For this Discussion, review this week’s resources, including the Logan Family video case. Consider the means-tested programs that might be available to her in your state or region. Then, think about the likely long-term outcomes for Eboni and her child, if she chooses to parent. Finally, reflect on the state welfare policies that might help her manage the responsibilities of parenthood.
Post a brief explanation of the means-tested programs that might be available to Eboni. Be sure your answer is specific to the means-tested programs available in your state or region. Then, explain the potential long-term outcomes for Eboni and her child, if she chooses to parent. Finally, explain the state public assistance policies that might help Eboni manage the responsibilities of parenthood
DISCUSSION 2: WELFARE PROGRAMS:
For this Discussion, review this week’s resources. Consider whether you think means-tested programs, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), create dependency among its recipients. Then, think about how the potential perception of dependency might contribute to the stigma surrounding welfare programs. Finally, reflect on the perceptions you might have regarding individuals who receive means-tested welfare and how that perception might affect your work with clients.
Post an explanation of whether means-tested programs (TANF, SNAP, and SSI) create dependency. Then, explain how the potential perception of dependency might contribute to the stigma surrounding welfare programs. Finally, explain the perceptions you have regarding people who receive means-tested welfare and how that perception might affect your work with clients
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Sessions: Logan family (Episode 4 of 42) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Required Media: Transcript
Logan Family Episode 4 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: Ebony and I have been talking about what’s been going on. And I know she’s been getting your differences of opinion. So I thought it would be a good idea for us all to meet and talk about her choices and the implication of those choices. MRS. JOHNSON: You are the reason we are here. Maybe you’d like to go first. What choices you think you have? I’ll tell you what choices you don’t have. You have this baby, and you want me to take care of it. I can’t afford it. I am done raising kids. FEMALE SPEAKER: Mrs. Johnson– MRS. JOHNSON: No, you want to talk about choices. So let’s talk about choices. You don’t have any but to not have that baby. That’s what I think. Where are you going to live? Because we are not going to have another baby in my house. FEMALE SPEAKER: Mrs. Johnson– MRS. JOHNSON: And where do you think you’re going to get the services that you need? When I was pregnant with you I was on Medicaid. But it was nothing, and it only lasts a few months. Men tell you what they want. But when it comes to children, women do the raising, the worrying, making ends meet. Listen to your mother. Get an abortion. EBONY: I don’t know. MRS. JOHNSON: An abortion is a hell of a lot cheaper than it’s going to be to work 16 years to feed and clothe and raise that child, Ebony. EBONY: Will you stop talking about money? It’s a baby, and it’s in me. It’s my choice. And I don’t know what to do. MRS. JOHNSON: You’re right. It’s your choice. I just don’t want you to end up like me, be a single mom at your age, just like my own mother was. I want you have all the things I didn’t get, college, a good job, that’s all. I just want you to have better. Logan Family Episode 4 Additional Content Attribution
Popple, P. R., & Leighninger, L. (2019). The policy-based profession: An introduction to social welfare policy analysis for social workers (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
· Chapter 6, “Fighting poverty: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families” (pp. 99-136)
Plummer, S. -B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore: MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].
· Part 1, “The Logan Family” (pp. 9–10)
US Department of Health and Human Services (n.d). Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation. Retrieved November 14, 2013, from