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.
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
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.
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. I would want to provide the best for everyone, and would love to change things for the
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).
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.
Undocumented children are given the right to school. In Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it states that education is a human right. (crossing the borders peer) In the year of 1982, this right was opened up to children without legal status in the United States. Denying these rights was deemed unconstitutional; education was opened up to illegal immigrant children.
In “Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?” , Mark Edmundson suggests that the typical college experience may not be providing the best education for the student. However, Edmundson reasons, that if the student is willing to take a stand against the flow of college students, professors, and administrative staff that treat their college class time as a side job the student will be able to receive a true education worth the thousands and thousands of dollars they paid. The graduates will have a knowledge of what skills they possess and be confident in the type of career they want to have which will lead to better mental and physical life down the road.
Undocumented Students In today’s society there is a HUGE problem that the public is facing, a problem called immigration, but deeper than this is a problem called undocumented students. For centuries America has been labeled as “The Land of Opportunity” a meaning that means the world to most immigrants, so why are families most importantly the future generations excluded from the “American Dream”? An undocumented student can not succeed when they are constantly being thrown curve balls that target immigrant students to be unsuccessful. Chasing the “American Dream” has been the only crime undocumented students have ever committed, and of course they pay the price, from not being able to successfully be able to have a college career, having