Extra Social Work notes ch.1
Extra Social Work notes ch.1 SW 1000
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by rh389814 on Saturday January 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 1000 at Ohio University taught by Annelle Edwards in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 80 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare in Public Health at Ohio University.
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Social Work extra notes ch.1 Susan Dunn summary (case study): • Susan lives in suburbs has two children (Martha & Todd). Calls for help at agency because husband, Jason, has physically abused her several times. No other place for Susan to take her kids and herself without her husband knowing. Susan has some injuries but she doesn’t think they need medical attention. Social worker Pamela Wright tells Susan to call a cab and come to the shelter with her kids. They arrive and settle the kids in their rooms while Pamela takes Susan to the emergency room (she has fractured fingers and right arm) where she makes a police report. Social work: “major profession that delivers social services in governmental and private organizations throughout the world, social work helps people prevent or resolve problems in psychosocial functioning, achieve lifeenhancing goals, and create a just society.” (p.4) Employment: Often social workers are employed under different title names Most common field of social work is child welfare The salary for social workers are constantly increasing Career ladder progression in social work field Career Ladder National Association of Social Workers (NASW) About 150,000 people Located in Washington D.C. Four functions: o Development o Action o Standards o Membership services Comparing Social Work to Other Professions Sociology o Observes society and its behaviors/beliefs o Study all groups of people o Study class structure (high, middle, low) o Research is important Psychology o Examine individuals, their development, their mind and behaviors. o Research is important Counseling o Help with social and emotional needs o Both social workers and counselors work with people who have personal/family/mental illness issues Marriage/Family therapy o Focus on relationships and solving problems within those relationships Psychiatry o Need an M.D. (medicine) o Prescribe medications for mental illnesses (i.e. depression, anxiety) Human Services o Completing tasks and gaining skills
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