You are socialized within a culture the moment you are born, both through your f

You are socialized within a culture the moment you are born, both through your f

You are socialized within a culture the moment you are born, both through your family and your broader community interactions.
As humans develop and mature, they learn the unwritten rules of social behavior and interaction as they watch and participate in their social environment. An individual’s culture is often influenced by nationality, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.
By recognizing you have a culture in the context of a larger culture, and that your distinct culture exists along with other distinct cultures, how could that help you see the nature, value, and strengths of those other cultures? In this Discussion, you consider similar questions.
TO PREPARE
Consider the different aspects of culture such as: language, communication style, art, customs/traditions (e.g., holidays, weddings, funerals), values, stories, religion, food, social habits (e.g., eye contact, how close one stands, how one greets or says “good”), gender roles, clothing, music.
Reflect on the first time you remember someone else displaying a different cultural characteristic than your own. Where were you? What did you notice? How did you respond?
Read Standard 1.05 from the NASW Code of Ethics:
https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of…
1.05 Cultural Awareness and Social Diversity
(a) Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths that exist in all cultures.
(b) Social workers should have a knowledge base of their clients’ cultures and be able to demonstrate competence in the provision of services that are sensitive to clients’ cultures and to differences among people and cultural groups.
(c) Social workers should obtain education about and seek to understand the nature of social diversity and oppression with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, and mental or physical ability.
(d) Social workers who provide electronic social work services should be aware of cultural and socioeconomic differences among clients and how they may use electronic technology. Social workers should assess cultural, environmental, economic, mental or physical ability, linguistic, and other issues that may affect the delivery or use of these service.
Post a response to the following:Briefly identify and describe your culture.
Describe your first memory of a cultural difference.
Explain the information a social worker would need to know about an individual’s or family’s culture in order to effectively deliver services to them.
Describe potential consequences of a lack of cultural awareness on the social worker’s part
Support your post with examples from the course text and any other resources used to respond to this Discussion. Demonstrate that you have completed the required readings, understand the material, and are able to apply the concepts. Include a full reference of resources at the bottom of the post.

Record and post a 2- to 3-minute video in which you respond to the mother’s ques

Record and post a 2- to 3-minute video in which you respond to the mother’s ques

Record and post a 2- to 3-minute video in which you respond to the mother’s question about “just stopping” using opioids. In your video, be sure to:
Describe the impact of substance use/misuse on the brain.
Explain the implications in terms of the client’s ability to “just stop” using.
Use professional and plain language to communicate.

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grad

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grad

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
In your textbook, Social Work Skills for Beginning Direct Practice, read Chapter 12 “Practice Evaluation” and Chapter 13 “Termination.”
Read the article, Grief only? Client and social worker reactions to termination. Note the social workers’ reactions to termination with clients. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to log in to the OCLS using your MyIWU log-in and password.
Review and consider the application of the NASW Code of Ethics to the evaluation and termination phases of the social work practice framework.
Reflect on your experiences with endings, interruptions, and transitions. Consider their implications by responding to the following sets of questions:Reflect on specific evaluation methods a social worker could use to measure ongoing needs and program effectiveness clients. What is one formal evaluation strategy that the social worker could use to evaluate progress made on specific treatment goals and ongoing needs? Why is evaluation a matter of ethical practice in this case?
What memories come to mind when you think of your own experiences with endings, interruptions, and transitions? Some common examples may include finishing a school year and saying goodbye to teachers and classmates you liked, moving away for college, or finding out that a doctor you feel comfortable with is leaving practice. What positive and negative thoughts and feelings do you have about endings and how may they relate to clients’ experiences of endings in the change process? How might endings in your future social work practice bring up both the positive and negative emotions surrounding your memories? What is your plan to manage these emotions when you are terminating with clients?
After reviewing the NASW Code of Ethics, section 1.17, consider the client population you hope to work with. What are some ethical considerations you have towards the termination process, and how do you plan to terminate with clients ethically? For example, how might you prepare clients for an upcoming leave of absence or termination? What are some examples of things you might say? As another example, how might you collaborate with a client to create a discharge plan that addresses her ongoing needs for safety?

