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Essay on Figurative Language in A Work of Artifice

- Figurative Language in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy     "A clever trick, crafty device, or stratagem" is how Webster's Encyclopedia of Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language defines Artifice. Marge Piercy definitely used "crafty" techniques in writing "A Work of Artifice." In this poem, Piercy reflects on the growth of a bonsai tree, considering the molded existence of what it is to what it could have naturally been. With deeper analysis of this poem, the correlation between a bonsai tree and the shaped role of women within society becomes evident....   [tags: Work Artifice]

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Personal Response to Marge Piercy's A Work of Artifice

- Personal Response to Marge Piercy's A Work of Artifice My initial response to "A Work of Artifice" by Marge Piercy, was one of profound sadness. In defining myself as the actual reader of this poem, my background becomes significant in my emotional response. "It is this reader who comes to the text shaped by cultural and personal norms and prejudices." (Bressler, p. 72) I come from a family of poets and published writers and have been reading and composing poetry since the age of 4. My first poem was published in the local newspaper, in which I won first prize, at age 5....   [tags: Work of Artifice Essays]

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Unfair Treatment of Women in A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy

- *The poem “A work of Artifice” is written by Marge Piercy. The poem describes a bonsai tree and uses the tree as a metaphor for woman, by depicting woman that is treated unfairly, especially by not giving them their freedom of rights. I will prove my argument in this essay by examining the main metaphor, the relationship between the tree and the gardener, the tree symbolizing women and the Chinese foot binding. The bonsai tree represents a woman and the gardener is a man. The gardener is a man because every day he whittles back the branches....   [tags: foot binding, bonsai, roles]

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A Work of Artifice and You Should Have Been a Boy

- A Work of Artifice and You Should Have Been a Boy The word potential can be defined as the sum of abilities and capabilities that are possessed by, and specific to an individual being. In regards to humans we could say that it is all that a person can be and accomplish if encouraged and allowed the freedom to do so. Fulfillment of potential is curtailed in both the females in “A Work of Artifice,” by Marge Piercy and the female in “You Should Have Been a Boy,” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton; however, the manner and degree of such curtailing is quite different....   [tags: Marge Piercy Elizabeth Cady Stanton Essays]

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A Work of Artifice - A Profound Poem for Many Cultures

- "A Work of Artifice"- A Profound Poem for Many Cultures Suppression of women has occurred in all societies. Damage created by societal repression ranges from psychological damage to physical damage.  The suppression of women is not only perpetrated by men, often other women support the cultural traditions which are damaging, as they themselves grew up within the confines of those social norms.  Marge Piercy, a feminist activist, writer and poet makes a statement against social norms damaging to women with her poem, "A Work of Artifice"....   [tags: Poetry]

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Lily’s Artifice and Mr. Ramsey's Work in To the Lighthouse

- A Comparison of Lily’s Artifice and Mr. Ramsey's Work in To the Lighthouse             In Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse,  Mr. Ramsey’s lone philosophical work is contrasted against Lily’s encompassing paintings.  Both Lily’s and Mr. Ramsey’s professions require sacrifices;  Lily gives up the ideal marital life whereas Mr. Ramsey has his wife forfeit her happiness to restore his.  Through his work,  Mr. Ramsey is able to build himself up and look as though he is a strong male figure.  Lily also finds strength within her artistry,  rejecting the traditional “mother-woman” image and taking on an identity that is unique in her society....   [tags: To The Lighthouse Essays]

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Artifice and Self-Reflexivity in Non-Fiction Film

- Doubling Reality: Artifice and Self-Reflexivity in Non-Fiction Film The non-fiction film is the original creation at the crossroad between cinema and authenticity. It is traditionally considered to be the truest of any art form by focusing on perceived reality, whereas fictional narratives necessarily fabricate conscious experiences for the application of style and meaning. Documentary films have a considerably more complex signification than fictional works because they propose the viewer’s reality as the film’s diegesis, two areas that are disparate in works of fiction....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]

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Use of Symbols in Yeats's Work, A Vision

- Use of Symbols in Yeats's Work, A Vision In his 1901 essay "Magic", Yeats writes, "I cannot now think symbols less than the greatest of all powers whether they are used consciously by the masters of magic, or half unconsciously by their successors, the poet, the musician and the artist" (p. 28). Later, in his introduction to A Vision, he explains, "I put the Tower and the Winding Stair together into evidence to show that my poetry has gained in self possession and power. I owe this change to an incredible experience" (Vision p.8)....   [tags: Yeats Vision Essays]

