School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act

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Following a Social Policy (Bill) Part I Due Week 12
Selecting a Bill
Each student will follow a pending social policy bill introduced before our current Congress (Senate or House of Representatives). The bill you select should be of interest to you and should address a specific social problem; you will have to advocate in support or opposition to the bill.
Part I Due Week 12
This section constitutes approximately the first 1/2 of the final product and should be 8-10 pages in length. This may be the first time you have written a paper about policy, but all the standard writing requirements for a social work paper are involved. You should start your paper with an introduction. There should be transitions between subjects, headings and subheadings when appropriate, and there should be a conclusion section. The sections outlined below are required. Be sure to provide them in the order listed below.

Intro

1. Chosen Policy
Provide the title(s) and number of the bill. Include a brief summary of what the bill is going to address and date of introduction.
Who are the sponsor(s)?
What is the bills place in the process?

H.R.7037 – School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act
This bill provides certain resources to increase the number of social workers in elementary and secondary schools. The bill directs the department of education to award grants to high need local educational agencies to retain or hire school social workers. This bill would also provide technical assistance for school social work.
Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Introduced in house on March 9, 2022, waiting to get passed in the House.
The primary sponsor is congresswoman Gwen Moore and cosponsor congresswoman Barbara Lee and cosponsor Sanford Bishop, Jr..

Source of Interest in this Policy
Why did you choose this policy in particular?
Why does the sponsor(s) support this policy?

The state should provide more direct mental wellness support services and activities in schools as a whole population approach and not just for identified students. To do this, we must support and sustain school social workers across the state.

Description/Nature of the Social Problem
Define and describe the social problem the bill is responding to.
How widespread is the problem?
Provide a summary of literature and research findings that document the social problem and suggest its cause(s).
Creates a Department of Education grant program to support elementary and secondary schools in hiring and retaining the minimum ratio of one school social worker for every 250 students and one school social worker for every 50 students for high need areas.

Addressing the Social Problem Through Policy
What is the current policy dealing with the problem and why is it insufficient?
How does the policy you selected intend to address the social problem?
What are some alternatives to the proposed policy? Why arent they good enough?

Applying Professional Ethics
How are the goals of the policy consistent (or not) with the values of social work and the NASW Code of Ethics?
How are race, gender, class and/or age implicated by this policy?

Service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, competence

Social Policy (Bill) Part I
Rubric
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Chosen Policy
Provide the title(s) and number of the bill. Include a brief summary of what the bill is going to address and date of introduction. Who are the sponsor(s)? What is the bills place in the process?

Source of Interest in this Policy
Why did you choose this policy in particular? Why does the sponsor(s) support this policy?

Description/Nature of the Social Problem
Define and describe the social problem the bill is responding to. How widespread is the problem? Provide a summary of literature and research findings that document the social problem and suggest its cause(s).

Addressing the Social Problem Through Policy
What is the current policy dealing with the problem and why is it insufficient? How does the policy you selected intend to address the social problem? What are some alternatives to the proposed policy? Why aren't they good

Applying Professional Ethics
How are the goals of the policy consistent (or not) with the values of social work and the NASW Code of Ethics? How are race, gender, class and/or age implicated by this policy?

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
References, grammar, and use of APA format

(-Example
-Intro- the chosen policy of the bill
-Social issue- alt. Way of handling social issue
-How is bill going to help students- going to provide more funding to hire more social workers
-Difference between counselor and social worker )

https://www.socialworkers.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Alerts

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2988
H.R.2988 – School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act
114th Congress (2015-2016)

-How the bill improved from 2016 till now

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7037?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22The+School+Social+Workers+Improving+Student+Success+Act+%28H.R.+7037%29%22%2C%22The%22%2C%22School%22%2C%22Social%22%2C%22Workers%22%2C%22Improving%22%2C%22Student%22%2C%22Success%22%2C%22Act%22%2C%22%28H.R.%22%2C%227037%29%22%5D%7D&s=8&r=1

H.R.7037 – School Social Workers Improving Student Success Act
117th Congress (2021-2022)

It is easy to sit at home, like social media posts, and share hashtags. However, achieving social justice isnt that simple. Those who wish to support various social justice causes in a meaningful way can:
Conduct thorough research and educate themselves in regards to a particular cause or movement.
Work on their own beliefs and behavior to start the change from within.
Take action within the community and engage in meaningful discussions and awareness programs.
Join peaceful protests and demonstrations.
Join reputable organizations working for noble causes.
Use the power of social media meaningfully.
Volunteer time and energy.
Donate to reputable organizations and important causes.

Current Issues and Programs in Social Welfare

https://gwenmoore.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4966

https://fastdemocracy.com/bill-search/us/117/bills/USB00064827/#summary-menu

https://www.sswaa.org/_files/ugd/426a18_cc76b0f3435b4c448e36023cef215fc2.pdf

https://onlinemsw.fsu.edu/blog/2016/10/13/ways-stay-informed-social-work-policy-issues

https://theconversation.com/us/topics/social-work-6384

please let me know if you have questions or need anything thank you so much I appreciate it 973-934-7578 from-anna- there was no time slot for 12pm but I have to submit it by 11:59pm tonight 11/20 if that’s possible :/ sorry
(IM NOT SURE IF THESE SITES ARE GOOD OR NOT I WAS JUST COPYING/PASTING THEM AS I WAS STARTING TO RESEARCH)