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The Social Work Of A Social Worker

- I. Introduction: Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Social Work designed the Social Work Reinvestment Act to advocate the issues of recruitment, research and retention within the Social Work profession. Problems that are faced as a social worker is high educational debt, fair wages, work safe environments, and ongoing research. This reinvestment act is set up to protect us as individuals while advocating for equal rights in this helping profession. In supporting this reinvestment act, the hardships we encounter as a social worker are indescribable....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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Social Work And Social Change

- Social work is a profession which promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and enhance well-being. It is important to acknowledge the history of social work and the purpose of social work and why it exists. Social work is a questioned theory with different perspectives on what it is and how it should be practised. Social work helps people to deal with personal and social problems so that people can overcome or adjust to any personal difficulties. Social work is a combination of social stability and social change....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work

- It is imperative that social workers become knowledgeable about their clients’ cultures and are culturally sensitive. In learning about their clients’ cultures, social workers need to be aware of how powerful and significant culture is in relating to clients’ behavior, values, and beliefs. Becoming culturally competent requires the ability to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive working relationship with the client (Sue and Zane, 1987). Today, the concerns regarding cultural competency continue to accentuate the importance of preparing social workers for a diversified society....   [tags: Social Work]

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A Journey to Social Work

- I always received great satisfaction from helping others. I remember at a young age, helping my grandmother with chores that she was no longer able to do for herself. As I got older, my grandmother became more dependent on me. I helped her cook, clean, administer medication and made sure she kept her doctor appointments. I now see myself doing these same things for my mother and father as they get older. I strongly believe that my urge to become a social worker stems from the frightening idea of what would have happened with my grandmother as well as my own parents; had they not had someone helping them....   [tags: Social Work]

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Confrontations in Social Work

- People tend to think of confrontation as being an argument or verbal conflict. In essence, confrontations are perceived as negative actions, but confrontations are not meant to be negative. In the social service setting, confrontations are meant to ring something out in ht open in order to gain a better understanding. By gaining understanding the social worker can work with the client in moving forward and making meaningful changes (Summers, 2009). Confrontations are placed into three categories: 1.) confrontations of a discrepancy between the client’s expression of what he/she wishes to be and his/her perceptions of self (ideal versus real self); 2.) confrontation of a discrepanc...   [tags: Social Work]

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Called To Social Work

- In the movie The Preacher kid, Angie King is a character who plays preacher daughter. By her father been a preacher, she has values and rules that she must obey. Somewhere down the road Angie King decide that she doesn’t want to be label as a preacher child and follow her dad values and rules. Mrs. King wants to join a traveling gospel show; however, her dad doesn’t want her to join traveling gospel group. Mr. King knows that she can’t handle all the circumstances and situations that she may occur out there on her own....   [tags: Social Work]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- Over the course of the semester, I have learned a variety of many things regarding social work. These things vary from learning how to help oneself to understanding how to help others. Not only were the textbooks very useful, but also the materials that furthered this textbook learning. The in class presentation, activities, and guest speakers gave us insight and a different perspective on the material we were learning. I feel like this course has given me a good foundation and prepared me as a future social worker (1)....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice, Knowledge]

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Working As A Social Work Practitioner

- Working as a social work practitioner there are many tools for many different clients which a social worker can utilize, with different tools having different relevance and merit to the client. These tools are usually theories, frameworks and counselling skills, the tools also include aspects outside of skills and rely on crafted professional knowledge and practice which include, emotional and/or self-control and difference competence. Bias and opinions can and are disastrous to professional and competent social work, as they can cause whether positive or negative bias; discrimination, ignorance, offence and intimidation....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Critical social work]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- Social Work and Social Welfare are crucial to today 's society without social workers along with the help of social welfare programs, many necessities of america could not be met. this year over 6 million children will be reported as being abused. Each and every day the innocence of an adolescent is marred. whether that be physically, sexually, emotionally or even just being neglected. which brings america to the clear assumption that social workers are a necessity to promote safety to the children of America....   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, Social work, Welfare]

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Observation as a Social Work Tool and Skill

- This assignment is going to look into observation as a social work tool and skill. Firstly, it is going to briefly describe the observation. Secondly it will analyse the interactions using a reflective approach. And finally, it will look into some relevant social work skills and values that relate to the discussed topic. The observation exercise was carried out on the upper deck of a London Bus on a weekday evening and lasted approximately fifteen minutes. The subjects of the observation were a male in his late twenties that appeared to be of Afro-Caribbean origin and a female of a similar age with an Eastern European accent....   [tags: Social Work ]

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The Generalist Model Of Social Work

