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The National Assocation of Social Workers Code of Ethics

- The Code of Ethics is an important part of a Social Workers career, by giving them basic guidelines, principles, standards, and values/morals for which they should follow. By following these guidelines a Social Worker can keep their work at a professional level and learn to keep work out of a personal level. This Code of Ethics has been set forth by the National Association of Social Workers, and is mandated in the field of practice (NASW, 2008). The National Association of Social Workers, NASW, considers the following as its six most core values; service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence....   [tags: social workers, human relationship]

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Social Workers the Warriors of Change

- ... In that time it was those workers who set the stage for what we now know as the field of Social Work. The social worker may have many responsibilities or functions but one that will always stand out as paramount would be that of an enabler. In the enabler role the social worker works with the client to become capable of coping with situations or transitional stress. As a social worker one would convey hope, reduce stress, resistance and ambivalence, recognize manage feelings, identify and support personal strengths and social assets (Height 1)....   [tags: professions in the social realm]

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The Life Course and Social Workers

- “The life course is the progression and path an individual takes from conception to death, and considers that the whole life of the individual presents opportunities for development, change and growth” (Crawford and Walker 2010). Being aware of what life course one’s on and the impact of transitions within a person’s life course is important for social work practice. It is important that social workers reflect on both their own and other’s experiences throughout the life course and support this understanding within the various theoretical frameworks....   [tags: Social Issues, Homosexuality]

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Social Workers On Interdisciplinary Teams

- Social workers in the healthcare field can be very beneficial to an interdisciplinary team. Throughout the semester we have looked at how social workers bring their professional and distinct skill set and beliefs to these teams. There are many stereotypes and biases surrounding social workers and other professionals on interdisciplinary teams. Social workers also have different views than other healthcare professionals and use their skills in communication to help the clients they serve, along with various other skills that are unique to social workers differing from other professional in the healthcare field....   [tags: Cultural Competence, Health Outcome]

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Social Workers and Policy Advocacy

- As a social worker it is important to engage in policy practice. It is a part of the profession, whether you like it or not. It is an aspect that can change the way things are done for clients in a good way or bad. If you want to be more affective in practice, advocating for policies is one way of making sure your clients receive what they deserve. Chapin (2011) talks about how as a social worker you cannot take on every social policy issue, but it is important to consider the policies that affect your client population....   [tags: Social Policy Advocacy]

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Child Welfare and the Role Social Workers Play

- Being involved with the department of social services can be an extremely overwhelming experience to families. There are many aspects of the processes families go through that are unaware to the general public. To gain insight into the child welfare field and the role child welfare social workers play, Heather Makulowich and I interviewed Wanda Phillips on October 4th, 2013. The Department of Social Services in Pitt County is a very drab building on the inside and out. I noticed that the receptionist is completely separated from patrons by a wall with a hole in which to speak through....   [tags: department of social services]

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Social workers’ perspectives

- I certify that I am the author of this paper titled, Social workers’ perspectives: The issues foster care youth face in transition to adulthood and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data, ideas, or words, either quoted directly or paraphrased. I also certify that this paper was prepared by me specifically for this course and has not been submitted before in any class by me or anyone else....   [tags: Foster Care, Transition to Adulthood]

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The Importance of Language Choice for Social Workers

- Language is not just a way we communicate; it is part of our cultural identity, and having the right to choose the language we wish, as a user of personal social services in essential to our basic rights. A country that has made steps to preserve its national language is Wales, through government legislations and incorporating the language into all public sectors successfully. As to be discussed there is extensive research that exists explaining why it is important to be able have the freedom to use a language of choice and how much it can affect people....   [tags: welsch and english language act]

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Micro Social Workers Helping the Disabled

- Micro social work is the most common form of social work and the social worker engages with individuals or families to solve problems. Social workers on the micro level that work with those that have disabilities do several different things. Social workers often provide beneficial information to individuals that have disabilities about federal benefits that they are entitled too. Social workers can also help individuals apply for social security, family assistance program, prescription program and other programs that certain states have....   [tags: mezzo, rehabilitation, employment]