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https://mymedia.ou.edu/media/Social+Work+Simulatio…Complete a 2 page paper on

https://mymedia.ou.edu/media/Social+Work+Simulatio…Complete a 2 page paper on ALL reflection prompts ABOUT THE VIDEO ABOVE.
Review the Jamison Family Scenario that describes the initial intake session. Then, watch this third simulated session 2 video that demonstrates another family therapy approach. Required readings should inform your responses. After reviewing your required readings for this weekly module, reflect on your responses to the following:
1. For Session 2 using the Narrative Family Therapy approach:
What thick descriptions of the family members’ subjective experiences were revealed in this family therapy session?
How might the son’s problematic self-narrative story be contributing to his adolescent development? How might the mother’s self-narrative story be contributing to her role & reactions?
Describe how the therapist utilizes externalizing and collaborating techniques with the mother & son to ally with them against their “problem” during the family session.
How does the therapist personify the problem and what characteristics of it are identified? Does this seem to be an effective with this family? Why or why not?
Make sure the paper meets all requirements. Critical ThinkingEach prompt response is clearly identified and reflection incorporates course content to connect ideas and/or an application of additional knowledge from credible sources.
Authenticity & IntegrityResponses voice authenticity and honesty in reflecting on content topics toward the integration of personal and professional social worker.
Mechanic RequirementsReflection is apprx. one page with brief paragraphs for each prompt, double-spaced, and 12 point font. Submission is indicative of graduate-level writing; i.e. clear and articulate with no grammar or spelling errors.
NO PLAGIARISM!!!!!

Please provide a paragraph for each point and bullet points for important inform

Please provide a paragraph for each point and bullet points for important inform

Please provide a paragraph for each point and bullet points for important information on each section that could be added to a slide show. Please provide a reference page with at least 3 references.
Part 2: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills for Engagement and Treatment (C & D)
      1. Engagement and strategies and Assessment modalities (C)
            Discuss the knowledge and skills needed to engage and assess members of the identified group.
            Include developmental and co-occurring considerations.
      2. Attitude and Skills (D)
            Highlight necessary attitudes and skills required for successful treatment of this population
            Discuss cultural competence/ humility and sensitivity, including any barriers to treatment that may arise.

Instructions It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the

Instructions
It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the

Instructions
It is anticipated that the initial discussion post should be in the range of 250-300 words. Response posts to peers have no minimum word requirement but must demonstrate topic knowledge and scholarly engagement with peers. Substantive content is imperative for all posts. All discussion prompt elements for the topic must be addressed. Please proofread your response carefully for grammar and spelling. Do not upload any attachments unless specified in the instructions. All posts should be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource, ideally within the last 5 years. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citations and references must adhere to APA format.
Classroom Participation
Students are expected to address the initial discussion question by Wednesday of each week. Participation in the discussion forum requires a minimum of three (3) substantive postings (this includes your initial post and posting to two peers) on three (3) different days. Substantive means that you add something new to the discussion supported with citation(s) and reference(s), you are not just agreeing. This is also a time to ask questions or offer information surrounding the topic addressed by your peers. Personal experience is appropriate for a substantive discussion, however should be correlated to the literature.
All discussion boards will be evaluated utilizing rubric criterion inclusive of content, analysis, collaboration, writing and APA. If you fail to post an initial discussion or initial discussion is late, you will not receive points for content and analysis, you may however post to your peers for partial credit following the guidelines above.
Initial Response
Instructions:For the discussion question this week, select one of the three scenarios and construct a questionnaire.
Scenario 1: Assume that you are a new social worker employed in a residential complex for retired people. In talking to one resident, you find out that he has complaints about the quality of the food, the limited variety of social activities, and the inadequate transportation to nearby stores and restaurants. He states also that the administrators of the facility tend to ignore his complaints and those of other residents.
Scenario 2: The local non affordable housing provider would like to construct a new affordable housing unit in a neighborhood close to the downtown area. In preliminary discussions with neighbors, they report some residents may be concerned about a new affordable housing unit in their neighborhood.
Scenario 3: Assume you are a social worker in a hospital emergency room providing crisis services. In your work you notice that many people seem to be frustrated with the length of time they are required to wait before being seen by the social worker.
Please complete the following prompts for your discussion post:
Construct a questionnaire composed of six questions that will help you to find out the extent to which the concepts in the scenario can be measured. Use quantitative survey questions.
Briefly give your rationale for at least three of the questions you selected. Use references from the literature to support the survey questions you selected.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
The post and responses are valued at 40 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
Peer Response
Instructions:Please read and respond to at least two of your peers’ initial postings. You may want to consider the following questions in your responses to your peers:
Compare and contrast your initial posting with those of your peers.
How are they similar or how are they different?
What information can you add that would help support the responses of your peers?
Ask your peers a question for clarification about their post.
What most interests you about their responses?
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
All peer responses are due by Sunday at 11:59 pm CT.
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Culture and Perception of Substance Abuse Paper Instructions For this assignment

