elfare was established to help people in need. This includes helping people who are unemployed, have a low income, or other people who require assistance. Most of these money resources come from the government agency or other programs. The intention of these programs is to benefit low income people, especially children. This temporary assistance for needy families was created to boost family income levels. Those who use the system until income is favorable I would call the “deserving poor”. Welfare as an aid was designed to assist these families until they were able to be dependent upon themselves. Then there are those who are on welfare abusing the system. They are the ones I would call the “undeserving poor”. These are people that get assistance and don’t try to be self-reliant. The deserving poor get the assistance until they are able to stand and be dependent. Yet the evidence indicates that children and parents are actively harmed rather than helped by welfare. Nearly all Welfare aid for children goes to single parent households. But current research indicates that both Welfare dependence and single parenthood have significant deleterious effects on children’s development, impeding their ability to become successful members of mainstream society (Rector, 2001).
Because of this impact on society I believe it’s what causes welfare and who gets assistance to be considered an ethical issue.
... goals of this program are further summarized including assistance to needed families so that the children can be cared for at homes, promotion ... of the participants who have received welfare in the past are now working in low income jobs without any benefits at all ... of the States are providing short term assistance to people needing short term rental assistance, support for a solution to eviction and ...
Ethics involves the sphere of interpersonal, group, and community politics at the level of values–not just what can be achieved or how to achieve it, but more what should be sought, in the realm of social harmony and fairness (Blatner, 2006).
The system is set up not to discriminate against anyone of any race or background. Each state of course has a set of boundaries concerning who is qualified for the assistance and who is not. There are also some states that have limits on how long someone is able to remain getting assistance. Although there are limitations they are still willing to assist that’s why the people who work with families and individuals in need of help and support carry the responsibility to make sure that every person is treated with self-worth and respect. The code of ethics for welfare workers and agencies specifies conduct and behavior that every person must be treated fair and with professionalism (Blatner, 2006).welfare agency employees and administrators hold a position of important public trust. People who find themselves in need of aid from a social welfare agency depend on the honesty of welfare workers to be nonjudgmental in their approach to each person’s problems. Welfare workers should provide counsel and guidance to clients that is clear, precise and provides an honest evaluation of the client’s difficulties. They not only provide these services but have been to school for numerous amount of years to obtain a good report to help those in need. Welfare workers deal with serious issues that require a level of professional behavior as well as education. These ethical codes and procedures protect the clients’ rights as an individual. Because there are so many vulnerable people living in cities and counties across the nation. These people require access to programs that offer the assistance they need to lift themselves out of poverty and despair. If the government is providing all this assistance to those in need then why do some people still have the tendency to not be truthful? When they are supposed to use the system as a stepping stone reach dependency, instead some strive to manipulate the system.
... their needs. Drug testing people randomly who receive assistance would decrease the amount of people abusing the system, it would require recipients ... be randomly drug tested to continue to receive assistance? DEVELOPMENT: 1. Welfare assistance should not be a one-way handout or ... open-ended privilege. We should provide assistance on the basis ...
Over the years as I have volunteered in these facilities working with agencies and noticing the response of some clients when personal questions are asked. People are often threatened by the questions that are presented to them in order to gain assistance. I would consider these people to be the ones that I labeled as “undeserving poor”. The undeserving poor are the ones who from the beginning try deceive the system. They use the system as a way of life for many. They come in the office they learn the system and abuse privileges that come with being in the system. They are the ones who sit around waiting for the next check to come in the