Introduction The social work profession, was based on values that contributed not only to its own professional development and to helping different service user groups, but also to the development of societies in general. Describe how theories and research (EBP process) inform our professional knowledgebase. A clear theoretical perspective guide and influences social work practice in five key areas: observation, description, explanation, prediction and intervention.
The community has symbols that creates meaning, also contributing to their identification, because of those symbols a social worker get to be able to work with clients. STRENGTH The relationship between meaning of symbols and a person’s behavior, this theory provides a bond between how an individual behaves is related to the meaning of objects and events. Provides the ability to understand small scale human interaction, it enables the understanding of family interaction. Recognizes that beliefs and opinions of reality are changeable, the belief people have on something can actually change and become part of reality.
Generalist Practice Generalist social work practice is the ability of the social worker to employ various theories, practice skills, and interventions in a variety of settings with a diverse population (Miley, O’Melia, DuBois, 2013). The generalist social worker should work to advocate social justice and promote human dignity while upholding the NASW Code of Ethics. The generalist social worker may work on the micro (individual), mezzo (client system), macro (community or systems of care) levels (Miley et al., 2013). The social worker may begin working with an individual and discover the issue they are facing causes them to now advocate on a higher level such as in the case of Carol and Joseph. Case of Carol and Joseph History of Case Carol
They also assume responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of social services that they provide. The social work profession employs the world with skilled workers that use the tools and resources available to them to advance the lives of others. Individuals in this career field are capable of ethical decision making and are advocates for positive social change for the oppressed
There are two approaches in understanding of deviance and social control: functionalist approach and symbolic interactionist approach. Both of these approaches help us understand social deviance and control in macro and micro perspectives. Functionalists define the social phenomena by the functions performed by different social groups, whereas, symbolic interactionists define social phenomena based on an individual’s actions and behavior (Conley, pg. 188-203).
The organization cycle not only informs the research but also directly informs the activities within the program. The importance of social embeddedness as well as, social capital within community organization and in return within collective action are two additional research points. The program of the building is intended function as a tool that fosters the community organization process. The cyclic process of community organization and the basic approaches to social research are meshed together.
This involves systematically examining survival skills, abilities, knowledge, resources and desires that can be used in some way to help meet client goals (Saleebey, 1996). The helping process from initial contact, goal identification, assessment and intervention to evaluation has the underlying assumptions that human beings have the capacity for growth and change (Weick, 1992), knowledge about one 's situation (Early & GlenMaye, 2000), resilience (Garmezy, 1994) and membership (Walzer, 1983). The major focus in practice from the strengths approach is collaboration and partnership between social workers and clients. Other methods include environment modification and advocacy (Early & GlenMaye, 2000). Tim explained to the students that he “tell the folks what he can do and what he can’t”
Define and summarize each of the sociological theories discussed in this chapter. According to Macionis (2015) (12.3) The sociological theory to issues of family life can be explained and defined as follows 1) Structional-functional theory views the family as the foundation for all societies, families are how societies regulates reproduction of children, families create a safe and stable environment for these children and families create units of economic cooperation which provide emotional support in the world. 2) Symbolic-Interaction theory a micro-level approach views the family not as a societal institution but as an ongoing interaction of individuals.
RCT states that relationships with other individuals and social groups promotes the dignity and self worth of the individual. Many of the underlying ideas of RCT can be directly supported and improved through the social work profession. I mentioned earlier that RCT leans on professionals a great deal, specifically when there is disconnection in relationships. Because RCT leans on professionals, this encourages social workers to become expects of RCT and be supportive and encouraging around an individuals relationships to others in society. Competence is one of the core values of a social worker.
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN DIFFERENT SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ESSAY EDUCATION AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION: Social institutions are an important element in the structure of human societies. They provide a structure for behavior in a particular part of social life. Education is one of the major social institutions that exist in the society. It establishes a goal of social equality and a common knowledge base among students.
Social work is a professional and academic discipline that seeks to improve the quality of life and enhance wellbeing of individuals, families, couples, groups, and communities through research, policy planning, community development, direct practice, crisis intervention, ensuring social welfare and security for those affected by social disadvantages such as poverty, psychosocial care to mentally and physically disabled, and raising voices against social injustice for social reforms, including social actions against violations of civil liberties and human rights. It is a progressive profession where one can be actively engaged in helping others to help themselves. It is a profession that deals with various problems and issues systematically
This is a core value that is demonstrated in everyday life. Relationship building or engagement occurs on all levels of social work. For example, on the micro level this concept can be acted out through individuals; on the Mezzo level this concept can be acted out through groups or families; and on the macro level this concept can be acted out through organizations and /or policy makers. Reference Birkenmaier, J., Berg-Weger, M. &Dewees, M. (2014).
“Professional social workers are required to develop and practice ongoing social work knowledge, values and skills in order to be competent social workers”(Clemens, 2014, p.1). Social workers work and assist clients with many different entities, such as improving or empowering their lives, and social policies that impact an effect their lives. “Social workers engaged in planned change see the connections and mutual interactions between people and the social environment of which they are a part” (Garthwait, 2014, p177). To be truly effective, social workers must be committed and skilled in the interventions that reflect their client’s lives and influenced their societal conditions and social policies.
Engaging with Others Interacting with others is an integral part of social work. We must be able to engage with a variety of entities including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. We all interact with others in our daily lives, however, engaging entities in a way the represents social work to its fullest is more difficult. In order to engage others as a social worker we must be able to utilize theoretical frameworks, as well as interpersonal skills.
As social workers, our purpose is to promote the human well-being, and to advocate for people’s rights in society. Social work is a profession that gives individuals the opportunity to support and help those in need. Social workers help those who are vulnerable, oppressed by society, and victims of poverty or discrimination. Micro and macro-level theories are two different ways to help individuals, and they differ in their strategies and the type of population. In one hand, micro level covers people’s needs individually by applying therapy that help one person in specific.