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Pharmacists, Podiatrists, Clinical Social Workers

- Around 595,800 establishments make up the healthcare industry. The healthcare industry varies significantly in staffing partners, size, and organizational structures. Even though hospitals make up only 1 percent of healthcare organizations they provide work for 35 percent of all workers in the industry. 76 percent of the healthcare organizations are formed by offices of dentists, physicians, and other health practitioners. The healthcare industry is designed to administer care 24 hours, respond to needs of patients, diagnose, and treat....   [tags: Health Care]

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Social Workers: Influence of the Ecological Approach on Social Practice

- Introduction 'Social workers have a professional and ethical responsibility to (...) interact and intervene with clients and their environments' (Teater, 2010, p.4). According to this premise, the ecological approach in social work interventions offers an effective method of relating children, young people and their families to their environment. It is an approach that allows social workers to intervene in cases where a child is abused or neglected, while providing a good theoretical framework for social workers' direct work....   [tags: cultural constrain, child maltreatment]

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Social Workers and Their Safety

- Safety is very important when you do social work it could mean the difference between life and death. KVC health systems have many precautions and safety measures that are to be taken. Precautions in the office start out when you enter the door of KVC. The front doors are locked and there is a sign on the door that states you have to be accompanied by KVC staff members. Also if there is a client that is at a potential risk they have rooms that are to the side of the building that have exist on each side in case of emergency How to recognize signs of agitation with case managers they should be more aware when working with clients when they are angry and feel mistreated, clients who are active...   [tags: precautions, investigation, child abuse]

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The Social Construction of Workers’ Collectivism

- Union renewal depends largely on increased member participation, generating and maintaining strong collective identities and mobilization of union resources. It was further contended that collective identities are not given, but constructed and sustained through narrative framing and engagement of individuals. These processes highlighted the importance of trade union leaders’ ability to construct and sustain workers’ collective identity and interest via strategies which seek to broaden the relevancy of trade unionism....   [tags: Unions]

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The Role of Social Workers

- The Role of Social Workers Brittany walks into her room and slumps on her bed. Although she knows tears should be running down her cheeks, her face is dry. She clutches the envelope that she received in the mail today with the results of her blood test. She just found out she is HIV positive four weeks after she was hit with the news that she was pregnant. If her brother was here, he could help, but he died in a car accident four months ago. "What am I going to do. What are my parents going to say....   [tags: Papers]

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What Exactly do Child, Family and School Social Workers Do?

- The Career I decided to do my research on is a Child, Family, and School Social workers. I choose this career because it is of interest to me. I really enjoy a job where I can work with and help those who are in need. Earlier in the school year I took a career test in the school’s career center and this is a job that showed up and is part of the reason I am taking the time to look at what is required of the job. What does a social worker do. A social worker has many duties. They need to assess the situations of those family’s or individuals they will be working with....   [tags: social, financial, relationship assessment]

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Australian Social Workers Must Uphold Ethics and Values

- Social work exists inextricably within the presence of ethics and values. Human rights and other values central to social work call for highly idealistic praxis, defining contemporary best practice. Yet, social workers operating in Australian health face dilemmas of meeting at times, untenable ideals within the constraints of exceedingly regulated organisations. Policies, past and present, impact practice and often undermine the principles contingent to social work (Ife, 2008,pp.8). Regardless, social workers are compelled to uphold the ethics and values of their profession....   [tags: human rights, professional, indigenous]

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Social Workers in Mental Health Facilities and Outpatient Clinics

- When thinking about social work, there are different avenues that a worker can explore in this vast field. Because a social workers job is multifaceted, workers can not only integrate themselves in an already created avenue, but can also tailor a field, specifically for a need in the community. Looking at the many different fields in the area of social work, the area of Social Workers in Mental Health facilities and outpatient clinics stands out as an area of depth and interest. This field is important because it allows social workers to play an integral part in assisting patients, some of who have been kept in large inpatient facilities for vast periods of time, to become functioning and...   [tags: Career Research ]

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Responsibilites of Social Workers Helping People with Disabilities

- The first disability act went into effect in 1973 and it helped to end discrimination of those that have a disability. The Act was modeled based on laws that previously helped to end discrimination based on race, ethnic origin and sex. This was the first time that people with disabilities felt that they had a voice and that they felt that their concerns were being heard. During the 1980's, the disability community's efforts in Washington were focused on reinstating civil rights protections which had been stripped away by negative Supreme Court decisions....   [tags: discrimination, advocacy, counseling]

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Can Social Workers be Liable for the Safety of Children?

