This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Minority Populations In Us Welfare Essay

641 words - 3 pages

Minority Populations in the U.S. Child Welfare System
Diane Blanscett
BSHS 301
November 1, 2010
Caroline Nyairo MSC, Marriage and Family Therapy
Minority Populations in the U.S. Child Welfare System
History of Minority Populations
During the 1700s and the 1800s, the United States went through political, economic, and environmental upset that caused a large number of orphans. Most of the children roaming the streets were of immigrants who could not care for them because of economic issues or because they were single parent homes. Society had little tolerance for the children. During the mid- 1800s, there was a shift in attitude toward children because of the number of families affected by the Civil War. Compassion and understanding toward the orphans became the mainstream thought. In addition, there was a shift in religious belief, and that led to the belief that children were to be cared for, and sheltered.
During the mid-1800s, families who could not take care of ...view middle of the document...

In 2003, there were approximately 523,000 children in foster care. Among these statistics, 48% of these have family reunification as the goal of the treatment plan. The ethnicity of these cases are 39% White, 35% Black, 17% Hispanic, and 8% other ethnicities.
The three basic goals of federal and state law for placement are (1) Safety from abuse and neglect, (2) Permanency in a stable environment (with biological family if possible) and (3) Wellbeing of the child.
Intervention Respecting Cultural Diversity
During the early years of child protective services, there was not much notice of cultural diversity. Black children were often placed with other ethnicities without concern for the heritage of the children, and without concern for how important “belonging” is. After many years of ignorance, cultural backgrounds are a consideration when placing a child with a family. However, he will be placed with a culturally diverse family if the other option is homelessness or an institution.
Cultural Competence Practice in Child and Family Service Settings
In the past, children could be taken from their family due to a lack of understanding based on cultural differences between the social worker and the family. Due to the hard work of minority human service workers, and the destructive history of cultural genocide of Native Americans, the social workers of today receive training in cultural diversity, and are aware of a culturally different society. Today a part of the requirement for working the human service profession is to receive cultural awareness training, and most facilities have certifications to that affect.
Conclusion
Human service profession is a growing field, and there will always be change. Society has changed its point-of-view from “It’s none of my business” to “The children deserve this.” In recognition of the children’s needs, the human service profession has grown to recognize the differences and the similarities. The ultimate goal of working with the families is reunification, and understanding that not all children will go home, or placed with relatives is the first step. In addition to where the children will be safe, the human service worker must be aware of the cultural needs, and the necessity of ethnical identification.

Other assignments on Minority Populations In Us Welfare

Manager Essay

8683 words - 35 pages RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT [pic] [pic] • Volume 16: Issue 2 • Editorial • Keynote • Articles • Research Note • Reviews Highlight, copy & paste to cite: Pio, E. (2008). Threads of Constraint: Ethnic Minority Migrant Women and Employment, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management, 16(2), 25-40. Threads of Constraint: Ethnic Minority Migrant Women and Employment

Citizenship Essay

5963 words - 24 pages privilege of certain classes only (Dahrendorf, 1974, p. 11). With the introduction of mass democracy and social protection as well as introduction of welfare state a need in the new conception that would look on the relationship on an individual and the state appeared consequently. The norms of citizenship, therefore, have improved with the development of state and citizenship became a multination concept, which implies different things to different

Aging Out Of Dcfs

1801 words - 8 pages Cha’Von Hines MSW: 493 Severe Mental Illness and Aging out DePaul University I currently provide direct service to young adult’s between the ages of 18 and 20 years old who suffer from severe mental illness. These young adults are currently Wards of the State of Illinois and are close to “aging out” of the Child Welfare System. They currently reside in an Independent Living Program where they receive specialized support to help them

Econ 308 Midterm

2720 words - 11 pages process and can create unintended effects. 6.) All across the US, poor and minority neighborhoods are subject to an unfair amount of pollution and the environmental burden due to the surrounding hazardous facilities and waste sites. “Hazardous waste sites, municipal landfills, incinerators, and other hazardous facilities are disproportionately located in poor and minority neighborhoods.” The minority populations are constantly burdened by the

