I am also able to demonstrate my ability to function responsibly and effectively in an agency setting. In my field experience, I am given the opportunity to deliver the appropriate services to the client systems as defined by their area of specialization. I am also able to implement a range of interventions based on a comprehensive client assessment. I also have the ability to apply social work knowledge and theory to practice using critical thinking in a practice approaches and decisions. It also gives me the ability to engage in social work practice that is sensitive to issues of culture, ethnicity, religion, race, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, and physical and mental abilities.
While reading the article A Social Worker’s Reflections on Power, Privilege and Oppression made me really reflect on my lifestyle in which I am living at the moment in today’s generation. Spencer makes a wonderful connection in his article relating to those of different skin tone color, gender, and sexual identity. I really appreciate how he explains the issues each of these topics are addressed in today’s society. One of Spencer’s main thesis I absolutely loved he states “to create social change and promote social justice, we must begin this process with ourselves through a self reflective process that examines the contradictions between our espoused values and our lives experience. We must believe that all people, both from dominant and targeted groups, have critical role in dismantling oppression and generating a vision for a socially justice future.
Self-concepts are an individual 's perception of their own actions, potential, and distinctive characteristics. These self-concepts give the individual an essential motive for behavior. Furthermore, the theory states that people and groups are influenced by cultural and social processes. Therefore, social structure is worked out through social interaction. This paper aims to analyze symbolic interaction theory, discuss its history, criticisms, as well as emphasizing the current social condition of gender inequality which relates to it.
These codes of ethnic are placed to improve and establish rules and boundaries from social workers to clients and the importance of the ethnical value its place for the helping of the social worker. Social workers are there to help meet the basic needs of human, also with the need of helping encourage, mentoring, and empower human struggles in society and poverty. The code is designed for many reasons. It identifies core values in which a social worker mission is based, the code summarize broad ethnic principle such as; challenge injustices, respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person, behave in a trustworthy manner, and help people in need and to address social problems. The code is generally designed to help people with relevant needs to there every day life.
They proposed that the groups such as social class, family, and others, which people belonged to were an important source of pride and self-esteem. The groups give people a sense of social identity to belong in the society (Tajfel and Turner, 1979). Referring to Social Identity Theory by Saul McLeod (2008), there are three mental processes involved in evaluating others as “us” or “them” (i.e. “in-group” and “out-group”). This picture is retrieved from www.simplypsychology.org/social-identity-theory.html; (Social Identity Theory by Saul McLeod, 2008) The social categorization is categorized objects in order to understand out-group and identify them.
An intercultural communication perspective provides a very effective way of analysing the interaction and exchange of information between or among people of different cultures. Among the issues identified and discussed include stereotyping and generalisation, social identity and ethnicity, cultural adaptation and ethno-relative ethics. As explained in the paper, intercultural communication visualises a reality that will strengthen or support the simultaneous macrocosm of oneness and diversity. Besides, it provides a platform upon which various voices can be heard in their distinctiveness and in synergistic harmony. In as much cultural divisions exist in a workplace; it is imperative for managers to identify ways in which cultural issues can be addressed.
In the mindset of politics, parents and family are the number one influence of children’s political beliefs. This is similar to aggression. “Recent research confirms that many of the most salient risk and protective factors for the development of aggression and violence reside in the family system. Family-based risks begin before birth, encompassing genetic and epigenetic processes. Contextual stressors (e.g., poverty, conflict) may impact development directly or indirectly through disrupted parenting behavior, including high negativity, low warmth, harshness, and exposure to violence.” (Labella, 2018) Family is a major part of life; the impact of family has long term effects.
For my children, it will increases the chances of ear infection, asthma, bronchitis, learning and behavioral problems. It will affect me financially and causes financial stress. Smoking also affects my work and it will cause different cancers, CVD and stroke. It also affect my sexual life and fertility. Uncontrolled tobacco use can damage the reproductive health.
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF HUMAN INTERACTION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY In order to have a better understanding of human behavior changes based on social situations. It is imperative for us to know what social psychology, human interaction and human behavior is and how these are interlinked? 1. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY According to Baron, Byrne & Suls (1989) we can define social psychology as, “the scientific field in which we study and understand the nature and causes of individual behavior in different social situations.” The factors which affect our behavior when we are interacting with others are the main topic of study in Social Psychology. It enlightens us about the conditions effecting psychological factors that influence our
Specific Strategies in relation to each aspect to help me in caring for the People that are subject of the Bias Dr. Campinha Bacote model is quite effective in containing the risks that evolve out of the Biasness toward a certain Group of People. In compatible with the Model, I would like to make myself cognizant of the diverse cultural issues and to ignore the stereotypical perceptions. The knowledge of the mechanisms and dynamics underlying the behavior of the particular group would help abridge the gap between the societal segments. Participation in the interactions that specifically targets and brings closer different culturally charged segments will help mitigate the risks and hiccups that are reposed in the