- The generalist model in the social work profession was drawn from a social system’s theory in the late 1960 's due to the complexities of problems and challenges faced by human beings. It was needed to assist social workers in assessing and interviewing clients. Rather than make the client fit the model, the generalist model seeks to find the approach that best fits the client, as well as emphasizing respect for client self-determination and the use of client strengths with empowerment as an expected client system outcome....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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My Career As A Social Work

- To begin, I will discuss how my life has influenced my decision to embark on a career in social work. I will then follow with volunteer and work experience and finally conclude with educational experiences. When I was thirteen, my aunt and uncle decided that they wanted to adopt a child. I did not really understand the adoption process or what it meant, but they asked me to write them a reference letter as they had babysat me on a few occasions. I felt that this was an incredible honour. Despite being so young, and having an older brother they could have asked as well, they asked me to write this letter for them....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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The Theory Of Social Work

- In social work there are many theories that are very beneficial. I think that empowerment theories are something you must know about. First, I will list some reasons why these theories are special. Then, we will explore the history of it. Thirdly, the key concepts will give us an open insight on what we are really talking about. Fourthly, we will focus on the term critical consciousness. Next is defining the empowerment concepts in a social context. Finally there will be information on the social work empowerment theories more in depth....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social sciences]

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The Social Work With Refugees

- Refugees face a lot of challenges and oppression within society, and social workers are needed with refugees to help them receive all the social services and support necessary for them to succeed in contemporary Canadian society. As evidence within this analysis showed, refugees are often disadvantaged in society. Social work with refugees is an extremely difficult task, as there are often social and political barriers in place that result in refugees having restricted and limited access to health and social services (voices article)....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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Social Workers And The Social Work

- Theory is defined as “…”. In the social work profession, it is not enough to just understand the definition of theory, but rather be able to integrate theory into practice when working to plan interventions at multiple practice levels. This integration of theory into the social work practice is an emphasis of the profession as noted in the profession’s core competencies. Core competency 2.1.6 “engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research” (NASW code of ethics) is the basis for theory integration within the social work profession....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Behavior, Dimension]

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Critical Issues Of Social Work

- In modern world, social work is one of the professional areas that gained vast and rapid development. Due to the complications of human society today and the nature of social work, its relevance will not diminish in the closest future. With this in mind, it is important to research the implications of a career in social work in order to understand the basics of its functioning and its fundamental principles. This paper aims to research critical issues of social work career by indicating ethical and personal values, importance of self-awareness and personal experiences, as well as areas of difficulty for a professional helper....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Social work]

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Social Work Values And Ethics

- Social Work Values & Ethics In the case of the Birky Family, the social worker’s initial responsibility is to provide serve to the client group. The social worker should remain mindful of NASW Code of ethics & Principles to guide practice with application to the client group. “Social workers are continually aware of the profession’s mission, values, ethical principles, and ethical standards and practice in a manner that is consistent with them” (Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers p....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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My Interest in Social Work

- Reflecting back on my childhood, I always had a vivid imagination. I would imagine being a doctor, lawyer, or even the first female president of the United States of America. But, I never considered a career in social work. Over the years I realized that I like helping people, but my thoughts of what I wanted to be were indifferent. In high school my counselor had me do a career survey to see what may have interest me. The most common choices were Nursing, Teaching, or becoming a Social Worker. So I went on the Internet and researched as much as I could on each career choice....   [tags: Social Work, career, social workers, ]

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Social Work and Child Development

- It wasn’t until the time of Sigmund Freud that people looked at the psyches of an individual and what kind of impact that could have on that individual’s life. Before that time, children were seen as extra farm hands and generally as cheap labor. Families did not look at how the children were treated and the possible impact on their development. Later, Erikson and Piaget furthered the study of development and expanded the road that Freud had pioneered. While all consider Freud the father of psychoanalytic thinking, few turn to many of his first theories in reference to development....   [tags: Social Work]

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The Social Work Of A Capitalist Society

- In a capitalist society where being able-bodied is highly valued, any person who falls outside the able-bodied spectrum is viewed with disdain, as evidenced in negative media representations and vague, destructive language is laws and policy. Thus, from a critical perspective, disenfranchisement of persons with mental illness could conceivably begin with the dominant able-bodied culture within the United States. Disenfranchisement is enacted by legislative, executive, and judicial powers who write and support state policies and laws....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Mental disorder]

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Interview With A Social Work

- Introduction The purpose of this paper was to analysis an interview with a social work. Firstly, the social worker, Michelle Gall, has worked at Catholic Care in Wollongong for almost 10 years. She completed her diploma in Community Services and continued her studies at Wollongong University, completing her degree in Social Work Department. While at University her placements included the NAPEAN Hospital in Western Sydney. This placement was across a few wards that included the Pain Unit, Drug and Alcohol Ward, Accident and Emergency, and a rehabilitation ward were people were mostly recovering from stokes....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Community, Prison]

