Before pursuing a career in social work, I was never really aware of what social workers were nor how valuable their role in society is. Throughout my childhood, I was never exposed to a life in which social workers were common figures. It was not until I went to high school that I got a better understanding of what the world really looked like and the importance of social workers. I went to a low-income high school in Homestead and it was truly an eye-opening experience. I was always accustomed to an environment with no violence or crime and when I moved there it was a depiction of a reality that I was not aware existed. Before pursuing a degree in social work, my main interest was in early childhood education. I was a part of the Early Childhood Academy at my high school and had the opportunity to volunteer for a number of child care centers. Oftentimes, some of the youth in foster care that would come for after-care would share their experiences of abuse and neglect with me. I began to acquire knowledge of what some of those children were facing. I also went to school with quite a large amount of classmates that had some history of childhood trauma. They shared their stories in which they were subjected to traumatic experiences, including rape, incest, domestic violence, and/or parental substance abuse. I was
P4- when looking at strategies and communication techniques used with different individuals with different needs whom need to overcome different challenges many aspects must be looked at. A challenge Patrick may face may be awareness and knowledge, he may face this as well as others. Patrick may be aware that he has HIV however he may not be aware how much this will effect him and he may not be aware how to deal with it as he may lack the knowledge. In order to overcome this Patrick could educate himself in depth on HIV, this will help him come to terms with it and will also help him to help others understand HIV. A challenge Alice may face might be acceptance or belief, she may not have the determination to become alcohol free and therefore
The career that I am considering as a future possibility is the clinical social worker. Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. These practices can happen individually, in a group and/or in family therapy, which is common treatment styles. Social workers that provide these services are required to be licensed or certified at the clinical level in their state of practice. To become a licensed clinical social worker student who did not earn a bachelors of social work, must complete a traditional masters of a social work program that typically takes two to four years depending on whether a student attends full-time or part-time. After my bachelors in social work, I would like do my masters and try to work in a psychiatry hospital in the adolescent's department.
Prior to starting this course the MA Social Work course and the PPSWP module I felt very confident in the aspects of communicating effectively and working with a diverse range of people, and after the reading the professional capabilities framework I believe that I hold the same personal values which is expected of a social worker. The PCF6 talks about the importance of critical reflection and reflective practice explaining that it helps improve accountability, professional development and helps to you understand your own tacit knowledge and gain new knowledge, which improves outcomes and experiences for social workers. (Capabilities within the PCF, 2016)
Childhood should be be filled with memories of happy times, love and warmth. Sadly not every child is blessed with a stable home life and parents who care about the overall well-being of them. Child welfare social work is a field of social work that makes sure the child’s needs are met.
In the program, we have initiated to what I consider the “second phase” of 2nd year field placement. The process came by really quick, in which to a moment I felt unprepared. It is amazing to think how quick time is flying. It is simultaneously exciting but nerve-racking. This semester has been a really tough one. However, I have learned a lot about myself. It is important for me to recollect what I have learned and be confident going into the interviews. My goal is to recollect my strengths, my weaknesses and areas of improvements as it will allow me to prepare myself for the placement interviews and give me the confidence to stand out and demonstrate my professional experience.
Secondly, as a social worker it is necessary that my practice is guided by my value of providing a service to humanity. Therefore, this will allow me to put my interests aside and place the needs of others above when working in a professional capacity. This value will guide me to use my professional voice to promote the well-being of my clients. Moreover, this will extend to promoting personal development in
1. Describe anticipatory empathy in your own words. In what situations have you made use of this skill before? How would you describe the relationship between anticipatory empathy and social justice work?
Human services professionals play a major part in helping from every angle of child abuse. Everyone from the victim, to the perpetrator, and other members of the family need help. There are many local agencies that is in place to help the struggles of child abuse. “The wide range of activities in which a human service professional might engage within a child and family services agency, there is also a wide range of practice settings where the human service professional might work, the largest being a state’s child protective services (CPS) agency” (Martin, 2014, p.82).
The Human Services model focuses the person and the environment around them. Mostly with this model families are involved to helping to know more about the client. Possibilities of interventions are likely
Make a critical reflection on any two areas of knowledge (knowledge base) in International social work practice.
Credibility Statement: I myself am a college student. I realized early in my High School years that if you don’t have a college degree, life is going to be difficult for you.
All human service workers have their own particular inward esteem framework and set of ethics. Conflicts occur within the helping field on an external and internal level. Everybody who works in a human service field, or who manages other individuals in an expert or paraprofessional limit is liable to a code of morals. There are various formal moral codes normally set around expert associations, however now and again by law that apply to individuals’ specifically professional positions. This paper attempts to address issues of consent, conflict of interest, unethical behavior and confidentiality on an internal and external level. Internal problems can affect the quality of help given to clients. Mediation as a strengthening tool in conflict
As human services majors, we are all helpers in some way. Whether we are teachers, social workers or aids. We all do something similar. We help others in some way to make their lives better. Three characteristics of effective helpers that I believe is most important are openness and willingness to change, sense of identity, authenticity and honesty and acceptance of one's power. Yes, there are many other characteristics of effective helpers, but I feel these are the three most important.
Over the past semester, I have taken part in a service learning placement to better understand the diversity that occurs within the Hamilton community, where I will be doing various clinical placements in subsequent years in my nursing program. My particular placement was at an elementary school, Pauline Johnson Elementary School, where I spend three hours every week with a second-grade class. In my role as a service learner, I acted as a teacher 's assistant. During class time, I would go around and help various students with their work, encourage students to try their best, supervise during nutrition breaks and interact with students during music and gym classes. The most satisfying part of this service learning placement to date has