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- Social Work It was the shrill ringing of my pager that jarred me out of the deep sleep I had been enjoying. The clock beside my bed read 3:30 as I fumbled around in the dark, reaching for the insistent pager. As I saw the code that flashed on its tiny screen, my heart sank. I thought of the sleet that had been falling as I had fallen asleep a few hours before, and of the warmth of my cozy bed. The very last thing I wanted to do at that moment was to get up and go out in the cold. Unfortunately, there was little choice; I was the only Crisis Companion available during the week between Christmas and New Year....   [tags: Graduate College Admissions Essays]

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- Service Learning Research Paper Dictionary.com defines homelessness as the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets), people without homes considered as a group, having no home or haven. The homeless are the most noticeable of America’s social tribulations. You can see homeless individuals everywhere in cities, town, suburbs, and rural areas. Believe it or not everyone has a reason to why they are homeless. Well if that is the case, why do many individuals choose to be homeless is the question....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Title: The consumer in-home provider satisfaction survey. Problem Statement: The practicum agency that I work at is the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging which is located in downtown Pittsburgh. The purpose of my agency is to help senior citizens over the age of 60, who need services. I work in the PDA waiver (Pennsylvania Department of Aging) section that is made up of eight caseworkers, two typists, and one supervisor. My department’s mission is to provide current information of services and programs available to senior citizens and their families....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Work Literature Review

- Literature Review INTRODUCTION It is of paramount consideration that social workers are conscious of, aware and sensitive to the cultural demands of their clientele. This is because culture is a pivotal factor upon which a great deal of conduct, norms, social connections and mindsets of clients revolve. For social workers there is need to understand and appreciate how cultural traditions influence relationships with a diverse panorama of client needs and demands....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Stressful Scenarios in the Social Work Field

- When it comes to working in the social work field I know and understand that there will be many amazing opportunities for me but I also understand that I won’t be able to help every person that does come to me for help. When a person comes for help whether it is voluntary or involuntary, the helper tries to do whatever they can to help them. I am sure many social workers will say that it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that the helped just one person and I can’t wait to feel the feeling myself but I think about what if I can’t be as effective to the next person as I was to the other one and that does weigh on my mind because then I worry if I said the wrong things to the client or if I used...   [tags: personal reflection essay]

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Social Work Environment

- I live in Hamilton County of Cincinnati, Ohio. I am originally from Toledo, Ohio, but decided to attend the University of Cincinnati (UC). There are currently more than 500 degree programs available at UC. UC runs year round quarters; there are three ten week quarters (September until June), and one ten week summer quarter (June until September). The student to faculty ratio is 19:1, based on a full-time equivalent. As of fall, there were 33,342 total students; 26,054 undergraduates and 7,288 graduate and professional students....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Work Interventions and Strategies to promote Health Rights ? A Panel Discussion

- Social Work Interventions and Strategies to promote Health Rights – A Panel Discussion Ragland Remo Paul* Introduction: Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 10th December 1948 states as follows; “(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Issues in Judith Wrights work

- Social issues are displayed in many poets’ work and their beliefs on these issues are exposed intentionally through the use of various techniques. Judith Wright conveyed her view on social issues in most of her poems, and built her argument by using a variety of poetic techniques which position the reader to comprehend her beliefs. By developing a socially critical perspective through her poems, Wright’s view of the world’s social issues is presented to the reader in a way that forces them to ponder on the aspects of society mentioned....   [tags: essays research papers]

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social Science Fiction In Asimovs Work

- PART I"Social science fiction?"Science fiction is a term familiar to many people. This is especially true due to the tremendous influence of television. But the term "social science fiction," although not heard too often, is a term is descriptive of most of today's science fiction literature."But what does it mean?"Social science fiction is the term given to literature "which is concerned with the impact of scientific advance upon human beings."(1) It is to be set apart from the adventure or "gadget" science fiction which is characterized by simplistic plots and flat characters....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Social Welfare

- Social Welfare is an encompassing and imprecise term, but most often it is defined in terms of “organized activities,” or another element that suggests policy and programs created to respond to social problems and improve the well being of those at risk. In this paper I will discuss the history of social welfare policies and its influence on families. The advance of the welfare state reflected period-specific needs and was heavily influenced by changes in the national economy. Social welfare policy of the Colonial Period was replicated from the Elizabethan Poor Law that aimed to assist migrants in their struggle to fulfill the expectations of the early stages of industrialization....   [tags: social problems, food stamps]

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To work or not to work?

