Analyse The Difference Between Values And Attitudes
It is important that we do not influence decisions based on our own values, we should always work from the basis of supporting the service users own personal views. As suggested by Thompson and Thompson (2016) our value base seeks to be a vital component for social work practice as it will endeavour to guide us, whether that be to highlight possible dilemmas or to maintain our own sense of identity. An understanding of attitudes and values is important to defer us aware from the dangers of being judgemental and allows us to open wider context with service users to empower, motivate and build relationships with them.
Throughout this essay I will identify and analyse how my own personal attitudes and values formed and developed throughout my lifetime, particularly towards decriminalisation of heroin. It will also explore my thoughts and feelings towards how working as part of a group effected my attitudes and values towards groupwork and our