Identify significant legislation that supported the development of Human Services in the 20th century.
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Objective 2: Identify significant legislation that supported the development of Human Services in the 20th century.
The beginning of the 20th century marked a change in the country’s response to those in need. During this period of social reform, the first seeds of the mental health movement were formed, and federal legislation provided broad government support for many Americans.
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In the 20th century there were several key pieces of legislation passed and events that took place that changed Human Services. Pick two pieces of legislation or events that occurred and answer the questions below. Some examples of events and legislation that occurred are (this is not an exhaustive list; there are more options from which you may choose):
Mental Health movement formed
The profession of Social Work was developed
New Deal legislation passed
Works Progress Administration (WPA) passed
Social Security Act of 1953
Aid to families with dependent children
National mental health bill passed
Write a one-page paper that answers the following questions (answering these questions may require you to use OCU’s Discovery Service to find additional information).
Describe the legislation that you selected.
How was it significant to Human services?
What impact did it have on people who needed help?
In your opinion is this piece of legislation still needed today to help people in need?
Use the Paper Writing rubric to ensure you have met all of the criteria.
Use at least two scholarly sources
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