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Chapter one - Introduction to social work and social welfare

by: Madison Holland

Chapter one - Introduction to social work and social welfare Social work 1115

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Date Created: 09/01/16
What is social work? Child taker, medical social worker, private worker, adoption worker, plural officers, counseling What education is needed? (In order to be called SW) Master SW Grandfather What is social welfare? Individuals, groups that may have difficulties of asses basic needs (safe, thrive) Other needs: Food, shelter, personal safety, clothing, social (support system), transportations, health care Why might someone be unable to meet their own basic needs? No resources (no job, illness, young child, place live, waste money on something.) Family organ ( bias) People to people are taught differently Substances abuse (addition) Depression Duties/ Functions of Human Service Professional Understand human systems What promotes optimal functioning Select interventions Plan, implement, evaluate Intervention selection Ability to process Theoretical Frameworks are theories culturally competent? Must consider: ethnicity, gender, culture, historical era, and others? Why? approaching world is different 年年年年 Opportunities are not equal Religion faith (opposite) Minority population Hearing and evaluate that (walk in other people's shoes) (Be able to understand) Political Statues Generalist Person in Environment - Micro and Macro Level Elements in the environment interact with each other and this impacts all elements Know what kind of environment they are live in, system of pression, basic needs Eco systems theory person is the center Other systems exist and interact Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Motivation for basic needs first. E.g the need for food and oxygen Safety needs. E.g: security from the stability of the family and friends People move to the next higher needs after physiological and safety needs: social needs, love needs. (need to love and to be loved) Practice settings: Broad and Numerous Can be categorized on the social issue Domestic violence Child abuse and neglect Mental illness Homelessness Can be categorized on population Children, elderly Social Welfare should: o Find homes for parentless children o Rehabilitate people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs o Treat those with emotional difficulties o Make life more meaningful for the elderly o Provide vocational rehabilitation services to persons with a physical or mental disability o Meet the financial needs of the poor o Rehabilitate juveniles/adults who have committed criminal offenses o End all types of discrimination and oppression o Provide child-care service for parents who work outside the home o Counteract violence in families, including child abuse and spouse abuse o Fulfill the health and legal needs of those in financial need o Work from a generalist perspective.. o Counsel individuals and groups with wide variety of personal and social difficulties o Provide services to parents with AIDS and to their families and friends o Provide recreational and leisure-time services to all age groups o Educate and provide socialization experiences to children who have a cognitive disability or an emotional disorder o Provide programs that support and enhance the normal growth and development or all children and adults o Provide vocational training and employment opportunities to the unskilled and unemployed o To meet the needs of people of color, migrant workers, and other minority groups


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