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Social Issues in Judith Wrights work - Social issues are displayed in many poets’ work and their beliefs on these issues are exposed intentionally through the use of various techniques. Judith Wright conveyed her view on social issues in most of her poems, and built her argument by using a variety of poetic techniques which position the reader to comprehend her beliefs. By developing a socially critical perspective through her poems, Wright’s view of the world’s social issues is presented to the reader in a way that forces them to ponder on the aspects of society mentioned....   [tags: essays research papers] 1485 words
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Women in World War Two - Women in World War Two “There was much more to women’s work during World War Two than make, do, and mend. Women built tanks, worked with rescue teams, and operated behind enemy lines” (Carol Harris). Have you ever thought that women could have such an important role during a war. In 1939 to 1945 for many women, World War II brought not only sacrifices, but also a new style of life including more jobs, opportunities and the development of new skills. They were considered as America’s “secret weapon” by the government....   [tags: social norms, work in america]
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Service User Involvement and Participation - Service user involvement and participation has become a standard principle in guiding social care planning in order to improve in the developing and delivery of service to meet diverse and complex needs in a more effective way. Key pieces of legislation states plainly that service users through a partnership approach should be enabled to have voice on how the services they are using should be delivered (Letchfield, 2009). The Scottish Executive (2006a:32) helpfully state ‘Increasing personalisation of services is both an unavoidable and desirable direction of travel for social work services....   [tags: social care, adults, delivery, social work]
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Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Teen Parents - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Tenn Parents The American Public never loved social welfare programs, but it did not necessarily want them dismantled. In fact, by the early 1990s, nearly 50 percent of all households drew on government benefits from Food stamps to social security to mortgage interest tax deductions. To convince the public that it stood to gain from smaller government and weaker social programs, the reformers had to undermine the longstanding belief that government should play a large role in society....   [tags: Sociology Social Work Goverment]
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The German and American Correctional System - This paper explores the advantages of the German correctional system and the changes that could be made to the current American system to improve its efficiency. Several different comparison studies as well as statistics obtained from credible online sources aid in highlighting the advantages of three key components of the German penal system which make it more successful in crime inhibition and recidivism prevention than the current American counterpart. Reintegration and rehabilitation as the primary aspect in a judge’s choice of verdict are discussed first, following the availability and condition of programs existing in prison for offenders that have been sentenced to incarceration, as w...   [tags: Prison Population, Social Work]
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Importance of Individual Goals - ... The five stages of group development Tuckman proposes are: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning & Forming. Importance of Clear Aims and Objectives The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act became law in January 2013 with the aim of creating a person-centred social care support system, with an increased focus on user participation (Blair, 2013). The act gives the service user the legal right to an assessment of needs, with the findings partly used to create a care plan....   [tags: social care work placement]
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Services are More Effective when Tailored to Individuals Client's Needs - 1. Statement of the Problem The problem addressed in this study is that despite broad recognition that services are more effective when tailored to individual clients’ needs, there is limited evidence of the impact that services matched to client needs have on treatment outcomes. 2. Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to examine the fundamental social work practice principle that treatment is more effective when tailored to meet client-identified needs. Specifically, the study examines the gender differences in matching services to client needs in comprehensive substance abuse treatment outcomes....   [tags: health services, social work, gender differences]
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An Incarcerated Father and His Children - At the age of fifty-four Joey was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Joey has two children, Alex (age 23) and Amberlynn (age 18). Up until the day of Joey’s arrest, he had been actively involved in his children’s lives. Alex was a master’s student at the University of Oklahoma at the time of his father’s arrest and Amberlynn was a senior at China Spring High School at the time of the arrest. Joey spent a week in the McLennan County Jail before being released on bond for five days. After those five days, Joey was re-arrested with twenty-two counts of online solicitation of a minor and five accounts of child pornography....   [tags: Social Work Theories, Family Systems, Pornography]
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Culture of Arabic Clients - Muslims believe Islam has always existed, but for practical purposes they date their religion from the migration of Muhammad, Seventh Century A.D. Muhammad was born to a noble family in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 570 A.D (PBS, 2012). According to Muslim belief, while on retreat in a cave near Mecca, Muhammad was visited by angel Gabriel at age 40. It is believed that Gabriel recited to Muhammad the first revelations of the Qur’an and told him that he was God’s final prophet. Muhammad was told to call his people to worship according to Gabriel’s instructions, but they reacted with hostility and persecuted him along with his few followers....   [tags: Information, Social Work, Muslim]
