The Importance Of Social Park

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Social workers who reach out to people and explore their environments will successfully acclimate to the population they serve and it’s challenging conditions. Naturally, this can be of mutual benefit to clients and providers alike. It can be the basis in which an augmentation in services occurs or when a change in policy is needed. When a deep understanding of an environment is developed, social services can be tailored to address the needs of the community. In order to produce a rounded illustration of clients and the deficits of a community, social workers cannot be complacent in practice. Situational awareness provides a keen mind in the field. “Environmental contexts can support development through the provision of resources or hinder …show more content…
goes beyond dissecting guestimates or reference points. Los Angeles has traditionally offered residents cultural anchor points that are spread out through out the county. One of these hubs featured in South Los Angeles, is Leimert Park. Founded in 1927, Leimert Park started out as a homogenous community exclusively for Caucasians. After white flight to the suburbs, there has been a fixture of predominantly black families in this neighborhood. Decades of growing discontent between residents and law enforcement culminated with the riots of 92’. The aftermath of civil unrest left low income communities in South Los Angeles, including Leimert Park with less resources and obvious disenfranchisement. “A variety of social mechanisms create neighborhood effects, providing constraints or opportunities - the type of services available in the neighborhood influence what a person can do” (Stern, 2015, p. …show more content…
A growing sentiment and echoing complain from locals and service providers is the lack of supporting services in the community. The lack of healthcare coverage is rampant. This has prompted local providers and advocates to form a local health network which aims to empower and build a healthier environment for an underserved population. This network is spearhead by Community Health Council Inc. a non-profit organization that “Promotes Social justice and equity of community and environmental resources for underserved people” (Community Health Councils, 2015). CHC is part of the L.A. Access to Health Coverage Coalition and emphasizes the enrollment to healthcare for the uninsured by simplification through outreach. Although, CHC does not provide direct services, they help shaped policy through awareness which can lead to empowerment and modules for change. Strategically they have focus their efforts in addressing nutrition and resource development, health coverage and environmental

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