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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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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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Identity, Work and Labor

- What are the differences between work and labor. There are many differences between work and labor. At the same time, it is complex to point out these differences because they are subtle. To illustrate one difference between work and labor, here is an example from a building site. The manager or contractor organizes the structure of the tasks that need to be executed. The laborers are those who are doing the heavy work, laying bricks, digging the holes and carrying the lumber. The manager, foreman and the laborers, however, are all working at the site....   [tags: Work, career, ]

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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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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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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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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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A Brief Note On The Status Of Social Work

- E. Status of Social Work 1. I believe social work is valued at my agency not just because the staff is nice to me, but because my supervisor follows the Code of Ethics when it comes to clients. When dealing with clients in substance abuse, some of them might think they can come in and manipulate staff because that is what they have been used to doing during their addiction. I believe one staff member used the term “devious” to describe how some clients can be when they first come to Shepherd’s Shelter....   [tags: Social work]

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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 Development Of Social Work

- ... The focus is to promote a community-based approach within social work. It focus is on the roles and task of social workers with an emphasis on the importance of specialist knowledge and skills in relation to certain service user 's group. The report created changes in area of education and counselling.(Lishman,2012) The approach is criticised for ignoring specialisation. There is conflict view regards its impact on social work as a provision of service depends on how local authorities interpret and implement the require legislations and policies....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Critical social work]

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Social Work As A Profession

- I have chosen social work as a profession because of my passion to help others. I want to make a difference in someone’s life and help them through the problems they are having. Whether the client needs counseling, guidance, or advocacy I want to be the person to help them. My drive for helping others and motivation to change social policies for the better is why I have chosen social work as my future profession. My career goals after completing a Master’s of Social Work degree is working with victims of domestic violence or sexual assault....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Master of Social Work]

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Personal Statement On Social Work

- ... It has been a long journey for me pursuing a career in social work. My ambition has progressed over years of caring for others. The core values of social work have also inspired me to become a social worker. I have the desire, including the passion. I want to work and advocate for others in overcoming socioeconomic barriers. Volunteering for Rape Crisis Intervention for a little over eleven months, I have worked with a team helping survivors of violent sexual acts go through the healing process....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Master of Social Work]

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The Work of a Family and Marriage Therapist

- Family and Marriage therapists identify a wide variety of mental and behavioral issues within a family, individuals, and marriages. (HealthcareColleges.net, 2011) These therapists enable society to tackle their problems and move forward in a positive direction. Family and Marriage therapists are responsible for gathering information by testing and observing their patients. (mymajors.com, 2011) After receiving this information they are required to document and record information gathered from the patient sessions....   [tags: Social Work, Psychology]

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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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Having a Good Time at Work

- Imagine that a job allows it employees to have the hours that work best for the employees. The employee has all of their needs met every hour they were at their job. The employee truly feels they are important to the employer they work for. There are many companies doing just that for their employees today. These companies are finding that they have far less employee turnover (“Forbes Magazine”). Some of the biggest companies around the world are finding new ways to take special care of their employees by offering them top salaries, lavish company perks, and offering flexible schedules....   [tags: Work Environment, SAS]

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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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Work Can Be A Real Pain

- Work can be a real pain in the neck, but working for someone you don’t like can quickly turn a pain in the neck into a pain in the you know where—before you know it, work is no longer just a sore subject but a bitter one. Your boss, manager, or supervisor are all people that can make or break your day. They’re the ones who control the work environment—for better or worse. I have thus far only had one job, but I’ve seen many managers come and go. Most managers have similar qualities; however, what sets them apart are their differences—my managers Araceli and Sheila are no exception to the rule....   [tags: Management, ManaGeR, Employment, The Work]

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Child Welfare : A Social Work

- ... David, personal communication, February 15, 2016) This interview made me realize that being a child welfare social worker is not just helping children and family, but also to communicate with the people to better understand their situation in order to find a solution to solve the problem or prevent the issues from becoming worse. The organization that created the Social Child Welfare Center as a community center for social worker had been specialized in taking care of children and family that had been involved for about twenty-one years....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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My Perception Of Social Work

- ... With a developing number of institutes materialising, such as The Charitable Organisation Society (COS) and the introduction of settlement houses - the first being Toynbee Hall - it can be contended that an acknowledgment had been made, for the need to manage such administrations (Wilson et al., 2011). It can be reasoned that ‘social work’ can be recognised as far back as the recording of history. In my opinion and for this essay however, I am portraying the concept that Social Work as we know today, is ‘authoritatively’ characterised through its first beginnings in formal education....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Welfare]

