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Social Work in Canada - Social Work in Canada It is sad that in our society, conformity and assimilation have led to schisms in our communities. The Calgary Case Study is one such example. Mentally ill people who are marginalized face a myriad of struggles that are belittled and poorly understood. Those of us who are in a position to make a positive contribution to the lives of mentally ill community members, would rather choose to spend our efforts on more esthetically pleasing “charities”. It seems that mainstream society would rather see the issues surrounding the mentally ill simply go away and remain ignored....   [tags: Papers] 1241 words
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Anthropology and Social Work - Anthropology and Social Work Anthropologists like myself try to figure out why present day humans are the way they are. Meredith F. Small Female Choices Who are we. How old is the human species. Where did we come from. What do we believe and why. Is our own culture the epitome of civilization. What is reality. How have we arrived at a position where destroying the earth doesn't bother us very much. These, and many, many more are the questions that drive anthropologists to study human beings and our interactions....   [tags: Anthropology Humanity Essays]
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What Does The Social Worker Do? - Social Workers play a very important role in the society. Social Workers are the first to reach out to the client when a problem occurs. They provide clients with hope and encourage them to have a better life. Social workers must make the role of their work clear when they are approached by a client. Their job is to assist the client to know why they need help and where they can get it. Social Workers also unite clients with services, resources and opportunities, which provide them with the help they need....   [tags: social work, social workers, public health] 975 words
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Social Work - Social Work Social work is located within some of the most complex problems and perplexing areas of human experience, and for this reason, social work is, and has to be, a highly skilled activity.” (Trevithick, 2000,p.1) Explain the meaning of this statement, and consider whether it is an adequate definition of the nature of social work. The aim of this assignment is to discuss the interpretation of the statement given above, to analyse this definition and compare it to others that are available and to conclude by discussing whether this is an adequate definition in...   [tags: Papers] 1907 words
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Social Exclusion and Integrated Family and Children’s Services - In this assignment a critical evaluation on the impact of social exclusion shall be implemented with overviews of both historical and current social policy. As a main point of focus, social exclusion shall be discussed in relation to victims of domestic abuse; from a children’s centre perspective. Discussion on how integrated services can reduce the impact of social exclusion shall also be examined, along with the barriers that might also prevent them. The term social exclusion is widely contested (Parkin, 1979) as the term itself has no definitive definition....   [tags: Essays on Social Work]
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Social Work - Social Work It was the shrill ringing of my pager that jarred me out of the deep sleep I had been enjoying. The clock beside my bed read 3:30 as I fumbled around in the dark, reaching for the insistent pager. As I saw the code that flashed on its tiny screen, my heart sank. I thought of the sleet that had been falling as I had fallen asleep a few hours before, and of the warmth of my cozy bed. The very last thing I wanted to do at that moment was to get up and go out in the cold. Unfortunately, there was little choice; I was the only Crisis Companion available during the week between Christmas and New Year....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays] 602 words
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Canada’s Shame: The Oppression of Aboriginal Women in the Indian Act - Introduction The topic for our research paper is oppression against women in the Indian Act. Discrimination against Aboriginal people has been a key issue for many years; however society generally skims the surface of this act and tends to give lip service to it without acknowledging the deeper issue of how these oppressions come with it. In the beginning of our research we quickly made a parallel between the oppression of Aboriginal women and the injustices they face and the breakdown in Aboriginal families and communities....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Welfare Reform Package: Helping Individuals Help Themselves - It is nearly impossible to support one particular stance on the political spectrum for societal issues across the board. I have always placed myself in the libertarian category on the political spectrum, in the sense that I believe the government should refrain from passing laws that impose on individual freedom and support privatization and the free market. When it comes to the welfare state, I don’t think that the key to a successful reform necessarily lies in the cutting back of government spending, but rather a redistribution of the budget....   [tags: Social Work]
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Effective Communication in Health and Social Care - In health and social care effective communication a key skill all professionals should have when working with families, carers, children and young people. Having this skill helps to build trust it can also encourage the individual to use the services. Effective communication is essential when trying to establish and maintain relationships and it is a process that involves listening, questioning, responding and understanding. However there are many barriers that can effect how effective the communication is a few examples of these barriers could be: language, personality, visual or auditory impairment or a disability....   [tags: health, social work]
