Learning Objectives

Review the learning objectives to reinforce the most important material.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  1.  Recognize the forces shaping the American social welfare system and social policy.
  2.  Identify the historical relevance of major social welfare programs that assist people in need.
  3.  Explore the lives of social work pioneers.
  4.  Describe the relationship between social welfare policy and the social work profession.
  5.  Explain why social welfare policies that address people’s immediate needs are inadequate for promoting social justice.