- To work or not to work. Why the educated homemaker is opting out of the workplace and why other women are not It’s 5 a.m. and Laura Williams squints at her computer’s bright light. She presses the letters on her keyboard and replies to as many emails as she can before another busy day at her full-time job begins. After she makes breakfast for her family, her husband Ryan gets their daughters, Emma, 4, and Anna, 18 months, ready. Then the Williams family sets out to drop Emma at pre-school, and then mom and Anna drop dad at work....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers]

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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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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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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 Biggest Challenge Facing Social Work Today

- The Biggest Challenge Facing Social Work Today I f the profession of social work was a client we might say that she was wrestling with the psychosocial crisis of identity versus identity confusion. We might assess the conflicted issues from her childhood (casework versus therapy versus policy/administration), the inadequate mirroring she receives from her environment (a culture that needs her to help those who the culture pretends do not exist, but is also compelled to devalue her for the same reason), and the gender biases that help keep social work a low-status, poorly compensated profession....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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I Want to Enter the Field of Social Work

- Life changes us. From day to day, we all experience things that transform our way of thinking, inspires our actions, and persuades our beliefs. A smile from a stranger can brighten a day, a hug from a mother can release fear, and a hot meal to a starving family can renew hope. Then, there are those experiences in life that can cause the heart to become weary, cold and broken. A child lost in a gang war, a father held bondage by drugs, or the silent cry of woman who was once the victim of molestation....   [tags: admissions essay]

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Racial Class, Social Class, and Money

- In his article “Horatio Alger”, Harlon L. Dalton believes that Horatio Alger’s views on success are false. Alger indicates in his article “From Ragged Dick” that success can be achieved through hard work and ambition alone. Additionally, in “Ragged Dick”, Alger rescues the son of a white man, who then offers him a job paying three times the amount he would normally make. However, Dalton claims in “Horatio Alger” that race and other factors determine how successful a person can be. On the other hand, in Toni Cade Bambara article ”The Lesson”, she aims to teach the lesson that education is the gateway to success....   [tags: success, work, education, race, social]

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What is Social Science

- What is the job of social science. Social science focuses its attention on the social aspects of human nature; its job is to study how individuals can relate with and communicate with each other. “Social scientists study the social environment in which we live in an attempt to understand human society and to predict how people will interact in a given set of circumstances (Mack, 2004, p584). In this essay, I discuss the role of social science for societies and individuals, how individuals relate to societies and the function of rules in societies as a main concern of social science....   [tags: Sociology, Social Status, Social Interactions]

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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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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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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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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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Social Work

- After coming to North Carolina Central University I have distinct opinion of what the social work profession is. Before, when I was still in high school I had a poor general idea of social workers. I was aware that school social workers had a degree but, I was under the impression that such degree was not needed to work in a place like the department of social services and both positions carried the same title. I knew of someone who worked at DSS for many years and they had begun working there straight out of high school....   [tags: abuse therapists, child welfare specialists]

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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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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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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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Jewish Philosophy and Social Work

- Jewish Philosophy and Social Work For centuries, mankind as a whole has always desired or searched for love at some given point if not for their entire life span. Love is a concept that while the dictionary will give you various definitions, can not really be defined, but rather felt. Even if we believe we are experiencing feelings of love at some point, there is no guarantee that the experience then is an ever-lasting true love. Love grows and changes throughout one's life starting hopefully with ones parents leading to peers, and on to life partners....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Work and Finding Self-Care

- ... Compassion fatigue can cause certain challenges for a professional social worker. According to Dawn Blessing in her article for Compassionfatigue.org, “[compassion fatigue] can impact all aspects of our being, including physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and [behavioral]” (compassionfatigue.org, 2010). Those challenges can manifest in the individual through exhaustion, difficulty focusing, a feeling of hopelessness, and workaholism. Some social workers that are experiencing compassion fatigue may carry their symptoms over to their clients and let it affect their job competency....   [tags: fatigue, compassion, profession, service]

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Ban Religion from Social Work

- ... The abandoned children that receive assistance from social workers are often separated from their other siblings when they are put into “the system”. These children often grow up lost in the system, being displaced from home to home, which may make it harder or impossible to locate each other. Sometimes when the social-working organizations that assist them are religious, it may cause them to grow up angry at the organization and, ultimately, at the religion. The children may then feel scornful toward the religion because the individuals that claimed it separated them from each other, causing everlasting feelings of bitterness and unforgiveness....   [tags: abuse, children, mental illness]