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A Productive and Independent Life - Social work has been described as a promotion of well being for clients to live happy productive lives and to age well is to live with the greatest possible quality of life by adapting to declines in performance. Thus, assisting the elderly as they age to lead lives most conducive to them continuing a positive and uplifting experience is key to those social workers, aiding with elderly clients. Below are the answers to the questions regarding the provided case vignette, as I see them. 1. Client is an elderly widower who resides with his daughter, her husband and his three grandchildren....   [tags: Social Work]
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Theorising Heterosexism for Social Work Education - In the United States and many other countries throughout the world, societal structures have been created to place some in a position of power and others into oppressed positions. These systems often remain unchallenged and force the oppressed into silence for fear of becoming outcasts. These systems affect everyone and can even go as far as making the oppressed internally believe that they are supposed to stay in their second class state. One of these many systems is heterosexism. This paper will cover what heterosexism is, the effects of heterosexism, how heterosexism relates to other forms of oppression, and what can be done to stop heterosexism from being perpetuated....   [tags: oppression, heterosexuality, sexuality, LGB]
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Health and Human Services - Health and Human Services Social Work is growing now a day due because of poverty, which is why there is a big demand for social workers. It is a very dedicated job and stressful at the same time. Social work is for people who want to help people, also because of all the clients you ended up having some of the client’s do not appreciate what you are doing for them and get violent start threaten you, or getting physical. Some social workers have so much work that they even have to work weekends and night hour’s just to catch up with the work load....   [tags: Social Work]
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Food Stamps to SNAP - Food Stamp is a government-funded program in the United States. This is a program that helps people buy food for their families; in other words, it is a very important program to families living in poverty. It is the nation’s most important program in the fight against hunger. This program was developed in the 1960’s; it is made to improve the nutrition level and food purchasing power of people with low-income. This program is offered to people who cannot afford to buy groceries for their families, regardless of age, color, sex or religion....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Elder Abuse and Mistreatment - Elder Abuse and Mistreatment Introduction Elder abuse and mistreatment is a many-sided social problem in the modern society, as it touches such spheres as health care, social services rendering, socio-economic protection and observance of human rights. The elderly are the most vulnerable social group due to their age, low capacity for work and competitiveness on the labor market or serious illnesses. During the previous century level of their social protection has been increasing owing to approval of international social standards and signing of international conventions....   [tags: Social Work]
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British Child Protection Policies - Introduction “Parliaments and their members can and should be among the foremost champions of child protection. They can legislate, oversee government activity, allocate financial resources and, as leaders within their nations and communities, raise awareness of issues and provide advocacy.” Historic Perspective The end of the 19th century saw a raising concern with the cruelty inflicted to children by their guardians, that was expressed in the public campaigns carried out by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Effects of Client Violence on Social Work Students: A National Study - Pam Criss's article in the Journal of Social Work Education, titled Effects of Client Violence on Social Work Students: A National Study shows results on the effects of direct and indirect client violence against a random sample of MSW and BSW students from the National Association of Social Works in the United State. This study looks at how workplace violence is a concern for social work students entering their field placement. These types of violence may be a major factor in the student’s choice of decreased commitment to the occupation....   [tags: Violence ]
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Social Work - Service Learning Research Paper Dictionary.com defines homelessness as the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets), people without homes considered as a group, having no home or haven. The homeless are the most noticeable of America’s social tribulations. You can see homeless individuals everywhere in cities, town, suburbs, and rural areas. Believe it or not everyone has a reason to why they are homeless. Well if that is the case, why do many individuals choose to be homeless is the question....   [tags: essays research papers] 673 words
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Social Work with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual People - In 1973, homosexuality was removed from the DSM-III hence no longer considered a disease (Berg-Kelly, 2003), but many theories exist trying to explain its cause. One relevant to Samantha’s background was related to child abuse, as researchers have explored its correlation to homosexual orientation. One study (Balsam, Rothblum & Beauchaine, 2005) found that LGB identities reported more childhood sexual abuse than heterosexuals. They admit uncertainty of which factors correlates childhood sexual abuse with homosexual orientation, and they speak of public and political concern to determine causation....   [tags: Homosexuality, Child Molestation]
