The project also required me to do an ecological assessment which I have never done before. The ecological assessment looks at risk factors that can affect the family and ways to prevent them. I found this method extremely useful for my future career goals. The ecological assessment can be useful when working with children or the elderly. For the Mendoza family this assessment help be realize the limit of resources they had in their area. This lead me to take a look at my areas resources. With the information I have learned about family needs and resources, I noticed my community needs more resources. The ecological assessment also taught me how some of the needs can be meet. For the Mendoza family, there was no one...
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... that these steps will help me stay healthy and active instead of becoming burned-out.
My values maybe different then my client’s but I feel that I can put my values aside to help the client. The only problem I think I would encounter would be an abonnement case involving multiple children. One of my biggest values is family. My whole life has been shaped by family. About four years ago my cousin gave up her rights to two of her daughters, but kept her other three children. Since then I have watched the two girls she gave up be raised by their grandma. There grades dropped, their personalities changed, and everything they asked was about their mom and siblings. I believe that I could put my feelings to the side, but another social worker maybe more effective. Other than that situation I think I could put aside my values to help whoever needs help.
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