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Social Work

Man is primarily a member of a social community. He should not only be concerned about himself but also for the welfare and development of society as a whole. It is truly said that “Jana-Seva” is “Janardhana-Seva”. The feeling of self-satisfaction that comes when one sees the unshed tears of joy in the eyes of one whose hunger has been appeased, whose thirst has been allayed and whose needs are fulfilled is indeed heavenly. Why we should do social service: Man lives in the society. He learns...

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Medical Social Work

Medical Social Work Through reading the text book and listening to the information given by the speaker in class, it has become very clear that social workers play a significant role in the medical field. Specifically, social work is of particular importance when working with families where a serious illness has occurred. While the speaker, Jamie, spoke mostly about intervening with families in which the serious illness directly affected a child, the text book gave other examples that also help...

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Social Work in Schools

Social Work Critical Writing #2 Social Work in the Schools Have you every known a child that was really hurt by something that happened in school? Well did you know that thee are social workers involved within most school? In 1906, school social work services began in New Your City, Boston, and Hartford. About eight years later in 1913, Rochester, New Your, was the first school system to finance school social work services. During the 1920’s the emphasis on community liaison and change shifted...

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Social Case Work

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL CASE WORK Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being. It aims to help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems. Social work is concerned with individual and personal problems but also with broader social issues such as poverty, unemployment and domestic violence. Social Case Work, a primary method...

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social work theory and practice

Social work theory and practice Over the past 30 years there have been a lot of changes in social work. The demand for social workers has risen and the way we care for these families has been moulded by different theories. Social work started off as a way to make individuals enhance their standard of living through charity work and dealing with poverty. The goal was to advance the quality of life and the growth of every person in the society. In 1985 computers were intro deuced into work, this...

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Social Work Theories

2010 The field of social work is constantly being influenced by new theories and ideology that affects how social worker’s engage and interact with their clients. The new ideology of the theories can impact the values of social worker’s. The purpose of this paper is to explore and inform how the concepts of relationship or alliance with clients from the work of the RCT theorist, Judith Herman, and Paulo Freire has influenced my values and developing sense of social work practice. As a student...

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Ethical Values in Social Work

Social work values and ethical dilemmas What are values, ethics, ethical dilemmas and a code of ethics? Values relate to principles and attitudes that provide direction to everyday living. Values also refer to beliefs or standards considered desirable by a culture, group or individual (AASW). Similar to values, but slightly different, ethics means a system of beliefs held about what constitutes moral judgement and right conduct, they are moral principles (rules, guides) (AASW). So an ethical...

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Critical Social Work Practice

Many individuals will enter the profession of social work because they are simply interested in ‘helping people’. This pretext however is not as straightforward as it sounds. Some may be motivated by a mission of working against child problems such as child abuse hence choosing the direct path of social work which involves strategies such as counselling, case management or the dispensing of emergency assistance, whilst others may still hold ideals of ‘changing the world’ thus choosing a more indirect...

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Discrimination in social work

As social workers are involved with comparatively powerless people within the community, they are in an influential position with regards to the fair treatment of many disadvantaged individuals. This unfair treatment comes in the forms of discrimination and oppression. Discrimination can be defined as the act of giving less favourable treatment, through prejudice and stereotype, of individuals typically belonging to groups who are a relatively powerless part of society. Discrimination can come in...

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Social Work Theory

Theories, models and perspectives - Cheat sheet for field instructors Major Theories – Used in Social Work Practice  Systems Theory  Psychodynamic  Social Learning  Conflict Developmental Theories  Theories of moral reasoning (Kohlberg, Gilligan)  Theories of cognition (Piaget)  Transpersonal theories of human development (Transpersonal – means beyond or through the persona or mask. Going beyond identity rooted in the individual body or ego to include spiritual experience or higher levels...

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