Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S. social welfare policy. This article is dedicated to show the necessity of protection from chemical exposure. Authors of this article presents the facts and only facts. The main theme of the article is children’s welfare. Chemical pollutions of environment is not just a Green Peace problem it is also a hot social issue.
Why? Because environmental changes have great influence on people who live in polluted surrounding. Children suffer from the polluted environment in the first place. They are not adopted to the severe environment they live in. “The deplorable risk to children from chemical exposure is more so for its disproportionate burden on children of color, who usually live in communities characterized by low income, urban congestion, inadequate housing, poor home ventilation systems, poor air quality, and overcrowding.” (Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S., Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003) This article in brief and well understandable manner describes the situation we are facing now. The authors of the article take great interest in the welfare of the children, especially those who are poor and children of color. The article gives us an opportunity to look at the problem from different sides. The facts provided by Mary E. Rogge and Terri Combs-Orme make a statement about current situation in social policy.
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In article are reviewed roles of social workers in protecting current and future generations from environmental contaminants. It is divided into several parts and each of them describes corresponding research. The Social Work Imperative – is thoroughly dedicated to the different social organizations which try do their best in current situation. Natural Resources Defense Council, The Children’s Bureau, The Child Health Insurance Program make their contribution to saving young lives. “Indeed, enhancing the health of this country’s children is the area in which lies the greatest potential and greatest challenge for social work’s contribution to child well-being.” (Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S., Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003) The authors of the article made a great research and presented it in the part of the article named “Chemical Contamination and Children” All information you wanted to know but afraid to ask about chemical contamination. The effects of different heavy metals and poison chemical liquids and gases.
Accurate facts and numbers leaves no place to imagination. The conclusion is clear – this situation must change. “This section suggests practice, policy, and research roles for social workers at federal, state, and local levels. A number of suggested websites are included. For social workers, forays into his arena generally means applying familiar skills to a new substantive area, with new collaborators and antagonists, through new advocacy channels.” (Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S., Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003) Authors of the article also give the ideas on how the improvement of current situation. They suggest the practice challenges for social work practitioners across the micro-macro practice continuum, clinicians, case managers, organizers, and administrators, clinical and direct practitioners, social workers in health and mental health, schools, social services, and other settings. Mary E.
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Rogge and Terri Combs-Orme have an optimistic views on future and propose the research challenges. “For social work’s contributions in policy to be effective and to remain so over time, ongoing rigorous research must provide the best information.” (Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S., Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003) They propose to deepen further study on children’s unique developmental vulnerabilities and exposure pathways. Then they insist on shifting from the research methods traditional risk assessment (for example, chemical risk-averaging methods estimating adult effects) to approaches based on precautionary principles. “Finally, more research is needed that examines lifetime opportunity risks and benefits of protecting children (for example, health care costs, reproductive costs, and educational and employment costs) through environmental legislation.” (Protecting children from chemical exposure: social work and U.S., Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003) Each offer for future development of this branch of social work is supported with vital examples. The main ideas of this article are stated in conclusion. They can be expressed in one phrase “Children should have freedom from pollution of the air, water, and food” I agree with the Mary E. Rogge and Terri Combs-Orme that something in current “polluted” situation have to be changed.
Social practice is the best tool for the first steps on the difficult path. I’m glad that this project has such good funding for the start. Support from American Psychological Association, Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, United Farm Workers of America, American Public Health Association, National Council of La Raza, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the World Worldlife Fund, American Federation of Teachers, Union of Concerned Scientists, the National Wildlife Federation is very important for the authors of this article. The purpose of this article is to make us think about our future and the surrounding we live in and raise our children. Mary E. Rogge and Terri Combs-Orme states “Social work is committed to protecting children and must act to prevent harm to children from environmental contamination.” The article was written for well-prepared audience (for example social workers clinicians) but the easy-understanding style and painful theme make it important to everybody. At first all that numbers, and research facts may stagger an unprepared people but all researches are supported with living examples and this make the whole article more understandable.
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As I am a student I am deeply concerned with the state of environment we live in. I was deeply impressed with the research provided by Mary E. Rogge and Terri Combs-Orme. I entirely share and support future projects for social services presented in articles and hope to take an active part in them. Bibliography Mary E. Rogge, Terri Combs-Orme, Protecting children from lead and other environmental health hazards, Alliance for Healthy Homes, 2003. Retrieved August 8, 2003, from www.aflah.org/ Accepted September 7, 2000.