Social Work or Social Control: Power, and the Values and Contradictions in Social Work Practice and the American Indian
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
Illustrations of the contradictions that exist between values in social work discourse and practice, within the context of power and social control will be examined, utilizing a case example: early federal legislation, the Indian Adoption Project 1958-1967, and contemporary Indian Child Welfare Act. Through the use of a critical analysis, this paper will highlight the ways in which Native American families were not in a position to combat social welfare intrusion within a historical context.
power, social control, deviance, Indian child
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Richards, Kayla, "Social Work or Social Control: Power, and the Values and Contradictions in Social Work Practice and the American Indian" (2017). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 778.