Columbia University
US Social Services: Where did they come from?
Columbia University

US Social Services: Where did they come from?

This course is part of Social Policy for Social Services & Health Practitioners Specialization

Taught in English

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John Robertson

Instructor: John Robertson

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  • Differentiate the roots of public aid including the “deserving poor” and the “undeserving poor”

  • Explain technological transformation has impacted on work, incomes & families to understand the needs of those seeking services and to reform system

  • identify the role of privilege and White Supremacy in the social welfare systems to transform the system to a more inclusive structure

  • Honors: Summarize and critique readings to professionally interpret them. Develop a research plan for a professional policy analysis.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you'll learn about the roots of social policy. Learners will hear about the Poor Laws and how the poor law shaped American social policy as well as the history of early activists and influencers.

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14 videos1 reading1 quiz2 peer reviews1 discussion prompt

This module describes the development of social policy in the modern industrial city: public health, worker safety, mother's pensions and roots of the movement for racial equality.

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12 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

This module explores the shift to a federal role in social policy and the development of welfare state institutions, including public works and employment, pensions, public housing and supports for families

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9 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

As the US Welfare State developed, health care and social services expanded. Tensions developed over the role of safety net programs for the poor and the social policy debate centered on providing entitlements versus developing self-sufficiency.

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16 videos1 reading1 quiz2 peer reviews

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John Robertson
Columbia University
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