As I observed the N.A. group, I compared Hepworth 's, Direct Social Work Practice, five stages of group development. The Preaffiliation stage involves observation and feeling out the environment of the group; members may be hesitant to speak or test out certain behaviors to see reactions from other members of the group or the facilitator (Hepworth, Rooney, Rooney, & Strom-Gottfried, 2017, 2013). Returning group members greeted each other with hugs, handshakes, pat on the back, while newcomers sat quietly observing others. The facilitator provided an introduction and instructions for participation. Each member was instructed to introduce the first name, state "I am an addict" and take turns reading from the
At around 0953 on June 8, 2017, I contacted Mrs. BV the director of the geriatric social worker who is in charge of older adults home, long-term and nursing facilities visitations in the community. She has few different ways of collecting her data, one of them is by interviewing residents face-to-face in their homes. She stated that this method has been efficient because she gets honest information from the residents by speaking to them directly. She also reviews long-term and nursing facilities including the city health department data to compare with her assessment findings. After evaluating all the data, community-acquired pneumonia was identified as the priority health problem due to the lack of knowledge on signs and symptoms of the disease.
This worker received a phone call from Holly McAdams. Holly and this worker set up a home visit for April 14 1-2pm. Holly spoke about how Gracie was doing well in school. Holly had just left a conference with Gracie's teacher. The teacher could not say anymore wonderful things about Gracie. The teacher and Holly wonder if Gracie really needs the counseling. The teacher was recommending a quite soft teacher for 2nd grade since Gracie was moving schools. Holly registered Gracie that day for the new school. Gracie was getting involved in gymnastics. Gracie wants to get involved in girl scouts. Gracie was having her birthday party in May due to having a summer birthday. Gracie was having a pool party at the wellness center. Gracie was doing good
I’ll be reflecting back on my natural observation which took place for 20 minutes with ‘Sophie’. ‘Sophie’ is a 48 month old female and her first language is English. I’ll be using a pseudonym, ‘Sophie’ as her name for confidentiality reasons stated in the and also for the teacher ‘Debbie’ (HCPC, 2012). I’ll start off by explaining the importance of observations and how it’s essential within Social work. Ill then lead on to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the amateur observational method I demonstrated in my notes (Appendix). Ill then conclude my findings by describing any milestones I identified and linking them too theoretical explanations based on my observation.
This assignment is going to look into observation as a social work tool and skill. Firstly, it is going to briefly describe the observation. Secondly it will analyse the interactions using a reflective approach. And finally, it will look into some relevant social work skills and values that relate to the discussed topic.
The second client that I have decided to observe and write about is Michelle Draeger. Ms. Draeger is a Milpitas High School Facing History And Ourselves and an English teacher. She is easygoing, amiable, humorous and open minded. In addition, Ms. Draeger has short spiky hair, light colored eyes and wears eyeglasses. She gives the impression somewhere in her forties, has siblings such as an older brother, and looks to have an interest in art. For instance, Ms. Draeger has an interest in art due to a bunch of artworks she has around the classroom. In order to, became a teacher; Ms. Draeger graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and San Jose State University. In inferring, why she became a teacher for the reason that she share her
In this photo, there is a very well presented young woman with a white blouse and a black jacket this is a dress for a job interview. But there is a tense atmosphere between these two people. The girl is a bit confused but at the same time she is scared, nervous, and feels a frustration because she does not understand what this man is telling her. She tilts her body to the left giving a clear message of fear and even in her eyes, you can see a little fear. In her mind, she has a question mark because she does not understand what is happening with her and only manages to stay seated. However, this man who is the interviewer stands has a very aggressive attitude with her and has in his right hand a megaphone, which he uses to yell at her that
In the area of social work, people who find themselves in an emergency happen to have help from the police. Social work exists in all of the United States, however in certain areas law enforcement is applied and a large number of activities were mostly know for order and peace making. Usually, over 40 percent of most cases, such as, telephone calls requesting assistance to the police involve in social work, unlike crime that is just over 15 percent of time. Areas as giving first aid and looking for missing children in the social work happens a lot. “This very early writing described the hiring of social workers within a police department in Rochester, New York. Social workers intervened in marriage and family problems and in cases involving
