SOWK1000: Social Work and Social Welfare Reflection 2 As a profession, social work is concerned with the wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalized populations, such as people in poverty, women, people of color, and LGBTQ peoples. If you were to become a professional social worker, what specific populations would you want to work with or advocate for? Why? What specific problems that they face would you want to address? How might you address them?
Right of Self Determination: Another basic principle of modern social work is the ‘right of self determination’, which can only be done by the individuals. It is the responsibility of social workers to observe them, means whether they are capable of doing things by their own or not. In casework, individual knows his/her strength and weaknesses and should determine his/her own ways to achieve desired goals. In group work and community, the same thing should be kept in mind. This is the basic right of the people i.e.
Such as, a two people in a relationship; if they are compatible it will work out but if they are not, things tend to take a turn for the worse. In social work or even psychology, we as people must take things into consideration, such as being able to trust people, believe that change is possible and will eventually happen, and having the ability to be flexible. Knowing me as a person, I believe I have what it takes to be compatible as a social worker. According to Elizabeth A. Segal, author of “An introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent (2016),” explains that a social worker is to promote human and community well-being (p.2). I am always or most of the time patient while waiting for change and am willing to trust those no matter what.
Social Work Practice Author’s Name Institution Introduction Social work is basic to the certified practice of multidisciplinary reassuring care team, to both the nursing homes and hospital environments. Along with nursing, medicine and various clinical and other forms of therapies, social work offers practical and emotional care to people living in hardships and other forms of social problems in the community, and most importantly, helping people who are almost nearing the end of their lives. Death and dying are comprised of loss and changes, whereby for a number of people it could be perceived as an overwhelming experience which necessitates the need to control their feelings and coming to terms with such losses. Other than helping
These principles set forth ideals to which all social workers should aspire. Child, family and school social workers work with children and families who are struggling with social and psychological issues at school, in the home or in their communities. Medical social workers assist individuals and families who are dealing with an illness or health-related issue. They help clients and their families navigate a range of issues, including coping, counseling, referrals and health education. Mental health and substance abuse social workers work with individuals, groups, families and couples to provide treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.
A social worker can play his/her role in reducing the rate of divorce from numerous points of view (Johnson, 2013). A social worker regularly starts by just promising family individuals to impart. Now and again, families have scarcely addressed each other for a considerable length of time when they enter advising. The social worker can goes about as an unbiased outsider, helping family individuals share their feelings of trepidation, concerns or frustrations in a non fierce manner (Benedek and Brown, 2001). A social worker would enable him to express these considerations so the whole family could talk about and comprehend them.
Social work is profession that involves being the hands in feet of Jesus for people who are hurting, and have struggles affecting their entire life. It can be a difficult profession because the clients you will have to communicate with will be hurting, and looking to the social worker for help. Our society is hurting, and in need of people who will advocate, and promote change. However, social work is an important career, and I believe I have been called to pursue this career. I know that there will be difficulties but I am confident that God will lead me and guide me within this career.
I was having many assumptions about the issue of homelessness. This event provides me with useful information about my topic of interest. Other social problems which were discussed at the forum of this social event are also very important. With the help of this social event, I also have realized that how we can play our individual roles towards the solution of many social problems, what rules and regulations a social worker should obey while doing his/her duties, what are common hurdles faced by a social worker and how a social worker can motivate the individuals to solve different types of social problems. These types of social events are always very important in creating awareness in public about important social issues and these types of social events play an important role in motivating peoples towards solving the social problems with the utilization of all possible