine users suffer from the harmful pre-natal exposure to the drug and are often times subjected to parental abuse by their addicted parents (“Effects of Cocaine in Society”, 2006). In the workplace, cocaine is costly in terms of lost work time and inefficiency. Cocaine users are more likely than nonusers to have occupational accidents which endangering themselves and those around them. The effects of cocaine on society can be seen in drug-related crime statistics.
The voices of Indigenous children are unheard and purposely ignored. This is portrayed through the literature of Birdie by Tracey Lindberg and Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese. Despite receiving apologies from Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau, the government system to protect First Nations families appears to have detrimental effects on the native children. This is proven by young children turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain, by family members who abuse their kids because of alcohol addictions, and the increasing discriminatory behaviour by surrounding communities. To begin with, young children are turning to drugs in order to satisfy their growing pain.
Due to drugs and alcohol related problems, mental illness and unemployment homeless rates are increasing. Many people may purchase drugs and alcohol and become addicts, as such may lose the incentive of maintaining a permanent house. The Government will have to carry out strategies which will reduce and prevent people from accessing and abusing these substances which can lead to homelessness. Homeless people who have mental disorders have high risk of staying homeless. The government can invest in treatments for mentally ill individuals, as this will help individual’s health to improve and this may decrease the levels of homelessness in America.
With the act enforced, it left immigrants in poverty. With the social welfare already strain and in the need of an overhaul, immigrants are falling through the cracks as far as getting assistance. The dependency of welfare for the immigrants are great due to lack of resources. The children of the immigrants are the ones that suffers the most. According to Berg-Weger, the children of immigrants are more at risk living in poverty and experiencing educational and health care deficits (Berg-Weger, 2013).