SOC Week 3 Journal

Reflections on Federal Welfare Policy_x000D_
For your journal entry, you will explore aspects of your personal experience and/or beliefs regarding significant public policies and what you have learned in your readings. As you reflect, please address the following questions:_x000D_
There are several federal welfare programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Section 8 Housing Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, among others. Pick two of these policies and describe:_x000D_
What social problem they are intended to address_x000D_
What population they serve _x000D_
Assess the strengths and any issues of each program. _x000D_
For each program, do you think it is working well? If so, why? If not, what alternative program would you recommend to address the same social issue? _x000D_
What were your thoughts about federal welcome programs prior to reading this week’s reading assignment?_x000D_
How has your perspective been either reinforced or changed now that you are more informed? _x000D_
The purpose of the journal activity is to allow you to thoroughly reflect upon what you have learned during this course, particularly this week, and to provide you with an opportunity to relate this what you have learned this week to your own experiences. The reflective journal is not a formal written assignment. However, you are expected to adhere to conventional rules of grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and punctuation while focusing on clearly conveying your thoughts.

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