extra social work notes ch. 3
extra social work notes ch. 3 SW 1000
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Extra Social Work notes ch.3 Juanita Chavez case study summary: BSW graduate working in an urban neighborhood center (many Hispanic people living in the area). Two young children are brought in by an older child who told Chavez that she had found the kids on the sidewalk (Tomas and Tomacita), who had been put down for a nap by their mother, and when they woke up she was gone. A worker from child protective services recognized the children as siblings to one of the teen girls receiving training. As it turns out, the mother had to report to job training (for TANF) that day and her teen daughter was not available to watch the kids, so she put them down for a nap hoping to be home before they woke up (it is possible that a person on TANF can be removed from the program is they miss job training). The mother was told that she should have put the kids in the daycare system that TANF provides, but the mother said that there is a waiting list to get into the daycare system. Chavez discovered that many families in the area were in the same boat and many other teen girls were missing school to care for siblings while their parent(s) were at work. Later, Chavez knocks on the door of a house in the neighborhood (there is a van outside with a girl inside peering out, the girl was sent home from school but there is no one home). There is no answer at the door. Chavez comes back later and tells the mother everything (who does not speak English). Turns out the girl was mentally disabled and had the mentality of a one year old at 6 years of age and had to be watched all the time. The school helped her with several types of therapy, but recently the nurse had sent her home with head lice and they had had trouble getting rid of them and the girl kept getting sent home. After countless calls to the health department by several different social workers, the health department finally gave in. The strain of lice was treated and the girl was able to go back to school after she had missed so much education and therapy. Social & economic justice Diverse groups would have equal opportunity No prejudice against race, gender, sexual preference 1 in 8 Americans use food stamps in the U.S. More than 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the U.S. Approx. 40million Americans in poverty Populations at Risk Everyone is at risk to poverty, but not everyone is at the same level or risk “populations at risk” make up the majority of people social workers help. Children o Largest pop. At risk o Approximately 1 in 12 children lived in extreme poverty o Many included In ethnic minority Women o Paid less than men Lack of jobs that pay women high enough o Need flexible work schedules in order to be main caregiver to children Elderly o Social security helps people age 65 and over o Medical bills can add up o Commonly face discrimination in place of employment o Some do not get pensions Racial/ethnic minorities o Differ from place to place o Caucasian/white typically not discriminated against o Race, culture, religion, beliefs, practices, etc. play a part Disabled o Experience many difficulties and barriers o Face high unemployment rates o Treated unfairly because of their conditions LGBT o Many religions and cultures do not accept people in LGBT community o Sometimes discriminated against with no legal recourse available to them o Little civil protection o Gay marriage is finally legal today Forms of Discrimination (U.S) Racism o Belief that a race is better than another Sexism o Belief that a sex is better than another (generally males better than females) Ageism o Belief that youth is superior to age Heterosexism o Belief that heterosexuals are better than homosexuals o Homophobia: scared of or have hate for homosexual persons
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