Gender Mainstreaming: Impact and Effects

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The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 approved gender mainstreaming as a key strategy for promoting equality between women and men. Many international organizations including the United Nation were entitled to implement the strategy in their work. In 1997 the Economic and Social Council provided concrete guidelines on how the United Nations should work to incorporate gender perspectives in its work programmes (ECOSOC Agreed ...

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Effects of Austerity Measures on Communities

16 Apr 2018

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Socio-economic and political factors identified in the community of Croydon and the links to key concepts and theories from sociology and social policy. Introduction This essay focuses on the socio-economic and political factors identified in the community of Croydon. It sets out to explain how these factors link with key concepts and theories from sociology and social policy and how this impacts on the community. ...

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Multi Disciplinary Approach Case Study

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Based on the information provided, what needs, risks and strengths can you identify in relation to the individual or family in the case study? How would you plan the assessment, including consideration of theneed for a multi disciplinary approach? Case study E: James Downing is 16 years old, white andlives at home with his mother, Sarah, her same sexpartner, Teresa, and his younger sister Joanne, who is ...

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Modernization Theory and Dependence Theory Analysis

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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In this day and age the rapid development of the word and the growing assimilation of countries can hardly fail to affect the development of new theories which attempt to explain the relationship between countries and the existing inequality between developed countries and countries of the third world. Two theories which analyze the development in third world countries are the modernization theory and the dependence theory. These ...

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Theories of Social Work in Practice

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Social work as a practice was not defined as a profession until the early 20th century even in other countries there are different ideas as to what a social worker is; for example in some developing countries what in the United Kingdom as a youth worker is seen as a social worker. In England a probation officer does not need to be a qualified social worker whereas ...

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People Learn in Different Ways

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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We are faced with a lot of different learning experiences, which has greater impacts than others in our lives and one can chalk this down to the learning approach - this is the process where individuals define information about their environment and has a different learning style, and by this I mean the way in which they absorb, analyze, and retain information which makes every one of ...

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Sex Workers in India

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Prostitution is a contentious issue in India. Although, prostitution (exchanging sex for money) is not illegal, but the surrounding activities (operating brothels, pimping, soliciting sex etc.) are illegal. In fact the worst part is that the people in India forget that in series of insulting this profession, they put a question mark on the life of that person...of that girl who had possibly been just another victim ...

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How Plagiarism Violates the NASW Code of Ethics

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is an organization of professionals that “works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards” (National Association of Social Workers [NASW], 2008, About). Within this association there is a Code of Ethics that was created to help guide the behavior of both professional and student social workers. The NASW Code of Ethics ...

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Understanding Abuse - Individual Assessment

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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In day to day life abuse activities are growing rapidly and the measures to prevent them are also getting more specific .The exercise of power by the state on this sector is the most important thing to solve this problem. The government bodies are making different plans, policies to prevent abuse and create a healthier society and the nation. Mckibbin et al (2008) states that range of ...

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Human behaviour and Lifespan Development in Social Care

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Suzanna Pickering Social Workers are increasingly referring to theories of the life cycle, life span development and human behaviours these theories indicate the relationship of particular biological ages of life to psychological, social and development changes. From a theoretical perspective key theories of human growth and development will be discussed focusing on infants, highlighting the importance of professionals observing a child and making a judgment on their ...

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Black Children in the Child Protection System

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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INTRODUCTION In recent years, child abuse among black African families has attracted a lot of attention, academically and politically in British social work practice following the tragic death of Victoria Climbie (Laming, 2003) and Adam (Sale, 2005). Many of the research and literature on child abuse since the 1989 Children Act have not extensively discussed the aspect of poverty and child abuse. For many years social work ...

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Professionalism and Ethics in Counselling

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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My understanding of professionalism is having the discipline to be aware of and work to a set of values made up of legal statutes, of professional body frameworks and guidelines and of employer policies, frameworks and guidelines, which together detail expected conduct. Those statutes, policies, frameworks and guidelines should be used to identify roles and responsibilities which in turn define boundaries. The British Association of Counselling and ...

