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Ch.2 Book Notes - PerlaMydoryAparicio SocialWork:07PM Chapter1: WhatisSocialWork (NASW)

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Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare 1/22/11 4:07 PM Perla Mydory Aparicio Social Work 1/13/11 Chapter 1: Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare What is Social Work     National Association of Social Work (NASW)- professional activity of  helping people enhance or restore capacity for social functioning and  creating societal conditions favorable to this goal.  Helping people obtain tangible services, providing counseling and  psychotherapy with people, helping communities provide or improve social  ad health services 5 themes social workers practice Helping people, provide counseling, or improve social or health service Social work entails a solid foundation of values and principles that guide  what practitioners should and shouldn’t do. Firm basis of techniques and skills provides directions for how social  workers should provide treatment and accomplish goals Help people get the services they need by linking them to available  resources, if not available social worker may make up a solution for client. Participate in legislative processes to promote positive social change.  Serve as expert witnesses to educate legislators about social issues and  client needs, run for office. What is Social Welfare?     Social Welfare: “nation’s system of programs, benefits, and services that  help people meet those social, economic, educational, and health needs  that are fundamental to maintenance of society” Residual perspective-social welfare as focusing on problems and gaps.  Only when people fail to provide for themselves, help them get on their  feet and done. (Women and Children for their own faults) Institutional perspective- views peoples needs as a normal part of life,  society has a responsibility to its members to take care of them. (Rights,  public schools, fire and police protection to all) Developmental perspective- seeks to identify social interventions that  have a positive impact on economic development. Looking into the future,  self employment,  1
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Political ideology- “relatively coherent system of ideas (beliefs, traditions,  principles, and myths) A persons stand on welfare because of political  standings Conservatism- people should provide for themselves, government should  rarely get involved, and change is not necessary Oppose change and thrive on tradition, change is more trouble than worth  “if it aint broke don’t fix it” Assume negative view of human nature, stressing that it is sinful to corrupt See people as taking care of themselves Liberism- government should be involved in social, political and economic 
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Ch.2 Book Notes - PerlaMydoryAparicio SocialWork:07PM Chapter1: WhatisSocialWork (NASW)

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