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The Current Profession Of Social Work

- Through the ages of civilization, mankind has struggled with understanding and addressing the needs of all members of society. Social work, a profession concerned with addressing the needs of all people, did not spring up over night. Through the centuries, a collection of laws, conditions and pioneers have all contributed to the field we see today. This paper will explore the precursors of the current profession of social work and will then explore the evolution of the individual characteristics that separates social work from a hobby, cause or discipline....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Poverty, Social justice]

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The Principle Aims Of A Social Work Placement

- What are the principle aims of a social work placement. As a student on a social work placement the aims would be for the placement to provide me with a safe working environment creating opportunities for me to learn and practice my social work knowledge and skills to prepare me for the future for when I qualify. During my studies I will be on two placements one in year one and another in the final year. Placements enable students to work with a variety of people including: individuals, families, carers, groups and communities in a variety of settings....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Professional]

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Social Work Approaches That Changed The Profession

- Social Work Approaches Social work has seen four approaches that has change the profession. Each one has had some large impact to the field of social work with every new approach building off the last. Each approached with similarities and differences. The approaches are traditional practice approach, multimethod practice approach, generalist practice approach, and specialist practice approaches. The first approach was traditional methods. There are five practice methods: social cases, community organization, social group work, administration, and research (Sheafor, Morales, & Scott, 2012, p....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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Understanding Of The Social Work Profession And The Problems Social Workers

- 1. Understanding of problems and concerns relative to social work: Describe your understanding of the social work profession and the problems social workers address by using one example to discuss a particular social problem and how a social worker could intervene. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people. Particular attention is paid to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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Social Work Case Study- How I Applied Social Work Skills through Sessions with Mother and Son

- Introduction Being aware of oneself as a social worker is imperative if one plans to be an effective and competent social worker. There will be many incidents and situations social workers may chance upon in their professional work, which may present some difficulty concerning the next step to take in working with a client. Being aware is the first step. Background Information The family subset that will be explored in this paper is a mother and a son dyad that I worked with in my internship last year....   [tags: social work]

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The Work of a Social Worker

- “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others,” said Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Danny). That concept inspires people every day to do better for others. Some are so passionate about helping individuals they decide to make a career out of it. Social work is one of the most renowned occupations when it comes to helping people. The path to becoming a social worker is very difficult, in both getting a degree and choosing an occupation....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Study Questions On Social Work

- Study Questions for class January 25, 2016 The purpose of the questions is to review the readings and to discuss the material in the class. The length of your responses will vary; for an estimate, write about 100 words for each response. Include your name on your responses. Print two copies, first copy to turn in at the beginning of the class and the second, to keep for our class discussion. These 1. The textbook Allen & Spitzer, pp. 36-37 states that health care is a host setting for social work....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Social work, Sociology]

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Social Work Values And Ethics

- Social work values and ethics at times may seem controversial, as there is a fine line between situations appearing to be ethical or unethical. Though I believe with regards to ethics the only situation I deem completely never ethical is a sexual relationship between a client and a professional. With regards to number one, I think that a client buying a professional a gift of under $10 like a coffee mug or a souvenir to show their gratitude may be ethical. Yet, if the worker were to buy the social worker something like a shot glass for example and the social worker accepts it may be inappropriate and unethical....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Social work, Business ethics]

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Reasons For Pursuing Social Work Degree

- A. General Introduction and Reasons for Pursuing Social Work Degree On May 14th, 2016 I will be the first, from both my immediate family and extended family to graduate from college. This is not only an extraordinary milestone for me, but it is also a huge deal for my family as well. My family is composed of caring and hardworking individuals, who relocated from Mexico to the United States as undocumented immigrants, in hopes of having a chance of a better life for their families and themselves....   [tags: Sociology, Family, Alcoholism, Social work]

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Personal Values And Beliefs On Social Work

- Based on my personal values, beliefs and understanding about social work, it is certainly a discipline that accentuates helping people that are experiencing mental, physical, or psychological issues by offering them coping strategies. The individuals that are involved in social work by attaining proper certification in this particular field are known as social workers. I personally think that social workers most commonly provide a high level of support to their clients by engaging in both direct and indirect social work practices....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Ethics, Social justice]

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Social Work Pioneer: Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D.

