ividuals, linking individuals with systems that offer them with resources, services and opportunities, and finally promoting good and humane operations of the systems that offer the people the required resources. There are current issues that have in the recent past occurred that can be linked to social work in the society. This paper therefore seeks to critically analyze two social work related current events and the relevance this has to social workers.
One of the most profound current events that are affecting the society today is intoxication by use of alcoholic beverages (Glicken, 2011). This is a menace that has been imitated by the younger generation in the modern day world. In states that allow drinking habit for persons aged below 21 years are more likely to engage in binge drinking activities. This is according to research finding done by Andrew D. Plunk. This is identified as a major treat to societal norms and value since in the long run; it poses a great threat to the social fabric. Social workers assist in such cases in many different ways. One major way is by educating the society with a special target to campus students. Binge drinking is a current event which if not controlled in the right manner through the involvement of social work in the society, would result in a slower economic growth in the long run. Availing resources to the addicted such as rehabilitation centers is a way of fighting this social vice.
Another current issue in social work is the mistreatment of the elderly population in the country. It is estimated that one out of every five elderly people are exposed to mistreatment by their caretakers. The mistreatment ranges from direct physical harm, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological torment. The cases have been on the increase in the recent past which calls for proper social engagement in order to avert any far reaching consequences (Hepworth, 2010). It is prudent to note that proper health care is a collective social