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What you will learn

  • Describe the income and services support system including eligibility and benefits for families, poor families, people with disabilities and seniors

  • Explain the issues involved in addressing the income and service needs of or families, poor families, people with disabilities and seniors

  • Integrate US values debate - the tension between self-sufficiency & investment - in understanding the income and service system for the populations

  • Honors: Develop policy recommendations based on on research of practices on the ground in preparation for a professional policy analysis.

Skills you will gain

Formulate practice strategies to overcome the historic biases in social welfare programsdistinguish the values inherent in each social policy initiativedifferentiate alternative approaches to social policy problemsCritique components of a social policy based on their effectiveness at meeting the goals stated in the initiativedevelop social welfare policy analysis and reform proposals
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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Policies for Families and Children

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 73 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
15 videos
Sequence video: Why Social Policy - Alumni3m
Introduction1m
Child Development : Part 13m
Child Development Part II4m
What Children Need by Professor Waldfogel7m
Family7m
Family Change4m
Supervision7m
Child Care5m
Child Care Issues6m
Employment3m
Child Tax Credit3m
Family Allowances by Professor Garfinkel9m
Wrap-Up56s
1 reading
What Children Need20m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Overview30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Policies for Poor Families and Children

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Child Poverty6m
Effects of Child Poverty3m
Public Support5m
The Purpose of TANF2m
TANF Outcomes2m
TANF Reform4m
SNAP5m
WIC2m
Child Support3m
EITC5m
Work Requirements3m
Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
An Agenda for reducing poverty and improving opportunity15m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Overview10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Policies for Persons with Disabilities

2 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
14 videos
The Americans with Disabilities Act3m
Defining Disability5m
Developmental Disabilities2m
Mental Illness6m
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Eligibility6m
SSDI Benefits1m
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)2m
SSI Eligibility, Part I3m
SSI Eligibility, Part II3m
SSI Children1m
SSI Issues4m
Social Insurance and Public Aid1m
Wrap-Up1m
1 reading
2017 Disability Statistics Annual Report15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 3 Overview15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Policies for Older Adults

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 50 min)
12 videos
Birth Rates and Death Rates6m
A Shortage of Workers5m
Old Age, Survivors, & Disability Insurance (OASDI) Part I6m
Old Age, Survivors, & Disability Insurance (OASDI) Part II2m
Shortfalls6m
Proposals, Part I3m
Proposals, Part II4m
Proposals, Part III3m
The Debate2m
Wrap-Up2m
Policy Alternative Project: Analysis and Recommendations4m
1 practice exercise
Quiz: Module 4 Overview15m

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