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    As a social worker, working with teenagers who are dealing with coming out as a gay or lesbian and utilizing the empowerment theory, which primarily focuses on the oppressed teenager on a one-on-one form of micro level or focal system, does not exclude or count out the larger levels on a macro scale, which can be individuals within a large group of teenagers coming out as a gay or lesbian, their family members within their subsystem and or suprasystems environment. “The empowerment theory…

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    I am interested in pursuing the Master’s in Social Work (MSW) program at Florida Atlantic University because I am sure that the professional training and expertise that will be provided by this program will support me in helping vulnerable population cope with their challenges. Also, having spent the last decade working in the social services field, I have come to the realization that my passion is in helping people who are less fortunate. I am currently a case manager with Aetna and I wish to…

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    Another call for action regarded social workers understanding the importance of Aboriginal communities and families providing a more appropriate solution to family healing 1 (iv). This call for action is something I strongly agree with also. Having a child placed with family members is far less traumatic to the child than being placed in an unfamiliar environment with people who they have never met and sent to an unfamiliar school where they may be minority and feel misunderstood. Many of the…

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    working at my current job, or volunteering at soup kitchen one day I’ll learn with in my Social Work classes was to learn how to be accepting of others. Within the social work field, social workers must learn how to be accepting towards their clients. A social worker must learn how to except what he or she is getting into within the field, and also how to accept their clients for who they are. It’s hard for social workers to be accepted tours things that could be quite traumatizing, but…

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    In social work education there is an extreme importance for field placement and field education. The classroom provides a path for students to become knowledgeable of theory, research, and practice that work best with clients. In addition, it also provides students with knowledge of the profession and the writing skills needed to be successful in the profession. However, it is field education that bridges the gap between classroom education and actual practice. Without field education, we would…

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    Social work is a profession that supports individuals, groups, and communities in a changing society and create social conditions favorable to the well being of people and society.(Miley Handout) Social welfare is the array of governmental programs, services and institutions designed to maintain the stability and well being of society.(pg 24) Examples of social welfare programs are, but not limited to: Food Stamps or SNAP, Medicaid, SSI(Supplemental Security Income), Section 8 housing, and Pell…

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    told me that if I decided work in a field that I love, it would be as if I had never worked a day in my life and this is one of the reasons I have decided to pursue a degree in social work at your prominent university. I would like to become one of the professionals who advocate for the rights and fair treatment of oppressed groups. I would like to become one of the social work professionals who have their clients’ best interest at heart and fight to ensure that social and economic justice is…

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    Teenage pregnancy is an issue of international significance and relevance to social services. The rate of adolescent pregnancies have increased as sexual activities are becoming more prevalent at younger ages (Silva & Stanton, 1996). For the purpose of this essay, this issue will be defined as unplanned or unwanted pregnancy in women under the age of eighteen, or below the legal age of adulthood. Because early parenting correlated with poorer outcomes for children and the mother, it has become a…

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    I. Introduction Social workers are known for supporting others; however, while doing so, they face challenging circumstances which then leads to burnout (McGarrigle & Walsh, 2011). Some social workers also attend graduate school, have careers, and a busy home life that can build stressful situations for them. It is important for one, especially social workers and social work graduate students, to have self-care and positively practice wellness on a regular basis to prevent oneself from burn out.…

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    the strength based approach to my work with him. As Arties probation officer, there are different social work values that have a bearing in this case. The first value that is relevant is that of human dignity and self-worth. This value states that “all human beings have intrinsic worth, irrespective of their past or present behavior, beliefs, lifestyle, race, or status in life” (Hepworth, Rooney, Larsen, 2002, p. 59). With Artie’s recent arrests, it could…

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