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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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Social Workers And Social Work

- ... “Social workers are highly trained and experienced professionals. Solely those who have earned social work degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral levels—and completed a minimum number of hours in supervised fieldwork—are professional social workers” (“Social Work Profession” 2015). The more advanced each and every social worker wants to be as a practitioner the higher level of education and more licensing they are required to have. Social workers are important to all communities since there are a multiple different types of social workers they are able to assist numerous more people in the community to acquire the help they need....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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The Field Of Social Work

- ... Describe a major social problem and your interest in addressing the problem. (Be specific in discussing your perspective on the impact of this problem on citizens and your anticipated role as a change agent on the individual, group, and community/organizational levels of change). For years oppressive systems have hindered women and girls economically, politically and geographically and as a result, women have lost hope. It is my goal to reignite passion and hope in women 's’ lives. I strongly believe that our homes, communities, social institutions and societies revolve around women because they are the givers of life....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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Questions On The Work Ethics

- ... I feel such behavior should be praised and not belittled. I 'm sure she just wanted to do her best and have others proud of her. The only flaw I have is that Gwen could over exerting herself and cause a mishap at work because she failed to take appropriate breaks. Should an incident like that occur all of her progress would have been lost due to a health crisis. 4. Appearance Paula worked in the human resources department. The supervisor admired Paula’s work and always commented on her speed....   [tags: Thought, Human, The Work, Boss]

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Social Work On Interpersonal Communication

- ... The most crucial and time-consuming part is to make sure to proofread before sending out important case files. Many people use special words or slang while regularly speaking or writing, but social workers should never write the way they speak in a professional paper or setting unless quoting someone directly. (USC Social Work) Keep Facial Expressions and Opinions to Yourself: When working with a client face to face, it is valued to be mindful of facial expressions and body language. Certain things that are acceptable in certain cultural areas or certain settings may be seen as rude or strange in professional settings....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Communication]

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Social Work And Social Welfare

- ... When Feudalism ended the roman church became the institution for meeting human need. The church expected the people to give 1/10th of their income to help the poor as a means of social control and catholic children were removed from homes and put on the “Orphan Train” which was the beginning of foster care in the US. Before the roman church woman played a significant dominant role. Christianity, patrichocy were male dominated and matriochy was female dominated. Public welfare is from tax money and is not charity as it comes from the government based one eligibility....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Ethics]

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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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Professional Career And Social Work

- ... As a student critical thinking has definitely helped outcome many obstacles, in my previous statement because of critically thinking beyond my current life circumstance I was able to make it this far successful in the social work program. Although, a social worker salary is not extravagant it is a stepping stone that will allow me to matriculate to pursing a master degree. As an intern, this skill is valued because it allows me get hand on practice to exercise my critical thinking with supervision to better my craft before practicing on my own....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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The Field Of Social Work

- ... I work with children and families now on a daily basis and enjoy it. I actually could never picture myself doing anything else at this point. For the last thirteen years I have been helping others and that makes me feel good. I know they were helped, they are in a better situation, and I am blessed to be in the situation to do that. I want to pursue professional social work education because there is more people out there in need and I feel a calling in that field. When you love something you do then it is never called a job in my opinion....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Want]

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Social Workers And Social Work

- ... I had gained support from people of various sects, religions, and mental abilities during my therapy sessions. This opened my eyes to seeing people from different walks of life with a fresh and friendly perspective. This broke my cultural shyness that I had held on for a while since I moved to the United States within just a few sessions. Towards the end of my recovery I had made sure I started working towards giving back to the community, that I had relied on so heavily so far. I started volunteering my time for the Oregon Food Bank to sort and repack wide varieties of fresh and refrigerated food to be distributed to shelters here for a month....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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Work Environment and Legal Issues

- Introduction The growing issues with Internet usage in the workplace has become a major concern for employers. Employers are discovering that employees are spending hours of wasted time surfing the Internet and sending inappropriate emails. Employers classify this type of behavior as, “Internet abuse,” and breaking company’s policies. While employees see this type of behavior harmless, employers see this as potential risks to their organization. Previous researched study show employees spend hours surfing the Internet and sending non-work related emails to co-workers, family, and friends....   [tags: workplace, internet usage at work]

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Social Workers And Social Work

- ... I feel as though many people do not realize just how much work social workers have to endure just to help those that are in need. Helping others are easier said than done, and a lot of people need to realize that. Behavioral Health is a very broad field. The decision of what career path to choose is very difficult. Most of the credits received was from another major. Luckily some of those credits transferred over to Behavioral Health. The previous major was Criminal Justice. Criminal Justice was great, I personally found it to be very interesting....   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Social work]

