As a social worker, you are likely to address the needs of clients whose adverse circumstances are strongly influenced by poverty. Increasing your understanding of poverty and its influence will equip to you to better understand and assist your clients.
As you read this week’s resources, select the theory of poverty that most resonates with you to address in your Discussion post for this week.
Post a Discussion that includes the following: An explanation of how poverty impacts the experience of individuals in young and middle adulthood A statement as to whether you think poverty is the result of cultural or individual. characteristics; provide support for your position An answer to the following questions about the theory of poverty you selected: What aspects of this theory would be most suitable for your practice? Why? What aspects of this theory do you find problematic in terms of your knowledge of social work practice? Explain.
Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2016). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Chapter 12, “Sociological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood” (pp. 549-616)