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Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work - It is imperative that social workers become knowledgeable about their clients’ cultures and are culturally sensitive. In learning about their clients’ cultures, social workers need to be aware of how powerful and significant culture is in relating to clients’ behavior, values, and beliefs. Becoming culturally competent requires the ability to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive working relationship with the client (Sue and Zane, 1987). Today, the concerns regarding cultural competency continue to accentuate the importance of preparing social workers for a diversified society....   [tags: Social Work] 1537 words
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A Journey to Social Work - I always received great satisfaction from helping others. I remember at a young age, helping my grandmother with chores that she was no longer able to do for herself. As I got older, my grandmother became more dependent on me. I helped her cook, clean, administer medication and made sure she kept her doctor appointments. I now see myself doing these same things for my mother and father as they get older. I strongly believe that my urge to become a social worker stems from the frightening idea of what would have happened with my grandmother as well as my own parents; had they not had someone helping them....   [tags: Social Work] 1983 words
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Confrontations in Social Work - People tend to think of confrontation as being an argument or verbal conflict. In essence, confrontations are perceived as negative actions, but confrontations are not meant to be negative. In the social service setting, confrontations are meant to ring something out in ht open in order to gain a better understanding. By gaining understanding the social worker can work with the client in moving forward and making meaningful changes (Summers, 2009). Confrontations are placed into three categories: 1.) confrontations of a discrepancy between the client’s expression of what he/she wishes to be and his/her perceptions of self (ideal versus real self); 2.) confrontation of a discrepanc...   [tags: Social Work]
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Called To Social Work - In the movie The Preacher kid, Angie King is a character who plays preacher daughter. By her father been a preacher, she has values and rules that she must obey. Somewhere down the road Angie King decide that she doesn’t want to be label as a preacher child and follow her dad values and rules. Mrs. King wants to join a traveling gospel show; however, her dad doesn’t want her to join traveling gospel group. Mr. King knows that she can’t handle all the circumstances and situations that she may occur out there on her own....   [tags: Social Work] 1501 words
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Observation as a Social Work Tool and Skill - This assignment is going to look into observation as a social work tool and skill. Firstly, it is going to briefly describe the observation. Secondly it will analyse the interactions using a reflective approach. And finally, it will look into some relevant social work skills and values that relate to the discussed topic. The observation exercise was carried out on the upper deck of a London Bus on a weekday evening and lasted approximately fifteen minutes. The subjects of the observation were a male in his late twenties that appeared to be of Afro-Caribbean origin and a female of a similar age with an Eastern European accent....   [tags: Social Work ]
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My Interest in Social Work - Reflecting back on my childhood, I always had a vivid imagination. I would imagine being a doctor, lawyer, or even the first female president of the United States of America. But, I never considered a career in social work. Over the years I realized that I like helping people, but my thoughts of what I wanted to be were indifferent. In high school my counselor had me do a career survey to see what may have interest me. The most common choices were Nursing, Teaching, or becoming a Social Worker. So I went on the Internet and researched as much as I could on each career choice....   [tags: Social Work, career, social workers, ] 1263 words
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Social Work and Child Development - It wasn’t until the time of Sigmund Freud that people looked at the psyches of an individual and what kind of impact that could have on that individual’s life. Before that time, children were seen as extra farm hands and generally as cheap labor. Families did not look at how the children were treated and the possible impact on their development. Later, Erikson and Piaget furthered the study of development and expanded the road that Freud had pioneered. While all consider Freud the father of psychoanalytic thinking, few turn to many of his first theories in reference to development....   [tags: Social Work]
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The New Structural Social Work As A Social Innovation - ... 2005). Life model, on the other hand, emphasizes on helping people cope with different categories of stress caused by (a) ‘life transactions, (b) environmental processes, and (c) maladaptive patterns of interpersonal relationships and communication’(Germain and Gitterman, 1980). Problem solving in social work, as identified by Compton and Galaway (1999), is a process encompasses with engagement, assessment, intervention or action, and evaluation. Referring to the strength perspective, Marie Weil (2005a) suggests nurturing of strengths and empowering of groups by establishing working relationships and partnerships between community practitioners and community members....   [tags: conventional social work, transformation] 1897 words
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Social Work Case Study- How I Applied Social Work Skills through Sessions with Mother and Son - Introduction Being aware of oneself as a social worker is imperative if one plans to be an effective and competent social worker. There will be many incidents and situations social workers may chance upon in their professional work, which may present some difficulty concerning the next step to take in working with a client. Being aware is the first step. Background Information The family subset that will be explored in this paper is a mother and a son dyad that I worked with in my internship last year....   [tags: social work]
