What is the social problem that relates to the social service provided by your agency/organization?

 What is the history or background of the social problem? What is the scope?

 Is it structural? Is it temporary? Cultural? Historically engraved? 

etc. What are the causes of the problem? What social factors (causes) are involved? 

Who says so? Research done on the topic?

 What are the effects or consequences of this problem (negative and positive)?

 What individuals, groups, organizations, social institutions are involved?

 What valuesbeliefsnorms, ideologies and issues are involved? analysis of Solutions to the Problem What is the agency/organization doing about the problem?

 What solution(s) are proposed which causes are addressed?

 Which are not? What solutions work?

 What additional problems do the solutions raise?

 What are the strengths and weaknesses of the services/solutions being offered?

 What is / a * re not addressed? Are there alternative views?

Summarize and take a personal position. What did you learn

 What conclusion(s) can you draw about the problem

? What do you think would be the best solution? Why?

 What changes would you suggest?