For your Signature Assignment, analyze the impact of a current problem on individuals, families, and communities. In your analysis, please work on the problem/issue you began addressing in Week 1 on Obesity (the document is attached). Identify the problem/issue and what area(s) you think might be the greatest challenge to you based on the social issue/problem selected.
Next, identify the social work values and ethics that you might need to address; identify elements of micro, mezzo, and macro dimensions that can be utilized in addressing the social problem/issue you identified as well as the practice skills that are needed for each dimension. Then, identify your chosen problem/issue within the context of social welfare and identify particular welfare systems or agencies that could best help the individual/family who may be experiencing the social problem/issue.
Lastly, provide your own takeaway about how you as a social worker would advocate for an individual or family presented with this social problem/issue. For this final project, your analysis must include the following: Provide an overview of the social problem/issue you have identified. Review the practice knowledge, planned change process, and level(s) of dimensions that inform you of the systems that influence the individual and/or family in the problem you are addressing.
Please note that dimensions can overlap, so it is important to identify this and how they overlap concerning the problem you are presenting and the practice skills that are needed to address each of the systems of micro, mezzo, and macro practice. Explain how the problem can be addressed within the social welfare system and explain which social welfare system would be most helpful. Conclude by indicating how you as a future Master Social Worker would advocate on behalf of the family or individual (e.g., what would you advocate for, what dimension (level of practice) would you advocate at (micro, mezzo, or macro), and what your advocacy would entail).
Support your assignment with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included. Length: 10-12 pages, not including title and reference pages Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards.