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REPLY QUOTE EMAIL AUTHOR16 days ago Andason Romanous Tashi
RE: Discussion 1 - Week 3COLLAPSEElizabeth,Thank you much for such a comprehensive discussion regarding licensing of social workers in your state. Well, I cannot agree with you more when you indicate that through licensing of socialworkers, both the title of social worker as well as the practice is protected through ensuring that only qualified people engage in the practice. This as a result ensures that there is effective delivery of services to all people in the community.REPLY QUOTEHide 1 reply13 days ago ELIZABETH MCCOY RE: Discussion 1 - Week 3COLLAPSEAndason,Making sure that there are qualified SW being able to practice, like you mentioned it ensures that there is a great effective delivery of the type of services that we are providing for all of our clients. REPLY QUOTE EMAIL AUTHOR10 days ago Paulita Edmondson RE: Discussion 1 - Week 3COLLAPSEElizabeth, Thank you for the information regarding licensure in your state. I actually like the idea of the inactive status for social workers who need to work but are not able to complete their continuingeducation. Do you believe that having an inactive status allows for social workers to become
lazy? If there is no penalty other than a fee to reactive the license, why would a social worker want to have an active license? REPLY QUOTE EMAIL AUTHOR17 days ago Julian Marsh RE: Discussion 1 - Week 3COLLAPSEThe standards to becoming licensed in Virginia are recognized by the state designed to screen fora number of competencies. The required capabilities are the degrees held, test scores, references, experience, and supervision to assure that licensees possess a basic knowledge and skill necessary for safe practice of social work (Daley & Doughty, 2006). Title Protection states that, “It shall be unlawful for any person not licensed under chapter 54.1-3709 to use the title “Social Worker” in writing or in advertising in connection with a practice unless he simultaneously uses clarifying initials that signify receiving a baccalaureate or master's degree in social work from an accredited social work school or program approved by the Council on Social Work Education or a doctorate in social work” (Hoyle and Haynes, 2016, n.p.). A strength of title protection is that it upholds the integrity of the profession. It allows individuals to be recognized for their educational accomplishments at the bachelor and master level. Another strength is that title protection helps the community recognize the profession of social work. Prior to Title XI, some communities may have looked at social workers as employees trained to take children from families. People now have a greater appreciation of the field knowing that social work happens at different level. At the micro and mezzo level this can be a social worker assessing families and putting services in place to strengthen their situation. At the macro level a social worker can implement policies that affects an entire community.