The Nature And Value Of Social Work

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The nature and value of social work practise

A social worker is a professional individual concerned for the wellbeing of others, from helping families to helping ex prisoners get reestablished in the everyday environment from being outside of prison. There are many different client groups that require social workers such as prisoners but the care that social workers provide does not stop at being in prison it is concluded through when the individual leaves prison and is back into everyday life this is called probation. An additional client group to this would be individuals suffering from mental health issues, social workers would be expected to arrange support for the client as they may be living with a variety of different conditions such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.

Each of these client groups need to carefully assessed as they both have specific needs but they should be assessed independently and using Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs but ultimately both parties need to feel they are self actualized to meet their needs. “Simply Psychology. (2007). Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs.” In the prison system the diversity of offenders vary but all needs remain the same with if the client is expected to feel self actualized.

“ Key demographics were released from a study of reentry programs under the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) a Federal effort to help States use their correctional resources to reduce relapsing inmates.1…

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