You may have learned a great deal in your field placement agency about direct practice, including clinical services. At your field placement agency, you might have learned how to intervene effectively with individuals and families facing a number of psychosocial issues. As discussed throughout this advanced field placement and seminar course, one psychosocial issue that many families face is the issue of alcohol and other drug abuse. Because alcohol and other drug abuse occur in a social context, social workers must respond not only on the micro, individual, and family levels but also on the macro level. Social policy practice is also key for sustaining long-term change. In this workshop activity, you will discuss the drug policy and how it has impacted families with your classmates. Using online resources, you will identify at least one intervention that could be used to address social policy issues related to families and substance abuse.
Lloyd, M. H. (2015). The Forgotten Victims of the War on Drugs: An Analysis of US Drug Policy and Reform From a Child Well-Being Perspective. Journal of Policy Practice, 14(2), 114-138
Video: On the front lines of the opioid crisis across the US: Part 1
As discussed in the article “The Forgotten Victims of the War on Drugs“, children have been disproportionately affected by the “war on drugs.” Your clinical practice at your field placement agency may provide you various opportunities to interact with families affected by alcohol and substance abuse and to engage families who are impacted negatively l enforcement of drug laws. In collaboration with your field supervisor, identify policies that could be useful for responding more effectively to drug use in your own community. Explore whether these actions could make a difference to improve the lives of families living in your region.
Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Read: The Forgotten Victims of the War on Drugs: An Analysis of US Drug Policy and Reform From a Child Well-Being Perspective. You may need to log in, using your MyIWU log in.
Watch: On the front lines of the opioid crisis across the US: Part 1.
Navigate to the threaded discussion and respond to the following:
Identify and describe two important ideas you learned from reading the article and ways you may agree or disagree with them.
Taking care to disguise the identities of families you have served in your field placement agency, provide one or two examples of how current drug policy in your state has impacted people in your field placement agency or in your community.
Describe a meaningful social policy intervention you could make in your field placement agency and/or community to address the use of drugs and its impact on families or how it is responded to. You can use one of the policy ideas from the article or another idea of your choice. Describe the proposed policy and provide a rationale and evidence-based argument for why it would be beneficial and how you might go about initiating it. Support your policy idea with references to the article or other professional sources or literature.
Identify 2 potential barriers that might stand in the way of your proposed social policy intervention. What could you do to respond to those barriers?
PLease make sure you use “I” statements in the order……. I am a social worker that work for an IOP agency with people addicted to substance abuse. I work in Kentucky, and make sure you find an articles that speaks on the policy in my state…………
Interventions…….. IOP groups, PEER SUPPORT, individual session, Natural support, etc….
listen to the video above …. cite and reference the article……….
I have attached the article you need to read, cite and refernce for the order