2154 Session 4 Ch 3 Spring2010

2154 Session 4 Ch 3 Spring2010 - The Profession of Social...

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The Profession of Social Work SOWK 2154 Shari E. Miller, PhD Session 4 Chapter 3, pp. 51-88
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Key Terms Boundaries frame human relationships Discrimination The unequal treatment of people based on prejudgment because thy belong to some category such as race, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Oppression The longer-term result of putting extreme limitations and constraints on a person, group, or larger system. 2
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Key Terms Marginalization Having less power and being viewed as less important because of group membership or characteristics (racial, economic, ethic, political) Alienation Feeling that you don’t fit in or aren’t treated as well as others in mainstream 3
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Key Terms Economic deprivation Having inadequate or unjust access to financial resources (unemployment, job discrimination, insufficient work benefits, unsatisfactory public policy) Poverty Not having enough money for things considered necessary and desirable; not having enough resources to exist; having enough to survive, but less than others 4
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Key Terms Stereotypes Fixed mental images of members belonging to a group based on assumed attributes that reflect an overly simplified opinion about that group. Prejudice An opinion or prejudgment about an individual, group, or issue that is not based on fact. 5
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Key Terms Diversity “similarity and dissimilarity between numerous groups in society that have distinguishing characteristics” Populations-at-risk Groups of people who share some identifiable characteristic that places them at greater risk of social and economic deprivation and oppression than the general mainstream of society. 6
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Key Terms Social justice The idea that in a perfect world all citizens would have identical “rights, protection, opportunities, obligations, and social benefits” regardless of their backgrounds and membership in diverse groups. Economic justice Concerns the distribution of resources in a fair and equitable manner. 7
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Empowerment & Strengths Perspective Empowerment Process of increasing personal, interpersonal, or political power so individuals can take action to improve life situations. Increasing, emphasizing, developing, and nurturing strengths and positive attributes Enhancing power and control over destinies Strengths perspective: Can provide structure and content for an examination of realizable alternatives, for the mobilization of competencies that can make things different, and for the building of self- confidence that stimulates hope. 8
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5 Principles of the Strengths Perspective (Saleebey, p. 55) Every client system has strengths. Trauma, abuse, illness and struggle may be
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course SOWK 2154 taught by Professor Yudilevich during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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2154 Session 4 Ch 3 Spring2010 - The Profession of Social...

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