The social worker applied both skills of culturally competent and culturally sensitive, by the social worker, Hugo Kamya gave direct eye contact, and respecting his client based on the client’s culture. I know for sure there were multiple culturally competent skills that were demonstrated in the video. From my observation for this skill, the social worker seemed to have a limited amount of knowledge of his client’s native home. The social work had some knowledge of the different area(s) of where his client family had relocated. While watching the video, there was direct contact between the social worker and the client. Their conversation was mutual on what was being said, response, and the way there appeared to be a connection between the two
Furthermore, my sage stated that it made her feel very important that I picked her to be my sage even though I know her siblings as well. My sage stated that she had lost hope in younger generations caring about the lives of older adults, and was glad that the social work program offered a class that requires students to seek out older adults for their knowledge. I was unable to create change in my sage’s way of thinking because she was not open to new ideas such as seeking mental health evaluations and counseling. We were able to discuss my sage taking vitamins and doing some physical exercises and activities that do not require too much strain, and to do so after consulting with her doctor. I learned more from my sage than she learned from me. My sage has been exposed to many social supports, and has accessed the resources that social workers usually seek to help clients acquire.
Social workers empower people every day. We are especially tuned into creating space for fostering strengths and promoting growth. We meet folks where they currently find themselves along their unique journey. We work together to decide on paths of action that generate positive results. We collaborate with fairness, equity and empathy so that we can effective facilitate our client’s desired changes. As a Care Coordinator, working at the Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, it is a privilege for me to be able to assist young people with many of their needs. As an intern, I am vigilant of opportunities for the improvement of my interconnectedness with all the available resources at my disposal. It is my responsibility to reach out to and network
Furthermore, my sage stated that it made her feel very important that I picked her to be my sage even though I know her siblings as well. My sage stated that she had lost hope in younger generations caring about the lives of older adults, and was glad that the social work program offered a class that requires students to seek out older adults for their knowledge. I was unable to create changes in my sage’s way of thinking because she was not open to new ideas such as seeking mental health evaluations and counseling. Nonetheless, my sage and I were to discuss her taking vitamins and partaking in some physical exercises and activities that do not require excessive strain, and to do so after consulting with her doctor. I learned more from my sage than she learned from me. My sage has been exposed to many social supports, and has accessed the resources that social workers usually seek to help clients acquire.
I met with Regina on this date; we discussed her progress at length. Regina has an appointment with her MHMR social worker, she continues to receive case management and peer support services. She was very pleased with the counseling sessions with Dr. Francis, she believes that the counseling session have helped to stay focus on the “here and now” and she said that she liked his approached, not to focus on the past.
On a macro level, the nursing home social worker can lobby to change a health care law, advocate for large scale social policy change and organize a state-wide activist group that focuses on reframing society’s stigma towards aging. On a mezzo level, a social worker can help older people links to community programs, or private programs that provides meals, health care homemaker services or transportation to and from the nursing home. Social workers can also help sort out any problems in the delivery of these services. On a micro level, social workers can help find individualize solutions for older adults and families that address the personal, social and environmental challenges that come with aging. As a future social worker, I am thrilled for this opportunity and cannot wait to see if this will strength my interest to work with geriatric
Social working is an industry so vast and extensive, but consequently be so invisible if you have never been exposed to it. Going into the social work field you have to have the value of selflessness and great charity. A social worker’s education can range from with a bachelor’s to achieving multiple masters or a doctorate. This is not a field quite solely relying on an education, there is a wide range of competitiveness for social workers. The first step is getting on a licensing standpoint, and all of your education; in reality you need to make yourself an acceptable offering for the social workers’ competition field. Ordinarily, it is necessary to carry several references who can give an honest record of your aptitude. To find the correct qualities in a reference to make the perfect social worker applicable is dubious, because the difference in social workers and patients is numerous, furthermore positive results in practices, diverse.