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By connecting the couple with the Facebook group, I stayed attentive to the couple's well-being. Reamer(2012) explains that experienced social workers recognize the association connecting environmental factors and the influence it has on the client's mental/physical state and general well-being. The NASW (2017) also explains that social workers should advocate for change that would encourage the equal opportunity to resources and aids. I practiced ethical code by connecting the couple to services that were financially accessible to them and allowed them to connect with other people without having to over-expand themselves through traveling lengthy distances. When advocating the social worker must keep in mind their limitations and level of competence. When advocating for a cause that you are passionate about, it is easy to become consumed by the want to create/provoke change. However, it is also easy to become overwhelmed if the social worker does not have the proper tools to combat the problem. Kirst-Ashman and Hull (2018) advise social workers who wish to advocate for their clients to self-assess and determine whether you have the proper support to help you seek change, do you have enough time to put towards the change efforts are you ready to fully commit (pg. 555). When a social worker lacks in these areas, it can become overwhelming and strain their relationship with their clients and colleagues.ReferencesKaren K. Kirst-Ashman and Grafton H. Hull, J. (2018). Empowerment Series Understanding Generalist Practice.Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.National Association of Social Workers (NASW). (2017). Retrieved from socialwork.sdsu.edu: Reamer, F. G. (2012, January 20). Eye on Ethics. Retrieved from :