- Can Social Workers be liable for the safety of children. I have always been a kindhearted person for Social Working to help children find a good home and have a better life. However, I understand that there may be some negative issues on Social Working and may have an effect on children and adults. Social Workers can be liable for the safety of children by not making sure children have a safe place to stay, not making sure that the parents are living in a good environment and not making sure that if the parents have other children to making sure that the other kids are not a bad influence....   [tags: adoptive parents, families]

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Human Services Professional or Social Workers Code and Ethics

- ... Accordingly they distinguish that double or various relationships might build the danger of damage to, or abuse of, customers, and may debilitate their expert judgment. In any case, in a few neighborhoods and circumstances it may not be achievable to escape social or other nonprofessional contact with customers. Human service professional experts help the trust verifiable in the helping relationship by maintaining a strategic distance from double relationships that may impede proficient judgment, expand the danger of mischief to customers or prompt misuse....   [tags: relationship. judgement, customers]

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Social Workers and Code of Ethics to Follow

- The Code of Ethics is the professional conduct that governs the profession of Social Work. Each candidate that is licensed by the Board must adhere to these conducts whether or not they are providing services on the telephone, in person and electronically. The Code of Ethics provides guidelines that protect the client, colleagues, and themselves to prevent any unethical standards. One of the conducts that the Code of Ethics refers to is that as social worker we have an ethical responsibility to the client we serve....   [tags: Theraupetic, Clients, Relationships]

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My Experiences as a Medical Social Worker

- Within the past week, I was able to meet a patient that had been through a very difficult life. He was admitted into the hospital almost one month ago because he had a stroke. He was a carnival worker and was only planning to be in Lexington for a temporary amount of time until the carnival left. When he was admitted into Saint Joseph Hospital, there were no indications that he had family and/or friends that should be contacted. At first, he was unable to talk, and his mobility was extremely limited....   [tags: career, medical social workers, ]

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A Career in the Social Science Field

- In this assignment, I will be exploring the possibilities and expectations in my career in the Social Science field and how the topics I have learned in this class will prepare me for my future. When graduate, I plan on becoming a Social Worker and my goal is to graduate with both a bachelors and master’s degree from UMUC. I believe that I will enjoy this area of work because I really take pleasure in encouraging people to do well. There are several technological competencies needed for social work such as using science research to gather, arrange, and decipher client’s distinct situations....   [tags: social workers, pros and cons]

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Values in Contemporary Social Work

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

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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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My Interest in Social Work

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

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Social Work with Dementia Patients

- HISTORY OF DEMENTIA: The human brain is extraordinary organ. It stores our memories, vision, hearing, speech, and capable of executing executive higher reasoning and functions setting us apart from animals. Today we know more about the human brain because of medical advances and the development of technology. These brain disorders have been studied for years and many others would classify dementia as a mental illness because it causes cognitive impairments. The following paragraphs will discuss what dementia is, what the types of dementia are, perspectives of patients with dementia as well as the perspective of a caregiver to a dementia patient....   [tags: Social Workers]

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Human Resource Management in Social Services

- Induction Coulshed & Mullender (2006, pp158-159) argue that the orienting of new members of staff is sometimes ignored in management literature. This lack of attention to staff induction has been evident in my setting. I have worked for my employers for about 10 years and have never received formal induction training. However over recent years there has been a gradual process to improve this. Initially some personnel sections developed a brief induction package to explain issues like absence reporting, use of flexi leave and working hours....   [tags: HRM for Social Workers]

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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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effective interagency working and advances made in recent years

