The Ethical Dilemmas And Ethics Of Dealing With An Alienated Youth

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Social workers have to regularly deal with the dilemmas and ethics of dealing with people and working with an alienated youth is one such situation. The ethics of the situation can include the youth as the reasoning for a youth to require social work intervention before dealing with the friends behaviour is important as why haven’t they spoken of the behaviour or ‘coming out’ or at least attempted too. Has the client assumed discrimination and is now using the social worker to justify extreme choice of requiring intervention before investigating. This needs to be explored and as previously discussed narrative approach, reflection and postmodernism will help balance and explore this ethical dilemma. As well as respecting the autonym of the …show more content…
Ethical issues can also be the personal bias and aspects of the social worker, due the social workers own sexuality to their view and values to do with it, or the language and behaviours of the client being unnerving to the social worker, such as the use of derogative slurs within every day speech. The social worker will need to have already had developed resilience and critical reflection practices so that they can monitor and adjust their behaviours and professionality as needed as well have their own capacity to determine when the intervention needs to change or knowing when they are no longer useful to the client and assisting them to move on either with or without other professional intervention. Ethics can include the larger implications of society such as social justice, as the social worker is not defending discrimination in any form or advocating for homophobic behaviours nor are they defending assumptions such as the friend’s behaviour being discrimination which can label them as …show more content…
My views on sexuality are quite tolerant, and that everyone has a right to safe, consensual and healthy sexual expression whether heterosexual or other sexualities. This can also be interpreted as me having indifference or not caring about the struggles of sexuality different individuals to myself. In order to prevent such interpretations listening and reflecting on my client says and believes will be important to prevent my sexual views and sexuality being involved and affecting my client. I also feel strongly about people’s rights to freedom and liberty, and thus loath discrimination, and as such I may feel that this individual has jumped the gun in seeking social work intervention without first touching base with their friend about their behaviour, as it could by not influenced by discrimination. As I feel without specific events or conversations taking place that can include slurs, insults, and even violence are more easily clarified as discrimination, then a change of behaviour in one friend. This will require to me to listen to about how and what they view discrimination as and encourage to client to think in different ways about their friend’s behaviour, as well as encouraging them to approach the friend in their change of behaviour and never actually

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