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Organizational Socialization - According to Louis (1980), organizational socialization is a process by which individuals come to be familiar with and to appreciate the value, norms, missions and required behaviors of organizations in which they are going to work. Each newcomer of any organizations has to experience a transition period, which typically last between 6 to 10 months, to adapt to a new setting, in another word, to be organizational socialized in the new setting (Louis, 1980). Experiences during this time largely influence the newcomer’s impression and future adjustment of the organization (Song & Chathoth, 2011)....   [tags: Social Work Interns, Benefits] 1258 words
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Careers in Rural Areas - ... In rural areas, where many miles may lay between the population and services, there may be a lack of service in many aspects of life. One area where the lack of services can be felt is in the medical field. “Many rural communities have difficulties attracting and retaining clinicians because of concerns about isolation, limited health facilities, or a lack of employment and education opportunities for their families (Young, 2004)”. Because of the lack of medical services the physical health of those who live in rural areas may not have access to many in urban areas take advantage of....   [tags: social work, community activists, rural]
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Who is to Blame for Sibling Incest? - Demographics The most common pattern is that the older sibling becomes the abuser of the younger sibling, often against his or her will. In many cases, both parents were inaccessible. The fathers were deceased, or had abandoned their families after the birth of the child. The mothers were non-available because of drug addiction, alcoholism and/or mental illness. Further, families with non-divorced parents were characterized by parents engaged in extramarital affairs and exposing the children to a sexual climate....   [tags: sexual abuse, social work cases]
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Flawed Diamonds - Child abuse and neglect is something that is all too common in today’s society. There are many organizations that will help children in their time of need. The most infamous of these would have to be Child Protective Services (CPS). Many a time, CPS has stepped in and been the good or bad guy (depending on your perception). However, there are also many cases where they have failed to step in when needed or stepped in when it was unnecessary. Is CPS really doing everything they can to protect children....   [tags: Social Work]
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Family Resource Centers - Family Resource Centers Half the children in this country live in homes in which one or both parents work. Twelve million children in this country do not have health insurance, and over 4.5% of all children are victims of suspected child abuse or neglect (Doktor and Poertner). Believe it or not, these are all indicators of the demand for Family Resource Centers within our school systems. Many question whether Family Resource Centers are worth the money the state pours into them. However, in serving students, parents and teachers, there should be no question of their significance....   [tags: Social Work Children Papers]
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social Science Fiction In Asimovs Work - PART I"Social science fiction?"Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature."But what does it mean?"Social science fiction is the term given to literature "which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."(1) It is to be set apart from the adventure or "gadget" science fiction which is characterized by simplistic plots and flat characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science - The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science The world society is in a constant state of fluidity regarding everything from social customs and slang to technology and inventions. With even more abundance, scientific understanding and questioning evolve as time progresses. As the human race changes and grows, scientific knowledge of the world and universe must expand to accommodate the growth. To a large extent, the social situations surrounding the scientific work affect the specific sciences that are investigated....   [tags: Papers] 646 words
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Generation X and Generation Y - Generation X is a group of individuals that was born in the years of 1964-1980. This very interesting generation is a generation that is often forgotten. Reasoning being is because of how small this group is. During the time that this group of people was growing up their parents, the Baby Boomers were at large in the workplace. Layoffs were on the rise and the job market was very competitive. This led to one of the nicknames of this generation which is, “Latchkey Kids” (Zemke 2013). This term was instituted in order to define what was happening in the home of this generation....   [tags: social issues, generation at work]
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Modern Racism in the Justice System and IRS - According to Tarman & Sears (2005), modern racism can be defined as the contemporary belief, or schema, of prejudice toward African Americans. These beliefs may include that African Americans are morally inferior to Caucasians and that they do not exhibit traditional Caucasian American values such as hard work and independence. These held schemas may mask prejudice and discrimination toward African Americans. Through masking, Caucasians are seen to be able to maintain their “status quo” - e.g. the Justice System and the IRS....   [tags: social, political, prejudice, discrimination, work] 682 words
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Discrimination and Inequality in the LGBT Community - One has constructed this essay in a manner in which the reader will be able to appreciate the motives of discrimination and inequality, and when they could take place; as well as the definition and the impact they have, not only on the LGBT community but society as a whole. Throughout this essay, one will attempt to identify the manifestation of inequality in the modern society, which in spite of everything is still occurring even after the Equality Act 2010 has come into practice and it introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)....   [tags: social issues, rights in the work place]
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The Moderating Role of Team Leadership - Everest 1 Everest 1 was conducted using Computer Mediated Communication (CMC); communication was less fluid as it took place through a provided chat box within the simulation running in real-time. The proposed theory by Wainfan et al. (2004) meta-analytical study was proven plausible as what had occurred during the experiment became apparent, ‘reaching towards a consensus and resolving conflict in a democratic manner was difficult and took considerable time’. The fast pace of text messages was one contributing factor to this as it was difficult to read and keep in track....   [tags: communication, team work, social media]
