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What is the relationship between your class and your culture? For example, consi

What is the relationship between your class and your culture? For example, consider how class affects expectations around acceptable conversation topics, perceptions about being elitist, and norms involving gifts or sharing resources. Class can provide privilege in the form of access that would not be granted to a minority group, or it can create further barriers to minorities already experiencing forms of discrimination. In this Discussion, you consider your experience with class and compare this experience with the experiences of…

Qin et al. (2015) used two theories—bicultural adaptation theory and the theory

Qin et al. (2015) used two theories—bicultural adaptation theory and the theory of emerging adulthood —to support their study on Sudanese young adult refugees and their adaptation to life in the United States. They observed that many studies have explored how refugee youths adapt to their new life with parental support, but they could not find any studies on those refugees who came to the United States without parental accompaniment (p. 214). For the PhD student, this represents a gap…

Controversy surrounding the treatment of substance abuse disorders with other su

Controversy surrounding the treatment of substance abuse disorders with other substances extends from the most basic to the philosophical. Some health care providers focus on the removal of all substances to address the addiction and argue that complete abstinence is the only real option. They believe that no medications should be given (except to save one’s life) during treatment for substance abuse. Many mental health professionals, particularly in America, hold these views. In contrast to removing all substances, others focus…

Budgeting in human services organizations brings about many challenges. Human se

Budgeting in human services organizations brings about many challenges. Human services agencies must be creative in managing their budget due to the increased demands on the agency and the needs of the clients and stakeholders. There are many legal, contractual, and other requirements under the concept of financial management, as such agency administrators need to be creative to obtain funding. Applying for grants in both the private and public sectors is one access to funding resources. Most grants will require…

An electronic health or medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper med

An electronic health or medical record (EMR) is a digital version of a paper medical chart that contains a patient’s medical history. EMRs offer clinicians and patients increased access to information and assist in the coordination of care. In hospitals, EMRs are particularly useful because each member of the health care team is able to monitor a patient’s progress across disciplines. A social worker, for example, is able to read, in real time, the note of every physician, nurse, or…

Jerry has been a daily heroin user for the last 7 years. He is HIV positive and

Jerry has been a daily heroin user for the last 7 years. He is HIV positive and has recently been diagnosed with hepatitis C. Jerry believes that both of these illnesses were contracted through the use of shared needles. As a condition for treatment of hepatitis C with interferon, Jerry must agree to undergo treatment for his heroin addiction. He is considering the “methadone cure,” which includes daily doses of methadone to replace the heroin. He is not sure that…

SWK 5017 ASIG 1 CASE STUDY As a supervisor for Child Protection Services, a prob

SWK 5017 ASIG 1 CASE STUDY As a supervisor for Child Protection Services, a problematic situation was brought to your attention. It seems that Candace, a 37-year-old Hispanic female social worker with access to protected records from home, used that access inappropriately. Candace's friend asked her to check in the system for a particular family before her daughter went to a birthday party at the family's house. The child having the birthday receives free lunch at school and her father…

Erikson’s theory is one of the most popular theories to explain psychosocial dev

Erikson’s theory is one of the most popular theories to explain psychosocial development. His theory consists of eight stages, and each is characterized by a psychosocial crisis. Generativity versus stagnation is the seventh stage, experienced by adults between the ages of 40 and 65. To better understand this concept of generativity, Warburton, McLaughlin, and Pinsker (2006) conducted a qualitative study with older Australians. In this Discussion, you analyze and apply the findings of the Warburton et al. study. To prepare:…

Connect your personal reasons to a social problem. Discuss and analyze the probl

Connect your personal reasons to a social problem. Discuss and analyze the problem (3 pages) using APA (or other), including references. NOTE: My Personal reason is to support people suffering with addition 1. Talk briefly about addiction and indicate the extent to which it is a social problem. There are multiple addictions eg. Drug, alcohol, sex, gambling, etc. 2. How do these different addictions affect those experiencing them? eg, loss of job, death, marital breakdown, mental health, homelessness etc. 3.…

peer 1: Elizabeth Lovins RE: Discussion – Week 8 COLLAPSE In social work, super

peer 1: Elizabeth Lovins RE: Discussion - Week 8 COLLAPSE In social work, supervision serves several functions, including ensuring services received by the client are ethical and appropriate and adjusting services and treatment plans accordingly. Additionally, supervision allows supervisees to process thoughts, feelings, and emotions surrounding sessions and their interactions with clients. It also allows supervisees to work with their supervisor to evaluate their competency and utilization of social work skills and techniques (National Association of Social Workers and Association…