Thursday, July 5, 2018

Social and Political Action (and Exam Prep Savings)

You probably know this section by the NASW Code of Ethics by now. It's been widely posted and reposted. (And, unless you're nodding off before getting to the last of the code, you've read it a time or two as part of your ASWB exam prep.)

6.04 Social and Political Action

(a) Social workers should engage in social and political action that seeks to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services, and opportunities they require to meet their basic human needs and to develop fully. Social workers should be aware of the impact of the political arena on practice and should advocate for changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions in order to meet basic human needs and promote social justice.
(b) Social workers should act to expand choice and opportunity for all people, with special regard for vulnerable, disadvantaged, oppressed, and exploited people and groups.
(c) Social workers should promote conditions that encourage respect for cultural and social diversity within the United States and globally. Social workers should promote policies and practices that demonstrate respect for difference, support the expansion of cultural knowledge and resources, advocate for programs and institutions that demonstrate cultural competence, and promote policies that safeguard the rights of and confirm equity and social justice for all people.
(d) Social workers should act to prevent and eliminate domination of, exploitation of, and discrimination against any person, group, or class on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, or mental or physical ability.

Maybe you've already been engagin in social and political action that the code calls for? If not, here's extra incentive: SWTP is offering an off-the-charts 50% coupon if you send them something that shows you engaging in political action. What type? Any type--it's  pretty loosely defined. The details of the offer are in this blog post. The company has also run specials on Election Days in the past (an "I Voted" picture for a discount). 

The general idea: when social workers take action, good things happen! Can't disagree!

No comments:

Post a Comment