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The Work Spouse - Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor’s Social Penetration Theory provides for a deeper analysis on how relational closeness develops. A multi-layered onion model is used to depict the personality structure of an individual. Each layer constitutes perspectives and beliefs about oneself, other individuals, and the world (Griffin 114). Self-disclosure, the process by which we “peel back the layers,” is a gradual process that is motivated by what we perceive as the outcome of an interaction. The depth, level of intimacy, and breadth, the extent of self-disclosed areas, are essential to forming an intimate relationship....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Gender in the Work Force - Gender in the Work Force The characteristics and behaviors associated with men and women are called gender roles. Gender can also be interpreted as the social, psychological, and cultural interpretation of biological sex. Gender as a social construct has been a term throughout history that explains the social distinction between men and women and is reinforced in social interactions. The crisis of the global economy brings about gender dimensions and different meanings for men and women in society....   [tags: social relations, equality, stereotypes] 1241 words
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Changing the Social Determinants of Health - Assignment #3: Changing the Social Determinants of Health Week 5: What are some negative effects of industrial production on our food supply. How does our social location affect our access to good food. Industrialized food production in today’s society poses many risks to the average consumer. Manufacturers of illness are constantly producing synthetic and processed foods that are entering our bodies and having affects on morbidity and mortality rates (Abramson, 2012). These processed foods are made increasingly convenient to those that are living a busy lifestyle and in low income areas as they are easily obtainable and make healthier foods scarcely available....   [tags: food, housing, work, economy]
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A Film About Jesuit's Work, The Mission - ... I remember around 10th grade a boy named Nick joined our grade. He was not like the rest of us; he was from somewhere in California. Sadly, I can say our small home town, including me, didn’t welcome him too friendly. At first none of us would really talk to him. He had different phrases for things, seemed to be into night life, and even dressed differently than most of us. He was shunned for about half a year till we all got used to his way of life. It’s not the fact that we did not know what to say, but I think it was the fear of the unknown, the fear that something was different then what we had known our whole lives....   [tags: spain, social injustice, indigenous] 1175 words
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Encyclopedia Entry : Work Ethic - Work ethic is a set of values or belief based on moral attitude that hard work is worthy of reward. It also refers to the workers moral benefit based on one’s earnest and its ability to improve his capacity. Although the value has been changed throughout the history, society still has its expectation on workers that they should have a good work ethic in order to be selected for better position where it requires more responsibility, recognition of his contribution with higher wages. Contrary, society does not trust the workers, who do not meet the expectation, for being neglect his duties and fail to make contribution to his society....   [tags: Moral Attitude, Values, Hard Work]
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Symptoms and Ways to Handle Stress at Work - The environment in the work place today is constantly changing: consequently, affecting not only the functions of the operations but its employees as well. The reasoning behind this is companies have to deal with social, economical, cultural, and environmental challenges more and more: consequently, has increased stress in the work place (Ciutiene, R., Savaneviciene, A., & Rutelione, A. (2013). In this research we will be taking a look at: stress at work and the cost; how to recognize if you are a victim of stress; and what you and your organization can do to aid in minimizing the impact of stress....   [tags: Work Place, Environment, Stress]
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Social History and Monodrama Forms: Box The Pony by Leah Purcell and Scott Rankin - ... FLO: You just wait there. Wait there. I can’t be goggling my drink. Alright, let’s go. ‘Ere bub, carry the baby. LEAH: She gives Steff the baby- a carton of XXXX- and invites everybody up’ome for a party. (…) (Rankin, S., 1999:59) In this particular quote, Steff and her mother, Flo’s, relationship is underlined. Conversely, in What is the Matter with Mary Jane. Sancia Robinson speaks directly to the audience for the whole performance playing one character. She appoints the audience as another character or psychiatrist....   [tags: theatrical work, storyline]
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Understanding the European Transition from School to Work - This essay analyses the article Changing Labour Markets and Early Career Outcomes: Labour Market Entry in Europe over the Past Decade written by Markus Gangl. In much of the Western Europe countries, youth unemployment rose in the 1980s and remained high in the 1990s. Many young workers waited long time before they found jobs and “remained living with their parents longer and longer” (Blancheflower, 2000: 4). The youth unemployment and market entrants transition problems from school to work have become phenomena....   [tags: Europe, Transitions, School to Work, career, ] 1345 words
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Differences in Work-Family Policies in the Different Welfare States - "How can we explain the differences in work-family policies in the different welfare states?” Morgan's approach is policy centered. Her point of departure is gendered policies. In this book Kimberly Morgan with a historical comparative approach tries to explain how “both religious practice and religious conflict are key in the formation of the welfare state”. Her explanatory framework emphasizes the interplay among religion as a political force, gender and familial ideologies, the constellation of political parties and the nature of partisan competition, women's movements, policy legacies, and social structural changes (nota Diane Salinsbury)....   [tags: Kimberly Morgan, religion, gender, social policies]