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The Department of Human Services in The State of Tennessee - The Department of Human Service (DHS) is a national or sub national umbrella agency that was set into place to provide public assistance in different cities and regions across America (U.S. Department of Human Services, [DHS], 2011). According to Dr. Raquel Hatter, Commissioner of Tennessee, the DHS Mission Statement is; “To improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services” (DHS, 2011)....   [tags: Social Work]
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Different Agencies, Different Goals, Common Client - The purpose of this article was to show difficulties that arise when there are two different agencies with two different goals which are working together with a common client. In this case, the two agencies are the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) funded programs, and the New York City Child Welfare Administration (CWA). Each of these agencies has a different agenda: CSAP is looking to prevent and/or treat alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use in pregnant or women of childbearing age (Linares, 1998, p.254), and the CWA’s ultimate goal is to expediently find a permanent home for the child (p....   [tags: Social Work] 910 words
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Silence is Not An Option - CASA are everyday citizens, who judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been, removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. CASA volunteers have helped more than two million children find safe, permanent homes. The National CASA association is a network of 955 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Social Policy Work Experience - Social Policy Work Experience I am currently participating in a project named 'Curtain Call' which is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does however have five members of staff who are not students; they are full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk) Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group of students who wanted to take acti...   [tags: Papers] 2885 words
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Research Practicum for the Social Organization of Work - This paper analyzed change implementation, the factors that surround it, the resistance to computerization in an organization, and ways to overcome it. Throughout the paper these topics will be applied to the Target Furniture Hyper Market. Researching this topic will further the understanding of computerization in an organization, the negative and positive factors surrounding it, and how to properly implement it. The final paper will conclude with recommendations to manage this change within the Target Furniture Hyper market....   [tags: computerization, management, motivation]
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social work - Title: The consumer in-home provider satisfaction survey. Problem Statement: The practicum agency that I work at is the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging which is located in downtown Pittsburgh. The purpose of my agency is to help senior citizens over the age of 60, who need services. I work in the PDA waiver (Pennsylvania Department of Aging) section that is made up of eight caseworkers, two typists, and one supervisor. My department’s mission is to provide current information of services and programs available to senior citizens and their families....   [tags: essays research papers] 1472 words
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Working with families is difficult and complex. - Working with children, young people and their families can be seen as difficult and complex for many different reasons. However, before these topics can be discussed and explored fully, it is important to completely understand the difference between the words ‘difficult’ and ‘complex’. ‘Difficult’ implies that things are not easily or readily done, where it requires much effort much effort, labour and skill to be performed effectively. In the same way, ‘complex’ implies a hard to deal with situation, but also involves many interconnected parts or complicated arrangements that consist of emotional attachment....   [tags: Social Issues, Social Work] 1987 words
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I Want to Enter the Field of Social Work - Life changes us. From day to day, we all experience things that transform our way of thinking, inspires our actions, and persuades our beliefs. A smile from a stranger can brighten a day, a hug from a mother can release fear, and a hot meal to a starving family can renew hope. Then, there are those experiences in life that can cause the heart to become weary, cold and broken. A child lost in a gang war, a father held bondage by drugs, or the silent cry of woman who was once the victim of molestation....   [tags: admissions essay] 1472 words
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Causing Child Support Problems - When the economy is bad, providing for a family can be extremely difficult for a single-parent household. It becomes more difficult when a non-custodial parent stops making court-ordered child support payments that the family depends on. One would think that a government funded program that claims to provide the same variety of services to both welfare and non-welfare recipients would be beneficial in retaining the support from the non-residential parent. However, this is not true in all child support cases....   [tags: Social Work]
