Social Work Exercises If not, I would look for other charitable agencies in the area that might be able to help if I am limited in what I could do.
Preparing for 3 Clients
Mrs. Nancy Cannon telephoned from her place of work ( the Capital Insurance Company -- phone [HIDDEN] She sounded concerned. She said that on the previ-ous Saturday night, her 14-year-old daughter Amy had come home after her 9: 00 p. m. curfew, smelling of alcohol. She says that she " grounded" her daughter but now wants to talk with a social worker about the situation. Mrs. Cannon requested an appointment for herself alone, indicating that she wanted to sort things out with someone before she dealt further with her daughter.
Mrs. C. reported that this was the first such incident. She said, " I've never had any trouble whatsoever from Amy. She's been a wonderful child." She stated that she had not sought pro-fessional help before and that this was her first contact with any social service or mental health agency. She indicated that her husband, Amy's father, had recently filed for divorce and had left the home approximately 6 weeks ago. Mrs. C. wondered whether that might be connected with Amy's misbehavior over the weekend. Disposition: An appointment was scheduled with an agency social worker for tomorrow at 12: 00 noon. Mrs. C. requested a lunch- hour appointment, if at all possible, to reduce the amount of time away from her job.
Clearly, there are issues from the divorce that may be upsetting Amy. She may be having trouble dealing with her feelings and thus self-medicating with the use of alcohol. She may also be trying to seek attention by staying out past curfew and getting herself into trouble.
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I would look for agency services directly in her area, including retirement homes, outpatient care services, and other services geared towards helping elderly adjust to life. I would first look to see if Mrs. Anderson has any children that could help make decisions on her behalf in order to prevent anything from happening to her while she is home alone. I would also ask my supervisor how to handle the situation if it does turn out that she is not in good health, meaning if she does not come to the door, what rights would I have in getting her door open in order to check on her.
First, I would look for programs helping secure jobs for veterans, since Mr. Gains served in the Gulf War. Thus, I would check with the Office of Veteran Affairs for any job assistance programs that have some employment opportunities in his field of experience. Then, I would also search for credible material on how war impacts people. I would want to discuss with Mr. Gains any lasting negative impacts of the war that may still be affecting him and his job search today. I would research signs and symptoms of PTSD to rule out a potential diagnosis.
I would take some extra time to move some of the file cabinets to create a space that is separate from my work colleague. The discussion of Mr. Somes' wife is very sensitive, and I need to make sure that he feels…
If not, I would look for other charitable agencies in the area that might be able to help if I am limited in what I could do.
Social Work Exercise The imaginary recording helped me to examine the language that I use commonly, and listen for embedded biases. I noticed that I assumed that the client could hear me and see me, rather than acknowledge the fact that the client could be deaf or visually impaired. It might be helpful to establish immediately whether the client requires assistive technologies when understanding the types of services we provide. I also
The GEMS effort was to create a social environment that encouraged healthy eating and exercise, and expanded health literacy in a fun manner, and was accessible to young girls. It is easier to change health-related behaviors in the young, and the program tried to address the unique and often more acute problem of obesity in African-American young girls. The entire community and family units were incorporated into the program effort.
Knowledge of avenues for community support as well as for physical aid such as shelter and food are vital to providing help, both immediate and long-term, to discriminated populations. I have confidence that between my studies and real-life experiences such as internships and work, that I can gain this knowledge and disperse it amongst clientele. The fourth role a therapist ought to play is as a "consultant helping clients (and
" (Shiele, 2006) All of these are important yet they do not address the use of "the worldviews and cultural values of people of color as theoretical bases for new social work practice models" (Shiele, 2006) but instead hold the beliefs that: (1) that only White people - especially White men - have the ability and skill to develop theories and social work practice models; (2) that people of color,
1. How does this theory fit with a clinical social work perspective? Continuous concern with the individual in-situation is often regarded as social work’s most unique or distinguishing feature. In spite of the debate on where emphasis should be placed, both internal psychodynamics and environmental determinism are regarded as important for proper social work practice. Recent contributions made to the theoretical groundwork by cognitive-behavioral studies show that both needs can be
Social Class And Health During the Renaissance and Medieval Times THE BASIS OF PRIVILEGE The Diet of the Rich and the Poor What the rich and the poor ate in those times was vastly distinct (Cheng et al., 1999). The nobles and the wealthy could well afford and were served a wide variety of foods by cooks. Poor peasants, on the other hand, subsisted on a few and affordable types of meat and