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REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHORHide 1 reply3 days agoMonique Holsey WALDEN INSTRUCTORMANAGERRE: Discussion 1 - Week 5COLLAPSEAmilcar,Great link to the NASW Code of Ethics.Dr. HymanREPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHOR6 days agoLaToya Lang RE: Discussion 1 - Week 5COLLAPSEWhen I sat here and really thought about the question. I thought about my culture I am an African-American woman that grew up in the projects of an urban city, but I also have an education. It is important for a social not to pre-judge me. I may not dress like a professional on daily basis, however when I open my mouth I can and will represent myself in a professional manner. I believe the most pressing issue that I have is being a single parent of a child with special needs.
I believe the consequences that a social worker may run into with someone within my cultural is talking down to them as if they do not understand what it is that they are saying. In doing that if would cause the client to shut down and not want to work with you. As a social worker that is a big barrier.REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHORHide 2 replies6 days agoAMILCAR RAMIREZ RE: Discussion 1 - Week 5COLLAPSELatoya,Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Inaddition to your post, I believe social workers should be mindful, and avoidbiases that interfere with delivery of social welfare. For example, a new client that is added to a caseload may possess multiple factors that are foreign to us. We are to self-manage our prejudices, and avoid the construction of divisive thinking, in order to help client’s reach their full potential. Our culture should not influence our reasoning nor guide our work ethic. REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHORHide 1 reply3 days ago
LaToya Lang RE: Discussion 1 - Week 5COLLAPSEI must agree that they should but that always the case, speaking from experience that socialworkers alot of the time look at an individual and pre-judge. I myself never allow a person's appearance to affect my ability to help. You never know a person's story or how they got to where they are. We all need help at some point in our lives. We as social workers take on theduty to help all of our clients.REPLYQUOTEEMAIL AUTHOR6 days agoDanielle Smith RE: Discussion 1 - Week 5COLLAPSEI am an African American women, when analyzing my culture aspects within my family things an outsider would need to know about my family is that we are people who are very private. We aren't big on telling others what's going on in our household. Also we respect our elders and don't talk back as well as let them finish talking before we give feedback. It's important to research or even ask the individual questions about their culture before meetingwith them. I experienced a co-worker working on a neglect case and the Social Worker was speaking with the child in front of the parent.