- Interagency working is where different professionals use their skills to work together in order to reach a common goal and vision (Ovretviet et al, 1997). This is desirable because it provides higher quality service, and a holistic approach towards helping children and families. In addition, interagency working leads to resources being used more effectively (Hallet and Birchall, 1992). Yet, despite this, agencies often fail to collaborate with one another, leading to inadequate service provisions and serious implications to service users....   [tags: Child Protection, Social Workers]

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Moral Reasoning by Laura Kaplan

- The primary issue that was addressed in the Journal article, “Moral Reasoning of MSW Social Workers and the Influence of Education” written by Laura Kaplan, was that social workers make critical decisions on a daily basis that effect others. They influence their clients’ lives through giving timely and appropriate funding to them and their families, through deciding should a family stay together or should they have a better life with another family, or connecting the client with appropriate resources that can enhance their lives....   [tags: social workers, moral judgement]

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Industrial Relations Framework

- The Industrial relations framework emerged as a response to the Social Question or the ‘Labour Problem’ – which has been defined by some authors as the problem of improving the conditions of employment of the wage-earning classes [1]. To mitigate the problems of the labour class, whose interests were seen as antithetical to the interests of the producers; a variety of flavours and philosophical leanings developed amongst academicians. Thus IR was conceived differently by different theorists, right from formalization of workplace norms (Dunlop) and job regulation (Flanders) to the social regulation of production (Hyman 1995)....   [tags: Social, Workers]

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Human Trafficking: Slavery Today

- Social service professionals work to address the problem of human trafficking in a number of ways. Social workers are unique in their approach to this issue because they can address it from a number of angles. For example, social workers concentrate on both the individual victim as well as their social and economic situation which distinguishes it from other professions such as counseling (Palmer, 2010). Social workers meet the needs of human trafficking victims according to the principles outlined in the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics....   [tags: social workers, domestic violence]

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Death of Hamzah Khan

- I am going to critically review a newspaper article on the death of Hamzah Khan from Bradford. I will discuss the main findings the research methodology and the way in which it may or may not be useful in the contribution to our understanding of child welfare. I will also include information on child abuse and on the different agencies. The newspaper article is called Hamzah Khan: the harrowing story of an 'invisible' child. (Pidd, 2013) The article is about a four years old boy who was starved to death by his mother and was left in his cot for two years....   [tags: Child Abuse, Social Workers]

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Evaluative Analysis of Interview

- This essay is going to analyse and evaluate an interview between a service user (actor) and a social worker (myself) in regards to the use of communication skills and the theoretical framework that underpins those skills. Firstly, the essay is going to look into definitions of communication skills and secondly we will analyse the interview interaction and relevant communication theories. According to Trevithick (2005, p 116) ‘good communication skills, particularly listening and interviewing skills lie at the heart of social work practice’....   [tags: Sociology, Social Workers]

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The Worth of a Child:Child Labor Trafficking

- “Police and social workers say that more than 20,000 people are brought into the United States each year by exploitative labor traffickers and that at least half the victims are children” (Startribune, 2009, paragraph 1). This number only includes the definite amount of victims that authority figures have identified as victims. It does not take in account for all of the unreported victims which are currently working as slaves or even possibly deceased from being beaten to death. And, according to the Star Tribune, each year, more than 10,000 of these victims, trafficked into the United States, are children....   [tags: social workers, child labor, trafficking, ]

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Competency Based Assessment and Interviewing

- Introduction Many assessment tools and interviewing skills are available to the clinical social worker within a mental health setting. This paper will examine one such assessment tool, the competency based assessment, and its applicability in a mental health setting. A comparison will be made between this advanced assessment method and a generalist social work assessment. Interviewing people who have mental health concerns can offer challenges for clinical social workers. Several interviewing techniques that can help with some of these challenges will be outlined....   [tags: social workers, mental health settings]

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Corporate Social Responsibilities: Temporary Workforce and Disposable Workers

- Studying the shift of corporations to a temporary workforce and the impact of that switch is part of organizational behavior studies. Learning the bases for the change may help companies understand what a shift in focus can do for an organization. Also knowing what effect the changes have on both the temporary and permanent employees and how to measure that can help a corporation mitigate the negative effects. Individual businesses make decisions every day that impact the working conditions within their organizations....   [tags: behavior studies, good working conditions]

