Active Listening In Social Work

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The first goal is for Florence to regain custody of her daughter, Crystal. This first objective of this goal is to complete the parenting training course. The tasks for this objective are to know when and where the meeting take place, find transportation to and from the meetings, and attend every meeting. Other tasks are to take paper and a pen and any other necessary materials to the parenting training, and actively participate and take notes during training. The second objective for Florence is to have supervised visits. The first task for this objective is to schedule a specific time each day to study and review what she learned during the training so she can feel confident during the supervised visits. Another task is to schedule the …show more content…
The first task is to schedule the meeting with her support system. The second task is to have the meeting with her support system. The third task is to tell them what is going on in her life at the meeting and ask them for help.
Write a brief essay discussing the importance of active listening and how we ask questions. Write a reflective response and a follow-up question for the following statements listed below as a part of your essay. Active listening is vital in social work field. Active listening requires us to focus completely on our client. Social workers can focus completely on their clients by facing them directly and maintaining eye contact. This demonstrates to clients that they are important, and the social worker is completely focused on them, by showing interest and paying attention to what they are saying. Social workers need to minimise external distractions, and ignore internal distractions. Social workers need to listen to what our clients are saying and use reflective listening to make sure we understand the meaning of what they say. Active listening requires the social worker to give feedback to what a client is saying and paraphrasing what they say so the client and worker both know that the social worker understands what is being communicated by the client. Social workers also need to use reflective feeling and empathy to show my clients that they understand how the client
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But at school I had friends.”
You say that you are shy around people, I know how difficult it is to be shy, yet you said that you were able to make friends at school. Tell me how you overcome your shyness to make friends at school?
Florence: “I’m afraid to go to work, and I’m useless. I mean, what would I have to offer on a ‘real job’?”
I can understand your fear of finding a job, it can be scary to do something you’ve never done before. It sounds like you feel you don’t have anything to offer in the workforce, but I know that together we can find skills you already have that can be used at a job. Can you tell me about some of the skills you already possess that can be used at any type of job?
Florence: “My neighbors hate me, and they think I’m a terrible parent.” You think that your neighbors don’t like you, and you believe that they question your ability to parent, I can see why you feel that way. No one is a perfect parent all the time, and no one is a terrible parent all the time. Can you tell me about a time when you were effective in parenting your daughter, or a positive interaction between you

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