Social work 335 (Social welfare policy) 8-30-16
Social work 335 (Social welfare policy) 8-30-16 SW 335
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Date Created: 08/30/16
SW 335 8-30-16 Introduction to Social Work Skills and Professionalism Values are belief systems that affect behaviors Social work core values o Service (social work involves more action than other helping professions) o Integrity (building honest relationships) o Social justice (advocating for what’s right) o Dignity and worth of a person (even people you don’t agree with matter) o Importance of human relationships (our work is based on relationships) o Competence (practicing within our field of knowledge) Mission of social work: o Enhance human well-being o Meet basic human needs by linking people with resources especially vulnerable, oppressed or impoverished people o Look at person-in-environment (how environment affects a person) o Contribute to the development of policy o Basically, the mission is to help people in need through ethical means Professional domain: professional’s area of expertise Roles: advocate, broker, mediator, researcher, educator, counselor Terminology o Use “client,” “person,” or “consumer” Not “patient,” “subject,” or “case” o “Assess” Not “diagnose,” “study,” “examine,” or “investigate” o “Strengths,” “assets,” and “resources” Not “weaknesses,” “problems,” and “deficiencies” Systems approach Suprasystem System (an aggregation of interconnected elements) Subsystem (ex. family)
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