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The nature of social work is for people who love helping people. I say love because you have to have the heart for social work and the people you are trying to help. Social worker join this field to enlighten their clients lives. Social workers, depending on what part of the field one enters they can help people with mental illness, families with problems, school children, people with addictions and criminal problems, people who have problems in finding and keeping jobs, and they help senior citizens and families who are looking into nursing homes and caregivers. There are many different working condition social workers. They work a standard 40 hour week, some work weekend and go to community event to meet with clients. Social work can be emotionally draining do to understaffing and heavy caseload and pressure from their agencies. In the year 2000 social workers held 468,000 jobs. The majority of the jobs are located in state, county, or municipal government. Child, family, and school social workers held about 281,000 jobs. Medical and public health social workers held 104,000 of the jobs. Mental health and substance abuse social workers held 83,000 of the jobs. Employment is expected to grow faster then the average job. There are two degrees available to become a social worker. There are the bachelor and masters degrees. A bachelor degree is the minimum requirement to enter the field. Some agencies ask that you have a degree in psychology or sociology. The masters degree is needed to work in the mental and health areas. Social workers also have to be licensed to enter field that related to the health field. The social work field is expected to grow until the year 2010. The number of jobs in hospital will become larger because of older people leave families to stay in...
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I shall discuss gender as an inequality. I am mindful that there are no hierarchies of anti-oppressive practice and that the issues of 'race', class, sexuality, disability and age bear equal importance, but as I have discussed in previous essays, whilst each oppressed group is distinct, the issues can be transposed from one area to another. Gender, in this case, simply provides a tool for analysis. I drew upon anti-oppressive practice, with particular relevance to gender and 'race', in order to inform a discussion that is relevant for youth and community workers in practice today. In examining these crucial issues Introduction: This essay attempts to define the concept of anti oppressive practice. I have tried to illustrate through both personal dealings, as a supervisor of a multi care agency, and, factual information how the asylum seekers within the St Helens community have suffered oppression at the hands of both the other existing communities they are expected to co exist with, as well as, the service providers. I then go on to demonstrate what I was able to do and actually achieved when providing a service and assistance to this particular minority group. During my time working within the St Helens borough I was stationed at Warrington Road. An area that was predominantly a council housing estate, high-rise flats and maisonettes also featured in this district. Its population was approximately 40,000 people, from varying social and religious backgrounds. Unemployment was high. I had worked in the area for over six years and in more recent years I noticed an increase in the number of asylum seekers being placed in the community. Particularly being concentrated around the Clock Face area of St Helens. The initial problem this sector of the community faced was access to the state welfare provisions. Complex and strict qualifying regulations had identified that asylum seekers live...
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Individual, Locality and Structural 1. Apply each of the three categories to the attached case scenario. 2. Each of the three categories of explanations suggests policies that are based on the nature of each explanation. Identify what policies might be suggested by each of the three explanations in relation to the case scenario. 3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each of these explanations in relation to the case scenario. A responsibility of social work is to provide for people in society who are in positions of weakness, stress or vulnerability. Social work is a service that operates in response to human need. To perpetuate change on a large scale a social workers capacity for accurate communication and empathy have to be allied to a broader appreciation of the way that environments impact on different individuals and groups (Blackburn 1992). Social workers can make an important contribution to developing and understanding the balances that exist between stressful and supportive elements at individual, local and structural levels. Social work can play an important role in developing policies to combat social problems. After giving a brief explanation of the three terms local, 'individual, locality and structural' I will examine a number of areas within the case scenario; these are the problems of unemployment, delinquency, and the general lack of a positive environment. I will present the policies, generally linked to the field of social work, suggested by each of the terms in relation to these problems. To gain a better perspective of the important issues I will attempt to identify the strengths and weaknesses of these explanations in relation to the case scenario. Social work at a individual level in broad terms is concerned with response to a social problems on a one to one basis, that is one worker working with an individual or family, this is...
