According to the NASW Code of Ethics section 6.04 (NASW, 2008), social workers are ethically bound to work for policies that support the healthy development of individuals, guarantee equal access to services, and promote social and economic justice.
For this Discussion, review this week’s resources, including Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Trauma: The Case of Rita and “The Johnson Family”. Consider what change you might make to the policies that affect the client in the case you chose. Finally, think about how you might evaluate the success of the policy changes.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of one change you might make to the policies that affect the client in the case. Be sure to reference the case you selected in your post. Finally, explain how you might evaluate the success of the policy changes.
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
By Day 5
Read a selection of your colleagues’ posts.
Respond to at least two colleagues by explaining the various costs you think will be associated with their suggested policy changes. Then, explain whether a consideration of cost when adopting a policy or program contradicts the social workers’ code of ethics.
Support your response with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
Return to this Discussion to read the responses to your initial post. Note what you have learned and/or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
Sexual assault usually presents complex and difficult to document consequences, especially to the victims. People who have been sexually assaulted often experience psychological, emotional, and physical concerns which are not easy to deal with (Popple & Leighninger, 2019). It is the role of social workers to offer help to these individuals and ensure the implementation of policies that support their well-being. Rita, a 22-year-old Latina was sexually abused by a friend to a fellow male co-worker a year ago. Even though Rita took the bold step to go to the hospital to have a sexual assault kit done and to take medications for treatment of any possible STIs as well as emergency contraceptives, she did not feel comfortable to file a report to the forensic or press charges at the time as she was….Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5