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The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries - Kathi Weeks talks about how critiques of work need to include “the whole work day” and not just waged work. This is related to the gendered nature of work. Summarize her argument. In her book “The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries” Kathi Weeks (2011) argues that today we work too hard and that work is quite important that is a requirement to survive. Work has become a privatized system and ultimately is a way of life (p.3). She also claims that the idea that a subject must work to become a worker it is more related to discipline than it is to economic....   [tags: the gendered nature of work]
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Examining Group Work Practice of Youth Center Girls United - This paper is going to examine the group work practice of the pilot group work program started by Youth centre (Jurong) — “Girls United” from four perspective: (a) Model of Group Work Practice, (b) Leadership Style and Co-leadership, (c) Planning of Activities, and (d) Group Work Approach. This paper will conclude by my “Personal Reflection on Group Dynamics”. Model of Group Work Practice As mentioned in our group report, Girls United is a group work practice that combines both the remedial model and reciprocal model....   [tags: leadership, social worker, session] 2176 words
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What is Social Order? - ... He did this by immersing himself in specific practical situations, such as working in hotels and restaurants, to focus his attention on the micro levels of society. Social scientists use the levels of micro, meso and macro to distinguish between different levels of social life. (Silva E, 2009, p309) Foucault, on the other hand, looked at social order on the macro level. He noted that individuals are shaped and organised through authoritative knowledge, particularly that of the social and political institutions....   [tags: social life, social interactions] 1232 words
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Social Inequality of Health - The United States reportedly spends over $8,000 per person on healthcare annually. This amount is two-and-a-half times greater than any other developed country in the world (Kane, 2012). However, this is not reflected statistically in the morbidity and mortality rates of its citizens. Many may ask why and what are we missing. To answer these questions, one may need to look no further than their own town and community. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported health disparities as a causative factor for the unchanging morbidity and mortality rates in the United States....   [tags: social issues, social determinants]
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The Irish Model of Social Partnership - The Irish model of social Partnership has received little more that lip service in the Caribbean. Evaluate the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this concept in the Caribbean. What is Social Partnership Social partnership refers to cooperation among government, the private business sector and labour on strategies to address immediate and long-term economic and social challenges. Such strategies can include controls on wages and prices, as well as tax reform. Social partnerships are, therefore, overarching in their aim to provide stability for national growth and development....   [tags: Social Partnership]
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THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTERNET SOCIAL NETWORKS - The conclusion from the research of this paper indicates that social networks sites are here to stay. Social network sites need to convey a sense of responsibility. Based on the increasing level of social sites engaging in ecommerce, communication and socialization, the need of privacy protection is passed on to individuals. What this research paper has demonstrated is that there are implications users need to be aware of before signing up and placing their profile on these social network sites....   [tags: Social Networks]
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Social Mobility in the United States - Does social mobility in our contemporary American society really exist. Is it possible for someone from the deepest depths of poverty to become successful, and ascend into the upper echelons of society. Could the American Dream still be attained in these times where we see the stratification of contemporary American society based on their wealth and social class so vehemently pointed out and perhaps emphasized to a certain degree. Or perhaps, could Charles Sackrey, Geoffrey Schneider, and Janet Knoedler (authors of Introduction to Political Economy) be right about the American Dream being a "particularly deceitful myth?" This is a topic which has been debated over a long period of time betwe...   [tags: social issues, social class, capitalism]
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What is Social Science? - Human evolution and the dramatic social change accompanying progress and transformation demands a uniform discipline which assesses human interaction and the social world issues that pervade society. Hence it was in the context of extraordinary societal change, the Enlightenment period, that the development of a human science or ‘social science’ emerged, defined as the ‘attempt to explain social phenomena within the limits of available evidence” (Lewins, 1992, p.5).The concept of a social science can be further understood from a philosophical stand point where the work of social scientists can be classified in terms of a positivist or non-positivist position....   [tags: Social Science]
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Social marketing reflects corporate social responsibility - Introduction This assignment will initially describe social marketing and then indicate how corporations affect stakeholders through companies’ social marketing and responsibility. Following that, the importance and functions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social marketing will be demonstrated. Finally, it will explain how organizations reflect CSR and make a short conclusion to indicate the relationship between social marketing and CSR. Social Marketing In the past decades, the marketing environment has been changed radically....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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What is Social Science - What is the job of social science. Social science focuses its attention on the social aspects of human nature; its job is to study how individuals can relate with and communicate with each other. “Social scientists study the social environment in which we live in an attempt to understand human society and to predict how people will interact in a given set of circumstances (Mack, 2004, p584). In this essay, I discuss the role of social science for societies and individuals, how individuals relate to societies and the function of rules in societies as a main concern of social science....   [tags: Sociology, Social Status, Social Interactions] 1268 words