- Daniel E. O’Keefe, Ph. D. (1914 - 1971) pioneered several areas of the social work profession, including within the United States military, National Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, O’Keefe earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Dayton, and from Catholic University of America, a master’s of science in social work. He worked both with the Catholic Guidance Clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio and then with the Loyola University School of Social Work....   [tags: Social Work ]

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The Importance of Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making on Social Work

- It is my belief that in order for someone in the social work profession to serve vulnerable populations it was intended to serve, it is imperative to use critical thinking and ethical decision making in tandem to achieve the optimal result. The balance is a delicate and often complex. It requires a close examination or critically thinking, of all the issues not just within yourself, but the community as a whole, the individuals within it, and the client population that the social work serves. The social work profession is built on the foundation that each individual has equal worth and individual rights to self determination....   [tags: Social Work]

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Engagement: The First of Four Steps in the Problem Solving Model of Social Work

- Engagement is considered one of the most important parts of working with a client. Coady and Lehmann (2008) consider engagement the first of four steps in the problem solving model of social work. Engagement can begin as early as the first over the phone contact or referral notification with the client. To become aware of the client’s background (ecology and life circumstances) is crucial part of this stage. It is also important for the social worker to become in tune with their own thoughts and beliefs when coming into contact with this client for the first time....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Social Work Profession And Its Core Values

- Statement of Purpose The purpose of this statement is to meet the Simmons criteria to enroll in the MSWP. Therefore, a description of the Social Work profession and its core values is a profession designed to provide guidance, counseling and to advocate for the disenfranchised people of all genders, races, ethnicities and cultures, to facilitate their ability to achieve a better quality of life. This facilitation could be in areas such as mental health, care for the elderly, and placement of children in foster homes, all in an effort to improve quality of life....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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Personal Reflection On The Social Work Profession

- In class, I was giving the assignment to reflect my thoughts about the social work profession and what I like to pursed in the future. I knew since I was young that I wanted a career where I could help people who were in need or do not have a voice to speak up. I wanted a career that helped change peoples’ lives and made me feel like I was making a differences in someone’s life. A career that I got to wake up every day that made me feel like I was changing the world. However, I did not know what major to consider....   [tags: High school, Sociology, Want, Social work]

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Ethical and Legal Considerations in Social Work

- Shaniya Robinson arrives at the County Human Services Authority for her monthly appointment with her social worker. Ms. Robinson is a 25 year old African American female who is receiving treatment for schizophrenia from the adult behavioral health services program. During a session the client reports that she is under a great deal of stress because she is having difficulty adjusting to being a new mother. Her five month old baby girl Shanice is teething and cries frequently. Ms. Robinson is also struggling financially because she is currently unemployed; her mental illness makes it difficult to sustain employment long term....   [tags: Social Work Essays]

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Correctional Social Work with Male Prisoners

- The marginalized population that will be discussed within this research paper will be male prisoners found within the United States correctional facilities. In Prince and Coleman journal article, “Narrative of Neglect: Texas Prisons for Men” (2011), the authors make it obvious that all male individuals found in prisons, regardless of race, are subjected to harsh conditions that include both neglect and abuse, as well as a number of other circumstances. They do this by giving the reader a detailed history of Texas’s state penitentiary system....   [tags: Prison Social Work]

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The Role Of Gender And Its Affect On Social Work Practice

- In this section I will include relevant findings from additional peer-reviewed articles relating to the nature of gender and its affect on social work practice, further comparing and contrasting these articles’ findings with that of other research articles used earlier in the course. Relevant findings from additional article #1 In the article, “The Rise and Stall of Canada’s Gender Equity Revolution”, Neil Guppy and Nicole Luongo (2015) provide an in-depth look at the history the gender equity movement in Canada, starting with the late 1920’s when Canadian women were formally acknowledged as “persons” by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, to the present day....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Social work, Feminism]

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Social Work Skills For Beginning Direct Practice

- Journal 6 The two main words for this journal is researched-informed practice and practice – informed research. According to Grinnell the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) have an educational policy on engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. The policy states, “Social workers use practice experience to inform research, employ evidence-based interventions evaluate their own practice, and use search findings to improve practice, policy, and social services delivery....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Qualitative research]

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Ethical Issues Within The Field Of Social Work

- Moreover, ethical issues are ubiquitous within the field of social work. As such, social workers employed in all facets of the profession, whether it is substance abuse, mental health, among many others encounter ethical issues common and specific to each area. According to the article “Ethical Issues in Addiction Counseling” by Cynthia G. Scott (2000), prominent ethical situations specific to the field of substance abuse include, “confidentiality and privileged communication” (p. 213). In her article Scott (2000) discuss the blurred boundaries of confidentiality with regards to group counseling....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Social justice, Social work]

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How Social Work Affects Our Lives On Both A Macro And Micro Level

