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    A social worker, or case worker, is someone who has a sort of passion or drive for helping people. Social workers contribute to the quality of life of citizens and without them our nation would not have the proper support to establish order and relations in society. I plan to graduate ASU with a Master’s degree to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I know a career in social work is the right path for me, simply because of my love for people. To have a career where I have the ability to…

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    wider society and amongst families, it also takes place within professional settings such as doctors offices and with nurses and social workers to name a few. It is suggested that “ageism [is] prevalent in many western societies and it not only affects personal beliefs and actions but also influences professional decisions”(Chonody & Wang. 2014) Studies have shown that social workers, although we participate in anti-oppressive courses within our training, still engage in ageist attitudes and…

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    Access To Homeownership

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    by which social workers may improve access to home ownership is through community organizing around such an issue. Theories of community organizing such as Alinsky’s support that when enough people who are directly impacted by a social problem come together to fight for social change, they can make a big difference. By rallying a community around a cause such as homeownership, one can already begin to build or reinforce the neighborly bonds that strengthen a community and reify the social…

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    The United States classrooms has been transforming constantly with different cultures, ethnicity, languages and diversity. One of social workers responsibility is to become cultural competent. Cultural Competent is the awareness of other culture and attaining this information allows social worker professionals to properly deliver service. The social worker in Claudia case understands that the mom was in fear because of her immigration status but she build trust by informing all of the documents…

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    College to apply for the nursing program at Mesa and discovered the social work bachelors program, through my social work intro class. I was pursuing nursing but I didn’t feel like it was a good fit for me. I didn’t really know what social workers did, and learning about it in my intro class I became passionate about the career. Psychology was another career I wanted to pursue so that I can be a therapist, but when I learned that social workers can be counselors too, I knew that this was it for…

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    Essay On Social Wellness

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    “Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.” (“Wellness:Seven Dimensions of Wellness.” University of California Riverside, wellness.ucr.edu/seven_dimensions.html.) 2. Social wellness is based off of a person’s involvement within their community. Participating in school clubs or sports are two good behaviors that can…

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    This journal entry will discuss my self-ranking assessment and understanding of several things such as the history of social work, the five helping stages and the solving problem process, the three levels of social work practice and roles, the core social work mission and values, describe components of the NASW Code of Ethics, can identify ethical dilemmas and actions to resolve them and understand the value of ethical reflection. In addition, by assessing upon my own competency or lack of…

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    Much of my work during my internship thus far has been behind the scenes, mostly finding suitable placements for patients on the active discharge list. Therefore, my one on one interactions with patients has been minimal at best. However, thinking back to my first month at Western State Hospital (WSH), I remember a patient who was having trouble with being discharged. Before, I go on about this case, one should be aware that I never worked with this patient what so ever on a one on one basis.…

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    Working with seniors in the case of abuse is challenging and demanding, and social workers need to use an anti-oppressive approach in order to address the issue and meet seniors’ needs. Additionally, social workers need to have a deep knowledge about risk factors, symptoms of neglect and elder abuse, in order to address the consequences and prevent them from reoccurrence (Donovan & Regehr, 2010). Elder abuse is a result of oppression based on age, which means that structural anti-oppression…

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    Mental Health Model

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    It could be said that to enter adult social work in either a voluntary or statutory setting, the issue of mental health is impossible to avoid. Regardless of sector or client group, be it a disability, palliative or substance misuse, we will likely be faced with issues arising from poor mental health on a daily basis, as Huxley (2008) states “the mental illness client group knows no such boundaries”. Mental health, it could be described, is the causal nexus within our practice, as it is very…

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