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A Career as a Social Worker - Not many people can handle the stress of being a social worker, but in the end it is very rewarding. This job is not an everyday job for some people, it is a lot of hard work and it is helping people with situations that a person doesn’t see everyday. As a social worker it takes a lot to get through to people and for them to understand that what they are going through is not okay. Social working is the fastest growing career according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (Social Work Profession)....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]
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A Career in the Social Science Field - In this assignment, I will be exploring the possibilities and expectations in my career in the Social Science field and how the topics I have learned in this class will prepare me for my future. When graduate, I plan on becoming a Social Worker and my goal is to graduate with both a bachelors and master’s degree from UMUC. I believe that I will enjoy this area of work because I really take pleasure in encouraging people to do well. There are several technological competencies needed for social work such as using science research to gather, arrange, and decipher client’s distinct situations....   [tags: social workers, pros and cons]
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Social Workers the Warriors of Change - ... In that time it was those workers who set the stage for what we now know as the field of Social Work. The social worker may have many responsibilities or functions but one that will always stand out as paramount would be that of an enabler. In the enabler role the social worker works with the client to become capable of coping with situations or transitional stress. As a social worker one would convey hope, reduce stress, resistance and ambivalence, recognize manage feelings, identify and support personal strengths and social assets (Height 1)....   [tags: professions in the social realm]
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The Impact of Social Class Distinction in America - According to Paul Fussell, and his essay, class is a “touchy subject.” Class is often noted as “any group of plants or animals.” However, when it comes to defining class as social distinctions, the word becomes more complex. The social class structure has remained “murky” over the years, and to most Americans, extremely complicated. In today’s society, social class has become more and more intricate, but it has never been set to where Americans feel comfortable in their own skin. Today, when talking about social class, people tend to get upset about the subject....   [tags: social issues] 899 words
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Focusing on the Child Social Skills - 1. Explain what you think are the most important social skills in our society. How would you begin to teach them to infants and toddlers. Social behaviors have different stages. “The first stage of psychosocial development is trust” (Gonzalez-Mena & Eyer, 2009). These stages include trust, autonomy, and initiative. Trust is gained when an infant feels that all his or her needs are met. For example, the mother pick the baby up when it is crying. The mother give the baby food when it is hungry. The mother change the baby diaper when he or she is dirty....   [tags: social behaviors upbringing] 923 words
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Advantages and Drawbacks of Social Networking - The topic of whether or not social networking sites have brought about a lot advantages as well as drawbacks for everybody is a very controversial one. On the one hand, many people think that besides very minor disadvantages, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. have plenty of beneficial effects on people, especially students and pupils. Nothing is perfect, everything does have both of positive site and negative site. However, after careful analysis, I totally end up with the result of drawbacks outweigh advantages....   [tags: Social Medias, Technological Advancements]
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The Popularity of Social Networking Sites - ... They may even don’t know these sites before, and then they go to register an account. When they begin using social networking sites, lots of their friends will be affected and follow the trend. For example, my friend, Jun, didn’t download any social networking apps before. When she found that all her friends were having fun in social networking apps, she began using these apps and was addicted to them. Therefore, copycat effect causes social networking sites become more widely used. Second, with the development of the network, social networking sites are very convenient to access, which is an important reason for their popularity....   [tags: social networking, joys of life] 670 words
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The Study of Social Services Organizations - The study of social services organisations, their structure, strategy and the quality of services they provide is significant to outcomes for service users and to professional development. A sociological perspective defines an organisation as a “social unit” constructed to carry out a specific function in order to reach a specific goal (Fulcher and Scott, 2007). How the organisation reaches its goals is dependent entirely upon the type of membership, mechanisms and motivations behind the function....   [tags: social services organizations,]
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The Life Course and Social Workers - “The life course is the progression and path an individual takes from conception to death, and considers that the whole life of the individual presents opportunities for development, change and growth” (Crawford and Walker 2010). Being aware of what life course one’s on and the impact of transitions within a person’s life course is important for social work practice. It is important that social workers reflect on both their own and other’s experiences throughout the life course and support this understanding within the various theoretical frameworks....   [tags: Social Issues, Homosexuality]