Vulnerable Populations In The Workplace

1540 words - 7 pages Vulnerable Population in the Workplace Back in 1999 the U.S. Health Department set a goal to, “eliminate disparities in health and in access to service for minorities,” for Healthy People 2010 (Crist, 2002). 2010 has come and gone, and although there have been improvements that goal continues to be in place for Healthy People 2020. Some vulnerable populations are still at risk and face many barriers preventing them access to proper healthcare

Personal Prejudices And Biases

3903 words - 16 pages services are known to the minority populations. Location of services within minority neighborhoods increases utilization. Healthcare clinics perceived as accessible and as ones that offered continuous and coordinated care are generally were more likely than those who did not to say they had high levels of trust in their healthcare provider. Issues of accessibility relate to geographic, linguistic, and financial features. Geographic accessibility

Poli 102

2830 words - 12 pages is a positive instrument with the responsibility to promote the general welfare, rejecting the notion that politics is the forum for self-interest. For this reason, there is no room for corruption. The government takes an active role, allowing for intervention into the economic and social life of the community, in pursuit of the common good. Finally, the traditionalist culture, very distinct from the other two, is characterized by an ambivalent

Cultural Diversity Of Ford Motor Company Employees

3305 words - 14 pages - qualified candidates. And diverse working teams bring together different ideas and perspectives, challenging one another for the best results. Moreover, in this global economy, having many different groups represented within the company helps make its products and services more appealing to costumers who are members of those same groups. Diversity embodies all the differences that make us unique individuals. Not limited to physical aspects of

A Study Of: John Hick's “The Problem Of Evil” And Arthur C. Clarke's “The Star”

385 words - 2 pages Biology is a life science which studies living organisms and how they interact with each other and their environment. It examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms because life is organized in a hierarchical manner from atoms to molecules and then to organelles, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, and biosphere. I find the four

Diversity In America

1267 words - 6 pages like that minority groups like Mexican American and other racial groups have the same rights and have the freedom they had. One of things that I also learned was that Mexican Americans weren’t allowed to be in same area of the white people for an example stores, train stations, bus station and even restrooms. Just like every other racial group, the Mexican Americas fought to have their equal rights. Immigration will continue to shape the demo

Stereotyping

1528 words - 7 pages groups performing certain roles in society. Sociological approaches which attach particular importance to racism emphasise the limitations imposed on ethnic minorities by such hostility and discrimination (Haralambos and Holborn, 1995, p.688). The attention is not placed upon the ethnic minority itself, however on the wider society which is the minority group. Negative stereotypes of African Americans in particular have been deeply ingrained in

Similar Documents

Effect Of Border Proximity Schools Imperial Valley

2640 words - 11 pages , followed by El Centro, and Brawley with the least. This is easy to recognize as these numbers reflect their relative distance to Mexico. From here on, I will present other forms of data highlighting the close linkage between minority populations and underperforming schools. Figure 4: Percentage Minority Enrollment in Calexico, El Centro, and Brawley. Source: School Accountability Report Cards 3.2 Test Scores The CST’s are used to

Minority Inmates In America Essay

3140 words - 13 pages Minority Inmates in American Prisons Noreen Harman ENG122: English Composition II Instructor January Pearson July 7, 2014 There is a disparate rate of minorities in the American prison system currently.  I will present evidence from scholarly resources proving that the reason why the minority population is so high is due to racial profiling.  The judicial system imposes stricter and longer prison terms on minorities because of their

Family Demographic Shifts And Their Policy Implications

576 words - 3 pages . According to the 2010 CPS, 65% of black children resided in homes where the parents were not married, as opposed to only 29% of white children. Children raised in single-mother minority families were also significantly more likely to live in poverty. It is important that policies seeking to strengthen family structures prioritize improved outcomes for low-income and minority populations. Non-targeted programs should be contextually adapted to

Human Rights Or Human Wrongs Essay

323 words - 2 pages CASE: 1 Human rights or human wrongs? (Marks 5) A factory owner in the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, Mr. Carter, was severely criticized by an international human rights organization, Human Rights Watch out (HRW). After undertaking a summer research project involving scores of college interns from Europe and the US, HRW wrote a report claiming that Mr. Carter was exploiting his