- Gender has a significant role in our daily lives on both a macro and micro level. A person’s gender relationship with the greater society in which they live continuously impacts their notions of self and permeates the social, political, and economic structures with which they interact. In this paper, I will examine how my learning in this course has developed and influenced my perception of what I bring to social work; further examining, and subsequently comparing and contrasting peer-reviewed journals regarding the gender equity issue; and concluding with learning goals that I hope to achieve throughout my next year in the social work program....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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The Existence of Heterosexism Among Social Work Students and Its Prevalence

- Research oriented scholars in the field of social work have been concerned with the inadequacies of the use of research with practitioners (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Social workers have tended to rely on supervisors and authorities for guidance in their practice instead of utilizing research studies (Mullen & Bacon, 2004). In recent years, evidence based practiced has been the latest attempt to bridge the gap between practice and research in social work education (Rubin & Parrish, 2007). Students of social work education will need to be able to comprehend research articles, analyze their faults, and utilize them in practice....   [tags: Social Work, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Reasons And Experiences That Led You For Choose Social Work As A Profession?

- What are the reasons and experiences that led you to choose social work as a profession. Undeterred by the abuse I faced at home, I excelled in my honors courses, was named captain of both my cross country and track teams, and shined in marching and concert band. Popular at school, I always displayed a happy and outgoing demeanor; yet, on the inside I was filled with shame, guilt, embarrassment, and most of all, fear. My step-father was a substance abuser, his drug of choice, Roxicodone. I vividly remember the moment my nightmares became a reality....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Social justice]

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Pros and Cons of Different Fields in Social Work

- Earning my bachelor’s in human services will lead into my career in the field of social work. The field of social work is nothing new: Simon Patten coined the term social workers in 1900 (Robert 1995). Literature on aspects of the field, how to get involved in social work, and what type of work a social worker performs will be included in my research. For the purpose of this review, I will focus my research on current information, 2008 to current. The major theme of my research includes looking at the positives and negatives of different fields in social work....   [tags: meantal health, social work, susbtance abuse]

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients And Social Work Values

- Drug Testing Welfare Recipients and Social Work Values Introduction The testing of welfare recipients has become a hot topic within the past few years. Many individuals believe that this policy will act to ensure taxpayer money does not fund drug habits of individuals receiving government assistance, however the relevance and necessity of this policy have yet to be agreed upon by all. The goal of this paper is to determine whether this policy is consistent with the values, ethics and responsibilities found within the National Association of Social Worker 's Code of Ethics....   [tags: Ethics, Sociology, Social work, Drug addiction]

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The Social Work Profession Promotes Social Change, Problem Solving, Human Relationship, And Empowering

- The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving, human relationship, and empowering/ the liberalization of people to enhance well-being in the society. The writer is a social worker working with the disabled in the community (Fook 1996). While reading the book, one can see the different actions and decisions that have been performed by the workers. In this profession, a worker 's job is to serve all people in the society. Therefore one main value they must possess is having the ability to be fair to all clients....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social change]

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My Interest Into The Realms Of Social Work Program At The University Of Washington

- Autobiographical Statement By the end of my sophomore year, psychology had captivated my interest. It was not until my senior year that I realized exactly which direction I wanted to take in the pursuit of this discipline. I focused my interest into the realms of social work; where I could develop intervention strategies (“IS”) that may help alleviate stressors, promote motivation within the classroom context, and facilitate better child-parent and student-teacher relations. My interests and experience make me a uniquely qualified candidate for, and asset to, the Masters in Social Work Program at the University of Washington....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Education, Social justice]

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Personal And Professional Experience That Has Driven My Ambitions Become A Social Work Practitioner

- This critical analysis will focus on my personal and professional experience that has driven my ambitions to become a social work practitioner in the field of mental health. While there are a variety of definitions for social work; (Chenoweth & McAuliffe, 2015, p. 16) state that it is a social workers obligation to challenge societal mechanisms that impede on welfare, human rights and social justice. I have chosen social work as my core values of compassion, patience, empowering relationships, fair and justness and challenging the status quo; align with the fundamental purpose of social work....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Mental disorder]

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Values in Contemporary Social Work

- Shared values are essential in the creating a successful relationship between the client and social worker. Social workers operate within society, not only to assist the individual but to create a more cohesive society. Values and ethics permeate the whole of social work practice and the society within which it practices (Shardlow 1989). Values are afforded a high position within social work, this is highlighted in: “Social work is a professional activity. Implicit in its practice are ethical principles which prescribe the professional responsibility of the social worker” (British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Code of Ethics)....   [tags: British Social Workers]