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Goals of Group Therapy - Group therapy can become a very vital part of the social worker’s intervention with pre-delinquents and delinquents. If we look at group therapy with the delinquent population in terms of its objectives, it becomes apparent that group therapy can serve a number of important functions. One of the most important functions is the resocialization of the delinquent adolescent through contact with his peers (as well as an authority figure) in a real social situation. The fact that the group -- with its membership composed of fellow delinquents -- may have a greater situational resemblance to the real-life situation of the adolescent than an encounter with an individual therapist should enhance the...   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Biggest Challenge Facing Social Work Today - The Biggest Challenge Facing Social Work Today I f the profession of social work was a client we might say that she was wrestling with the psychosocial crisis of identity versus identity confusion. We might assess the conflicted issues from her childhood (casework versus therapy versus policy/administration), the inadequate mirroring she receives from her environment (a culture that needs her to help those who the culture pretends do not exist, but is also compelled to devalue her for the same reason), and the gender biases that help keep social work a low-status, poorly compensated profession....   [tags: Essays Papers] 536 words
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Inhabitation: A Look at the Make It Right Foundation - Introduction: The make it right foundation is a not for profit organization initiated by Brad Pitt, in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. This disaster swept across the lower continental United States bringing tremendous amounts of rain water and oceanic water carried by the strong winds, to further the crisis the main levee gates that were meant to prevent New Orleans from flooding failed. It was these levee failures that compounded the issues and gave raise to days of flooded neighborhoods, inoperative utilities, and a stoppage of transportation....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance - The Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance is a nonprofit organization offering community-based services for children, adults and families across the Commonwealth of Virginia. This organization resulted from the merger of the Presbyterian Homes & Family Services (PHFS) and the Family Alliance (FA). It is a clear proof of the benefits of applying the “master the art of adaptation” practice praised in Forces for Good by Crutchfield and McLeod. As a matter of fact, on the one hand, PHFS emerged from the efforts of a group of Presbyterian churches that came together to address their welfare responsibility by founding an orphanage....   [tags: Social Work]
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The Importance to Care Users of Being Heard - There is much importance placed on care givers being able to support people to “have a voice and be heard” Indeed as one of the five K101 principles of care practice, the relevance of care workers being able to achieve this is paramount to the wishes and feelings of the service users being upheld, to establish and ensure good care practice. In this assignment I aim to discuss how carers can assist service users in this way, focusing on several case studies identified in K101 and further discuss why it is important, how they can do this and what the consequences may be when this does not happen....   [tags: Social Work]
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A Child's Perception of Death and Grief - Death and dying is a natural and unavoidable process that all living creatures will experience at some point in life, whether it is one’s own person death or the death of a close friend or family member. Along with the experience of death comes the process of grieving which is the dealing and coping with the loss of the loved one. Any living thing can grieve and relate to a loss, even children (Shortle, Young, & Williams, 1993). “Childhood grief and mourning of family and friends may have immediate and long-lasting consequences including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal, behavioral disturbances, and school underachievement” (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2006, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Truth behind The Foster System - Children play a key component in lives today. Unfortunately many children do not have the ability of having a stable home or school to call their own, while parents are not in the picture as well. This is an issue that is ignored by society and most importantly the government; in some cases. Without the foster system, children would be left abandon and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need. The American foster systems are failing; however, they can be improved through mentoring programs and finding more stable homes for foster children....   [tags: Social Work ]
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The Extrinsic Social Context of Scientific Work - To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over (“Control,” ), this is the definition of control. Authoritative and dominating can both be seen as words that provoke negative emotions. While control may be associated with those feelings, it is not always a bad thing. We reap in the benefits of control on a daily basis, whether we are aware of it or not. Scientists do what society wants them to do, thereby affecting the finding of science. Even how they arrive at a conclusion is determined by society telling them what is ethical and unethical....   [tags: science, sociology, ] 1392 words
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The Safely Surrendered Baby Law - Possible Causes The sole reason for the Safely Surrendered Baby law is to prevent child abandonment in infants, which can usually lead to death. Parents are known to also to commit neonaticide (the killing of a baby on the day of its birth) in other cases. This matter has made itself known through media, which makes it spread like wildfire; but the probable causes are never listed properly. The complexity of the arguments surrounding baby abandonment is also deepened by the multitude of cultures....   [tags: Social Work]
