How we incorporate social work practices into Children’s Home services
Social work practices are part of our everyday routine
Social workers can be found in any industry, from schools and hospitals to private practices and corporations. There are six core practices social workers follow: service, social justice, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. All are equally important – here’s how we implement a few of them here at Children’s Home.
Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of a person
Think of a time when you didn’t believe you could succeed at something. Then someone came along, listened without judgment, and provided unwavering support until you reached your goal. That’s a simplistic example of a Strengths-Based Approach, a model that views people holistically and focuses on their abilities and circumstances. Social workers use the Strengths-Based Approach because they believe everyone has inherent dignity and worth. Instead of fixating on the problem, social workers inspire individuals and families to use their strengths. This leads to increased confidence, hope, and positive outcomes.
Social workers recognize the importance of relationships
Resiliency is a buzzword these days, but did you know it’s impossible to cultivate resiliency outside of relationships? This is because humans are “wired to connect,” which means we thrive in safe relationships. Social workers know how important relationships are – they empower individuals to cultivate connections instead of pushing for individual toughness. That’s why our team works to partner with the whole family, not just the child or individual receiving assistance.
At Children’s Home, we put children and families first and we rely on social work practices to ensure we’re providing the highest level of care to the kids and families in our community.