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Social Workers as Agents of Change

Social Workers as Agents of Change
Assignment Overview
It is understood that social workers are agents of change. That is to say, they are trained to advocate for their clients and navigate the human services system of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Given this charge, to what extent has your participation in this course contributed to your professional growth?
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following competencies and behaviors:
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior.
C1.GP.B: Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations.
Related Assignment Criteria:
Explain the concept of use of self in the context of program and policy planning and evaluation.
Describe possibilities for effective professional development in the realm of program and policy planning and development.
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice.
C5.GP.B: Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services.
Related Assignment Criteria:
Describe how to advocate for human rights and social and economic justice.
Assignment Description
This assignment will ask you to consider your work in this course from a professional development perspective. What have you learned or what skill has been strengthened by engaging in the courseroom discussions and addressing the assignments? Within the context of program and policy planning and evaluation, how do you view the concept of use of self? Is this the same or different perspective than the one you had at the beginning of this course? Finally, how will you practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development in the realm of program and policy planning and evaluation?
Assignment Instructions
For this assignment, answer the following:
How do you view the concept of use of self in the context of program and policy planning and evaluation? Has this perspective changed since the beginning of this course? How and why?
How would you advocate for human rights and social and economic justice?
What will you do to assure your own professional development in the realm of program and policy planning and development?
Submission Requirements
The assignment you submit is expected to meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
Length of paper: 3 double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.