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The Field of Social Work and Evidence-Based-Practice

- The writings of advocates of EBP demonstrate that a shift is taking place in the social work field towards a more integrated approach where “social work is an applied, empirically grounded social and cultural science aiming at both causal explanation and interpretive understanding” (Otto & Zeigler, 2008, p. 273). Talking about the limits of RCTs they suggest that “Typically, the experimental design is not able to control for the effects of worker-client dynamics and client characteristics that are not clearly defined, understood or measurable” (Cnaan & Dichter, 2008 p....   [tags: knowledge, practitioners, academics]

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Getting my Masters of Social Work Degree

- I have been working as a social worker for the past three years. In all these years, it has always been my desire and passion to acquire enhanced social skills and knowledge to help me empower disadvantaged individuals and families take control of their lives. My desire therefore to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree (MSW) has been inspired by over three years of continuous work with families, children, youths and adults who require support to cope and combat oppressive structures and social injustices....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices]

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Reaction to Gender and Communication in Social Work Education

- ... Little girls work and interact within small homogeneous boys-girls groups and make supportive comments whereas boys go for bigger groups and make challenging comments. When they group up, these patterns continue and sometimes misunderstandings occur due to such differences. Women nod head to encourage speaker whereas men consider it to be a gesture for agreement. Men do not nod and women consider they are not listening. Women tend to use questions to continue or start off a conversation and men think it is because of less knowledge of women....   [tags: male, female, eye contact, self-disclosure]

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Personal Statement for Master's Degree in Social Work

- As a student who began her college career without specific objectives, I never thought I would be writing a personal statement for an application to receive a Master’s Degree in the social work profession. However, I feel now that there is no other future for me than that of offering my education and personal commitment to vulnerable individuals in order to stabilize their lives. After careful consideration of all areas of social work, I have found that my main area of interest is in providing resources and encouragement for individuals with disabilities to gain the freedom to live independent lifestyles without discrimination....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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What Does The Social Worker Do?

- Social Workers play a very important role in the society. Social Workers are the first to reach out to the client when a problem occurs. They provide clients with hope and encourage them to have a better life. Social workers must make the role of their work clear when they are approached by a client. Their job is to assist the client to know why they need help and where they can get it. Social Workers also unite clients with services, resources and opportunities, which provide them with the help they need....   [tags: social work, social workers, public health]

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Spiritual Empathy

- Spiritual empathy is to be able to feel and understand what another person is feeling or trying to communicate. As social workers, we work with clients who are going through a life crisis. A life crisis would be anything that threatens the clients well being. Stress and anxiety can lead to health problems and damaging dysfunctional behaviors. To best serve our clients we have to show spiritual empathy. Spiritual methods of therapy are controversial among workers in the health field including social workers....   [tags: Social Work]

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The Increase of Social Welfare in the United States

- The Increase of Social Welfare in the United States Social Welfare is defined as being programs that are run by government to promote the well being of its citizens. Throughout the history of the United States Social Welfare programs have been subject to many changes, due to the changing philosophies of Us Citizens. During Colonial times Social Welfare needs were met primarily through mutual aid. The majority of people lived in farming communities. People in these communities lived in extended families....   [tags: Social Security Social Work Society Essays]

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Different Agencies, Different Goals, Common Client

- The purpose of this article was to show difficulties that arise when there are two different agencies with two different goals which are working together with a common client. In this case, the two agencies are the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) funded programs, and the New York City Child Welfare Administration (CWA). Each of these agencies has a different agenda: CSAP is looking to prevent and/or treat alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use in pregnant or women of childbearing age (Linares, 1998, p.254), and the CWA’s ultimate goal is to expediently find a permanent home for the child (p....   [tags: Social Work]

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The Department of Human Services in The State of Tennessee

- The Department of Human Service (DHS) is a national or sub national umbrella agency that was set into place to provide public assistance in different cities and regions across America (U.S. Department of Human Services, [DHS], 2011). According to Dr. Raquel Hatter, Commissioner of Tennessee, the DHS Mission Statement is; “To improve the well-being of Tennesseans who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with disabilities through a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services” (DHS, 2011)....   [tags: Social Work]