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My Core Values and How I Learned Them - ... How I learned these is by watching or listening to what others have to say. For example, in high school I heard how people made Honor Society and I never was part of it. It seems as if they pushed themselves to get there and did whatever they could to get involved with it. I pushed myself to get grades I would be happy with and be fine once I graduated. No, I never had A’s or B’s all the time, nonetheless I ended up gaining a scholarship for the local college I now attend. This showed me that the values I saw others have, I have them as well....   [tags: teachers, dignity, social work] 655 words
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Successful Application of Theory to a Placement Case - An important aspect of social work is expert knowledge (Walker, 2012) and application of theory to practice, supported through research evidence (Dunk-West, 2013). In addition, the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF, The College of Social Work, 2012) outlines the expectations of social workers in the UK. As a student social worker, the PCF governs my development and practicing the application of theory is a critical stage in learning. To facilitate this application, I am placed with Southwark Council....   [tags: social work, systems theory]
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Social Work Environment - I live in Hamilton County of Cincinnati, Ohio. I am originally from Toledo, Ohio, but decided to attend the University of Cincinnati (UC). There are currently more than 500 degree programs available at UC. UC runs year round quarters; there are three ten week quarters (September until June), and one ten week summer quarter (June until September). The student to faculty ratio is 19:1, based on a full-time equivalent. As of fall, there were 33,342 total students; 26,054 undergraduates and 7,288 graduate and professional students....   [tags: essays research papers] 1462 words
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A Nepalese School and Its Focus on Society and Service - Introduction YasodharaBaudhaMadhyamikVidhyalaya was established by Ms. ShredayaGuruma in 2013 B.S. with the motto…..It aims to produce good citizens and talented manpower for the country. It is only school in Nepal that has a subject based on life story of Lord Buddha. This school has provided education to those students from more than 50 districts of Nepal. In 2018, with the help of locals, this school was officially registered in the books of government. This school brought the S.L.C programme in 2057 B.S....   [tags: Social Work, Programs, Projects] 1915 words
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The Differences of the Child Welfare Policy in the United States to Those in Finland and Germany - ... Finland has mandatory child maltreatment reporting system. Criteria for maltreatment is vague, therefore, practice differs across municipalities. Similarly to the US child welfare system, practice is broken down and administered within each municipality. There are 348 municipalities. In addition, after a report of child maltreatment is made, an assessment process begins determining if the child is “entitlement to services” (Gilbert, 2011, p.118). Tools used for investigation vary from organization to organization....   [tags: social work practice] 2410 words
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Personal Journal: Past Experiences Shaping Future Career and Life - Understanding the impact of past experiences, the resulting feelings and beliefs and the resulting impact on how individuals view the world effects the way individuals in a social work perspective approach practice (Chenoweth & Mcauliffe, 2005). Gambrill (2005) argues about the importance of self-knowledge in understanding an individuals own strengths and limitations, while Thompson (2000) expanded on this idea including understanding how the use of self impacts on theory and knowledge. This essay will provide a reflective description and analysis of the impact of important personal and professional practice on my future practice in the social work profession....   [tags: Divorce, Anxiety, Social Work]
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Reflection of My Completion of an Assessment and Clinical Intervention - My reflection on carrying out an assessment and a clinical intervention is a complex process. Many factors are involved which creates lots of difficulties over the process, especially when applying theory into practice (Beder, 2000; Howe, 1987). Often these factors require a substantial effort of social workers to establish connections between them to gain a holistic view of a given situation, and to create a theoretically sound framework to guide their practice (Howe, 1987). I assign these factors into two categories: analytical and conceptual....   [tags: social work, theory, conceptual] 1038 words
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My Experience as an Illegal Immigrant in the United States - As a kid growing up in a very abusive household my mother was a victim of Domestic Violence and for many years we were living in poverty this made it extra hard for me to handle secondary education until she decided to escape to the United States. At the age of seventeen my environment changed. The abuse stopped but we still struggled, as an illegal immigrant she was not qualified for a job and she worked cleaning houses and ironing clothes while I attended High School in Brooklyn New York. I had to learn to adjust life without my sibling because my mom did not have enough money for them to be with us and adapt to a new culture....   [tags: master of social work] 865 words
