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Case scenario: “Rory Garcia, is an elderly woman that has died of COVID-19. Befo

Case scenario:
“Rory Garcia, is an elderly woman that has died of COVID-19. Before she died she reported that she was worried that if she did die her family would try to find her body and complete rituals. She did not want her family anywhere near Covid. She leaves behind a grieving family. A husband, a son and his wife, and 5 grandchildren. She was especially close to Emily, the second oldest grandchild.  Mrs. Garcia’s body has been placed along side many other people that have died from Covid. The deceased have been placed in a church basement awaiting burial. Freezer trucks are in route in order to serve as temporary morgues until the bodies are able to be buried.  Her family is unaware that Mrs. Garcia has died, and family members are asking you where she is. They are desperate to get a report of her current condition and the husband has already had one panic attack due to worry. He is reporting chest pain and cannot sleep due to worrying about his wife. The doctors and nurses are all very busy and are not able to speak with deceased family members. You are concerned that if you tell them they will break the city’s curfew and will attempt to reclaim her body from the church in order to perform cultural rituals associated with death. You know a little bit about their culture but still have much to learn.”

This week you will be addressing an ethical dilemma this week. You are Rory Garcias social worker. Be aware that this family is of a culture that has deeply rooted rituals that take place over the body within the first few hours after death (candles, oils, sage lighting, prayer etc. …)
This is not an APA assignment.
a). You are to make the decision of if you are going to tell the Garcia family where her body is. (1-point)                      Explain your decision.

b). Select 2 of the 6 core values of the social work profession that you feel apply to your decision to disclose the information or not. (2-points)

c). You are to review the NASW Code of Ethics and select at least 2 codes that will support your response. You are to “quote” the code and the code number in your submission and explain how the NASW code supports your responses

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his forum is worth 9pts. and only requires your initial submission. That’s right

his forum is worth 9pts. and only requires your initial submission. That’s right, no follow-ups are required for this forum only. Do not read anyone else’s forum post until you have submitted yours (I can check to see if you did, so don’t). Please follow the directions or as some of you already know, I will take off points. Your original forum post should be a minimum of one paragraph that is AT LEAST 250 WORDS LONG, but no more than 500 words long. Remember, the single letter word you use to refer to yourself is always capitalized (I not i).
Forum Topic: Describe the dynamics of the class.
dy.nam.ics di-‘nam-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr(1788) 1: a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies 2: the pattern of change or growth of an object or phenomenon 3: variation and contrast in force or intensity (as in music)
Besides the definition provided above, I am not going to give you any help with this one. If I did, it would probably skew the results. If you have made it this far in the class, you’ll do fine. As always, have fun-

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Give at least three reasons why research is important for the field of social wo

Give at least three reasons why research is important for the field of social work (Provide examples of social work-based research)? If your knowledge is limited, perform research and share it in this discussion forum. Must be a minimum of 250 words!
Please use complete and grammatically correct sentences. Be as thorough and detailed as possible while remaining on topic (concise documentation).
Although this is a discussion forum, it is also an academic writing assignment and will be graded as such.
When in doubt, remember that your opinions should be supported with fact.
Citing and referencing sources can lessen an indication of plagiarism and make your argument seem more substantive. Remember, great responses have more *Tip/Hint* Utilize APA citation and references where warranted.

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Social Sciences : Social Work (MSW)

Give at least three reasons why research is important for the field of social wo

Give at least three reasons why research is important for the field of social work (Provide examples of social work-based research)? If your knowledge is limited, perform research and share it in this discussion forum. Must be a minimum of 250 words!
Please use complete and grammatically correct sentences. Be as thorough and detailed as possible while remaining on topic (concise documentation).
Although this is a discussion forum, it is also an academic writing assignment and will be graded as such.
When in doubt, remember that your opinions should be supported with fact.
Citing and referencing sources can lessen an indication of plagiarism and make your argument seem more substantive. Remember, great responses have more *Tip/Hint* Utilize APA citation and references where warranted.

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Social Sciences : Social Work (MSW)

his forum is worth 9pts. and only requires your initial submission. That’s right

his forum is worth 9pts. and only requires your initial submission. That’s right, no follow-ups are required for this forum only. Do not read anyone else’s forum post until you have submitted yours (I can check to see if you did, so don’t). Please follow the directions or as some of you already know, I will take off points. Your original forum post should be a minimum of one paragraph that is AT LEAST 250 WORDS LONG, but no more than 500 words long. Remember, the single letter word you use to refer to yourself is always capitalized (I not i).
Forum Topic: Describe the dynamics of the class.
dy.nam.ics di-‘nam-iks n pl but sing or pl in constr(1788) 1: a branch of mechanics that deals with forces and their relation primarily to the motion but sometimes also to the equilibrium of bodies 2: the pattern of change or growth of an object or phenomenon 3: variation and contrast in force or intensity (as in music)
Besides the definition provided above, I am not going to give you any help with this one. If I did, it would probably skew the results. If you have made it this far in the class, you’ll do fine. As always, have fun-

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Dear students, This forum is the same as the others, but it is worth twice the a

