Discussion 2: Gender Sensitivity in Social Work Practice
While most issues and concerns impact both men and women, issues such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and poverty are likely to impact women more frequently. In fact, throughout history, women across the world have experienced multiple forms of oppression and sexism through limited access to education, health care, and employment. For example, according to one recent report, U.S. women working full-time, earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn for doing the same work (Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2012). While some might question the data that supports these statements about women’s experiences in society, it is clear that social workers must be sensitive to the influences of gender in their clients’ lives in order to fully understand the issues they face and how to resolve them.
Despite the larger role of women in society today compared to a half-century ago, how might historical views and expectations of gender roles still apply today? For example, if you are conducting an initial intake with family members from the Logan Family Video case, who are dealing with a teen pregnancy, would you assume that the mother is the primary source of emotional support? How might you, as a social worker, use your understanding of gender stereotypes and gender roles to help the Logan Family resolve their presenting concerns?
For this Discussion, review this week’s Learning Resources, including the Logan Family Video case. Reflect on the video interview and make note of any aspect where the social worker was not culturally competent or gender sensitive. Then, think about what you might need to consider in order to be both culturally competent and gender sensitive while working with Eboni Logan. Finally, consider what barriers you might encounter when working with Eboni, given your own personal values with regard to teen pregnancy and abortion.
Post by Day 4 a brief explanation of one potential aspect of the video interview where the social worker was not culturally competent nor gender sensitive. Then, explain what you might need to consider in order to be both culturally competent and gender sensitive while working with Eboni. Finally, explain what barriers you might encounter when working with Eboni, given your own personal values with regard to teen pregnancy and abortion
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more