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Behavioral Health Problems of Children of Military Offices - Throughout the years of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, we have seen the media coverage of newly deployed soldiers and returning the faces of children and spouses left at home heartbreaking meeting and happy when returning soldiers. Many military parents have experienced multiple deployments and expanded over the last decade, but only recently has attention turned to the effects on children whose parents are deployed. Recent studies indicate that children of military families with a deployed parent is under stress, causing an increase in visits to pediatric care for anxiety, behavioral disorders and other mental health problems (Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, Jaycox, et al, 2010;...   [tags: Stress, Social Work] 1025 words
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Lending a Helping Hand - Lending a Helping Hand There have always been organizations that provide help for the needy. Now the economy is going through a downward spiral giving these institutions a greater importance in helping the lives of those who need it. Miami County residents have seen firsthand that some people who live in this area really need the help. The statistical evidence shows that Miami County, Indiana is being affected by the economy. The average salary of a resident in Peru, Indiana ends up being $28,487....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Adult Literacy and Community Development - My vision in my work with VOC this year is to explore the intersection of adult literacy and community development. Through research, I hope to learn more about the connection between research and practice in writing for adult learners; through working with a community based organization I hope to deepen my knowledge and understanding of the impact and challenges of working in a literacy program and how this translates into overall goals of improving livelihoods and building a stronger community....   [tags: Social Work Essays]
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Youth and Family Services - The organization I volunteered with is called Youth and Family Services and they are based in Seattle, WA. Youth and Family Services is one of the clinics from the Therapeutic Health Services of Seattle. The two merged together in 2006 (Therapeutic Health Services, 2010). I chose to volunteer at Youth and Family Services for two reasons. First, I watched a movie titled Manic, which takes place at a juvenile psychiatric ward. The movie is about teens that are being treated there. They all have a variety of emotional and physical issues....   [tags: Social Work]
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Plan for Reunification of Child in Foster Care with Birth Family - Christina and her family wish to successfully reunite despite the abuse that occurred in the past. The abuse was brought to the attention of Child Welfare by a teacher who noticed bruises on Christina. The fact that Christina was reluctant to discuss the bruises made the situation all the more suspicious and thus resulted in reporting the situation to Child Welfare. At this point, both the parents and Christina have stated they want their family to eventually be reunited. This is the broad goal that will be used as a starting point by the agency....   [tags: Social Work]
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Denver Rescue Mission - The Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth (hereafter referred to as the Midwest Study) originated in response to interest by policy makers regarding the success of state child welfare services receiving federal funds and the well-being of former foster youths age 18 to 21 throughout their first eight years of independent living. The study focused on foster youths, typically considered high risk due to the factors that led to foster care placement, transitioning to adulthood who are discharged from foster care at age 18 in most states (Courtney, Terao, & Bost , 2004, p....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Love, Nurturance, and Protection: The Birthright of Children - According to the National Council for Adoption, the estimated national yearly average for children being adopted is fifty thousand. Out of these children half are still infants. The state of Virginia has a population of roughly 7.8 million. Based on the national figures on adopted children in the United States this would place on average only 156 children adopted from the state of Virginia annually. However, numbers can only tell half the story. The policies around the adopting of children—both domestic and international—have been under intense scrutiny in recent years, including China’s most recent changes in the way they screen potential adopters....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Assessment and Diagnosis - Assessment and Diagnosis The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the importance of assessment and diagnosis in the counseling process. In the first two sections, the roles of assessment and diagnosis as they relate to case conceptualization and treatment planning will be explored. The potential implications of misdiagnosis will be the focus of the final section. Assessment Becoming acquainted with a potential client’s history, personality and present concerns is necessary in forming a foundation for counseling interventions....   [tags: Social Work]
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Strengthening The Foster Care and Adoption System - Many potential adopted parents have experienced heartbreak, anguish and other problems that can be associated with adoption. There is an imbalance in the Nations foster care system and the system needs to be strengthening and the quality of services improved. Despite attempts in the foster care system agencies under the guidelines of the “Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997” (ASFA) to locate suitable homes and families for foster children, many remain in foster care. “Too often, Child Welfare policy and the agencies responsible for it – offices that respond to child abuse and neglect, oversee foster care placements, and seek to reunite children with their parents to find adoptive families...   [tags: Social Work]
