Challenges for Social Work Students by Nancy E Sullivan MSW PH.D. RSW, Karol Steinhouse, Bernard
By Nancy E Sullivan MSW PH.D. RSW, Karol Steinhouse, Bernard Gelfand
Social employees are facilitators of social and person swap. How are their values related or assorted from these in their consumers? How do those values strengthen out of interplay with cultures and subcultures? How can theories be used virtually? How can social carrier firms facilitate or bog down potent provider supply? This booklet of readings is designed to aid social paintings scholars grab the basics of social paintings perform from an anti-oppression, empowerment viewpoint. The seventeen articles illustrate an know-how of staff and person variety, and of the general public and political facets of non-public problems. those readings inspire scholars to be severely self-reflective approximately their ideals, assumptions, attitudes, and activities, which finally influence on their perform and their consumers.
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Previous practices that excluded the partners of homosexuals from receiving extended benefits were discriminatory on the basis of sexual orientation. In this example as well as others it is evident that the context for the shaping of policies has an important influence on their development. Thus, it is important for inclusive social workers to watch for commonly held beliefs and assumptions about any individual or social group and to advocate changes in these and the practices associated with them when they are discriminatory.
In gaining an understanding of our own biases we move one step closer to understanding another frame of reference. So rather than being concerned with what is "correct," the challenge is to look at our own use of language and question whether the intent to understand is in fact coming from a deep, genuine, and respectful need to understand another group's context and experience. Showing respect, rather 28 What Are My Values? than trying to be "correct," means understanding and responding appropriately to each unique situation and its political, historical, and social context: "If one would approach others more often on nonsocially related issues — areas of commonality — he or she would eventually learn about the social differences as well.
269. CHAPTER 2 DIVERSITY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Sheila Hardy Anne-Marie Mawhiney1 INTRODUCTION Everyone views situations and events through their own lenses, which are influenced by upbringing, personal and family values, and significant experiences. When we have not had experience with a particular situation, we acquire it vicariously through what others tell us, the media, what we read in books, or learn in school. Although we tend to think of all Canadians as having a common socialization process, our ways of thinking and living are diverse because of geographic location, dominant political ideology, language, culture and race, gender, class, and relative power and prestige.