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Social Class and Quality of Education - One of the concerns regarding social justice in education is that there are marginalised groups within society do not having equal access to the learning and life opportunities that they deserve. The concept of social justice stresses that every individual within society is entitled to have equal rights and opportunities. This means that an individual from a lower class background deserves the same opportunities as a person from a wealthier background. It is about becoming aware and recognising that there are certain situations where the application of the same rules to unequal groups can sometimes lead to imbalanced results....   [tags: Social Justice in Education]
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The Impact of Social Software - Relational Impact Relationships can build our brains. Social networking tends to allow for a broad sense of community. “Social relationships play important roles in childhood development, with social skill mastery predicting important social outcomes. Children must master several aspects of social competence and self-control (self-esteem, social anxiety, aggression control, and general social skills) in order to adequately perform in social settings.”(Harmon, 3) There are many positive ways to build up real-life relationship via the Internet such as real-time video chats, photo or video sharing, and collaborative editing managements....   [tags: relational impact, social networking]
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Social Networking Within The Company - Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace are known to connect people with long lost friends and family. It has also been known to connect people with similar interest together. The knowledge of social networking makes it easier for companies as a whole to benefit from the advantages of social networking. Businesses are starting to use business social networks such as LinkedIn and Ryze to acquire potential clients and other businesses with the same interest. Business social networks can be very beneficial to a company, by helping potential clients decide whether they are interested in the company’s services and assist employees on need to know information on the company without a delay....   [tags: Social Media, Facebook, MySpace]
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Social Rights: Ignored Basic Rights - Safe, affordable housing and a secure income is something that many people throughout the world have, but at the same time, many more don’t have this luxury. Many families take this for granted while many suffer every day with poor housing and no secure form of income. Social rights such as affordable housing, guarantee income, education, etc. should be considered human rights, and everyone in the world should be able to access these and in turn, have a basic standard of living. If everyone had access to these basic rights, the world would be much better....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Teenage Pregnancy and Social Exclusion - There are corresponding meanings to the concept of social exclusion as people have different views. It is often defined as people who exclude themselves from mainstream society through their own form of action and values in which they believe. However, as practitioners accumulate knowledge and experience they will begin to define social exclusion (Pierson, 2009, p.5). Social exclusion causes individuals to become disadvantaged; this is not just within the economy but through other extents such as education, culture and being a citizen within society (Bonell et al, 2003, p.871)....   [tags: Social Exclusion: Adolescents]
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The Social Construction of Masculinity - Sex and gender are attributes to our identity. Sex describes the physical and biological factors we are born with, for example male or female genitalia, as quoted from blackadder “A boy without a winkle is a girl” (Elton and Curtis 1998). Whether we have oestrogen or testosterone hormones also tells us if we are man or woman. Gender however is in relation to stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, and expectations of what characteristics men or women should portray. Anyone given the opportunity to describe men, they would say words like dominant, non emotional, macho, aggressive, and to be the provider and protector of his family....   [tags: Social Construction of Gender]
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Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution - Throughout Sex Work and the Law: A Critical Analysis of Four Policy Approaches to Adult Prostitution Frances Shaver discusses the need for change for women working as prostitutes. Shaver explains the ongoing problem surrounding prostitution in Canada and provides four possible ways to resolve the issue in her work. Three well thought out points Shaver writes about are the health benefits as well as personal safety for the women in the sex industry. She also touches base on the decriminalization of prostitution and the impacts it will have on nearby neighborhoods and the residents as well as a few other topics....   [tags: social issues, prostitution]
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The Work and Life Balance - Introduction Since the end of hunting and fruit gathering as the only source of survival and emergence of animal rearing and agriculture work started to emerge as separate from life. It emerged as a activity in which people engaged themselves so that they can earn enough food and meat to eat and share with family, friends and the tribes men. It was a point of separation of livelihood from job. A man was working till the end of the day to spend his after work hours at leisure. It was a great source of development by providing luxury of time, security of food and physical safety which allowed men to indulge in higher order desires and a host of self actualization needs came out....   [tags: work and life balance]
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A Career as a Social Worker - A social worker has a very important job. Social workers help children and families in need of food, homes, and health care. They help children have a brighter future. There are many different types of social work. There are mental health, child and family, elementary, and high school social workers. There are advantages to being a social worker. One example is social workers get to save children. They take the child or children out of an abusive home, weather that is mental abuse, or physical abuse....   [tags: social issues, children, foster care]