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Parents of Pre-term Infants

- Article Review One The first article, Parents of Pre-term Infants Two Months after Discharge from the Hospital: Are They Still at (Parental) Risk. (Olshtain-Mann, O. & Auslander, G. K , 2008), describes a study in Israel that was designed to gain further understanding of ” the emotional state and functioning of parents of pre-term infants, after an initial period of adjustment following the infants’ discharge from a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)”. Specifically, this study compared the stress levels of parents and self-perceptions of competence as parents among mothers and fathers, two months after discharge of their babies from the hospital....   [tags: social workers, parental stress, NICU]

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Private Youth System Project Plan

- Private Youth System is a repository of information on health and social matters for youth. The youth will be able to access vital information from this system related to social and health matters, which affect them in their daily lives. The youth within this age group will be the only youth allowed to register with the system. These ages will be the only ones allowed to register with the system and have profiles. Each youth will be able to access his / her profile privately through the provision of a password for each profile....   [tags: youth system, social workers, youth health]

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Sex Trafficking in California

- INTRODUCTION Almost 150 years ago, the United States eliminated slavery. Most Californians most likely would disagree and say slavery still exist, right in their backyards. Human sex trafficking is a substantial huge industry in California and about $32 billion dollars is involve. It is one of the furthermost challenging crimes to track. The United States did not start monitoring trafficked individuals until 1994; it started being included in the Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Wordpress.com, 2009)....   [tags: Social Workers, Illegal Immigrants]

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Increase of Illegal Immigrants

- In the contemporary society, illegal immigration has been on the increase in the last few decades, and this increase has caused a lot of concern not only for State governments and organization, but also Federal administration. With increased insecurity and the threat of terrorism in the current world, it has made the immigration issue be of great concern to many. The effects and impacts of illegal immigrants to the natives have also prompted those in authority to address the issue with a lot of concern and caution....   [tags: Social Workers, Societal Factors]

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Case Analysis: HIV/AIDS

- As the world evolved health problems have evolved with it. One of the many health problems that medical professionals deal with today is HIV/AIDS. HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS (www.cdc.gov). Like many other chronic illnesses, HIV/AIDS consist of stages. HIV disease has a well-documented progression....   [tags: social workers ethical issues]

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Experiencing Grief

- In an increasingly globalised world, it is important that social workers are aware of the multitude of loss that immigrants experience and how this impacts on their life and the lives of others. Grief is a complex emotional response that arises from experiences of loss (Kanel 2003). Loss can be multidimensional and 'accompanies most big changes in our lives' (Goldsworthy 2005, p. 176). Moving to another country involves multiple diverse changes, in which people experience a variety of loss (Lee 2010)....   [tags: critical theory, immigration,social workers]

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The Socio-Economics of the Industrial Revolution and Its Effects on the American Economy

- In 1750, during the Industrial Revolution, over fourteen percent of the workforce in factories consisted of workers under fourteen years old (History.com Staff 9). With the coming of the Industrial Revolution, the social classes of America shifted tremendously. This shift of classes came from the arrival of machinery and factories from Britain. The new type of workforce that was required from industrialization gradually created a large gap of extremely wealthy people and poorer workers (the majority)....   [tags: factory workers, social gap, industrialization]

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Borderline Personality Disorder

- According to Robert Friedel (2011) the first descriptions of people who were presenting with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder were mentioned in medical reports 3000 years ago. However it was not until 1938 that the disease was categorized and identified. An American psychoanalyst named Adolph Stern first described most of the symptoms and suggested the possible causes and reasons Borderline Personality Disorder develops, as well as his opinion of the most effective forms of treatment....   [tags: Social Workers and Borderline Personality Disorder]

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Advocating for the Rights of Sex Workers