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The Work of a Social Worker - “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others,” said Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Danny). That concept inspires people every day to do better for others. Some are so passionate about helping individuals they decide to make a career out of it. Social work is one of the most renowned occupations when it comes to helping people. The path to becoming a social worker is very difficult, in both getting a degree and choosing an occupation....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Social Work Pioneer: Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. - Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. (1914 - 1971) pioneered several areas of the social work profession, including within the United States military, National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, O’Keefe earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Dayton, and from Catholic University of America, a master’s of science in social work. He worked both with the Catholic Guidance Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio and then with the Loyola University School of Social Work....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Importance of Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making on Social Work - It is my belief that in order for someone in the social work profession to serve vulnerable populations it was intended to serve, it is imperative to use critical thinking and ethical decision making in tandem to achieve the optimal result. The balance is a delicate and often complex. It requires a close examination or critically thinking, of all the issues not just within yourself, but the community as a whole, the individuals within it, and the client population that the social work serves. The social work profession is built on the foundation that each individual has equal worth and individual rights to self determination....   [tags: Social Work] 1159 words
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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work - Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Ethical and Legal Considerations in Social Work - Shaniya Robinson arrives at the County Human Services Authority for her monthly appointment with her social worker. Ms. Robinson is a 25 year old African American female who is receiving treatment for schizophrenia from the adult behavioral health services program. During a session the client reports that she is under a great deal of stress because she is having difficulty adjusting to being a new mother. Her five month old baby girl Shanice is teething and cries frequently. Ms. Robinson is also struggling financially because she is currently unemployed; her mental illness makes it difficult to sustain employment long term....   [tags: Social Work Essays]
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Correctional Social Work with Male Prisoners - The marginalized population that will be discussed within this research paper will be male prisoners found within the United States correctional facilities. In Prince and Coleman journal article, “Narrative of Neglect: Texas Prisons for Men” (2011), the authors make it obvious that all male individuals found in prisons, regardless of race, are subjected to harsh conditions that include both neglect and abuse, as well as a number of other circumstances. They do this by giving the reader a detailed history of Texas’s state penitentiary system....   [tags: Prison Social Work]
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The Existence of Heterosexism Among Social Work Students and Its Prevalence - Research oriented scholars in the field of social work have been concerned with the inadequacies of the use of research with practitioners (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Social workers have tended to rely on supervisors and authorities for guidance in their practice instead of utilizing research studies (Mullen & Bacon, 2004). In recent years, evidence based practiced has been the latest attempt to bridge the gap between practice and research in social work education (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Students of social work education will need to be able to comprehend research articles, analyze their faults, and utilize them in practice....   [tags: Social Work, argumentative, persuasive]
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Pros and Cons of Different Fields in Social Work - Earning my bachelor’s in human services will lead into my career in the field of social work. The field of social work is nothing new: Simon Patten coined the term social workers in 1900 (Robert 1995). Literature on aspects of the field, how to get involved in social work, and what type of work a social worker performs will be included in my research. For the purpose of this review, I will focus my research on current information, 2008 to current. The major theme of my research includes looking at the positives and negatives of different fields in social work....   [tags: meantal health, social work, susbtance abuse]
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Values in Contemporary Social Work - Shared values are essential in the creating a successful relationship between the client and social worker. Social workers operate within society, not only to assist the individual but to create a more cohesive society. Values and ethics permeate the whole of social work practice and the society within which it practices (Shardlow 1989). Values are afforded a high position within social work, this is highlighted in: “Social work is a professional activity. Implicit in its practice are ethical principles which prescribe the professional responsibility of the social worker” (British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Code of Ethics)....   [tags: British Social Workers]
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The Career of Social Work - A person should never be afraid to do the right thing, especially if someone’s well-being is at stake. Society’s punishments are petty compared to the wounds people would impose on their soul when they turn their head and look the other way. That’s why being a direct/ regular Social Worker is a great field to take interest in and pursue. A Social Worker is someone who promotes social changes. They are problem-solvers, and family and relationship counselors. They are here to promote, enhance, and ensure the well-being of the society....   [tags: punishment, social change, domestic violence]
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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics - Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are bor...   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]
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Social Work - This essay will discuss social divisions; social exclusion and social inclusion, of which there are many definitions and interpretations. Social divisions and Social exclusion has been around for many years. Social exclusion was first noticed in France in 1970s in relation to people who fell outside the range of the social insurance system, such as disabled people, lone parents and the young unemployed (Townsend and Kennedy, 2004). Before 1997 Social exclusion was referred to as ‘poverty’, which means where people lack many of the opportunities that are available to the average person (Palmer; 2010)....   [tags: Sociology, Social Division] 1623 words