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The Social and Pragmatic Aspects of Culture - Although, the term “culture” is in many ways undefinable and constantly changing in meaning, this does not make it any less worthy of study, particularly in the realm of sociology. Culture and the social world are separate fields, yet they rely on each other in order to be understood and observed. As Peterson argues, culture is characterized by the norms, values, beliefs, practices and symbols that individuals express and enact within society (Griswold 2013:3). If this is so, then culture is deeply intertwined with the social world, and by extension, the study of sociology, as people's interactions work to develop, perpetuate and alter the aforementioned collective aspects of culture....   [tags: collective identity, social world, culture]
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The Pros and Cons of Social Networking - Social Networking sites are the quickly becoming the most popular kind of web sites on the web. The most popular of these websites, Myspace, Facebook and now Twitter, are on their way to the top of the charts for most visited sites on the Internet. Details from by Alexa.com, a company which publishes reports on web traffic, collected around May 2008 by Carter, author for ¬¬Phi Delta Kappan, reveals that Myspace.com is the sixth most popular website. (cited in Carter) While the throne of the most popular social networking is now Facebook (cited in “Facebook dethrones Myspace”), social networking sites are still some of the most visited sites on the World Wide Web Students will have to weigh t...   [tags: Internet, Twitter, Facebook, social media]
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Reform for the Social Security System - The Social Security System is in need of a new reform; our current system was not designed for the age stratification we have at this time. The U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Policy states, “The original Social Security Act, signed into law on August 14, 1935, grew out of the work of the Committee on Economic Security, a cabinet-level group appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt just one year earlier. The Act created several programs that, even today, form the basis for the government's role in providing income security, specifically, the old-age insurance, unemployment insurance, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs.” Social Security was modeled...   [tags: United States, Social Security Administration]
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Entrepreneurship for Social Change - Entrepreneurship for social change: Is the U.S. doing enough to encourage and support sustainable social innovation. Introduction: Throughout U.S. history the nonprofit and government sectors have addressed needs that are not being met by the marketplace through the provision of a variety of social goods and services ranging from health and human services to environmental conservation. In response to increased demand for these services, the number of nonprofits has grown by 59% over the past 20 years (Powell and Steinberg, 2006; NCCS, 2010)....   [tags: Social Issues, Business, Organizations] 1301 words
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Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) - Introduction Social Anxiety Disorder or social phobia, is the third largest mental health care problem in the world. (Stein, 2010) National statistical surveys carried out in 2002 in the United Kingdom suggest that the prevalence rates for social phobias among young people in the UK were around 4%. (National Statistics, 2002) ‘Social phobia is characterised by intense and persistent fear of social situations in which scrutiny and embarrassment could occur’. (Orsillo & Hammond 2001, p.159) The individual with social phobia often feels they are being looked at, studied and critically analysed....   [tags: Social Anxiety Essays]
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The Job of a Social Engineering - In today's world there is an abundance of information. When you think of hackers you normally think of individuals who use technology to gain access to information that is not otherwise available. In a lot of cases this can be true but there are other ways to gain access to information that requires little technical knowledge. A lot of this information is available freely without restrictions. Social engineering takes advantage of this fact to acquire additional information by manipulating perceptions of those disclosing the needed information....   [tags: IT,social network,hackers,personal information]
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Chiquita Corporate Social Responsibility - After reading Kreitner’s (2008) Chapter 3 and the case study at the end, there are several reasons Chiquita has done the right thing in cleaning up their act. Corporate social responsibility is defined as “A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates. Companies express this citizenship (1) through their waste and pollution reduction processes, (2) by contributing educational and social programs, and (3) by earning adequate returns on the employed resources” (BusinessDictionary.com, n.d.)....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 464 words
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Social Impact on College Students - Social Media has become a very essential tool in the society; in addition, it has a huge impact on communication and learning process. Social media is defined as websites and applications used for social networking. “As of September 2013, seventy-one percent of online adult use Facebook, eighteen percent use Twitter and seventeen percent use Instagram, twenty-two percent use PInterest, and another twenty-two percent use LinkedIn. (PewReasearch, 2013). In addition, "Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet user ages eighteen and twenty-nine jumped from nine percent to forty-nine percent....   [tags: Social Media, College Students, Communication]
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Employment and Work Experience - Employment and work experience Textbroker – Freelance Author - October 2013 onwards I have now been selling the rights to my written work on an online contract based platform for a reasonable period of time. This role has centred on rapidly and effectively fulfilling competitively advertised client briefs for technical writing. My work in this regard has been published on a professional basis, largely within the fields of advertising and information provision. I have also engaged in more informal original content creation such as developing blog content concerning current technological or cultural issues....   [tags: clients, work, intership, skills] 690 words
