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Chapter Four Notes SOWK

by: Kelsey Carroll

Chapter Four Notes SOWK SOWK 201 002

Kelsey Carroll
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Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare
Betsy Spriggs

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Introduction to Social Work Profession and Social Welfare
Betsy Spriggs
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Date Created: 09/20/15
Chapter Four Advocacy in Social Work Watch the movie For the Love of a Child Advocacy engaging in purposeful actions that will help people advance their rights opportunities cause and human dignity Hamark of social work Types of Advocacy Case Advocacy strategies used to attain and secure needed bene ts or services for individualcase basis individuals and families 0 Absolute Needs the basic goods and services that support human survival in the short term 0 Food Water Shelter Medicare Sanitation 0000 Cause Advocacy creating social structural change by seeking bene ts and services that support human survival in the short term 0 Got a boost from social work a cause and function 0 Makes social workers knowledgeable about social action creating social change 0 Relative Needs long term needs that promote human dignity and wellbeing 0 Employment 0 Equal status in the law 0 Education 0 Opportunity Social lnequality when some people have more access to societies bene ts and resources 0 Some inequality is normal Client SelfDetermination consumers of services make decisions and choices based 0 their will and value orientations Self lnterest focus on one s own bene t Individual Bene t Versus Communitv Bene t Individual reigns supreme perspective equates individual gain and interest with the common good and is useful for seeing how case advocacy has limitations Community reigns supreme perspective the attitude of placing selfinterest in a context of promoting policies and practices for the common good Porter Lee39s writings helped shape social work by Encouraging professional education and training 0 Moving from simple helper to advocate of change Objectivity Cost of Advocacy all real intangible and unintended ways that undertaking advocacy ccan deplete resources and could work against the cause 0 Bad publicity False hope A Model for Dvnamic Advocacv Advocacy practice and policy model represents a change process that occurs in a sequential fashion and is directed at both the problems and strengths of individuals families communities or organizations Theoretical Framework for the Advocacv Practice and Policv Ecological IP39erspective A PM Igt Empowerment Supports ethical behavior 0 Action plan must re ect the interest of clients and connect individual needs to systematic change The intervention Process and the Advocacv Practice and Policv Model Problems Micro Engagement Assessment Strengths Macro Implementation Evaluation v Feedback Loop V Tenets of Advocacv Practice and Policv Model Dynamic Advocacy Model a way of conceptualizing advocacy and its four interlocking tenets economic and social justice a supportive environment human needs and rights and political access to ensure ethical and effective practice 0 These tenets shift constantly It is hard to draw clear boundaries between them Economic and Social Justice Economic and social justice promoting and establishing equal liberties rights duties and opportunities in the social institutions economy polity family religion education etc of a society for all people Relational Justice People s ability to exert in uence over decisionmaking processes and in relationships with dominant groups Distributive Justice the ability to allocate or spread resources income and wealth in a manner that ensures people39s basic material needs are met Just Practice involves equality tolerance and the promotion of human rights as well as an active attempt to overcome social and economic inequalities Basic Human Rights can be thought of in a number of realms personal civil and political Generally humans should be able to live in a fashion free of persecution discrimination and oppression with access to important societal resources which often include work education health care and equality before law


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