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A Brief History of Social Work Methods - This assignment will consist of two main parts. Word count will restrict certain areas of the essay. It is hoped, however, an overall balance can be achieved. In part one; the essay will begin with a brief history of social work methods. The essay will go on to describe what methods are and how they are made use of in social work. Following on from methods the essay will take a look at social work theories and how they can be explained. Furthermore, it will be necessary to show, and to give examples of, how methods are linked to particular theories....   [tags: Sociology, Social Workers] 1299 words
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Social Work and Adult Health Care - Introduction Social work is a service that provides 'universalist services outside the market on the principle of need' (Titmuss, 1974, p.146). It maintains welfare of the public, and its basic role in adult social care is to focus on individuals, families and communities, and to ensure their well-being. By doing so, social workers improve quality of life, and serve for betterment of the whole community, thus enabling a social change. Today, much of these social work services is guaranteed by social policies and laws, which ensure delivery of social care to different individuals....   [tags: welfare, social care]
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Social Work's Role - ... (“Code of ethics,” 2008) In order to become a social worker a Bachelor’s Degree and or Master’s Degree in social work is required. However, license requirements do vary depending on the state that the degree is obtained in. A common requirement for an entry-level social work position is a Bachelor’s Degree. (“How to become,” 2014) A Bachelor’s Degree in social work “prepares students for direct service position such as case worker or mental heath assistant” (“How to become,” 2014). Students who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program will learn and acquire knowledge about human behavior, diverse populations, and social welfare policy....   [tags: social workers, dedication, families]
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Understanding Social Work - This part of portfolio sets out to describe the roles and skills of social workers and how skills are developed through supervision and continuous professional development. The international definition of social work according to the BASW code of ethics is the social work profession is there to promote social change, Solving problems that occur in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Using theories of human Behaviour and social structures, social work interferes at the points where people interact with their situations....   [tags: social change, community care]
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Self-Care in the Social Work Profession - Social workers deal with intense situations daily. It is important that social workers are aware of how they are affected by these interactions. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford explains in her book, that countertransference, vicarious trauma (VT), secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and satisfaction, and burnout are all different ways that counselors can be affected (Dass-Brailsford, 2007). This is where it is important for social workers to have a plan of self-care and stress management resources to use....   [tags: Social Worker, Mental Health]
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Case Work and Social Work - Case work is not only the basic practice in professional Social Work but rather, a common practice followed by all. The traditional definition defines case work as “a method of helping individuals through a one-on-on relationship’’. Every individual trained or untrained indulges in case work. The difference is made by theoretical understanding and professional ethics, practices involved in professional case work. Mary Richmond in 1915 explains casework as “the art of doing different things for and with different people by cooperating with them to achieve at one and the same time their own and society' betterment.” Social Case Work can also be defined as “an art in which knowledge of the sci...   [tags: basic practice, profession, common practice]
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Welfare to Work Programs - Societies for years have preached the theory of individual responsibility as the righteous route for it citizens to pursuit. The worth of a society is often based on the monetary network of individuals. Moreover, in the United States this is the norm to focus on individual responsibility. However, every society is faced with the conflict of poverty that requires some type of social welfare policy. Poverty is not a stranger to the United States and therefore it created program such as welfare to assist the poor....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Values & Ethics in Social Work - “In this essay, we have been asked to critically assess the professional values in the ‘British Association of Social Work’ (BASW). With this the concepts of ethics and how this operates in social work practice and analyse the general role in governing and representatives bodies in social work practice”. Values are described as set of rules and guides in the right and wrong decisions we make. Values facilitates the decisions in recognising what is worthy and valuable, with this, weighs out the important and less important, when there is a conflict of values....   [tags: morality, professional values, justice]
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Communication is Fundamental to Social Work - ... Having effective communication within social work provides a strong base for good professional relationships. Trust is able to be built, providing confidence in both the social worker and service user in meeting, discussing and building upon solutions (Koprowska, 2005). I promoted such skill throughout the interview as I remained aware of my body language, ensuring I was open, faced the carer and remained good eye contact. I was also continuously aware of the carer’s body language, to inform me of how she was feeling....   [tags: communication, relationships, compassion, ethical,] 650 words
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The Benefits of Social Work Clubs - ... Cohesion for Bert is competing for power and control of meetings; he wants to be the president of the group. Leadership There are three different leadership styles within a group according to field theory and they are democratic, authoritarian, or laissez-faire. LaTonya shows two of these three leadership styles. She can be seen as authoritarian, taking control of group functioning with little input from members, when she cuts Bert off in the meeting and how seriously she takes being the president....   [tags: psychoanalytic, exchange, learn]
