Advocating for the best interest of our client speaks volume because we are the

Advocating for the best interest of our client speaks

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worker. Advocating for the best interest of our client speaks volume because we are the mouth piece for justice and sometimes that means thinking and doing things out the box, which does not make since to you as well as others. Advocacy means thinking for the community from a different level and the desperation and unwanted disrespect. When I was looking up unjust situation that social worker took a stance on it was “Stop-and-Frisk” and I found that to be a powerful stance because there are so many loop holes of discrimination and we as social workers have a duty to stand for uncomfortable matters that arise. To me when situations are uncomfortable that is when you get the best out of it because it is meaning a decisive outcome and unwilling conclusion. Social workers must be involved in advocacy practice if client’s situations are to improve Hoefer R. (2012). Also, if we don’t work together the value of the crisis will not be represented to the best of the ability Hoefer R. (2012). Hoefer, R. (2012). Social justice and advocacy practice. In R. Hoefer (ED.), Adcocacy practice for social justice (2nded.,) pp. 25-41 Chicago, IL: Lyceum Reply Quote Email Author Hide 8 replies Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 4 days ago
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Access the profile card for user: Roxanne Tracy Roxanne Tracy RE: Discussion - Week 11 COLLAPSE Tina, This particular law can be seen through several different lens. If, for example you live in Arizona where so many people come into the country illegally I believe this law is necessary to protect the laws of the constitution. On the flip side of this, if a person is stopped just because of the color of their skin, it is discriminatory. So, it's hard to stay on one side of the argument for me. I think in order to really understand the reasons behind the law, asking law enforcement is a good place to start. Understanding what it is to have to uphold a law you find problematic is something that can arise in one's professional life. As a social worker, the difficulty of this law is in working with clients who have been affected by it. If you are on the side of it being a law that is unfair, then contacting your representatives is a place to start. In order to be an effective agent of change, you first, must have your voice heard. Using skills learned by the generalist practice such as empathy is necessary even when dealing with others besides your clients (Kirst-Ashman & Hull,
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2014). I think what is needed is similar to the adage of speaking softly but carrying a big stick, something I believe Teddy Roosevelt said. Advocacy requires informed and educated responses to bias. References Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2014). Understanding generalist practice (7th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. Reply Quote Email Author Hide 1 reply Message Read Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 day ago Access the profile card for user: Tina James Tina James RE: Discussion - Week 11 COLLAPSE Roxanne, I feel very compassion about the "Stop and Frisk" because even though it is a a
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