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Assessment and Diagnosis

- Assessment and Diagnosis The purpose of this paper is to provide a synopsis of the importance of assessment and diagnosis in the counseling process. In the first two sections, the roles of assessment and diagnosis as they relate to case conceptualization and treatment planning will be explored. The potential implications of misdiagnosis will be the focus of the final section. Assessment Becoming acquainted with a potential client’s history, personality and present concerns is necessary in forming a foundation for counseling interventions....   [tags: Social Work]

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Lending a Helping Hand

- Lending a Helping Hand There have always been organizations that provide help for the needy. Now the economy is going through a downward spiral giving these institutions a greater importance in helping the lives of those who need it. Miami County residents have seen firsthand that some people who live in this area really need the help. The statistical evidence shows that Miami County, Indiana is being affected by the economy. The average salary of a resident in Peru, Indiana ends up being $28,487....   [tags: Social Work ]

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The Truth behind The Foster System

- Children play a key component in lives today. Unfortunately many children do not have the ability of having a stable home or school to call their own, while parents are not in the picture as well. This is an issue that is ignored by society and most importantly the government; in some cases. Without the foster system, children would be left abandon and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need. The American foster systems are failing; however, they can be improved through mentoring programs and finding more stable homes for foster children....   [tags: Social Work ]

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My Core Values and How I Learned Them

- ... How I learned these is by watching or listening to what others have to say. For example, in high school I heard how people made Honor Society and I never was part of it. It seems as if they pushed themselves to get there and did whatever they could to get involved with it. I pushed myself to get grades I would be happy with and be fine once I graduated. No, I never had A’s or B’s all the time, nonetheless I ended up gaining a scholarship for the local college I now attend. This showed me that the values I saw others have, I have them as well....   [tags: teachers, dignity, social work]

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Focus on the Family

- Many people still face oppression, although if you ask some they may try to convince you that we live in a free and equal America. To some extent that is true, but there are always exceptions. A majority of families have minor issues in their lives, and some think that other families must be the same. It’s time for a rude awakening. Children are, in my opinion, one of the most oppressed groups in America; whether it’s by age, or the fact that they depend on guardians who do not properly care for them....   [tags: Social Work, Child Development]

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The Differences of the Child Welfare Policy in the United States to Those in Finland and Germany

- ... Finland has mandatory child maltreatment reporting system. Criteria for maltreatment is vague, therefore, practice differs across municipalities. Similarly to the US child welfare system, practice is broken down and administered within each municipality. There are 348 municipalities. In addition, after a report of child maltreatment is made, an assessment process begins determining if the child is “entitlement to services” (Gilbert, 2011, p.118). Tools used for investigation vary from organization to organization....   [tags: social work practice]

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Responding to the Needs of Children of Problem Drug Users

- The literature I will be critically reviewing is an article entitled, "Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families". It was written by Donald Forrester and Judith Harwin. Donald Forrester was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Social Work at the time the article was published in January 2006. He has written a number of articles on the subject of Parental Substance Misuse (PSM) of which three are included in my 50 literature search....   [tags: social work, Parental substance misuse ]

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Personal Statement and Essay Application for a University Partnership Program

- My undemanding of the duties and responsibilities of a public child welfare worker is to ensure the safety of the child. The worker would would first want to get as much informant as possible during intake. This will give the worker the opportunity to assess the safety of the child or children. If a worker finds that it is safe for a child to be where they are, they would just do follow up visits and report back to the agency letting them know the children are still safe. If the worker was to find that the children were not safe, they would do an investigation and intervene, when need be, to make sure they get the children out of that harmful situation....   [tags: Social Work, Welfare, Foster Care]

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Safety, Communication, and Placement for the Older Adult

- The health care of an older adult extends beyond the traditional medical management of illness. It requires evaluation of multiple issues including physical, cognitive, affective, social, financial, environmental and spiritual components. (Ward & Reuben, 2010). According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing case management is a “health care delivery process whose goals are to provide quality health care, decrease fragmentation and duplication of care, enhance the client’s quality of life, and contain costs” (ANA, 1992)....   [tags: Health Care, Social Work]

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The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science

- The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science The world society is in a constant state of fluidity regarding everything from social customs and slang to technology and inventions. With even more abundance, scientific understanding and questioning evolve as time progresses. As the human race changes and grows, scientific knowledge of the world and universe must expand to accommodate the growth. To a large extent, the social situations surrounding the scientific work affect the specific sciences that are investigated....   [tags: Papers]

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An Incarcerated Father and His Children

