What is it intended to achieve and for whom?

Assignment 2: Policy and You

This module provided you with an overview of the purpose of social policy advocacy, the policy development cycle, and the importance of understanding the political environment in which a policy is developed. Social policy impacts everyone at some point. Using your textbook, the Argosy University Online library resources, and the Internet, explore these concepts further. Search for any specific information as it relates to the human services field, social policy, and/or policy advocacy.


In a minimum of 300 words, post your responses to the following:

  • Discuss the purposes or goals of policy advocacy. What is it intended to achieve and for whom?
  • Discuss a social policy that has impacted or has the potential to impact you personally or professionally (such as the organization for which you work). Describe the policy and discuss what impacts, both positive and negative, it will have on you.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, January 23, 2016, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through Wednesday, January 27, 2016, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, relate your own experiences with the impact of the policies and your beliefs about the potential impact of the policies discussed by other students. In your responses, provide specific examples of how you were affected by the policy or how you believe the policy could impact a particular group or groups of citizens. You should consider what the citizens gained or lost from the implementation of the policy.

Use the  Respond link to post responses and materials that pertain to this assignment. Use the  Respond link beneath any existing postings to respond to them.


Assignment 2: Policy and You



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