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Statement of Purpose for Social Work - Social work was not a profession that I had considered prior to this year, but, after I researched it, I quickly learned that it was the perfect fit for me. I feel that this is exactly where the Lord wants me to be and I know that this is the right path for my life. It is a cliché to say that the reason I want to be a social worker is because I want to help people, but there is truth to that. However, there is much more to it than just helping people. I want to make life easier for people by connecting them with appropriate resources, educational opportunities, and/or support....   [tags: education, help, education] 580 words
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History of Social Divisions in Society and the Role of the Social Worker - Power and powerlessness go hand in hand as to have one the other must exist. As society is not egalitarian and never shall be, there will always be inequalities. These inequalities can be on both personal and structural levels. To enable us to understand power and social work we must firstly understand the theoretical explanation of the distribution of power, privilege, prestige and powerlessness within western society by looking at social divisions, class and their positions within society. Marx was interested in the theories of economic development, he believed that economy was dominated by agriculture and power was held by the aristocratic landowner, in the period when manufacture was the...   [tags: social work]
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A Career in Social Work - ... In particular, the University of Southern California offers a top-ranked online MSW program. Full-time social workers must also be prepared to work 40 hours per week, occasionally working evenings and weekends to meet deadlines, meet with clients, or handle emergencies. In addition to fulfilling all these preparation requirements, successful social workers must be deeply compassionate, a good listener, and an effective communicator. They must also be willing to handle difficult cases which can be both physically and emotionally draining....   [tags: professional choices] 565 words
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The Aim of Social Work - A social worker needs to have a variety of knowledge and understanding of theories when working with individuals. I will start the essay by looking at what theory is and the nature of the relationship between theory and practice. I will discuss two specific theories, namely Cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and Person centred approach. While explaining the theories I will identify their underlying values and explain how they might support or even conflict with social work values. C. Becket DATE explains how Social work practice is extremely diverse in many ways....   [tags: theory and practice, human behavior] 1818 words
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Science and Profession: Social Work - Social work wasn't always considered 'social work' as we know it now, in regards to being a science and a profession. Before the 19th century, even before the start of charities that tried to alleviate the conditions of the poor, those in poverty were looked after (taken care of) by those doing it out of piety. It started with what some would consider mission work, trying to combat (but not necessarily change/find the cause of poverty) such things as prostitution, poverty, disease, etc by giving/donating money, food and other things; all of which came with the increase in the population of the country, the rise of the cities....   [tags: moral issues, poverty, crime, violence] 2198 words
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Feminist Approaches to Social Work - This work is going to set out to investigate the relevance of feminist approaches to social work in today’s society. It will first look at the different types of feminism that are present in society. It will then trace and highlight the emergence of feminism in society. This essay will then delve deeper into the different types of approaches that were taken on by feminists within the field of social work. It will discuss what effect these approaches had on society especially women. According to Hooks (2000) as cited in Considine and Dukelow (2009:141) “Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sexism, Oppression] 1629 words
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Social Work and Human Suffering - Introduction Social work is born out of concern with human suffering but with its face set against changing social patterns that might cause suffering. Understanding leadership in social work is important as social, cultural, economic, and demographic factors are becoming diverse. Leadership is required in the social work in order to reach this goal of ending or lowering suffering. We all tend to believe we know a “good leader”, we even believe that we are good leaders in our own ways. I believe in that statement, because you can be a leader in many ways from the true leader to just a leader by heart....   [tags: democratic leader, self-determination]
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Social Work: An Empowering Profession - The most important social workers in society are those who enter the child welfare system. Since many children don’t always grow up in monogamous households those in the welfare system need assistance the most. According to Williams- Mbengue (2012) “Nearly three million American children are put into welfare systems and cared for by social workers.” Imagine being a social worker in the welfare system, taking care of children who come from impoverished biological homes, and a large majority of them experiencing some form of abuse or neglect (Meloy & Phillips, 2012)....   [tags: child welfare system]
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My Experience in Social Work - ... Another population I have honored to work with is adults with disabilities. One particular participant I am assigned with is quadriplegic, and I am assisting him by working with him emotionally and helping him apply for necessarily community resources. Since his accident is recent, he has been through many emotional stressors that have negatively impacted his well-being. As his case manager, I not only provide him with case management, but also other coping methods in order to foster his well-being....   [tags: elderly marginalization] 943 words
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Desire To Do Social Work - My inclination towards the field of social work has been growing for as long as I can remember. In hindsight, it began as a child when I realized that it was strange that I did not know who my father was. I began questioning my mother about my father. After some time and with significant hesitation, she told me that my father had been abusive towards her. My mother re-married when I was ten years old and my personal experiences with physical abuse continued. I was old enough to understand that the abuse my mother was subjected to at the hands of her husband was not right....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1911 words