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Compare and Contrast Two Social Science Views about the Odering of Social Life - ... On the other side, Foucault asks who has the power to dictate how society behaves and how is this behaviour organised, and by whom. Foucault argues that it is the people who have authoritative knowledge, particularly those in positions of power that create social order. Both of them want to know how social order is created, but Goffman wants to know how the individual creates it and Foucault wants to know who defines the rules that the individuals follow (DD101, Online Activity 23, 2009). Both Goffman and Foucault want to understand how social order is made, and they both look at bigger ways in which to understand it....   [tags: Goffman, Focault, social order]
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The Forces That Lead to the Social Exclusion of the Poor - ... For example, David Cameron, came from a rich upper class family, received private and high standard education, graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, and went on to become the prime minister of the United Kingdom. Like Cameron, several people from wealthy backgrounds have grown to achieve remarkable status and power. On one hand, this essay agrees with Weber on his theory because as mentioned earlier in the essay, the forces of social exclusion are often working side by side and for a person to be truly successful in the social society, he needs to possess the three forces....   [tags: poverty, economic, social class] 1838 words
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The Social-Emotional Aspects of Teaching and Learning - This essay aims to critically evaluate, compare, contrast and criticize, and integrate theories, strategies and skills from the Humanist, Psychodynamic and Behaviourist perspective. This essay will discuss Maslow, Rogers’, Freudian and Skinner’s approaches to understand how counselling theories may be used by teachers and other staff for supporting children and young people in terms of their social and emotional well-being within the educational context, and the factors that influence their use....   [tags: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning]
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Education and Social Mobility - When I was young my family are poor. But when I growth up my family is locate in between middle class and upper class. And right now I do live in Scotland to study my undergraduate degree. According to the question from my experience education can help you survive. Because education is considerate to be a social status in today society. With good education you can get good career and earn a lot of money. “Social mobility is Upward or downward movement within a stratification system. Liberal theory claims that capitalist societies are open-class and therefore one can expect a high degree of social mobility....   [tags: social status, liberal theory, sociology]
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Social Care Environment: Ethical Practice - When working in a social care environment, ethical practice plays a major part in every aspect of your work. This essay will explain what ethical practise is, how it affects the social care industry, and some examples as to how it could play an important role in daily work. Ethical practise is difficult to properly define. “Caseworkers, supervisors, and other staff should be guided by an overarching set of ethical standards that inform their decision-making and conduct when working with children, youth, and families....   [tags: Daily Role, Social Care]
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Designing for Social Sustainability - ... (AJ, 2013) Case studies from urban regeneration projects Case Study 1 - Thames Gateway (2008-2011) The first case study selected is the Thames Gateway; which is the UK's largest and most significant site for regeneration, occupying all of 70 kilometres along the iconic River Thames from the City of London to South Essex and Sheerness on the Northern coasts of Kent. There are several keys to the Thames Gateway’s success which particularly includes improving its social sustainability, the eradication of negative perceptions of it as a place and a step change in the quality of life....   [tags: sustainable development, physical & social design]
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Organizational Development from the Social Science Perspective - Below you will find the important aspects of section 2. Learning Outcomes:- ● Analyse critically the theoretical roots of contemporary consultancy. ● Identify strengths and weaknesses in each perspective ● Consider which perspectives may inform the way in which you hope to work in your consultancy project for your assignment. An appropriate plan therefore is to read through the theoretical models of contemporary consultancy Identify their strengths and weaknesses. Relate appropriate models to your project....   [tags: Social Science ] 1280 words
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My Experiences as a Medical Social Worker - Within the past week, I was able to meet a patient that had been through a very difficult life. He was admitted into the hospital almost one month ago because he had a stroke. He was a carnival worker and was only planning to be in Lexington for a temporary amount of time until the carnival left. When he was admitted into Saint Joseph Hospital, there were no indications that he had family and/or friends that should be contacted. At first, he was unable to talk, and his mobility was extremely limited....   [tags: career, medical social workers, ] 592 words
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Human Resource Management in Social Services - Induction Coulshed & Mullender (2006, pp158-159) argue that the orienting of new members of staff is sometimes ignored in management literature. This lack of attention to staff induction has been evident in my setting. I have worked for my employers for about 10 years and have never received formal induction training. However over recent years there has been a gradual process to improve this. Initially some personnel sections developed a brief induction package to explain issues like absence reporting, use of flexi leave and working hours....   [tags: HRM for Social Workers]
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Cognitive/Social Development of the Elementary Student - The elementary years are full of major milestones of both cognitive and social development. These elementary milestones as described by Piaget include primarily the concrete operational stage where children develop logical thinking skills including the ability to distinguish personal thinking skills (Bukatko and Daehler, 2012). Elementary educators and care givers have a responsibility to provide and environment rich in play and peer interaction as well as focused on the appropriate zone of proximal development, pushing towards the development of higher level thinking skills....   [tags: Cognitive Development, Social Development ]
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