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Harm Reduction and Abstinence Based Treatments

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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This essay will be constructed into four parts, harm reduction, abstinence based reatments, substance misuse and recovery. There will be a discussion on the history of harm reduction and what harm reduction is in the substance misuse field, for example problematic or harmful behaviour that is caused to the individual or others either socially, psychologically, physically or legally brought on by substance misuse. Secondly an explanation on ...

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Government Policy and Ideologies of Welfare

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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With reference to changes in government policy and ideologies of welfare, debate the significance of the shift from victorian ‘pauper' to 21st century ‘service user' and its impact on social work practice and values. By charting changes in government policy and welfare ideologies, this essay will discuss the significance of the move from the Victorian ‘Pauper' towards the 21st century ‘Service User' and examine how this has ...

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Dangers of Dual Relationships in Therapy

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Often, people who seek the help of a therapist are vulnerable in a number of ways, and the unique relationship of client and therapist is built on a great deal of trust and openness where a number of issues are exposed. This situation can often leave a patient or client feeling more vulnerable than ever before, and depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns can easily cloud ...

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Safeguarding Children in Social Work

03 Oct 2016 11 Jan 2018

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To answer this question I am going to critically evaluate the impact of direct work with children from a safeguarding perspective which will include children who have been placed in foster care as a direct consequence. In addition I will identify and critically assess the impact of current legislation and research on the lives of children. I will first explain direct work and its importance; secondly ...

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Importance of Informed Consent in Client Decision-making

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Informed consent is not only a basic right of all clients, but it also helps to protect the client's privacy and can be utilized to empower them to make their own educated decisions about aspects of their own therapy. Ideally, the goal of the practice of informed consent is to provide patients with the most relevant and accurate information regarding their own treatment, so that they can ...

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How Effective is the Child Protection System in the UK?

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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How Effective is the Child Protection System in the United Kingdom with Specific Reference to Black African Children in Tackling Child Abuse? Introduction Literature highlights some of the challenges for social workers assessing and making decisions about African children and families whose cultures differ from the majority of the white population in United Kingdom. The critical evaluation of knowledge and research in child protection and prevention of ...

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Communication Skills and Values in Social Work

13 Jun 2016 11 Jan 2018

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Discuss the use of communication skills and values in social work This assignment sets out to explore the use of communication skills and value in social work according to three interconnected dimensions. The first section discusses the importance of communication in the practice of social work – including building a rapport with service users and carers, and the importance of empowerment. The second section identifies and explains ...

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Cause and Effects of the Rise in Cohabitation

23 Mar 2015 11 Jan 2018

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Recent decades have witnessed a dramatic rise in cohabitation in much of Western Europe including the United Kingdom (Ermisch 2005; Ermisch and Francesconi 2000a; Haskey 2001; Kiernan 2001; Murphy 2000). This rise has taken place against a dramatic decline in marriage rates. A so-called "golden age" of marriage that prevailed in the United Kingdom from the 1950s up to the 1970s (Festy, 1980), has been eroded. Marriage ...

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Feminist Theories in Social Work

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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This research considers the application of feminist thought in social work practise.  Specific areas of consideration include the gap from social workers’ personal acceptance of feminist constructs and their use of such constructs in daily practise, the effects of perpetuation of hegemonic gender roles by social workers, and domestic violence victims perceptions of the effectiveness of social work based on the perspectives of their social workers as ...

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Challenges to the Attainment of Work-life Balance

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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The purpose of this paper is to review the recent literature on the recent state of theoretical and practical issues affecting the attainment of work-life balance within organizations. It also challenges some of the metaphorical assumptions associated with work/life balance. The balance between work and life is becoming an important strategic component in the Human Resource Management arena. Hence, to successfully maintain key human resource functions such ...

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Impact of Divorce on Children | Essay

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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The increase in the rate of divorce may be the most dramatic change in family life and divorce is being more and more common in the modern society. Demographers suggest that about 50% of first marriages would be voluntarily dissolved in recent years (Cherlin, 1992). Compared with statistics in the middle of 19th century which only 5% of first marriages ended in divorce (Preston & McDonald, 1979), ...

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Mistreatment of Older People in the UK

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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Care giving and Elderly Mistreatment. The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and King's College London (KCL) carried out a Study on mistreatment of Older People in UK, Over Two thousand people in England, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Ireland took part in that research study which took seven months between March and September 2006. This study included people who were aged 66 and over but were ...

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Multi Agency Benefits For Children And Families

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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'… there appears to be a dearth of evidence to support the notion that multi-agency working in practice brings about actual benefits for children and families' The local authority and government agencies have been working together for a long time and not entirely new practice. Jones and Leverett quote 'However, the drive towards integrated working which includes the entire children's workforce (that is, every individual who works, ...

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The Social Context of Death and Dying

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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Introduction Using course materials from Death and Dying, I will discuss the idea that death is something to be feared. I will use course material from Block 1, The Social Context of Death and Dying, focusing on units 1 and 2. I will provide evidence of arguments for and against this notion and consider other attitudes of how these views are formed by society. I will also ...

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Safety of Miners in the Opal Fields

23 Mar 2015 10 Jan 2018

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Summary This essay focuses on safety of miners in the opal fields. It looks at the major potential hazards in the opal fields and ways to ensure safety from these hazards. These hazards include explosives, unstable ground, shafts, machinery and dust. The claim is only as safe as the miners who are working on it. If miners can not follow laws and preventions outlined then the claim ...

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Hoani Waititi Social Services Case Study

24 Nov 2017

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Weizhi You (Peter) Alternative care placement for BD Workplace: hoani waititi social services 1 Outline the information and issues relevant to the decisions about the alternative placement for this individual. BD is a 13years old boy. The boy’s parent are both not working and they are drug and drunk everyday. The boy couldn’t receive the good care from the family, not enough food, ...

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Support Planning for Geriatric Health Conditions

22 Nov 2017

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Discussion Paper on Quality Service and Impacts on Poor Service Quality in terms of reputation, Accountabilities of private and public sector and Stakeholders Written by: Eva Michelle S. Baculi Shela Mae Sabanpan Gynievel Ondasan Epifanio Jr. Montajes Elangkovan Balakrishnan INTRODUCTION Kindly Residential Care Rest Home had experienced problems regarding the quality of care of its services, in so doing, as a Geriatric Healthcare Specialist; ...

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Community Resettlement Following Residential Care

22 Nov 2017

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Promporn Dokphutsa Task 1 Explanation of Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its application in the social services Te Triti O Waitangi was signed on 6th February 1840 at Waitangi. It significant to maintain the benefits of Maori people who living in New Zealand. It is concluded 4 important principles which are partnership, protection, participation and permission. These 4 principles are the basic necessary needs ...

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Workers In The Community Service Industry

02 Nov 2017

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Task A Question 1 Why is important for a worker in the CSI to follow their job description? Duty of care Workers in the community service industry should follow their job description as it is important to give a standard of care in the service is of the highest importance The industry standards that effect ...

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Movements To Internationalize Social Work

02 Nov 2017

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MA Advanced Social Work (2012-13) Module: - SXW4001 International Social Work Table of Contents ...

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Crisis Has Different Meanings

02 Nov 2017

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Topic: Not everyone is suitable to do crisis intervention work as it is very demanding for the helper. Do you agree? Support your answers with relevant research. Crisis has different meanings to different person; one person may feel deeply affected from an event, while another suffers little or nothing at all. Because each individual reacts ...

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Historical Response To Disability Nationals Situation

02 Nov 2017

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In the 20th century, disability was thought to be a problem inherent in the individuals. It is commonly known as the ’medical model’, where disability was seen as being something ‘wrong’ with a person, which could be ’cured’ or at least contained. Government policies aimed at containing the number of disabled people living in New ...

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Counseling Children Who Have Been Abused

02 Nov 2017

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Lali Binder Liberty University Abstract Counseling children who have been abused is a difficult task for most practitioners. The occurrence of substantiated and reported child abuse has increased drastically since the realization of the Battered Child Syndrome. The world has moved via different phases of public awareness concerning child abuse. Practitioners acknowledge that the prevalence ...

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