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Running head: CLIENT SYSTEM ROLE-PLAY1Client System Role-Play Reflection and Analysis PaperSade BossWalden University
CLIENT SYSTEM ROLE-PLAY2Client System Role-Play Reflection and Analysis PaperIn any field of work, it is appropriate to pursue higher knowledge, understanding, and experience, and the field of social work is no exception. This paper will illustrate my experience within a role-play as the social worker and my reaction towards the experience. In an attempt to add variety, we will also explore and compare other role play videos from my peers.Description of Role-PlayThe agency being depicted is a homeless shelter for children and adolescents. Services include temporary housing and care of homeless children who may or may not be victims of neglect, child abuse, abandonment, or home displacement. Within the organization, youth are given shelter, therapy/counseling, and nourishment from food, academic, and physical activity. My role is the social worker for the facility, and my main objective in the role play is to evaluate my client Hope a seventeen-year-old runaway and determine if she is fit for the facility and whether our agency is capable of helping her.Reflection of ExperienceMy experience in the role play was enriching and enhanced my perception of the interview process. There are a variety of techniques I learned while I did my research for both the roles of the social worker and the client. Since my role involved a social worker who interviewed and interacted with children, I researched interview methods for adolescents. Referring to the works of Wilson and Powell (2001), I learned that when interviewing children, we must take into account the child's age and language capabilities and what in the interview process may make the child feel uncomfortable or anxious. In Hope's case, she is 17 years old. Nonetheless, she is still a minor and should be treated as such. So, when interviewing Hope, I, as
CLIENT SYSTEM ROLE-PLAY3the social worker, was responsible for eliminating whatever may make her anxious or uncertain of the interview and the agency.