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Social Work with Dementia Patients - HISTORY OF DEMENTIA: The human brain is extraordinary organ. It stores our memories, vision, hearing, speech, and capable of executing executive higher reasoning and functions setting us apart from animals. Today we know more about the human brain because of medical advances and the development of technology. These brain disorders have been studied for years and many others would classify dementia as a mental illness because it causes cognitive impairments. The following paragraphs will discuss what dementia is, what the types of dementia are, perspectives of patients with dementia as well as the perspective of a caregiver to a dementia patient....   [tags: Social Workers]
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The Fight For Social Justice - The main purpose of social work is to advocate for those who have no voice. Throughout history, many individuals have served as role models and proponents of social justice, helping to create policies and programs so future generations can benefit. Jane Addams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rachel Carson, and Harriet Tubman worked tirelessly and devoted their entire lives to the pursuit of justice. We have learned through their sacrifices that change is just one person away, and that it takes tremendous force to shift the political landscape of social welfare policy....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Social Work: Women Population - Chapter 16 of, Social Work, a Profession of Many Faces addressed the women population. It examined the unique sociological problems within the population and discussed its history of discrimination. It discussed the importance of understanding gender roles and social inequality. The chapter highlighted concepts and techniques that are used within the women population One social work concept that should be applied when dealing with the women population is understanding that it is the responsibility of the social worker to assist their clients in the decision making process; It is not the social worker’s responsibility to make decisions for the client....   [tags: women empowerment, equality, discrimination]
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Social Work Literature Review - Literature Review INTRODUCTION It is of paramount consideration that social workers are conscious of, aware and sensitive to the cultural demands of their clientele. This is because culture is a pivotal factor upon which a great deal of conduct, norms, social connections and mindsets of clients revolve. For social workers there is need to understand and appreciate how cultural traditions influence relationships with a diverse panorama of client needs and demands....   [tags: Literature Review] 1904 words
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Social Work Case Study - Ms. Apple is a 45 year old African American woman who has been a widow for about 4 years. Ms. Apple has three children, whose ages range from 5-12 years old. Ms. Apple has been struggling to keep her family afloat since the death of her husband. Ms. Apple convinced herself that she would not require the extra assistance. However, she realized in attempting to provide alone has not only become very strenuous, but also quite costly. Expenses have become overwhelming for Ms. Apple to maintain, since her husband took care of the finances and was the breadwinner for the family....   [tags: Case Study ]
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The Role of the Social Worker Helps Clients Improve Their Social Functioning - Social Work is a discipline that can be a very rewarding experience for both the worker and the client. The practice involves working with individuals, families, or groups who are struggling to cope with life`s challenges. The social worker must combine his or her personal qualities, creative abilities, and social concerns with the professional knowledge in order to help client’s social functioning or prevent social problems from developing (Bradford W. Sheafor, 2008, p. 34). Social work practice seeks to promote human well-being, while addressing the processes by which individuals and groups are marginalized or diminished in their capacity to participate as citizens (Ian O'Connor, 2006, p....   [tags: social work]
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The Work of a Family and Marriage Therapist - Family and Marriage therapists identify a wide variety of mental and behavioral issues within a family, individuals, and marriages. (HealthcareColleges.net, 2011) These therapists enable society to tackle their problems and move forward in a positive direction. Family and Marriage therapists are responsible for gathering information by testing and observing their patients. (mymajors.com, 2011) After receiving this information they are required to document and record information gathered from the patient sessions....   [tags: Social Work, Psychology]
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Social Care Case Study - In this essay I am outlining a case study based on a person receiving social care. I will be using relevant theory and will critically discuss the relationship among the service user, carers and family members, and relevant social care practitioners, within the context of working in partnership with service users. Amongst other matters, the discussion will cover issues arising from inequality in society and user involvement. I was working in a school for two years as a learning mentor and I worked in partnership with G for one year and half, my role was to work with pupils of all abilities who needed help to overcome difficulties that were getting in the way of their learning such as family...   [tags: Social Work]
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Technology and Social Media in Social Work - Technology and Social Media in Social Work Technology and social media is one of the most prominent ways people choose to communicate. The use of landline telephones and letter writing is fading away with the increased use of computers, cellphones, and email in today’s world. Many people have different opinions on the current advancement of technological methods, especially in the workplace. Some feel that it is helpful and makes business more efficient; others feel it is hurting our need to connect face to face and replacing it with more impersonal communications....   [tags: Communication, Technological Advancements]
