I chose the Stone Butch Blues book by Leslie Feinberg because I want to learn about the potential community I will be working for. As a person that aspires to become a school social worker, I feel that learning about the LGBT community is very important. As it is depicted in Stone Butch Blues schools are one of the main institutes that impacts a child’s development and where they often discover who they are. It is in schools and at home that children start being molded into what society deems appropriate and where they first start experiencing oppression and discrimination for choosing to be different from everyone else. In the job that I am currently at, children who often refused to follow or adapt to the school 's rules, have a high propensity
Some students may come from urban areas; others from a small town with small classroom environments. All of these students can enrich the curriculum with stories of their customs, experiences and lifestyle. Schools must hire staff that reflect the cultural diversity of their students. Many Latino ELL students feel more comfortable opening up to other Latino students and to bicultural staff. Teachers must remember that their Latino students may come from different socioeconomic backgrounds and not assume that all Latino students are poor or deprived.
I will also continue to work on my advocacy and leadership intervention skills. Social Workers are expected to be advocates on the behalf of their clients on a micro, mezzo and macro level of practice. They must be willing to challenge injustice to ensure equality for at risk and vulnerable populations. Advocacy leads to change, and allows clients to feel empowerment in their
The main reasons for using group work in social work are meeting people’s need to belong and using mutual aid for empowerment while developing personal growth, enhancing social functioning, social goals and promoting social justice. The group worker main objective is to engage the group in activities that facilitate the overall growth and development of the group and of each member. There are two main types of groups namely treatment groups and task groups (Sowk unit 7 pg. 257). Group work is assists social workers through the use of intervention methods to provide assistance to help individual members to cope with and resolve existing problems in their psychosocial functioning, prevent anticipated problems, or maintain an acceptable level of functioning in situations.
Baltimore United has provided trainings that teach the community about knowing their rights, they created bail support, and has created safe harbors for families. Interactionist theory would best fit the organization because it focuses on a smaller group, and the interactions between them. For me to be a good change agent, I would bring my talent of being understanding. I would be understanding of every situation, and allow my sensitivity to shine through. To be a change agent that will make a difference, I would bring my talent of being authentic, and going with how I feel.
Empathy is the capability to understand a person’s experience and compassion is being sympathetic toward other. These distinctive qualities people can possess could potentially affect the importance in contemporary society positively. Compassion and empathy are what brings the community and the world together also keeping negativity in balance. These characteristics aren’t only positive, but can motivate people to help the mental, physical and emotional pains of others and themselves. Learning from the actions of compassion and empathy gives people a better idea of how to improve and change things in the society.
2.2 Care Act 2014 The Community Care Act 2014 sections 1, 2 and 4 highlights the general responsibilities of the act and it could be said the ones that most affect social workers in making decisions for action. We will look at these sections to see how they fit alongside the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Workers (2012). S.1 promoting individual wellbeing: This section states that the core purpose of adult care and support is to help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their life. The general duty of a local authority, in exercising a function under this part in the case of an individual, is to promote general wellbeing (Department of Health 2014). The concept of “Well-being” is defined in five main areas.
Outcome based practice is a method used in health and social care services which is designed to have a direct effect on an individual; an outcome is also referred to as the end result, it is essentially the impact on the individual after an activity or service. Outcome based practice supports person centred care as it promotes staff to encourage citizens to take an active participation in their support/care. Instead of just identifying the needs of the individual and basing their support soley around what they need in the community, it is about putting the individual at the core of the practice and highlighting what is important to them in relation to wants, feelings, needs and desired outcomes to gather deeper understanding when prioritising
The main aim of empathy is to put oneself into the client’s position and have an understanding of the trauma or stress the client is experiencing by understanding their feelings. In building therapeutic relationships empathy works as a foundation as it helps build positive connections allowing the client to have the satisfaction that the counsellor hears them and values their needs. Further, a therapeutic relationship builds up with self-care. Self-care is important to have better end results it is the core concept of building relationships. At a place where dealing with people who suffer from a trauma or stress it is important to have self-care to reduce stress and maintain well being for self and for the client.
For example, growing up in a multicultural, working class blue collar neighborhood can impact my knowledge of understanding other cultural influences. However, understanding and having personal experience with poverty help in the awareness of other people’s struggles and experiences. Also, remaining non-judgmental, being aware of my own cultural influences and values in understanding labels that the client chooses to use regarding their self-identity can impact my counseling relationships (Cormier et al., 2017). Furthermore, it is important to be familiar and mindful of the terms that the client might use. Interestingly, essential is matching terms with the client, and becoming self-aware, realizing any possible bias.