Resiliency In Social Work

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Most adolescents are full of optimism and represent a positive force in society, an asset now and for the future as they grow and develop into adults. When supported, they can be resilient in absorbing setbacks and overcoming problems. Adolescents are at risk of early and unwanted pregnancy, of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, and vulnerable to the dangers of tobacco use, alcohol and other drugs. Many are exposed to violence and fear on a daily basis. Some of the pressures adolescents are under, or the choices they make, can change the course of their young lives, or even end them. These outcomes represent personal tragedies for young people and their families. They are also unacceptable losses that put the health…show more content…
Social work practice with adolescents involves working not just with the adolescents but also with their families, schools, and neighborhoods. Helping adolescents to confront adversity and develop mechanisms that promote resiliency is critical, especially for adolescents who are at risk of emotional or behavioral problems. The understanding and promotion of sexual and reproductive rights are essential in the social work profession, not only to improve the health status of affected populations but to advocate effectively for social justice and to respond to globalized realities. This study highlights the relevance of sexual and reproductive health promotion and practice of social work, emphasizes the impact of reproductive health and rights on young people, and proposes a social work agenda that will embrace and promote sexual and reproductive health and…show more content…
Present study shows that reproductive health awareness and positive attitudes are necessary for adolescents to understand their reproductive health issues and help them to have positive health seeking behavior. Those who have good awareness on reproductive health can recognize and understand their reproductive health issues and those who do not have reproductive health awareness lack in understanding reproductive health issues. Those who do not have awareness and positive attitude towards reproductive health will make them more vulnerable to reproductive health problem, where most of them face psychological and emotional issues and poor access to health services. Therefore Adolescent health education can be a better option to understand health and it can provide good and effective behavior to protect their life. It should be provided in both formal and informal sectors, within a conducive environment that will allow privacy and confidentiality. It should promote reproductive health which covers comprehensive health aspects of an individual. Significant people like parents, teachers, and health professionals have greater role in educating young people to sensitize in their issues and to create adolescent friendly environment so that they can share and get better care. Social worker and other health professionals should cooperate with other stakeholders
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