Discussion Post: Becoming a Lifelong Advocate
It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. -Tenzin Gyatso
As this course comes to a close, consider and reflect on how you can become a lifelong advocate for social change in your future social work practice. As a motivated policy advocate and social worker, your actions in your chosen profession will reflect your motivation to help relatively powerless, disenfranchised groups of people improve their resources, their opportunities, and their quality of life.
In this Discussion, you reflect upon your responsibility as a social worker, politically and professionally.
Provide a discussion Post covering the following content, topics, and headings:
• Your thoughts on this question: As a social worker, what is your responsibility to engage in political action?
• Identify an area of social welfare where social work policy advocacy is needed (Substance Use Disorder with individuals with Mental Health conditions).
The response should include a reference list. One-inch margins, Using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, double-space and APA style of writing and citations.