The Core Values Of Social Work

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Social Justice
Social workers challenge social justice which is one of the core values in the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (NASW). Social workers work to improve social relations between people. They focus on the vulnerable to provide assistance with obtaining government programs like housing, and financial support. According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), social workers efforts are focused primarily on issues of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, juvenile justice, immigration reform, and economic justice and equity. Social worker practice within different agencies and organization and can be conceptualized in many ways. Because social work is such a broad field there are many functions within a community some of which are (1)advocating for the aging, (2)facilitating and empowering groups in a domestic violence program, (3)mentoring students in a neighborhood school, (4)developing a psycho-educational group in a mental health agency; (5)supporting families in an emergency housing shelter, (6)implementing human rights and policies in another culture by learning a new language and traveling to another part of the world to assist children like Chan; (7) advocating with public officials, companies and corporations; (8) working with a group of adolescents; and (9) fundraising from government and foundation sources to assist in the empowerment of disadvantaged neighborhoods (Birkenmaier& Weger2017) p3.
Social justice is fair

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