the importance of managing personal values and using professional values to guide social work practice in a case example involving a mother potentially putting her child at risk of drug use.

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the importance of managing personal values and using professional values to guide social work practice in a case example involving a mother potentially putting her child at risk of drug use.

Purpose:
Each of us may have our own set of values that may or may not fit with the Social Work profession. It is important to recognize and manage those values and beliefs and use professional values to guide our practice. The following case example highlights key values that often conflict and require ethical decision making to ensure the use of best social work practices.
Case example:
Cheryl is the mother of six-year old Kimberly. The police recently searched their apartment for drugs and found it to be a shooting gallery for heroin. Numerous syringes and needles were found and Cheryl and others present were arrested. Kimberly sat on the living room couch during the raid. There is no definite evidence that Cheryl is now using drugs, although she has a history of drug use and is currently in a drug rehabilitation program. She claims that her boyfriend comes into her apartment with his friends and they use drugs without her permission. When asked about her financial status, Cheryl mentioned to have a full-time job as a secretary; however, would like assistance with food stamps. Kimberly is doing well in school.
Instructions:
Read the case example
Answer the following questions:
Have your experiences affect how you view “parents who potentially put their children at risk of various dangers such as drug use?”
Can you separate your personal and/or religious beliefs from the profession’s values? Explain?
In this case example, [pg 64, Should We Change the Person or the System?] “should we change the person or the system?” explain.
In this case example [pg 64; Impartial Professional or Advocate], “should you speak up for the client and advocate on behalf of the client or is it best to step forward and find their own voice? Explain.
Requirements:
Add cover page in APA style
1 1/2 – 2 page maximum length
Reference page: APA style

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