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Social Worker And Social Work

- ... There is various stages of Alzheimer’s which range from no impairment, to mild, severe, or very severe cognitive decline, to difficulties in swallowing. Additionally, there are over 5 million Americans presently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and in 2050, the number of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s will rise to 15 million. Ruth Hendry gave an informative presentation on Hospice denoting it as a service as opposed to a place. Ruth presented aspects of “An education model for explaining hospice services” (Welk, 1991)....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Death]

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A Interview On Social Work

- ... I feel I bought some expectations on Lucy as I asked her multiple times her attempts at coping with stress, which in her first statement she said her first attempt at coping was with me the social worker. As I feel that I need to be attempting first within my own life before asking others for help, but did concur in speech and personal with Lucy that asking for help is hard, due to fear and anxiety of others reactions and I know I can also procrastinate on doing so. This may have also influenced my struggle with problem solving with Lucy as this was our initial meeting and within minutes I was asking her about her attempts at stress coping....   [tags: Social work, Sociology]

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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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Work-Family Conflict and Health

- Jansen, Nicole W. H., et al. "Changes In Working Time Arrangements over Time As A Consequence Of Work-Family Conflict." Chronobiology International: The Journal of Biological & Medical Rhythm Research 27.5 (2010): 1045-1061. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. This source explains the relationship between working overtime and the work-family conflict. With this source, they “investigated whether work-family conflict is prospectively related to adjustments in work schedules… in this relation”....   [tags: Work vs Health]

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The Social Work Of A Social Worker

- ... Their struggle was on a mezzo scale, affecting family around them. This experience influenced me to go into social work because as a family, we did not know how to help them. Every day, our experiences that we go through change us. We never stop evolving. Social workers never stop learning new strategies to help their clients. Taking each experience from each client and using it to help others. The NASW Code of Ethics is a guide used by social workers to mentor them in professional conduct....   [tags: Sociology, Social justice, 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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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]

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My Overall Work Ethic

- Missions and Value Training This training mapped out the company’s approach to the way business will be conducted. This course was completed as required. S3 DSR Certification Training I attained certification to facilitate the S3 Direct Sales Course. This course teaches selling value over offers. Document Retention The document retention course which focused on properly securing documents has been completed. Excellence I consistently provide open and honest feedback about what is necessary for us to be successful....   [tags: work ethic, evaluation,]

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Gender Gap in the Work Force

- Gender disparity impacts numerous aspects of everyday life. It influences our work or interactions with others and our home life. It impacts our work by the jobs and positions that certain genders obtain and their salaries. Likewise, it controls how we react to others based on expectations made for our gender. For instance, those who work in customer service tend to be female and are expected to be kind to put customers at ease. It impacts families through the division of work given to spouses based on their gender or perhaps their income....   [tags: gender gap, work force discrimination]

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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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Social Work : A Social Worker

- ... Social workers are also represented in different diverse settings to help different ages from younger kids to the elderly. I was first introduced to Service learning during Social work 250. Before taking Intro to social work I did not know much about service learning but I learned that service learning is a way to help you get hands on experience in a choice of place that interest’s you. Service learning teaches you many different important traits, which you need in order to succeed in your future professional jobs....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Social justice]

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Characteristics And Weaknesses Of Social Work

- ... Critical theories work with empowerment principles, many solutions and perspectives to one or many problems, social progress is possible and that knowledge and communication are powerful. Critical theories have many niches such as feminist and anti-oppressive theories, and work to promote and create equality and diversity. Critical theories promote many challenging’s within society, such as perception of oneself individually or systematic discrimination within legislation, through many avenues with flexibility....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social sciences]

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The Embedded Negative Aspects Of Social Work

- ... In turn, practitioners who embodied this ideology stood a good chance of being ostracized both professionally and alienated by peers (p.175). In the 1960’s practices such as radical social work (RSW), which introduced aspects of (critical) sociology, led to inclusionary considerations of concepts like gender, poverty and a movement toward radical social change (p. 175). According to Popple and Leighninger (2005) a less easily defined movement that institutionalized SW practice emerged during the Richmond/Adams period....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Critical social work]

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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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Effectiveness Of Social Work Services

