Mama Might Be Offer Dead:
Critical Thinking Questions 1
1. What is the setting of “Mama”? Who are the main “characters”? Describe each one in detail. Describe the family overall.
2. What are the health challenges faced by the various “characters”?
3. How do these challenges seem to impact their health thus far?
If libraries were closed and access to information privatized, what would be the impact to communities and schools? Perform a quick internet search for local libraries. How many did you locate? If they were all to close or become restricted, where would individuals go to receive vital information? Is there a situation in which restricting access to information would be beneficial to society?
Build on a classmates’ post by asking questions, offering thoughtful ideas, or sharing personal connections. Be sure to demonstrate respect for classmates’ comments.
“Why the Success of The New York Times May Be Bad News for Journalism.”
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A description of your vision of a social work hero
An explanation of how you might use principles related to strengths, empowerment, and resiliency in your practice
Social workers make decisions in practice settings based on different sources of knowledge, including their intuition, personal experiences, tradition, authority, and theories and research evidence. These sources of knowledge can be used together to contribute to decisions. Which source(s) of knowledge do you rely on? What are the strengths and limitations of each source of knowledge, and how will they affect your social work practice? For example, think about the sources of knowledge you used when you made decisions in your field experience. In this Assignment, you consider the sources of knowledge that inform your practice decisions.
Complete the “Situations 1 and 2: Making Decisions About Interventions” handout. (Note: You do not need to upload the handout with your Assignment.)
Reflect on your thought process in your handout and apply it the prompts below.
Explain how and why your choices differed in Situations 1 and 2.
Explain why it is important to use research and evidence to support your practice decisions.
Explain when using theories and research evidence is most appropriate for making clinical decisions. Provide an illustration of this from your fieldwork experience, from something learned in previous coursework, or from a case study you have encountered.
Select and focus on one of four case studies listed in the Learning Resources. You will use this same case study throughout the course.
Submit your completed Dissecting a Theory and Its Application to a Case Study Worksheet. When completing the Worksheet, do the following:
Focus on the identified client within your chosen case.
Analyze the case using a systems approach, taking into consideration both family and community systems.
You may have been drawn to social work because of a desire to help a specific population or to address certain social problems. You may already possess a large amount of knowledge related to these populations or problems based on past work experience, personal history, or academic studies. But as you also may know, a social worker cannot assume a client’s experience based on an identity category. Individuals hold multiple, intersecting identities, which influence their unique experience. This is why research and evidence-based practice are essential to social work.
You and your colleagues may have interests in different fields of social work practice or may be interested in assuming different social work roles. However, all will need foundational knowledge and skills related to understanding how the environment affects individual experience, assessing the influence of diversity and difference, and applying advocacy on behalf of client welfare and social justice. For this Discussion, you consider these issues with your colleagues.
Describe your population of interest.
Identify one professional role that a social worker may assume when working with this population.
Explain how you might apply ecological or systems theory when working with the population.
Describe specific steps you will take to develop your knowledge of this population through critical thought and research.
Reasons for pursing an MSW
Identify what you learned in this week’s Learning Resources that inspired you the most about the social work profession.
Explain why what you identified inspired you. Make sure to refer to specific details, stories, or examples.
Explain how what you learned aligns with your own professional goals.
Discuss your field placement since last meeting and NASW standards for clinical social work and making decisions about data
Using the summary guideline provided please do a short summary on the readings, videos, and lectures attached and linked . PLEASE FOLLOW SUMMARY GUIDELINES!!!
Readings 1&3 are attached along with the summary guidelines
After reviewing the below readings Discuss the connection between health, environment and society.
**It is important that you use examples from the readings attached below to support your claims.**
Bates, Diane. 2009. “Population, Demography, and the Environment.” Pp. 107-124. In Twenty Lessons in Environmental Sociology eds. Kenneth Gould & Tammy L. Lewis. Oxford University Press, Inc.
Rabin, Richard. 2008. “The Lead Industry and Lead Water Pipes ‘A MODEST CAMPAIGN.’” American Journal of Public Health 98.9 (2008): 1584–1592.
Levenstein, Charles and John Wooding. “Deconstructing Standards, Reconstructing Worker Health” in Reclaiming the Environmental Debate: The Politics of Health in a Toxic Culture edited by Richard Hofrichter. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000).
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