Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
- Chapter 8, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with organizations, communities, and policy” (pp. 186-206)
- National Association of Social Workers. (2017). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English
- Each profession has a code of ethical principles that provides a base for practice. These codes usually focus on professionals’ responsibilities to those they serve, to the agencies for which they work, and to society at large. The National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Code of Ethics sets forth the values, principles, and standards to guide social workers’ conduct.
- NASW adheres to broad ethical principles that are based on social work’s core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
- This week, consider how social work values and ethical principles inform your day-to-day skills development.
- An explanation of organizational policy in your field education experience (one paragraph 200-250 words)
My agency is Agape Foundations, Inc, in Hampton, Virginia, USA. For the organizational policy, I am working on contacting other agencies to compile a comprehensive resource directory to include hospitals, social service agencies, housing, education, food, mental health agencies, and behavioral health facilities, also important numbers for healthcare, and child abuse, adult abuse, etc. Please incorporate this into the assignment.