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The Career of Social Work

- A person should never be afraid to do the right thing, especially if someone’s well-being is at stake. Society’s punishments are petty compared to the wounds people would impose on their soul when they turn their head and look the other way. That’s why being a direct/ regular Social Worker is a great field to take interest in and pursue. A Social Worker is someone who promotes social changes. They are problem-solvers, and family and relationship counselors. They are here to promote, enhance, and ensure the well-being of the society....   [tags: punishment, social change, domestic violence]

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Social Work Values, Principles and Ethics

- Many Canadians remains largely divided in its views of the GLBT population. Some believes that the GLBT population should have equal opportunities as heterosexuals, and should have right to same-sex marriages, the right to adopt children, access to the same tax benefits and health care, while others believe otherwise. The GLBT refers collectively to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and throughout this paper GLBT will be used. Gays and lesbian are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with people of the same sex, while bisexual are people who are attracted and indulged in sexual relationship with both male and female, and transgender are people who are bor...   [tags: Socia Work LGBT]

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Theories Of Social Work Practice

- Theories The purpose of this essay is to discuss theories and how they may be used in social work practice. I will address how various theories will be used with a variety of clients. Not one theory will fit every client and as a social worker we should not try to instill this perception with our clients. I will examine Marxist, Power Elite, and Interest Group (pluralist) theories. I will explain how these theories may be used coincidely with one another or may be used separately in order to work in the best interest of the client....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Marxism, Working class]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- Social Work and Social Welfare Poverty 8/15/2016 Kerstin Rise Abstract Views on poverty Definition of poverty Americas poor Political factors Programs available Legislation and law Economic factors Poverty is one of the oldest problems facing this country. Many people are affected by poverty. What makes this so controversial is that it seems that nothing has changed over time. Regardless of the programs available, we still battle poverty and with the economic downturn, and things to come are not looking better....   [tags: Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare]

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Social Work

- This essay will discuss social divisions; social exclusion and social inclusion, of which there are many definitions and interpretations. Social divisions and Social exclusion has been around for many years. Social exclusion was first noticed in France in 1970s in relation to people who fell outside the range of the social insurance system, such as disabled people, lone parents and the young unemployed (Townsend and Kennedy, 2004). Before 1997 Social exclusion was referred to as ‘poverty’, which means where people lack many of the opportunities that are available to the average person (Palmer; 2010)....   [tags: Sociology, Social Division]

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A Brief History of Social Work Methods

- This assignment will consist of two main parts. Word count will restrict certain areas of the essay. It is hoped, however, an overall balance can be achieved. In part one; the essay will begin with a brief history of social work methods. The essay will go on to describe what methods are and how they are made use of in social work. Following on from methods the essay will take a look at social work theories and how they can be explained. Furthermore, it will be necessary to show, and to give examples of, how methods are linked to particular theories....   [tags: Sociology, Social Workers]

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Social Work and Adult Health Care

- Introduction Social work is a service that provides 'universalist services outside the market on the principle of need' (Titmuss, 1974, p.146). It maintains welfare of the public, and its basic role in adult social care is to focus on individuals, families and communities, and to ensure their well-being. By doing so, social workers improve quality of life, and serve for betterment of the whole community, thus enabling a social change. Today, much of these social work services is guaranteed by social policies and laws, which ensure delivery of social care to different individuals....   [tags: welfare, social care]

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Understanding Social Work

- This part of portfolio sets out to describe the roles and skills of social workers and how skills are developed through supervision and continuous professional development. The international definition of social work according to the BASW code of ethics is the social work profession is there to promote social change, Solving problems that occur in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Using theories of human Behaviour and social structures, social work interferes at the points where people interact with their situations....   [tags: social change, community care]

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Case Work and Social Work

- Case work is not only the basic practice in professional Social Work but rather, a common practice followed by all. The traditional definition defines case work as “a method of helping individuals through a one-on-on relationship’’. Every individual trained or untrained indulges in case work. The difference is made by theoretical understanding and professional ethics, practices involved in professional case work. Mary Richmond in 1915 explains casework as “the art of doing different things for and with different people by cooperating with them to achieve at one and the same time their own and society' betterment.” Social Case Work can also be defined as “an art in which knowledge of the sci...   [tags: basic practice, profession, common practice]

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Self-Care in the Social Work Profession

- Social workers deal with intense situations daily. It is important that social workers are aware of how they are affected by these interactions. Priscilla Dass-Brailsford explains in her book, that countertransference, vicarious trauma (VT), secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and satisfaction, and burnout are all different ways that counselors can be affected (Dass-Brailsford, 2007). This is where it is important for social workers to have a plan of self-care and stress management resources to use....   [tags: Social Worker, Mental Health]

