How do I learn about public policy as a social work student?
I'm interested in doing public policy and community organizing in the future, but I'm currently a social work student. There are only 2 classes about policy for social work, and I completed one with not a lot learned. I am pursuing a political science minor, but there are no classes on policy writing or analysis. I am a member of a few political-oriented student organizations at my college, but we don't have lots of info about policy and how it works. What programs are available to teach me more about public policy? Are there any online resources available for undergraduate students? #social-work #policy #politics #political-science #social-justice
Hi Deana. Great question, and I encourage you never to lose sight of your goals or to have that passion for helping your community out fizzle out. I had a somewhat similar problem, as my major and my classes didn’t focus on the types of policy that are immediately relevant to the municipal or school setting policy areas that I could immediately affect. However, there are ways to get up to speed. See the below recommended steps I thought might be helpful to remind you of. Good luck!
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