Any topic (writer’s choice)

Policy and Social Issues

You will answer each of the questions below according to the topic of your choosing.

1. Statement of the Problem, including prevalence (how often it occurs), historical aspects (where and when it began) and causes (why it happens). 20 points
2. Discussion of related social policies and laws, description of key players (individuals, groups) and macro-level interventions proposed (e.g., community action plan; lobbying for systems changesuch as legal action, institutional reform, government intervention). 20 points
3 Micro-level interventions such as local resources and referrals (ex what is available in Long Beach, LA and Ca. to help the people with the problem). Organization of the paper. 20 points
4 Discussion of diversity: Discuss how various populations are differentially impacted by the issue (e.g., select at least one high risk group, such as– poor women/men, the disabled, elderly, homeless, ethnic minorities, undocumented persons or the mentally ill. 20 points
5. Global Perspective: Research and discuss the macro and micro policies and resources available in at least one other Country in the world. Are their methods more successful than ours in America? Explain your rationale for why and how it is more beneficial for the citizens of that Country. 20 points

Below is a partial list of possible topics for your term paper. 
      Social Security
*    Drug Addiction in the U.S.
      Racial Equality
      Women and Children impacted by Welfare Reform
      Challenges of undocumented persons
Healthcare/Mental Health
      Sexual Harassment
      Gender Inequalities

You can choose it yourself (only from this list), so you can see which one you have more information available…

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