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Welfare to Work Programs

- Societies for years have preached the theory of individual responsibility as the righteous route for it citizens to pursuit. The worth of a society is often based on the monetary network of individuals. Moreover, in the United States this is the norm to focus on individual responsibility. However, every society is faced with the conflict of poverty that requires some type of social welfare policy. Poverty is not a stranger to the United States and therefore it created program such as welfare to assist the poor....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Social Workers And Social Work

- Social workers have been around to help society for years. Social work is one of the most renowned occupations when it comes to helping people. Though many don’t know that social workers do not get enough resources and support to be able to help those in need especially those who are in need the most at the most important part of their lives, adolescents. Social workers have a strongly demanding job in society today and are spread thin with the amount of work they must do, but with the overwhelming demand of their job they are faced with unmanageable caseloads, and lack of support....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Abuse]

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A Study On The Field Of Social Work

- There are certain things you need to do to able to work in this type of field of Social work. At least a Master’s degree in social work (SW) or Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Depending on your field (SW or MFT) you will be required to collect a certain amount of hours before you can become licensed. You can begin collecting your hours while in school (practicum student) and become an intern once you graduate. As a Marriage and Family therapist, you are required to obtain 3,000 hours. The hours are broken down into several different categories: child hours, supervision, individual counseling, etc....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Family therapy]

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Values & Ethics in Social Work

- “In this essay, we have been asked to critically assess the professional values in the ‘British Association of Social Work’ (BASW). With this the concepts of ethics and how this operates in social work practice and analyse the general role in governing and representatives bodies in social work practice”. Values are described as set of rules and guides in the right and wrong decisions we make. Values facilitates the decisions in recognising what is worthy and valuable, with this, weighs out the important and less important, when there is a conflict of values....   [tags: morality, professional values, justice]

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The Field Of Social Work Practice

- The field of social work practice is built upon theories, models, and perspectives that are utilized when intervening with clients. Together and separate, each work towards understanding the client paradigm so that the social worker is able to effectively intervene and assist the client in achieving their goals. In review of Elizabeth’s assessment, the models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy will be reviewed in detail to determine which is best to be applied to her presenting clinical symptoms....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mind]

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Communication is Fundamental to Social Work

- There is expectation to demonstrate core communication skills and the capacity to develop them and ability to engage with people in order to build compassionate and effective relationships (The College of Social Work, 2014). Communication skills are fundamental in social work; every aspect of their role involves communication. In order to communicate effectively, social workers need to be aware of the forms of communication, i.e. non-verbal, verbal, body language and written and understand communication barriers....   [tags: communication, relationships, compassion, ethical,]

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The Benefits of Social Work Clubs

- ... Cohesion for Bert is competing for power and control of meetings; he wants to be the president of the group. Leadership There are three different leadership styles within a group according to field theory and they are democratic, authoritarian, or laissez-faire. LaTonya shows two of these three leadership styles. She can be seen as authoritarian, taking control of group functioning with little input from members, when she cuts Bert off in the meeting and how seriously she takes being the president....   [tags: psychoanalytic, exchange, learn]

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Statement of Purpose for Social Work

- Social work was not a profession that I had considered prior to this year, but, after I researched it, I quickly learned that it was the perfect fit for me. I feel that this is exactly where the Lord wants me to be and I know that this is the right path for my life. It is a cliché to say that the reason I want to be a social worker is because I want to help people, but there is truth to that. However, there is much more to it than just helping people. I want to make life easier for people by connecting them with appropriate resources, educational opportunities, and/or support....   [tags: education, help, education]

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The University School Of Social Work

- 1- My main reason for applying to the Rutgers University School of Social Work is that it is an accredited university with an excellent reputation as an educational institution and offers an MSW program that is predominantly online. I attended Thomas Edison State University over the past two and a half years and earned my bachelor’s degree online. Once I made the decision to continue my education, I searched for MSW programs that were available online as well; since Rutgers is close to my residence and offers an excellent online master’s degree program, it is well suited for my educational needs....   [tags: Psychology, Mental disorder, Psychiatry]

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The Aim of Social Work

- A social worker needs to have a variety of knowledge and understanding of theories when working with individuals. I will start the essay by looking at what theory is and the nature of the relationship between theory and practice. I will discuss two specific theories, namely Cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT) and Person centred approach. While explaining the theories I will identify their underlying values and explain how they might support or even conflict with social work values. C. Becket DATE explains how Social work practice is extremely diverse in many ways....   [tags: theory and practice, human behavior]

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Science and Profession: Social Work