Culture and Perception of Substance Abuse Paper
Instructions
For this assignment

Culture and Perception of Substance Abuse Paper
Instructions
For this assignment, use the week’s study materials (readings, video, websites, etc.) as resources to write this paper.
Please perform research on how culture and substance abuse are interconnected. This paper will be focused on one specific group of your choice (gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, etc.) and how the beliefs and biases of that population (whether implicit or explicit) impact someone of that culture looking at or dealing with substance abuse treatment.
The paper needs to focus on one culture, and include:
Empirical evidence of beliefs, customs or norms
How those beliefs customs or norms are impacted by substance abuse/use
A policy you are aware of or would create that would protect this culture and
What you will do going forward in their practice to inform themselves and colleagues on how to work with this culture.
Complete this assignment and submit it to this assignment dropbox by Sunday at 11:59pm CT.
Competencies: Week 6 Assignment will measure C4, C5, C6, and C7
Rubric
MSW Unit 6 Assignment Rubric
MSW Unit 6 Assignment Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe paper focuses on one culture and it’s beliefs, customs and norms.C2
10 ptsExceeds Expectations
The paper does identify one culture and its beliefs, customs and norms with multiple citations and scientific merit.
8 ptsAbove Expectations
The paper does identify one culture and its beliefs, customs and norms with multiple citations and scientific merit.
6 ptsMeets Expectations
The paper does identify one culture and its beliefs, customs and norms with little citations or scientific merit.
4 ptsBelow Expectations
The paper does identify one culture and it’s beliefs, customs and norms with no citations or scientific merit.
0 ptsDoes not meet expectations
The paper does not identify one culture or it’s beliefs, customs and norms.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe paper does identify how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use C2
10 ptsExceeds Expectations
The paper identifies in exceptional detail how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use with multiple citations or scientific merit.
8 ptsAbove Expectations
The paper does identify how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use with multiple citations or scientific merit.
6 ptsMeets Expectations
The paper does identify how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use with little citations or scientific merit
4 ptsBelow Expectations
The paper does identify how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use with no citation or scientific merit.
0 ptsDoes not meet expectations
The paper does not identify how the beliefs, customs or norms of this culture are impacted by substance abuse/use.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe paper identifies a policy that protects this culture when dealing with a substance abuse/use issue. C5
10 ptsExceeds Expectations
The paper identifies in exceptional detail a policy that protects this culture or individual struggling with substance abuse/use with multiple citations or scientific merit.
8 ptsAbove Expectations
The paper does identify a policy that protects this culture or individual struggling with substance abuse/use with multiple citations or scientific merit.
6 ptsMeets Expectations
The paper does identify a policy that protects this culture or individual struggling with substance abuse/use with little citation or scientific merit.
4 ptsBelow Expectations
The paper does identify a policy that protects this culture or individual struggling with substance abuse/use with no citation or scientific merit.
0 ptsDoes not meet expectations
The paper does not identify a policy that protects this culture or individual struggling with substance abuse/use.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe paper identifies a way that the student will continue to inform themselves and others about this culture. C1
10 ptsExceeds Expectations
The paper identifies in exceptional detail a way that the student will inform themselves or others about this culture when it comes to substance abuse/use with multiple citation to ethical codes, evidence-based actions, and scientific merit.
8 ptsAbove Expectations
The paper does identify a way that the student will inform themselves or others about this culture when it comes to substance abuse/use with multiple citation to ethical codes, evidence-based actions, and scientific merit.
6 ptsMeets Expectations
The paper does identify a way that the student will inform themselves or others about this culture when it comes to substance abuse/use with little citation to ethical codes, evidence-based actions, or other scientific merit.
4 ptsBelow Expectations
The paper does identify a way that the student will inform themselves or others about this culture when it comes to substance abuse/use with no citation to ethical codes, evidence-based actions, or other scientific merit.
0 ptsDoes not meet expectations
The paper does not identify a way that the student will inform themselves or others about this culture when it comes to substance abuse/use.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Formatting
10 ptsExceeds Expectations
The required APA elements are all included with correct formatting, including in-text citations and references.
8 ptsAbove Expectations
The required APA elements are all included with minor formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.
6 ptsMeets Expectations
The required APA elements are all included with multiple formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.
4 ptsBelow Expectations
The required APA elements are not all included and/or there are major formatting errors, including in-text citations and references.
0 ptsDoes not meet expectations
There is little to no evidence of APA formatting and/or there are no in-text citations and/or references.
10 pts
Total Points: 50

