Breaking the cycle of poverty
The cycle of poverty has been described as a phenomenon where poor families become trapped in poverty for generations. Because they have no or limited access to critical resources, such as education and financial services, subsequent generations are also impoverished. How we can break this cycle of poverty? In most cases, the cycle of poverty is systemic in nature, meaning action needs to be taken to combat the root causes of poverty. Through leadership in the policy arena, social workers can assist in the development and implementation of policy to advance human rights as well as social, economic, and environmental justice for disenfranchised populations.
Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:
Analyze policies with regard to advancement of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
Demonstrate character, scholarship, and leadership in becoming a world changer through application to personal life and professional social work practice.
Demonstrate Christ-like attitudes, values, worldviews, and ethical and professional behavior within advanced clinical practice.