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Social Work - After coming to North Carolina Central University I have distinct opinion of what the social work profession is. Before, when I was still in high school I had a poor general idea of social workers. I was aware that school social workers had a degree but, I was under the impression that such degree was not needed to work in a place like the department of social services and both positions carried the same title. I knew of someone who worked at DSS for many years and they had begun working there straight out of high school....   [tags: abuse therapists, child welfare specialists]
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Social Work - “I believe there is no one principle which predominates in human nature so much in every stage of life, from the cradle to the grave, in males and females, old and young, black and white, rich and poor, high and low, as this passion for superiority” (Qtd. in Moffat 150). This is referring to the fact that no one should be harmed or abused no matter what his or her race, age, or socioeconomic status. Everyone should be treated equally. If it happens to anyone, they should be punished. People are getting abused everyday and we will always need social workers to help solve and handle these situations....   [tags: Impact, Process, Role]
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Social Work Theory - Social Workers are very important to everyday life. They are the ones that help people in need when they have nobody else to turn too. Also, they provide resources and better understanding of predicaments that you could be experiencing. I will reflect on how the class has affected me, my own experiences and how some theories have connected to my life experiences, and lastly, if the class helped toward my major. This class is important for someone that wants to become a social worker and wants to learn about the different theories used....   [tags: Attachment Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory]
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Profession- Social Work - ... Learning to balance time with each patient is also a skill social workers working in hospice use on a daily basis. Additionally, hospice social workers provide emotional support to patients. These social workers are there for patients who would like to express their needs and wants, and then to make whichever connections are necessary to complete those desires for their final stages of life. According to Karyn Walsh (2003), social workers may also provide education, and offer interventions in problem solving, relaxation, hypnosis, and therapeutic use of pain diaries (p.3)....   [tags: populations, agencies, organizations] 2040 words
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Social Work Methods - The purpose of this paper is to define, describe and apply social work models to my recent placement experience, and an initial assessment that I observed. My twenty day placement was at a Christian voluntary adoption agency, based in England. They do not have contracts with local authorities in Wales, but do work with them as and when their help in finding potential families to adopt children is required. Although a voluntary agency they work within the Adoption and Children Act 2002, Children Act 2004, Care Standards Act 2000....   [tags: Professional Reflection]
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Social Work Reflection - Working with others and improving own learning and performance are highly essential skills in social work. In this essay I will reflect on how well I have developed these two skills and what I need to do to improve them. Before starting the degree course in university, I already had the skill working with others. As I have worked with others who were on the same course as me in the sixth form and also I did voluntary work placement which required people working together. Before starting the university my working with others was sometimes effective and sometimes not very effective depending on the people I worked with, on the topic or area we had to work on....   [tags: learning, performance, development] 1241 words
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The Effects of Globalization on Social Work Practices - Globalisation is a broad term that is often defined in economic factors alone. The Dictionary at merriam-webster.com describes globalisation as “the process of enabling financial markets to operate internationally, largely as a result of deregulation and improved communication.” Also due to deregulation on the financial market, multi-national companies are free to trade and move their businesses to areas where a higher return or profit can be achieved. New technology also enables companies to relocate to areas where labour costs are lower, for instance movement of call centre jobs from the UK to India....   [tags: human trafficking, asylum seekers, refugees]
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Social Work Ethics in Regards to Bullying - Social Work Ethics in Regards to Bullying Social Work Ethics in Regards to Bullying Bullying has been a fast growing problem in American schools. According to an article by Mansbacher, twelve million children are bullied every year (2012). Most people think of bullying as just a big kid beating up a smaller kid on the playground but there is so much more than that. There are actually four types of bullying; verbal, social, cyber and physical. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as "unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance....   [tags: american schools, Mansbacher]
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Social Work and the Criminal Justice System - ... Poor neighborhoods have a high Black population. Prejudice can prompt people to suspect blacks on the base of skin color. Two-Thirds of black children are born to single mothers, opposed to the one-third of white children being born into single mother families. Asian Americans are less likely to be arrested for crimes, making up only .8 percent of arrests. This is due to strong cultural emphasis on family, discipline, and honor. Crime rates are recorded in three basic ways: Official statistics, such as crimes reported to police, Surveys administered to population samples, and offenders self reports....   [tags: suppression approach] 1295 words
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Stressful Scenarios in the Social Work Field - When it comes to working in the social work field I know and understand that there will be many amazing opportunities for me but I also understand that I won’t be able to help every person that does come to me for help. When a person comes for help whether it is voluntary or involuntary, the helper tries to do whatever they can to help them. I am sure many social workers will say that it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that the helped just one person and I can’t wait to feel the feeling myself but I think about what if I can’t be as effective to the next person as I was to the other one and that does weigh on my mind because then I worry if I said the wrong things to the client or if I used...   [tags: personal reflection essay] 528 words