Objective: This assignment counts towards your grade. It is important for us t

Objective: This assignment counts towards your grade. It is important for us t

Objective: This assignment counts towards your grade. It is important for us to be able to identify concepts that we learn in our course, in real life. As we learn about social work we learn to see the world through a social work perspective, particularly through micro, mezzo and macro lenses.
This short film is powerful because it portrays the view of someone seeing the US for the first time from their perspective. Little America describes the story of a Nigerian immigrant, who finds a connection with the Cowboy culture in Oklahoma.
1. Watch Short Film:
Click play icon in box below to view film
Runs for about 32 min
2. Reflect
Reflect on all the social work concepts, theories and values you have learned up until now. Through our professional training, social workers make a commitment to empower individuals and at the same time improve society while paying special attention between interactions amongst individuals and their surroundings (recall the person-in-environmentapproach). Use introspection to reflect on the type of social work you would like to practice or eventually specialize in: micro, mezzo and/or macro:
Micro practice refers mostly to helping individuals fit better into their environments.
Macro practice refers to modifying the environment so that it works better for individuals. In other words, social workers make a commitment through professional training to help people and to improve society, and to give special attention to the interactions between people and between people and their surroundings.
Mezzo Practice refers to work with families and small groups perhaps in a community setting. Many times mezzo practices is not specifically highlighted since it is sometimes subsumed under micro practice.
1. Analyze and Connect
Answer the following by making connections from the film (minimum 500 words for full credit).
(total 100 points)
Choose a practice level that interests you: micro, mezzo or macro, define it (in your own words) make sure you bold the practice type you choose. (20 points)
Apply: Use Iwegbuna as a case study. How would you use the practice type you chose (above) to support your client? This is a critical question: Make sure you identify the What (micro, mezzo, macro – what support are you offering and at what level) and the how (how are you implementing this support)…(30 points)
Theory: Choose a theory from Module 2 (Strengths perspective, Empowerment, Person-In-Environment Approach, etc…) define theory (bold theory of choice) and define it. (20 points)
Overall flow and structure of reflection. For example, how you connect your professional, educational experience (what you have learned in class) with Iwegbuna’s life story, observation skills, congruence. (10 points) – don’t worry too much about grammar this is not an English class 😉
Overall thoughts about the movie (any recommendations for other documentaries pertaining to social work)? (10 points)