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EFFECTIVENESS OF ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY VERSUS TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM DELIVERY IN COLLEGE COURSES In the past years education has witnessed a boom in regards to the acceleration of technology use in the classroom. Along with the rise of internet use in traditional classroom instruction, the rise of online classroom instruction has become a necessity when trying to keep up with the demands of student learning in the technology age. Education today finds itself faced with the challenge of maintaining emphasis on student learning it terms of knowledge, competencies and skills in their curriculum all while competing for student enrollment in the on line instructional classroom model. Educators need to determine if the levels of learning in an online classroom are as effective as in the traditional classroom setting. In the study by Schulman and Sims ( 1999) they assess as more and more online courses and programs proliferate, the question of quality and comparability of such instruction with traditional methods naturally arise. There are many studies on the impact of technology on student learning that use survey and interviews to gather qualitative data on the self reported attitudes from student and teachers to make value judgment on the technological advancements in on line instruction. As T.H.E. Journal, unknown author, reported to date the most methodologically sound investigation to evaluate effectiveness of online instruction was conducted by Gerald Schutte at Cal State. In his study Schutte randomly divided his statistics class into two groups. The controlled class attending class regularly, listened to lecture, handed in homework assignments and took examinations. The experimental group took an online version and met with professor by chat, completed assignments by internet and email, and only attended class to take the mid term and final exams. Dr. Schuttes result found that the wired students outscored their traditional student counter parts...
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ining Access/ Foundation My reasons for wanting to study for a qualification in social work have built up over many years of lost schooling, menial jobs and raising children, over which time I have learned a little about everything and a lot about nothing. My sense of self has been lost amongst nappy changing and school runs, I have also become more and more frustrated in the fact that how ever much life experience you have, potential employers are not interested in what you can bring personally to that job, only the amount of qualifications you have, or in my case, the amount that I haven't got, which has made me determined to gain the qualifications that I need to succeed in a job of my own choice. The second part will go on to discuss the reasons for wanting to become a social worker and how the access course will help me. I left school with very few qualifications, I blame the school that I went to for not picking up on the obvious problems that I had, I couldn't read or write properly and was obviously showing signs of having some form of learning disability, but as I was classed as being bright, the blame was put on me, I wasn't trying hard enough, even though teachers had mentioned Dyslexia to my parents on more than one occasion nothing was ever done to help me! At the age of 15 I left school semi illiterate with very little confidence in myself. I had various mundane jobs after leaving school, but eventually trained and qualified as a beauty therapist. By the age of 23 I had a major illness, this put pay to the job that I had had for almost two years in a florist shop, and also my Beauty therapy...
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Adolescent Suicides INTRODUCTION Suicide is an act where one intentionally ends his/her own life. (Berman, 1992). Suicide has existed for a long time and has increased substantially in the past 2-3 decades among adolescents (Hawton, 1986). In order for a death to be considered suicide it must be ones own doing, where the person intentionally used a physical action to kill himself; this is different from an accidental self-inflicted death. If a suicide does not result in death, it is labeled as an attempted suicide. Statistics show that suicide rates in Ontario between 1971 and 1977 have increased by 42%, for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 10 to 24 years old. Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death for adolescents, where age, sex, and race are important risk factors (Berman, 1992). Hawton (1986) agues that there has been a great amount of adolescent suicides that have gone unreported due to; 1. The relative rarity of the event in this age group may make those responsible for determining the cause of death unlikely to consider suicide as an explanation; 2. Even if suicide is considered a possibility, the widely held belief that small children rarely commit suicide may mean that there is a greater tendency for death in this age group to be mistakenly reported as accidental. Subsequent suicide statistics will therefore confirm the belief that suicide is uncommon in children; 3. Those responsible for reporting suicide may be, consciously or unconsciously, concerned to protect other individuals from distress that a verdict of suicide may cause. Parents are particular liable to feel not only grieved but guilty about the suicide of a young son or daughter and the death may be reported as accidental or of undetermined cause in order to protect their feelings; 4. The predominant...
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"All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems. "In a modern society, there are many complex questions, this passage's suggestion is a good advice, but it is not practical. First, depending the student to solve the world's most persistence social problems is impractical. The student's purpose in a university is to learn some basic knowledge and have some preparation for their future work, and the university's duty is to teach them such knowledge and the basic living ability. we can not say the student do not want to have such research, but they are just lack of such ability. Nevertheless maybe there are some very excellent students or the graduate students can do such research, but it is incommensurate with the spend for building a large global university. Second, the idea that just one large global university can solve all persistent social problem is ridiculous. It is not a easy work to build a university, they need a large square of field, build many teaching buildings and the student's dormitories. And they also need recruit many famous teachers and attract students to study in their school. All these will cost a lot of money, any beneficial research will happen in several years later. It is better to spend this money to establish many social problem research centers in many existed different universities, We can invite many famous scholars from different countries as long as give the best research condition. The result will be better than establish another university, we can save a lot of money too. Third, the government's role is important in solving any persistence social problem. In many countries, we need the government's corporation to treat the social problem. such...