- As a citizen who is extremely concerned with the protection of sex workers’ safety and rights, it is my pleasure to submit this document with my recommendations as to what changes should be made to Canadian law in the wake of the Bedford v. Attorney General of Canada decision. I am pleased to have seen so many organizations that I support (Pivot Legal, Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence, and the PACE Society) were recognized as interveners in the case that preceded this public consultation process and thus able to argue for the rights of sex workers....   [tags: social issues, safety, rights]

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Domestic Workers

- The struggle of African American domestic workers can be better understood when using political theory in the context of political practice. Throughout this paper I plan on using this phenomenon as an example of current feminist political theories, such as gender, class, race, class-consciousness and the divide between the public and private spheres in an attempt to understand the role of feminist and female political involvement in the changing face of political activism and how the story of African American domestic workers relates to all these themes....   [tags: Politics, Social Issues, Race Relations]

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Social Theory and Karl Marx

- Karl Marx introduces theory materialistic in society. Karl Marx makes this theory aid to form equality between societies and have a better life of society. In Karl Marx era, his founds that huge gap in society between bourgeois and workers. Bourgeois enjoy the fruit of labour while workers contribute labour. Bourgeois introduce material forces of production based on Marx terminology that include capital, land and labour, whereas social relations of production refers to the division of labour and implied class relationship....   [tags: bourgeois, workers, society, economic]

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Migrant Workers in the U.S.

- During the 20th century, there was an urgent need for migrant workers in Florida due to several factors. Many migrant workers, my family, and myself included saw better ways of life in Florida. The term migrant worker is used to refer to individuals who enter The United States or another country legally or illegally as temporary or seasonal workers, typically in agriculture such as pineapple farmers, or in semi-skilled or unskilled industries such as hotel maids or waiters. My name is John O....   [tags: Migrant Workers]

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A Case Study in the Effects of Social Class

- In this essay the author will discuss the effects of class society, the bio-psycho-social issues and lifespan development, in relation to a 30 year old man described in the scenario (please see Appendix), and in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s [NMC] “Code of Conduct” (2008), to maintain confidentiality his name has been changed to “Danny”. Danny is overweight and unfit. He continues to gain weight because his energy intake is far greater than his energy output. His low-nutrient diet consists mainly of carbohydrates and fats and he leads a sedentary life, spending a lot of time watching television....   [tags: medical, workers, solution]

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Shift Workers in Canada

- Shift Workers in Canada The scheduling of hours of work is undoubtedly one of the major social problems of industrial society. Statistic estimates that 30% of Canada's workforce are involved in some kind of shiftwork. Of those, 33% work irregular shifts, just under 30% work rotating shifts, 17% work long term evening shifts, 10% work on call, 3% work split shifts, 3% work long term night shifts and just over 3% are classed as "other". Present estimates tell us that before the trend slows, fully 35% of the workforce will work some type of shiftwork (Siroonian 123)....   [tags: Hourly Employment Blue-collar workers]

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How Unemployment, Underemployment and Discouraged Workers Affect the GDP in an Economy?

- How unemployment, underemployment and discouraged workers affect the GDP in an economy. “We blacks were the first people embracing Obama, long before the people at expensive fundraisers were supporting him. We gave him his first love, 96 percent of blacks voted for him in 2008. Yet today, we are the number one in unemployment, with 16 percent of American blacks out of work.” (Jesse Jackson 2011) The economy in United States is more and more decreasing over the time. The unemployment is becoming a big issue since many years....   [tags: macroeconomics, social stability, desintegration]

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

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

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The 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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Retention of Older Workers

- Many physical changes associated with aging can affect productivity. Those that have been investigated include decreased cardiorespiratory functioning, reduced muscle strength and sensory deterioration. A decrease in cardiorespiratory functioning often leads to increased fatigue, according to a 1995 study. This can reduce productivity in older workers, who may be relegated to more physically demanding tasks if they lack technical skills for more cognitive tasks. Deterioration of muscular strength has been implicated in the decline in productive work performance of industrial workers who must repeatedly lift heavy objects....   [tags: Aging Workers]

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A Career as a Social Worker

- Not many people can handle the stress of being a social worker, but in the end it is very rewarding. This job is not an everyday job for some people, it is a lot of hard work and it is helping people with situations that a person doesn’t see everyday. As a social worker it takes a lot to get through to people and for them to understand that what they are going through is not okay. Social working is the fastest growing career according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (Social Work Profession)....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]