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Personal Narrative: A Career in Social Work - ... I could envision making a difference in my community and in the lives of those I come across. More importantly, I could envision myself being happy and feeling proud of what I do. I chose to achieve my degree in Mental Health Counseling for two reasons. The first reason is its history. As sad as its beginnings were, it has made so much stride in providing quality care for individuals with mental challenges. It has become an area brimming with humanity that has made me eager to be a part of this tremendous field....   [tags: mental health, education] 1269 words
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Rural, Northern and Remote social work - ... This creates barriers in building relationships with community members. Similarities between rural and northern social work consist of the lack of resources as stated above. In northern social work not only are resources scarce but also expensive. Social workers in the north provide supports to people who are experiencing, emotional strain from resource based economy along with financial stress due to the high living costs. Similarities that both rural and northern social work possesses are the struggle of social work being established as an urban practice....   [tags: Glen Schmidt, distinctions, differences] 1767 words
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Social Work and Finding Self-Care - ... Compassion fatigue can cause certain challenges for a professional social worker. According to Dawn Blessing in her article for Compassionfatigue.org, “[compassion fatigue] can impact all aspects of our being, including physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and [behavioral]” (compassionfatigue.org, 2010). Those challenges can manifest in the individual through exhaustion, difficulty focusing, a feeling of hopelessness, and workaholism. Some social workers that are experiencing compassion fatigue may carry their symptoms over to their clients and let it affect their job competency....   [tags: fatigue, compassion, profession, service]
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Ban Religion from Social Work - ... The abandoned children that receive assistance from social workers are often separated from their other siblings when they are put into “the system”. These children often grow up lost in the system, being displaced from home to home, which may make it harder or impossible to locate each other. Sometimes when the social-working organizations that assist them are religious, it may cause them to grow up angry at the organization and, ultimately, at the religion. The children may then feel scornful toward the religion because the individuals that claimed it separated them from each other, causing everlasting feelings of bitterness and unforgiveness....   [tags: abuse, children, mental illness] 969 words
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Social Case Analysis - A. My interest in social work began at a young age. In middle school I started attending my school’s church and became heavily involved in the church’s youth group. It was then that I was first introduced to the act of service and what it really means to help others. As part of our activities, we would feed the homeless and visit convalescent hospitals to volunteer. By participating in these activities, I began to take interest in the homeless and elderly populations. Another avenue that sparked my interest in Social Work was a classmate’s father, who was a Social Worker for the county....   [tags: Social Work] 2574 words
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Social Cognitive Theory - Theoretical perspectives in the study of human behavior can easily be applied to cases in social work practice. The mental health field in particular lends itself to the application of different human behavior theories. Specifically, depression can be viewed through the lens of Social Cognitive Theory, or Social Cognitive Learning. There is one case of a woman with depression, whose name will be changed, that social cognitive theory can be applied to. Cheryl is a 58 year old woman who has been diagnosed with Major depressive disorder....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Health and Social Care - Introduction One of the five key principles of care practice is to ‘Support people in having a voice and being heard,’ (K101, Unit 4, p.183). The key principles are linked to the National Occupational Standards for ‘Health and Social Care’. They are a means of establishing and maintaining good care practice. Relationships based on trust and respect should be developed between care receivers and care givers, thus promoting confidence whilst discussing personal matters without fear of reprisal and discrimination....   [tags: Social Work]
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Social Justice and Ending Poverty - Social Justice is about making society function better – providing the support and tools to help turn lives around. This is a challenging new approach to dealing with poverty in all its forms. It is not about income poverty alone.(SJS) Throughout this essay I will explore why Poverty is a primary issue when striving for Social Justice and how, we as professionals, can attempt to overcome this by working together to achieve a fairer more just society. Social Work, Primary Education and Community Learning and Development are working together collaboratively to achieve Social Justice....   [tags: social work, government, poverty]
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Social Work in Older Living - Depression is two to three times more common then dementia of depressed elders at home, about one-third have moderately severe disease. Depression is not age-related and there is no reason to believe it to be part of normal aging. It is more common amoung physically ill sunjects in hospitals and at home. Although higher rates of depression are found in people with dementia and other neurological disorders, particularly stroke and parkinson's disease. Without treatment, depression in old age becomes a chronic disorder that produces high levels of morbidity and mortality....   [tags: dementia, depression, elderly, homes]
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Government Controlled Social Service - In our Society, We are faced with many social problems, such as Healthcare, unemployment, and housing. Government officials implemented social policies to enhance social welfare by providing assistance for many populations in need. However, low income families (single mothers and the working class) are stigmatized against as the government primarily provides aid for this vulnerable population. Therefore, as social service providers we feel limited with resources for our clients and it prohibits clients from obtaining adequate assistance needed....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Significance of the Social Security Act to Social Work Practice - It’s the 1930s and the United States of America is in turmoil. Banks are closing, the stock market has crashed and people are losing their homes and jobs. Everyone in America is suffering from the Great Depression. The Great Depression began in 1929 when the stock markets crashed; this was the beginning of ten long years of economic suffering for those in America. With many out of jobs and homes, it was time for a change to happen. With the election of Roosevelt in 1933, something new was on its way....   [tags: Public Assistance, Unemployment Benefits]