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Overview of the Youth Advocacy Program - Responding to a Pennsylvania Attorney General’s 1975 ruling banning youth from incarceration with adults at Camp Hill Correctional Facility, Thomas Jeffers launched the Youth Advocate Program Inc. (YAP) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the early days, YAP’s mission was to offer community-based alternatives to institutionalization, incarceration and other out-of-home placements. They did not operate any out-of-home care programs such as shelters, foster homes and residential facilities. Over the years, attempting to stay current with the trends in the juvenile and criminal justice system, YAP expanded its model to offer services to a broader population by developing 125 programs in 18 locatio...   [tags: Social Work] 1107 words
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Evidence-Based Home Visiting Practices - Evidence-Based Home Visiting Practices Child maltreatment has serious implications for social work, because of the difficulties in intervening or preventing the occurrence of child maltreatment. Social work’s primary missions involve improving human well-being and human potential and assisting the vulnerable populations. In cases of child maltreatment, social worker’s need to be able to effectively recognize and respond to incidents of child maltreatment; as well as, effectively identify the causes of child maltreatment in order to treat and prevent it....   [tags: social work, child maltreatment]
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Focus on the Family - Many people still face oppression, although if you ask some they may try to convince you that we live in a free and equal America. To some extent that is true, but there are always exceptions. A majority of families have minor issues in their lives, and some think that other families must be the same. It’s time for a rude awakening. Children are, in my opinion, one of the most oppressed groups in America; whether it’s by age, or the fact that they depend on guardians who do not properly care for them....   [tags: Social Work, Child Development]
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Racial Class, Social Class, and Money - In his article “Horatio Alger”, Harlon L. Dalton believes that Horatio Alger’s views on success are false. Alger indicates in his article “From Ragged Dick” that success can be achieved through hard work and ambition alone. Additionally, in “Ragged Dick”, Alger rescues the son of a white man, who then offers him a job paying three times the amount he would normally make. However, Dalton claims in “Horatio Alger” that race and other factors determine how successful a person can be. On the other hand, in Toni Cade Bambara article ”The Lesson”, she aims to teach the lesson that education is the gateway to success....   [tags: success, work, education, race, social] 549 words
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Spiritual Empathy - Spiritual empathy is to be able to feel and understand what another person is feeling or trying to communicate. As social workers, we work with clients who are going through a life crisis. A life crisis would be anything that threatens the clients well being. Stress and anxiety can lead to health problems and damaging dysfunctional behaviors. To best serve our clients we have to show spiritual empathy. Spiritual methods of therapy are controversial among workers in the health field including social workers....   [tags: Social Work]
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Fighting the Battle Already Faced: A Look into Social Work Practices in the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers - As a communications major, when I think about what area of religion and spirituality in social work practice is the most relevant to my area of emphasis my mind immediately goes to the research and crisis intervention sector; specifically, the social injustice of child soldiers and the rehabilitation methods used in integrating them back into society stably. Within the social work field there are numerous methodologies and ideas concerning how to integrate religion and spirituality into the rehabilitation of children that have engaged personally in the battlefront of war....   [tags: overcoming psychological and physical trauma]
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Homelessness in Canada - Throughout this paper I will be discussing the issue of homelessness and how it is steadily becoming a more serious problem as time progresses. I will discuss issues that surround homelessness such as the NIMBY, not in my backyard, issue and how it is causing the homeless to not receive the help that they need. This is an issue that needs to change, but due to NIMBYism, it is very difficult create such change. “One diverse population that has continued to increase over the quarter of a century is composed of people who are homeless” (Baggerly & Zalaquett, 2006, p.155)....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Social Interaction Will Lay the Ground Work for Our Futures - Lev S. Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory is a sound theory in early childhood education that incorporates three main elements and three main concepts towards effective cognitive development that this author will later discuss in more detail. Vygotsky’s theory is effective with young children because proving evidence suggests how his practice of his theory precisely connects to the needs and characteristics of a young child. By providing creative and novel examples this author will present her understanding of developmental practices which clearly and precisely connect Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory to multiple influences on development and learning; to include but are not limited to incorpora...   [tags: Lev S. Vygotsky, Sociocultural Theory]
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