- At the age of fifty-four Joey was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Joey has two children, Alex (age 23) and Amberlynn (age 18). Up until the day of Joey’s arrest, he had been actively involved in his children’s lives. Alex was a master’s student at the University of Oklahoma at the time of his father’s arrest and Amberlynn was a senior at China Spring High School at the time of the arrest. Joey spent a week in the McLennan County Jail before being released on bond for five days. After those five days, Joey was re-arrested with twenty-two counts of online solicitation of a minor and five accounts of child pornography....   [tags: Social Work Theories, Family Systems, Pornography]

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Modern Racism in the Justice System and IRS

- According to Tarman & Sears (2005), modern racism can be defined as the contemporary belief, or schema, of prejudice toward African Americans. These beliefs may include that African Americans are morally inferior to Caucasians and that they do not exhibit traditional Caucasian American values such as hard work and independence. These held schemas may mask prejudice and discrimination toward African Americans. Through masking, Caucasians are seen to be able to maintain their “status quo” - e.g. the Justice System and the IRS....   [tags: social, political, prejudice, discrimination, work]

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The Work Spouse

- Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor’s Social Penetration Theory provides for a deeper analysis on how relational closeness develops. A multi-layered onion model is used to depict the personality structure of an individual. Each layer constitutes perspectives and beliefs about oneself, other individuals, and the world (Griffin 114). Self-disclosure, the process by which we “peel back the layers,” is a gradual process that is motivated by what we perceive as the outcome of an interaction. The depth, level of intimacy, and breadth, the extent of self-disclosed areas, are essential to forming an intimate relationship....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Gender in the Work Force

- Gender in the Work Force The characteristics and behaviors associated with men and women are called gender roles. Gender can also be interpreted as the social, psychological, and cultural interpretation of biological sex. Gender as a social construct has been a term throughout history that explains the social distinction between men and women and is reinforced in social interactions. The crisis of the global economy brings about gender dimensions and different meanings for men and women in society....   [tags: social relations, equality, stereotypes]

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A Film About Jesuit's Work, The Mission

- ... I remember around 10th grade a boy named Nick joined our grade. He was not like the rest of us; he was from somewhere in California. Sadly, I can say our small home town, including me, didn’t welcome him too friendly. At first none of us would really talk to him. He had different phrases for things, seemed to be into night life, and even dressed differently than most of us. He was shunned for about half a year till we all got used to his way of life. It’s not the fact that we did not know what to say, but I think it was the fear of the unknown, the fear that something was different then what we had known our whole lives....   [tags: spain, social injustice, indigenous]

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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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What is Social Order?

- ... He did this by immersing himself in specific practical situations, such as working in hotels and restaurants, to focus his attention on the micro levels of society. Social scientists use the levels of micro, meso and macro to distinguish between different levels of social life. (Silva E, 2009, p309) Foucault, on the other hand, looked at social order on the macro level. He noted that individuals are shaped and organised through authoritative knowledge, particularly that of the social and political institutions....   [tags: social life, social interactions]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Social Work and the Military

- Social Work and the Military Social workers in all branches of the military are helping families and military personnel prepare for, and cope with, the hardships of war. They do so through a range of preventive and clinical services provided by the Veteran Administration with many different types of programs, including family-support and mental-health counseling. The mission statement of the VA Social Workers is to eliminate significant barriers to clients in need and offer interventions for veterans and families....   [tags: Veteran Services Army Essays Papers]

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Social Work Theory

- Social Workers are very important to everyday life. They are the ones that help people in need when they have nobody else to turn too. Also, they provide resources and better understanding of predicaments that you could be experiencing. I will reflect on how the class has affected me, my own experiences and how some theories have connected to my life experiences, and lastly, if the class helped toward my major. This class is important for someone that wants to become a social worker and wants to learn about the different theories used....   [tags: Attachment Theory, Psychoanalytic Theory]

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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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Social Work in Canada

- Social Work in Canada It is sad that in our society, conformity and assimilation have led to schisms in our communities. The Calgary Case Study is one such example. Mentally ill people who are marginalized face a myriad of struggles that are belittled and poorly understood. Those of us who are in a position to make a positive contribution to the lives of mentally ill community members, would rather choose to spend our efforts on more esthetically pleasing “charities”. It seems that mainstream society would rather see the issues surrounding the mentally ill simply go away and remain ignored....   [tags: Papers]