- ... Charity Organization Society provided help to disable, needy, and poor populations "The primary emphasis of the COS movement was to employ a 'scientific ' approach to cope with the expanding problems of urbane dependency, the proliferation of private philanthropies and growing evidence that some individuals and families had learned to 'game ' the system by successfully appealing to multiple organizations for help" (The Social Welfare History Project). Mary also worked as the director of the charity department for the Russell Sage Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the funding and advancement in social science research....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social sciences]

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Social Work On Interpersonal Communication

- ... The most important and most time consuming is to make sure to proofread before sending out important case files. Many people use special words or slang while regularly speaking or writing, but never write the way you speak in a professional paper unless quoting someone directly. When working with a client face to face it is great to be mindful of facial expressions and body language. Certain things that are acceptable in certain cultural areas or certain settings may be seen as rude or strange in professional settings....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Problem solving]

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Social Workers And Social Work

- ... Beck, 1976; Ellis, 1962, 1994), the nature of the therapeutic relationship has been defined as a collaborative endeavor between the client and the social worker, one that underscores not only the importance of that collaborative relationship but also the importance of the active role of the client in that process. This collaboration is defined by the client’s right to self-determination and his or her ability to make choices relative to the treatment process (A. Beck, Shaw, Rush, & Emery, 1979; J....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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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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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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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 Master Of Social Work

- ... Academic Experience My undergrad experience at GSU was rigorous and yet rewarding. Beginning with the “Introduction to Social Work and Welfare,” and ending with “Field Work II” which integrated “Field Placement,” all of which assisted in my professional development of roles, and boundaries. I was introduced to the different levels of social work and its three practice categories consisting of Micro, Mezzo, and Macro. My academic experience has allowed me to develop skills, promote empowerment and advocacy, and obtain theory based knowledge for the furtherance of individuals and groups that are marginalized, lack social justice, and resources with the idea of improving one’s quality of li...   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Social justice]

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The First Social Work Course

- ... Throughout my life (especially, as an adult) I have strived to apply the values of service and social justice throughout my volunteer experiences as well as my daily interactions with others. As I reflect on the many opportunities I have been given which would apply to this concept the following four examples are brought to my attention. First, my full-time missionary service for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Florida Tampa Mission from December 2011-July 2013. As I served those individuals who lived in this area I learned to work with various diverse populations....   [tags: Social justice, Social work, Sociology]

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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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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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Effects of Generational Gaps on Work Environments

- This paper will be analyzing how is the generational gap affecting our work. When people think about the generational gap in the workplace three questions tend to come to mind: 1. Is there a difference between the qualities of work being done. 2. Is there a different sense of loyalty towards employers. 3. Is there a difference in motivation towards getting the work done. Along with the analysis of those questions, this paper will also discuss the negative and positive aspects of the three questions above....   [tags: Work Ethic, Generational Differences]

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Safety, Health, and Security in the Work Place

- ... A discussion of who is affected by each of these concepts and the impact of failure to provide a healthy, safe and secure work environment. A complete secure healthy workplace is accomplished by operating managers and HR staff members working together. The primary safety, health, and security duties in a business typically fall on supervisors and managers who are affected by employee health, safety and security. Safety refers to methods and other problems taken to keep workers from being hurt or getting sick....   [tags: work, violence, well-being]

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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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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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Perspectives on the Study of Work-life Balance

- OBJECTIVE OF RESEARCH: The purpose of research is to discover answer to question through the application of systematic process. The chief seek is to discover elsewhere the reality which is hidden & which has not discovered as yet. TYPES OF RESEARCH: The necessary type of research are as follow: • Descriptive Research Descriptive Research includes survey & fact finding enquiries of diverse type. The main rationale of descriptive explore is description of the condition of relationships, as it exist at current....   [tags: Work–life Balance Essays]

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Morality and Inegrity in Achieving Goals at Work

- ... Soon the next opportunity came, in which my managers choose me over my seniors to work with the client’s development team in London and liaise directly with the client. I was still settling in the industry and understanding the different facets of this industry but I took the challenge. Soon the baton was passed to me for all the major responsibilities. It was the time to show my interpersonal skills and work with other teams, in both supervisory or development staff roles. It was a difficult project due to its design and team complexities but we managed to deliver it within time and cost....   [tags: motivate, client, work, achievements]

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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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The Code Of Ethics Of Social Work

- ... These activities seek to promote sensitivity to and knowledge about oppression and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers strive to ensure access to needed information, services, and resources; equality of opportunity; and meaningful participation in decision making for all people. 3. Value: Dignity and Worth of the Person o Ethical Principle: Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person. Social workers treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity....   [tags: Sociology, Ethics, Social work, Social justice]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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