Dear students,
This forum is the same as the others, but it is worth twice the amount of points (16)! Please follow the directions or I will take off points. Your original forum post should be a minimum of one paragraph that is AT LEAST 250 WORDS LONG (There is a word count function set up in Moodle), but no more than 500 words long. Your additional forum post SHOULD BE ABOUT THE TOPIC and must be AT LEAST 125 WORDS LONG and no more than 250 words long. You will receive up to 12pts for your initial post (If done correctly), and an additional four points for your follow-up. Remember that I am a professor and expect correct grammar.  Also, the single letter word you use to refer to yourself is always capitalized (I not i).
Forum Topic: Describe your Ideal Family. Is your view of what is the ideal family different now from when you were 16 years old (The same age as Louisiana native Jamie Lynn Spears who was pregnant at this age).
Please do the reading first, especially “What is Family?” by Gubrium and Holstein and “A Member of the Funeral” by Naples. These two articles should get you thinking about the topic a little more in depth. The Gubrium and Holstein article will make you think about whether or not your Ideal family must look like the traditional family in America or if what is the traditional family in America has been a “construction of reality”. Who is to say what can or can’t be your family. Naples describes her “Real” family as being people she isn’t even related to. Is it possible for you to consider your mothers best friend your “Aunt so-and-so” even if you aren’t really related to her? If she tells you to do something, do you do it? What would be the consequences if you didn’t?
We all know that there are several dysfunctional families out there and many of you probably belong to one in some what shape or form. Remember that even families that seem to be ideal have their dysfunctions as well.
When teaching Introduction to Sociology or Marriage and Family I always state that we would be much better off if we were a society where nobody ever had sex until they were married, and then they only had sex with their spouse so long as they were married. For whatever reason, we have never been a society like this, and I can’t (from a Sociological point of view) imagine that we ever will be. Have fun, but being that this project is double the points, please do more than the bare minimum which should be pretty easy given the topic.
PArt 2: Please respond with 125 words to :
When I think of my Ideal family, I think of a perfectly imperfect group of people consisting of a loving husband, wife, wonderful children and maybe a dog. My definition of a family is a group of people who love and support each other thru the good and bad times; while providing a sense of security, value, communication, and respect for one another.  Years ago, my ideal family was nothing like what I just described. At the age of 16 my ideal family consisted of me, me, and only me. I was selfish and I only wanted to focus on me for once. Growing up in a huge family had the reverse effect on me. I spent a lot of my teenage years raising my younger brothers and sisters. So, when I was old enough to be out on my own, I decided to worry only about me. Of course, when I met my husband that quickly changed my outlook on having a family.
In my opinion “what is family?” was not all that exciting. It left me with the question of what happen to some of these families.  Falling in line with the American tradition is not for everybody, but it just saddens me to hear families say that their only family on paper.  Reading “Member of the funeral” I felt the family focused too much on her not following the tradition by being gay. It may not be the norm but it’s not worth making your family members feel exiled. Is it the easiest pill to swallow? No, but the love for your family should be enough to respect each other’s decisions regardless of the situation.
 

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Each student will post to a private discussion forum visible only to the instruc

Each student will post to a private discussion forum visible only to the instructor and the student. Posts must be made at end of each of the four (4) weeks of this Wintersession (always on a Sunday by end-of-day).  These assignments are intended to provide each student a safe place to react to any course content which is felt by the student to trigger strong emotions, opinions, or experiences—whether or not you have ever been exposed to directly or indirectly to situations of child maltreatment..  Whereas these assignments are not expected to be a source of self-disclosure, this is allowed with the understanding that the instructor, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), is bound to report to the Child Protection Hotline at La.DCFS any actively occurring incidence of child maltreatment or personal suggestions of self-harm or harm to others that may be discussed in these forums.  Finally, due to the sensitive nature of this assignment, 25 pts.is automatically assigned to any post; there is no “correct” content, formatting, grammar, or writing mechanics grading.  Note, however, that points are only provided when each Reflective Writing is posted by the assigned due dates.

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Each student will post to a private discussion forum visible only to the instruc

Each student will post to a private discussion forum visible only to the instructor and the student. Posts must be made at end of each of the four (4) weeks of this Wintersession (always on a Sunday by end-of-day).  These assignments are intended to provide each student a safe place to react to any course content which is felt by the student to trigger strong emotions, opinions, or experiences—whether or not you have ever been exposed to directly or indirectly to situations of child maltreatment..  Whereas these assignments are not expected to be a source of self-disclosure, this is allowed with the understanding that the instructor, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), is bound to report to the Child Protection Hotline at La.DCFS any actively occurring incidence of child maltreatment or personal suggestions of self-harm or harm to others that may be discussed in these forums.  Finally, due to the sensitive nature of this assignment, 25 pts.is automatically assigned to any post; there is no “correct” content, formatting, grammar, or writing mechanics grading.  Note, however, that points are only provided when each Reflective Writing is posted by the assigned due dates.

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You are treating a 15-year-old female client for an eating disorder. She reveals

You are treating a 15-year-old female client for an eating disorder. She reveals that she is pregnant and does not want you to share this information with her parents. What do you tell her?
Following the session, the client’s mother, who has been waiting in the lobby, asks how the session went. What do you say?
Consider how you would respond to the scenario using the ETHIC Model. (Located in files)
Use References
Atleast 3/4 in text citations
(1) https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English
(2) O’Hare, T. (2020). Essential ethics in social work practice. In Essential skills of social work practice: Assessment, intervention, and evaluation (3rd ed., pp. 79–100). Oxford University Press.

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You are treating a 15-year-old female client for an eating disorder. She reveals

You are treating a 15-year-old female client for an eating disorder. She reveals that she is pregnant and does not want you to share this information with her parents. What do you tell her?
Following the session, the client’s mother, who has been waiting in the lobby, asks how the session went. What do you say?
Consider how you would respond to the scenario using the ETHIC Model. (Located in files)
Use References
Atleast 3/4 in text citations
(1) https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English
(2) O’Hare, T. (2020). Essential ethics in social work practice. In Essential skills of social work practice: Assessment, intervention, and evaluation (3rd ed., pp. 79–100). Oxford University Press.