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Social Changes: Parenting and Work Flexibility - In Reshaping the Work-Family Debate, Joan Williams discusses many different social changes that are necessary for our nation to move forward with gender equality in the workplace. One of Williams’ suggestions is the political and cultural change that would allow for the “missing middle” class to become recognized. She describes the “missing middle” as a broad group that consist of working class people and upper-class middle who don’t like to think of themselves as the poor, working class. However, this is the largest group in America and tends to get skipped over, as the elite, upper class groups are the ones making the policies and the lower class is the class typically being examined by th...   [tags: gender, family, cultural change, social class]
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Social Worker Intervention Plan - This essay will identify key issues facing the client system and will demonstrate an intervention plan. Followed by defining the purpose of social work and the identification of the AASW Code of Ethics, in regards to the case study. Lastly, key bodies of knowledge will be identified and applied to the case study. There are numerous issues throughout the case study, therefore only a small selection of key issues will be identified. Stellios has Asperger’s Syndrome, suffers from depression and anxiety, experienced a series of seizures, and was then diagnosed as an epileptic....   [tags: Social Work Case Study]
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Clinical Social Work as a Career - Choosing a career is a very important aspect to people’s lives. One goes to college, usually around the age of eighteen, and by the time they leave they are expected to have decided on the career that they will have for the rest of their lives. Being a psychology and interpersonal communication major, I have always had an interest on relationships between individuals given certain stimuli presented to them. I want to have the ability to touch people’s lives by helping them understand themselves and why they behave the way in which they behave....   [tags: Careers Jobs Employment essays research papers]
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Social Work and the Military - Social Work and the Military Social workers in all branches of the military are helping families and military personnel prepare for, and cope with, the hardships of war. They do so through a range of preventive and clinical services provided by the Veteran Administration with many different types of programs, including family-support and mental-health counseling. The mission statement of the VA Social Workers is to eliminate significant barriers to clients in need and offer interventions for veterans and families....   [tags: Veteran Services Army Essays Papers] 976 words
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Ethical Issues in Social Work - Ethical Issues in Social Work I will provide practical help for new social workers to help them understand and deal with ethical issues and dilemmas which they will face. There are many ethical issues which are important to social work, but I feel that these are all covered by the care value base. The care value base Was devised by the care sector consortium in 1992, this was so that the workers in health and social care had a common set of values and principles which they would all adhere to....   [tags: Papers] 4625 words
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Jewish Philosophy and Social Work - Jewish Philosophy and Social Work For centuries, mankind as a whole has always desired or searched for love at some given point if not for their entire life span. Love is a concept that while the dictionary will give you various definitions, can not really be defined, but rather felt. Even if we believe we are experiencing feelings of love at some point, there is no guarantee that the experience then is an ever-lasting true love. Love grows and changes throughout one's life starting hopefully with ones parents leading to peers, and on to life partners....   [tags: Papers] 1651 words
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Edith Abbott and her Contribution to Social Work - ... Major Contributions: Edith spent the majority of her career trying to change the way social work was taught in Universities around the nation. She also spoke out on controversial issues, for example, her opposition to World War I and the immigration laws that followed; she battled for labor laws to be created to protect workingwomen from exploitation (“National”, n.d.). Edith believed that social work was both a cultural and disciplinary subject, and that preparation for the field could not be delegated to other places within a University (Wisner, 1958)....   [tags: Generalist, Professor] 969 words
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The Focus on Cultural Competency in the Social Work Profession - The focus of social work practice can be best described as a pendulum, with major theoretical shifts occurring in accordance with, among many things, social climate, funding, and federal and state legislation. Thus, incorporating concepts of cultural competency into the clinical setting has been an evolutionary process. The focus on cultural competency in the social work profession has developed from a trend, to what is now regarded as an academic knowledge base and professional standard (Bridge, Massie & Mills, 2008)....   [tags: culturally competent practice] 2135 words
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Reaction to Gender and Communication in Social Work Education - ... Little girls work and interact within small homogeneous boys-girls groups and make supportive comments whereas boys go for bigger groups and make challenging comments. When they group up, these patterns continue and sometimes misunderstandings occur due to such differences. Women nod head to encourage speaker whereas men consider it to be a gesture for agreement. Men do not nod and women consider they are not listening. Women tend to use questions to continue or start off a conversation and men think it is because of less knowledge of women....   [tags: male, female, eye contact, self-disclosure] 849 words
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