CCD Reflection Paper

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Regarding to CCD projects mentioned previously, interdisciplinary collaboration can be seen commonly, including artist, local organizer, social worker, community member, students. It is worthy to think about what the social worker’s role is in the CCD. Social workers serve three main roles - facilitator, organizer and advocate. As a facilitator, social workers could work in gathering and facilitating groups of people for community development, actively participating in cultural life, for instance, circle painting and symbiotic dance held by the CCCD. To be an organizer, social workers could carry out community organization in various levels from finding the potential local organizer to organize cultural project for the targeted community and…show more content…
Seven principles of social work (Biestek, 1957) – confidentiality, self-determination, individualization, acceptance, non-judgmental attitude, purposeful expression of feeling and controlled emotional involvement – set good norms for me to handle service users. Furthermore, the basic training of social workers could equip me well in handling individual’s needs in case and group work settings. These skills are useful in launching project in CCD. Moreover, I must do reflections frequently and beware my role consciously in promoting CCD work because conflicts inevitably occurs during facing a group of participants with distinct background, interests and needs. Besides, if I want to be a worker using this CCD approach, macro social work’s value, knowledge and skills are needed to acquire to facilitate it, for instance, BBO, anti-oppression model, community economic development model and community building. I also believe the core concept of ‘active participation’ is very important for the CCD work. As active participation allows participants and organizer to broaden their horizons, their potentials could be discovered, reinforced and transform
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