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    Being part of one of the largest minority groups in the country, I do believe there is a growing demand for social workers to provide culturally appropriate services together with the willingness to adapt to certain needs and risks from all groups. Social workers are believed to focus on similar approaches used in the idea concerning social justice, equality and empowerment. At 27-years-old, I first-handily witnessed my brother be victimized and labeled by our own family members for being…

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    cooperation (Sloper, 2004). However, today when looking at social work collaboration these walls seem to have been brought down as recent statistics show that most commonly, child protection referrals made to social services are received from multiple agencies with 26.4% from the police, 15.4% from schools and 14.9% from health services (Department for Education, 2015), these statistics also show that the collaboration between schools and social…

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    Log 1 Nancy Mickelson Dynamics of Racism & Oppression Simmons School of Social Work Log 1 Week 4 Self reflection recording exercise: I looked back at the questions I had answered and then reviewed the recording I had made in response to the questions. What I had heard from myself was more than I expected. I heard that I didn 't view myself as a racist or view people as different by their color or where they…

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    Social workers applying theory into their ordinary situation is helpful when working alongside clients, who may be facing a difficult time. Theories provide social workers with the knowledge of an individual 's situation, relationship, surroundings, and needs. Applying theories can initiate vital information about the individual and enable social workers to provide support networks to ensure their client 's safety and well-being is taken care off. For instance, ecological perspective and…

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    The term social work its self is a broad concept, but according to Kirst-Ashman, “social work is the professional activity of helping individuals, groups, or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal,” (Kirst-Ashman, 2003, p. 6). In order to help a range of individuals or communities, there is a need for different types of social work specializations. For example there are community social workers that help with…

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    What social work values are most central to you? How should they be incorporated into social policies? “The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of core values. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession’s history, are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. The values include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity and competence” (NASW Code of Ethics, 2015).…

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    feeling within that has always pushed me towards trying to give advice, be as resourceful as I can, listen to others problems and concerns, and just be that voice for an individual if they’re not being heard. By continuing my education as a future social worker, I believe I can be a supportive and caring member of society. Throughout life, run into difficulties that makes them feel like everything is impossible and giving up. In my opinion, it more beneficial with how the passion to help give…

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    The inSocial Work Podcast- Wounded Bonds: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual (GLB) Military Service Members and Veterans gave great insight on the LGBT military community and how we as social workers can better serve them. Dr. Lisa Butler conduct an interview with Dr. Michael Pelts and Dr. David Albright to discussed their review of the social work profession’s literature, implication for social work education and practice, and the training needed by social workers to effectively serve this population.…

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    The class discussions and readings in Clinical Social Work Practice one are linked with my internship at Cabrini Of Westchester. The classroom activities have been helpful to me because it helps me see in person what the professor is explaining to us. The class discussions have been very informative in describing different types of interactions we could encounter with our clients. Also, we have learned how to put ourselves in the client’s shoes, how to engage with clients, conflicts, listening…

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    spend as much time as I can with my daughter, I plan on having a part time job in order to have a foot in the door once I decide to become full time. Another thought that I have been considering is continuing my education by pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW). There are several Universities that I have been considering. If I were to apply, I will apply to USC, UCLA and Cal State University Los Angeles. It is very possible for me to continue my education to get an MSW because there are…

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