Personal Values And Social Work Values : Temporary Assistance For Needy Families ( Tanf )

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Jennifer Viviano’s Personal Values Versus Social Work Values:

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): My Values:
I feel that TANF is a useful program, because it allows people to have access to things that they would not generally have. It also allows for the opportunity to receive actual help in bettering other people’s lives. I wish more programs like this existed and offered not only monetary support, but also childcare and education assistance. If more programs like TANF existed there would be more opportunity to better one’s self and less of a sense of being trapped in a poor economic condition. Social Work Values:
The family unit is recognized as an importance in the field of social work. If a family is in need of temporary assistance social workers are in full support of this, because they acknowledge the significance of a strong family unit. Government programs such as TANF should keep in mind how important the family unit is. Which is exactly what it does by providing not only monetary support, but also daycare for children and assistance for education. (NASW, 2015, p. 124). TANF is attempting to better the family’s living situations much like social workers strive to do. Which is why social workers support TANF and other programs that are centered on helping to strengthen the family and fulfill the needs of families. Where My Values and the Social Work Values Meet:
I feel that both my own personal values and the social work values mesh together very…

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