There are many different types of social workers such as clinical social workers, child welfare or family social workers, child or adult protective services social workers, school social workers, and healthcare social workers. These are just a few of the different type of social workers.I am interested in child welfare and family social work.
One of the careers that I am interested in is social work. The type of social work that I am interested in deals with child welfare and family services. Social workers treat people with social problems and people with serious illnesses. Social workers that deal with child welfare and family services help children who have difficulty adjusting to changes in their environment such as divorce, new siblings, parents remarrying and/or illness within themselves or a parents illness. Child welfare social workers also deal with children who are in an abusive house holds, the help with adoption cases, and help find foster families for children.
10. Read the text and answer the questions following it.
The skills, values and attitudes present in human service workers are what shapes their way of thinking and directs their actions. These are the guides for day to day practice. All human service workers must be accountable for their profession. Decisions and actions are often guided by workers attitudes and beliefs. Acceptance conveys a positive regard for all consumers’ strengths and potential growth. It means a nonjudgmental attitude toward those they are trying to help. Workers must have a professional caring and concerned commitment for working with consumers.
1. What do you consider to be more important, a good skill in social work or caring attitude to people?
2. Use the facts given in the texts and answer the question “What characteristics should a social worker have?” 11. Read the text and name other skills that social workers use in their work.
Communication Goal Statement
I am currently working as a social worker assistant. Prior to working at the nursing home I was employed at a restaurant as a general manager. I have found that my current job is very rewarding. The reason I am majoring in social work is because I have a strong desire to help people, make things better, and make a difference in people’s lives. My goal is to become a licensed social worker and work in the gerontology field.
The communication skills I currently use in the field of social work are as follows:
1. Listening skills, such as listening to the client and understanding client needs and wants more carefully and responsively. Acknowledging the feelings they are expressing. Compassionately allowing them to express their feelings. Listening and reflecting back on what I hear allows me to identify client’s thoughts. Listening in the field of social work is crucial in understanding client’s situation. Listening responsibly lets the client know you care about them.
2. Explaining conversational intent and invite client consent. In order to help client cooperate and reduce any misunderstandings, invite client to join in the kind of conversation you want to have.
12. Read and translate the text. Interview With A Social Worker
I interview Andrew J who is with vocational rehabilitation and is a counselor and a specialist for the deaf and hard of hearing. His office is located in Anchorage.
The Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a combined federal/ state program under the authority of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Its mission is to assist individuals with disabilities over come barriers to employment, independence, and community life. Various services are provided to accomplish each client’s individualized goals, including a full array of vocational rehabilitation services, supported employment, and assistive technology.
Andy primarily serves people who are hard-of-hearing or deaf. He has a caseload of about 80 consumers (clients) and 2/3 of them are deaf or HOH and the other 1/3 are general disability clients.
He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, NY in 1999 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW). He did his social work internship working as a social work intern serving people with traumatic brain injury with a private agency that contracted with the Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
13. Read and translate the text. Speak on the crucial points to a child‘s development.
Most human behaviors are learned through the process of observing others forms of how behaviors are performed and perceived, this in the future serves as a guide for our own actions. This Social Learning Theory, also known as social process, has thoroughly been applied to many of our adapted traits. Aggression and psychological disorders have been extensively rooted to this theory in studies in such areas. Public policies aimed at social process help reduce the involvement with deviant peers, reducing exposure to violence in the home, community, and the media. It is very important to notice the policy implications used to aid these problems rooted at the social learning process such as, intervention/ preventions, schooling, and diverse types of peer modeling.
Observational learning begins with your family and how you are brought up around them and your peers. The family is an extremely crucial key to a child’s development and a healthy upbringing. All of the people who surround you during your time seem to influence your behavior and your perception of certain behaviors. This is where all of the learning begins and this is where much focus on strong family needs to be applied.
2. The Social World. Socialization.
Humans are social creatures, and we would not be able to survive if we could not socialize with anyone. Since we can socialize, our horizons are broadened by a lot. Everyone has feelings and emotions. We have the ability to communicate amongst ourselves and we can also care and love for one another. We have relationships with each other which are based on cause and effect, and we have the ability to understand and obtain knowledge through our socialization. Our main goal in life is to try and make other people feel good. By doing that we make ourselves feel good.
The process by which personality is formed as the result of social influences is called socialization. It is best described by the Oxford dictionary as the lifelong social experience by which individuals develop human potential and learn the patterns of their culture.
Unlike, other living species whose behavior is biological human beings rely on social experience to learn their culture in order to survive. Social experiences can also set the foundation for personality referring to thinking, feeling, and acting. Social experience is important for all individuals because society goes far beyond one being’s life span. The lifelong process of socialization transmits culture from one generation unto another as one will see when going through such topics as human development.
Socialization is an important factor in everyone’s life. No matter one’s color, race, gender, etc, socialization occurs and brings about a social identity for every individual. How the individual chooses to adapt to their environment and develop their own sense of self is the important sociological question here.
Problems in the process of socialization include ways of mother-child interaction in infancy; the effects of parental patterns of behaviour on the development of intelligence, moral behaviour, and so on.
Primary socialization is the first socialization and individual undergoes in childhood through which he becomes a member of society. Primary socialization generally occurs during the very early stages of childhood. This time does not so much promote individual abstract thought as much as it gives one simply a spot in society.
Politics are influenced in every body’s lives everyday, whether they know it or not. People are affected by this socialization and it is interesting to know people get their points of views in politics. It is interesting to learn how these agents play a big part throughout our lives. Political socialization is a process that starts at a very young age and will continue throughout someone’s life, whether they know it or not.
The first and biggest part of this process is the family. The family affects everyone the most because they are the ones around the most. Families are the first ones to teach their children and what people learn first sticks to them for the rest of their life. Trust plays a big role too. Kids trust their parents and have not received the knowledge to know if they are being misinformed. Parents also have the control to isolate children from other forms of politics.
The discovery of feral (wild) children has been reported from time to time. These children were abandonedor lost by their parents at a very early age and then raised by animals. In the 1700’s, a feral child known as “the wild boy of Aveyron” was studied by the scientists of his day. This boy, who was found in the forests of France in 1798, walked on all fours and pounced on small animals, devouring them uncooked. He could not speak, and he gave no indication of feeling the cold. Other reports of feral children have claimed that on discovery, these children acted like wild animals: They could not speak; they bit, scratched, growled, and walked on all fours; they drank by lapping water, ate grass, tore ravenously at meat, and showed an insensitivity to pain and cold.
Isolated-We can first conclude that humans have no natural language, for isolated children are unable to speak for example Isabelle. When given an intelligence test, she scored practically zero. But after a few months of intensive language training, Isabelle was able to speak in short sentences.
What is the definition of socialization?
What are the functions of socialization in people’s lives?
What do people have through our socialization?
What do human beings rely on to learn their culture in order to survive?
What can social experiences set?
What problems in the process of socialization do you know?
When do people undergo primary socialization?
What is political socialization?
What plays the first and biggest part of the process of socialization?
What examples of wild children do you know? How do they differ from ordinary children?
Как было указано, курс Philip Kerr & Ceri Jones Straightforward Intermediate состоит из 12 разделов, каждый из которых снабжён списком лексических единиц, представленных после каждого юнита. Приведём пример лексического минимума по теме HardsellUnit 5 (стр. 55).