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Inthe present age the various societies of world despite the manifold advancement in science and technology are being persistently plagued by the serious social problems. The idea of setting up a global university can be a very helpful in solving the serious social problems like Illiteracy ,Poverty and aparthied,sexual abuse,drug addiction.Cooperation amongst various countries is defenitely required to solve these problems.Recent mutual agreement amongst the countries of the world against the terrorism has defenitely improved the condition and reduced the incidence of terrorist attacks.Such mutual cooperation can also be brought about in solving the issues like child labour. But the major drawback in such a setup can be the it can be a good stage for solving the problem common to the countries but certain problems are there which other societies are not even aware of like dowry system in southwestern asia to which most of the western countries are ignorant .Then why would they like to bear the expenditure for solving these problems which are exclusive to particular nations.So estabilishing such a university calls for rasing above the personal greeds of nations and looking at the problems as challenges against humanity. The nature of problems for each nation depends on the cultural history of the society and thus needs to be dealt in the similar context.This university can be an ideal place for cross cultural communication and thus creating awareness and respect for other cultures and hence looking at the positive aspects of other cultures and utilizing their methodology for tackling the problems.With the fast modernisation of the societies and the western culture rapidly replacing the traditional cultural values of developing countries like India.The socialists can be aware of the reprecurssions of the exceesive modernisation in advance and can get ready to deal with the future situation and avaoiding to be taken...
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All nations should help support the development of a global university designed to engage students in the process of solving the world's most persistent social problems The term 'global' signifies something substantial for the entire world. The need of a global body is uttermost important to solve social problems. The social problems need not be global for their general world significance, but for the threat they pose. The point of view of the speaker can be agreed with since the persistent social problems have to be solved. We have many social problems such as poverty, population growth, racial discrimination, child labour, prostitution, AIDS, illiteracy etc. These problems have to be controlled. One way of solving these problems as the speaker says is by the development of a global university which can mould the student's mind to help for a general cause. For the global university to prosper, not only the developed nations but also the underdeveloped and developing nations should participate. Proper selection of the students is the most important criteria, since these students symbolize their respective nations. There should be no prejudices among the mind of students. Students should come to this global university with an open heart and desire to learn. Unless the desire is not present, this cannot help the cause. The students from developing nations shouldn't dominate or bully their counterparts from developing nations. There shouldn't be a sense of superiority among the students. There should a proper dialogue among the students so that they come to know the various existing problems. These dialogues may help the students unite towards solving persistent social problems. Population control is one of the most important social problems. Population growth undoubtedly has a definite on social relations and society's historical development. Unfortunately, this issue has been examined insufficiently. When scrutinizing population growth today or...
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Political, Economic & Social effects of Accounting Standard Setters 'The view that accounting standard setters consider the economic, political and social consequences of accounting standards is consistent with the view that accounting reports, if compiled in accordance with accounting standards and other generally accepted principles, will be neutral and objective' SYNOPSIS Objectivity and neutrality are the ultimate goals of general purpose financial reporting. However there are many factors involved that make this goal almost impossible to attain. Economic, political and social issues are huge influences on the Accounting Standard setting process, and these influences spill over into everyday accounting, with personal gain often ahead of reliability and objectivity. Users of financial reports have demands that need to be satisfied, and regulatory boards involved in Standard setting have done their best to ensure that information is clear and reliable. Considering these factors, Accounting does not exist in a vacuum, Accountants are human beings, not robots and the profession has strict guidelines and heavy penalties for unprofessional or fraudulent activity. It is thus clear that every attempt is made to acknowledge the operating societal factors, gauge the impact they have on different industries at different times and move from that point. The result than, has to be, the best attempt at a neutral and objective report by the professional accountant. Economic, political and social issues are powerful driving forces within any society. These issues therefore need to be focused on when major decisions in industries, are being made. One industry that heavily relies on, and incorporates economic, political and social issues in its' decision-making, is that of Accounting. The Accounting profession is made up of many standards and regulatory boards that govern the way in which entities maintain their general-purpose financial reports. Accounting standards set minimum benchmarks of the quality required in financial reporting. They specify that...
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