- Social work wasn't always considered 'social work' as we know it now, in regards to being a science and a profession. Before the 19th century, even before the start of charities that tried to alleviate the conditions of the poor, those in poverty were looked after (taken care of) by those doing it out of piety. It started with what some would consider mission work, trying to combat (but not necessarily change/find the cause of poverty) such things as prostitution, poverty, disease, etc by giving/donating money, food and other things; all of which came with the increase in the population of the country, the rise of the cities....   [tags: moral issues, poverty, crime, violence]

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Communication Skills And Social Work

- Communication skills are fundamental to social work practice. The factor that mostly strongly influenced simulated client responses was empathy. Empathic social work created less resistance and increased the amount of information disclosed by clients. Empathy therefore appears to be central to good social work communication in the child protection situation. Effective communication skills are one of the most important components of a social workers job. Social workers must communicate with clients to gain information, thereby causing detrimental effects to clients....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Abuse]

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Feminist Approaches to Social Work

- This work is going to set out to investigate the relevance of feminist approaches to social work in today’s society. It will first look at the different types of feminism that are present in society. It will then trace and highlight the emergence of feminism in society. This essay will then delve deeper into the different types of approaches that were taken on by feminists within the field of social work. It will discuss what effect these approaches had on society especially women. According to Hooks (2000) as cited in Considine and Dukelow (2009:141) “Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression”....   [tags: Gender Roles, Sexism, Oppression]

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History of Social Divisions in Society and the Role of the Social Worker

- Power and powerlessness go hand in hand as to have one the other must exist. As society is not egalitarian and never shall be, there will always be inequalities. These inequalities can be on both personal and structural levels. To enable us to understand power and social work we must firstly understand the theoretical explanation of the distribution of power, privilege, prestige and powerlessness within western society by looking at social divisions, class and their positions within society. Marx was interested in the theories of economic development, he believed that economy was dominated by agriculture and power was held by the aristocratic landowner, in the period when manufacture was the...   [tags: social work]

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The Beauty Of Social Work

- The beauty of social work is diversity. There are many groups of clients with their own specifics needs and hardships, each with a different approach needed and many ways to succeed. The thing that first drew me to social work is the ability to learn how to interact and help so many different individuals with many backgrounds, reputations, and future plans. The groups that I am most drawn to are the innocent, the neglected, and the abused. I have plans to work with youth affected by mental illness, abuse, or delinquency....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Sociology, Fosterage]

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Social Work and Human Suffering

- Introduction Social work is born out of concern with human suffering but with its face set against changing social patterns that might cause suffering. Understanding leadership in social work is important as social, cultural, economic, and demographic factors are becoming diverse. Leadership is required in the social work in order to reach this goal of ending or lowering suffering. We all tend to believe we know a “good leader”, we even believe that we are good leaders in our own ways. I believe in that statement, because you can be a leader in many ways from the true leader to just a leader by heart....   [tags: democratic leader, self-determination]

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Social Work: An Empowering Profession

- The most important social workers in society are those who enter the child welfare system. Since many children don’t always grow up in monogamous households those in the welfare system need assistance the most. According to Williams- Mbengue (2012) “Nearly three million American children are put into welfare systems and cared for by social workers.” Imagine being a social worker in the welfare system, taking care of children who come from impoverished biological homes, and a large majority of them experiencing some form of abuse or neglect (Meloy & Phillips, 2012)....   [tags: child welfare system]

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My Experience in Social Work

- My second year placement, Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC), has given me the ability to work with a diverse group of participants. Moreover, I was also given the chance to demonstrate my Korean language skills in placement. Although I was placed at a somewhat similar placement, Orange County Asian and Pacific Community Alliance (OCAPICA), the year before, I was not able to fully utilize my language abilities with many participants. Currently, I have been able to work with the mono-lingual Korean senior population, which has helped me grow as a social worker, because I have not worked with this particular population in a professional level....   [tags: elderly marginalization]

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My View On Social Work

- When I first realized I had an aspiration to have a career in social work I originally wanted to work with youth and adolescents. Initially, I decided youth and adolescent because I had dealt with many difficult experiences as an adolescent, which required assistance of social workers, and counselors. I was very thankful for the support I had which benefited my life in many ways, and dreamed of being able to do the same for other struggling youth. My view on social work has changed dramatically because of what I’ve learned so far in this course....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug, Substance abuse]

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The Implications Of Social Work

- Implications for Social Work Because of my culture, it has allowed for me to be more understanding of those that are different from me. The recognition of what it is to be different from what normal American culture may look like has brought forth a new and deeper level of empathy without even realizing. Growing up in a diverse area where my group of friends came from a wide variety of backgrounds has helped me to see the similarities we share as well as getting more acquainted and understanding of why certain groups do the things that they do....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture, Anthropology]

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