Submit a 3- to 5-page paper, addressing the following:

· Issue Statement: Create a 1-paragraph issue statement that hooks your audience and concisely communicates the imperative to address your selected social problem. Include the following:

· In 1 paragraph, define your social problem and the population impacted by it.

· In 1–2 paragraphs, explain your critical reasons for why the public and decision makers, as well as social workers, need to advocate for change.

· In 1–2 paragraphs, describe what happens in communities if your goal to alleviate the problem is realized.

· Policy Review: Summarize your selected policy, its relationships to the social problem, and the expected results. Then address the following:

· Is your selected policy dictated by local or state statute—or a combination thereof?

· How does the policy address your issue statement? Or what is missing?

· What are the different sections, or components, of the policy?

· How long has the current policy been in place?

· Who supports and who opposes the policy?

· What changes, or amendments, have been made to the policy?

· Explain how this policy affects clients you might see in a clinical setting and why, as a clinical social worker, it would be important to advocate for change.

Issue Statement And Identification Of A Policy