How do structural factors (from a social work perspective) reproduce Aboriginal disadvantage and how might these impediments be addressed to “close the gap”

AIM: To critically apply your knowledge to specific questions to demonstrate you understand key concepts

The essay will require you to investigate, research and analyze one question from a list of topics addressed in the course. For those of you who enjoy more practical work, there are a couple of options to address real practice examples for working effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Select One Question

  1. Critically examine and analyze how social work/human service practice can facilitate the empowerment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities?
  2. How do structural factors (from a social work perspective) reproduce Aboriginal disadvantage and how might these impediments be addressed to “close the gap”?