Do you feel that all people should be treated equally and have access to the same opportunities? Do you believe that working hard is a personal responsibility? Values—including those related to equality, charity, and work ethic—influence how individuals view the world. They also form the basis of social work practice. While such values naturally vary from person to person, there are some that have historically been accepted by the majority.
In this Discussion, you examine a dominant American value and consider its effect on a population seeking social support.
Post a response to the following:
- Define the term dominant American social values.
- Identify an example of a dominant American social value in society today, and explain how it may affect your work with a specific population.