The goal of this assignment is to reflect on personal values you have that conflict with professional social work values.  This conflict is expected for most, if not all, social workers. The key is to be aware of the value conflict and develop insight into how you will maintain ethical standards in clinical social work. It is also important to mention that your personal values are valid and you can practice effective, ethical, and competent social work even when your personal values conflict with social work values.  It only becomes problematic if social workers project their personal values onto patients/clients.  With that said, in this assignment, you will pick a social work topic (that conflicts with your personal values) and articulate your personal values related to the topic, discuss social work values related to the topic, and explore how you plan to bracket your personal values when practicing clinical social work.

The  social work topic is END HOMELESSNESS

Please address the three points below and have three headings: Personal Value, Social Work Value, and Ethical Social Work Practice.
1) Personal Value: please articulate your personal values related to the topic.
2) Social Work Value: please discuss social work values related to the topic and cite relevant policies, ethical standards, etc.
3) Ethical Social Work Practice: please explore how you plan to provide ethical social work practice by not projecting your personal values onto patients/clients.

To assist you with this assignment, please read Chapter 3 pg 66. Also, you can pick any social work topic/value you want, but if you need assistance in identifying a topic/value, please see the below attachment.  The attachment highlights many social work policies/values, such as topics related to homelessness, immigration, and criminal justice reform.

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