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Social Work Reflection

- Working with others and improving own learning and performance are highly essential skills in social work. In this essay I will reflect on how well I have developed these two skills and what I need to do to improve them. Before starting the degree course in university, I already had the skill working with others. As I have worked with others who were on the same course as me in the sixth form and also I did voluntary work placement which required people working together. Before starting the university my working with others was sometimes effective and sometimes not very effective depending on the people I worked with, on the topic or area we had to work on....   [tags: learning, performance, development]

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Social Care Case Study

- In this essay I am outlining a case study based on a person receiving social care. I will be using relevant theory and will critically discuss the relationship among the service user, carers and family members, and relevant social care practitioners, within the context of working in partnership with service users. Amongst other matters, the discussion will cover issues arising from inequality in society and user involvement. I was working in a school for two years as a learning mentor and I worked in partnership with G for one year and half, my role was to work with pupils of all abilities who needed help to overcome difficulties that were getting in the way of their learning such as family...   [tags: 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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Government Controlled Social Service

- In our Society, We are faced with many social problems, such as Healthcare, unemployment, and housing. Government officials implemented social policies to enhance social welfare by providing assistance for many populations in need. However, low income families (single mothers and the working class) are stigmatized against as the government primarily provides aid for this vulnerable population. Therefore, as social service providers we feel limited with resources for our clients and it prohibits clients from obtaining adequate assistance needed....   [tags: Social Work ]

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Social Justice and Ending Poverty

- Social Justice is about making society function better – providing the support and tools to help turn lives around. This is a challenging new approach to dealing with poverty in all its forms. It is not about income poverty alone.(SJS) Throughout this essay I will explore why Poverty is a primary issue when striving for Social Justice and how, we as professionals, can attempt to overcome this by working together to achieve a fairer more just society. Social Work, Primary Education and Community Learning and Development are working together collaboratively to achieve Social Justice....   [tags: social work, government, poverty]

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Social Worker Intervention Plan

- This essay will identify key issues facing the client system and will demonstrate an intervention plan. Followed by defining the purpose of social work and the identification of the AASW Code of Ethics, in regards to the case study. Lastly, key bodies of knowledge will be identified and applied to the case study. There are numerous issues throughout the case study, therefore only a small selection of key issues will be identified. Stellios has Asperger’s Syndrome, suffers from depression and anxiety, experienced a series of seizures, and was then diagnosed as an epileptic....   [tags: Social Work Case Study]

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Social Work in Older Living

- Depression is two to three times more common then dementia of depressed elders at home, about one-third have moderately severe disease. Depression is not age-related and there is no reason to believe it to be part of normal aging. It is more common amoung physically ill sunjects in hospitals and at home. Although higher rates of depression are found in people with dementia and other neurological disorders, particularly stroke and parkinson's disease. Without treatment, depression in old age becomes a chronic disorder that produces high levels of morbidity and mortality....   [tags: dementia, depression, elderly, homes]

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Social Policy Work Experience

- Social Policy Work Experience I am currently participating in a project named 'Curtain Call' which is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does however have five members of staff who are not students; they are full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk) Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group of students who wanted to take acti...   [tags: Papers]

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Edith Abbott and her Contribution to Social Work

- ... Major Contributions: Edith spent the majority of her career trying to change the way social work was taught in Universities around the nation. She also spoke out on controversial issues, for example, her opposition to World War I and the immigration laws that followed; she battled for labor laws to be created to protect workingwomen from exploitation (“National”, n.d.). Edith believed that social work was both a cultural and disciplinary subject, and that preparation for the field could not be delegated to other places within a University (Wisner, 1958)....   [tags: Generalist, Professor]

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Values and Ethics in Social Work, Cultural Competency

- In the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, there are many standards a social worker should uphold in order to promote a healthy and helpful relationship with the client. One such aptitude is Cultural Competence and Social Diversity, which is in section 1.05 of the NASW code of ethics (National Association of Social Workers, 2008). There are three sections associated with this competency “Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths in all cultures”....   [tags: code of ethics, understanding culture]

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Health and Human Services

- Health and Human Services Social Work is growing now a day due because of poverty, which is why there is a big demand for social workers. It is a very dedicated job and stressful at the same time. Social work is for people who want to help people, also because of all the clients you ended up having some of the client’s do not appreciate what you are doing for them and get violent start threaten you, or getting physical. Some social workers have so much work that they even have to work weekends and night hour’s just to catch up with the work load....   [tags: Social Work]

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