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Labor Unions and Effects on the Lives of Factory Workers

- Organized labor, during the period from 1875-1900, had drastic effects on the lives of factory workers. Labor unions not only sought to improve working conditions; they wanted to have a large impact on society as a whole as well. These unions also altered feelings toward organized labor. The Industrial Revolution that took place after the Civil War made for a more economically sound country. American workers, however, were becoming more and more dependent upon their wages; a fear of unemployment also stemmed from this....   [tags: labor union, organized labor, industrial workers]

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The Role of the Social Worker Helps Clients Improve Their Social Functioning

- Social Work is a discipline that can be a very rewarding experience for both the worker and the client. The practice involves working with individuals, families, or groups who are struggling to cope with life`s challenges. The social worker must combine his or her personal qualities, creative abilities, and social concerns with the professional knowledge in order to help client’s social functioning or prevent social problems from developing (Bradford W. Sheafor, 2008, p. 34). Social work practice seeks to promote human well-being, while addressing the processes by which individuals and groups are marginalized or diminished in their capacity to participate as citizens (Ian O'Connor, 2006, p....   [tags: social work]

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A Career as a Social Worker

- A social worker has a very important job. Social workers help children and families in need of food, homes, and health care. They help children have a brighter future. There are many different types of social work. There are mental health, child and family, elementary, and high school social workers. There are advantages to being a social worker. One example is social workers get to save children. They take the child or children out of an abusive home, weather that is mental abuse, or physical abuse....   [tags: social issues, children, foster care]

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Marx's Idea of Workers' Alienation From the Production Process

- Alienation is a process in which humanity is progressively turned into stranger in world created by labour. (A. Swingewood 2000 p32). It succeeds in creating vast accumulations of wealth at one pole of society, an increase in value of thing achieved only at the cost of progressive defaulting human life itself. Alienation however, occur only when humanity having externalised itself, encounter it’s own activity, it essence, operating as an external, alien and oppressive power....   [tags: Workers' Alienation]

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Industrialization and The Effects On The Lives of Workers

- Great Britain lead the way for industrialization and made it spread through out Europe. Some consider this the best thing to have happened in the world. Others however see this as a bad thing. Of course, with such a big change came an effect over all people such as reformers and the government but the greatest effect was upon the workers. Since the 19th century, industrialization has had positive and negative effects on the lives of workers. Industrialization is the process of developing machine production of goods....   [tags: Labor & Industry]

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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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The Irish Model of Social Partnership

- The Irish model of social Partnership has received little more that lip service in the Caribbean. Evaluate the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of this concept in the Caribbean. What is Social Partnership Social partnership refers to cooperation among government, the private business sector and labour on strategies to address immediate and long-term economic and social challenges. Such strategies can include controls on wages and prices, as well as tax reform. Social partnerships are, therefore, overarching in their aim to provide stability for national growth and development....   [tags: Social Partnership]

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Social Inequality of Health

- The United States reportedly spends over $8,000 per person on healthcare annually. This amount is two-and-a-half times greater than any other developed country in the world (Kane, 2012). However, this is not reflected statistically in the morbidity and mortality rates of its citizens. Many may ask why and what are we missing. To answer these questions, one may need to look no further than their own town and community. In 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported health disparities as a causative factor for the unchanging morbidity and mortality rates in the United States....   [tags: social issues, social determinants]

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Is the Social Service Broken?

- Over the years the population in California has increased and we are seeing more people enrolled in the social services. We are fortunate to have human services to help the less fortunate. As social workers noted; it is not an easy job to help one’s clients, but are committed to help and make a difference in their life (Merrill-Payne). Social services are comprised of general assistance, food stamps, Medi-Cal, children services, older adult-services, mental health, and drug abuse. There are many non-profit organizations that are there to help the community, but the counties offer many programs that are Medi-Cal based to help the community....   [tags: Social Issues]

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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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Guest Workers in Germany

- Majority & Minority Relationships in “Turkish” Germany The guest workers arrived from the eastern bloc, Vietnam, North Korea, Angola, Mozambique and Cuba. Their opportunities were limited by the Stasi, the Government of Eastern Germany. Guest workers were limited to their dormitories or an area that the Germans were prohibited to enter. They were faced with deportation, premature discontinuation of residence and were to obtain specialized work permits along with other sources of open discrimination in their workplaces....   [tags: Relationships, Immigration]

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Social Media: The Negative Effects of Facebook

- Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to find and connect with just about anyone, from old high school friends to co-workers and neighbors. Participating in social media sites such as these can make you feel more connected, but such an easy, casual connection in an electronic environment can also have its downside. First of all sites like Facebook promote sharing details of our lives with one another. Posts can range from a simple update on what shows someone is watching, cooking for dinner, or pictures of you and your friends having drinks and doing shots at a local bar....   [tags: Social Networking, Social Media]

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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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What is Social Science?

- Human evolution and the dramatic social change accompanying progress and transformation demands a uniform discipline which assesses human interaction and the social world issues that pervade society. Hence it was in the context of extraordinary societal change, the Enlightenment period, that the development of a human science or ‘social science’ emerged, defined as the ‘attempt to explain social phenomena within the limits of available evidence” (Lewins, 1992, p.5).The concept of a social science can be further understood from a philosophical stand point where the work of social scientists can be classified in terms of a positivist or non-positivist position....   [tags: Social Science]

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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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The Social Security is not a Ponzi Scheme

- Social Security is not the Ponzi scheme some oppositions may advocate. Social insurance, as envisaged by President Roosevelt, would address the permanent problem of economic security for the elder community by creating a work-related, contributory system in which workers would provide for their own future economic security through taxes they paid while employed. It provided an alternative both to reliance on welfare, and to radical changes within the capitalist system. It can be seen as a moderately conservative, yet activist, response to the challenges of the Depression (SSA, 2014)....   [tags: social security act,ponzi scheme,social insurance]

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Undocumented Workers

- The number of undocumented workers in the United States has increased since the rise of our economy. An undocumented worker is a person in a country, like the United States, without the right documents to be proven to be allowed in the country. Many reasons are blamed for the increase of these undocumented workers. Undocumented workers increased because the change in law of the United States made it impossible for foreign workers to go to the country (Zoltan). These laws made a chain of problems that the United States is still suffering today....   [tags: Immigration]

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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 Study of Social Services Organizations

- The study of social services organisations, their structure, strategy and the quality of services they provide is significant to outcomes for service users and to professional development. A sociological perspective defines an organisation as a “social unit” constructed to carry out a specific function in order to reach a specific goal (Fulcher and Scott, 2007). How the organisation reaches its goals is dependent entirely upon the type of membership, mechanisms and motivations behind the function....   [tags: social services organizations,]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- Discussion and Analysis Urbanization and migration are responses to globalization, and globalization further acerbates urbanization and migration (Guo & Zhang, 2010). These processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown....   [tags: Urbanization, Mmigration, Globalization]

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Migrant Farm Workers in the 1960’s

- Migrant Farm Workers in the 1960’s Luis Valdez used his theatre platform as a weapon to speak out against the Latino stereotypes and their effects on society by using Mexican characters in the symbolic play “Los Vendidos” as each individual had a label against the racial prejudices at that time (GlassGlassvisage.hubpages.com 1). He showed how the Mexicans were treated by society, and they all spoke Spanish and worked together. The characters attached to the labels were fabrications of society (Glassvisage)....   [tags: civil rights act, luis valdez, honest sancho's]

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Reform for the Social Security System

- The Social Security System is in need of a new reform; our current system was not designed for the age stratification we have at this time. The U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Policy states, “The original Social Security Act, signed into law on August 14, 1935, grew out of the work of the Committee on Economic Security, a cabinet-level group appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt just one year earlier. The Act created several programs that, even today, form the basis for the government's role in providing income security, specifically, the old-age insurance, unemployment insurance, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs.” Social Security was modeled...   [tags: United States, Social Security Administration]

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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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