Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As seating US president, president Bush with Massai while visiting Tanzania 2008
Today, former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush announced through his Facebook page that he will be traveling to Tanzania, East Africa for world AIDS day. Here is what his Facebook page says “President and Mrs. Bush will be in Tanzania for World AIDS Day tomorrow. President Bush and President Kikwete will speak at ONE & (RED)'s World AIDS Day event via satellite. You can watch it live at 10:00 am Eastern here:” (http://www.facebook.com/#!/georgewbush)
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Human Services Ethics: Case Resolution 8; Case Debate 9; Case Study 10; Individual Ethical Cases; Reflections on Learning; - Written Assignment
Case Number 8 Resolution-A Policy Disagreement with Colleagues
In respect to Karen's right to privacy, as a case worker facing this case ethical dilemmas every social worker are to look at Karen and his two little boys and see if they qualify for DSS service as proposed. However, it is a responsibility of a social worker to strive for clients, in this case Karen, to have a decent and stable home and manage to build this family’s dream future. NOHSE code on human service workers responsibilities to clients statement 2, states that “Human service professionals respect the integrity and welfare of the client at all times. Each client is treated with respect, acceptance, and dignity”, (Kenyon, P. (1999), page 63). However, Karen ambitions to improve her future life as it is described by Linda K. Lopez, MSW in Rothman (2005), and as a good prospective candidate for a transitional housing program because of her high school diploma and completion of a one year of college can be considered as starting point in the program.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 9:36 AM
Desdery J. Masao
Case 2 is about Abortion Controversy in the human service organization, Metropolitan United Federation. The mission and objectives of the Metropolitan United Federation is to distribute money, funds, to a wide variety of social service/human service agencies that include programs for the elderly, children, substance abusers, homeless, disabled, mentally ill and many more. This is a fundamental principle that makes standing for this agency, society trust and legal ramifications can occur if this mission is not accomplished by such a public agency.
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Desdery J. Masao
Reamer page 51 tells us that the purpose of the NASW code of ethics provides an impression of code’s main function and principle for dealing with ethical matters and or dilemmas while practicing social work. These ethics brings broad ethical principles and reflect the profession’s core values by establishing ethical standards to guide social worker professions. Also ethics assist professionals to identify significant professional obligations, when conflicts or ethical dilemmas arise; they emphasize social work values and ethics as a mission, whereby general public can hold the social worker profession responsible. Finally, these ethics and values formulate standards that the social work profession can use to asses whether professionals have act upon an ethical misconduct.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 12:51 AM
Desdery J. Masao
Part one, confidentiality:
I believe that NOHSE statement 3 that “Human Service professionals protect the clients’ right to privacy and confidentiality expect when such confidentiality would cause harm to the client or others, when agency guidelines state otherwise, or under other stated conditions. Professional are to inform clients of the limits of confidentiality prior to the onset of the helping relationship”, as per Kenyon, page 63, is ambiguous and problematic. This statement can serve the very best purpose of clients and Human Service organization, at the same time can infringe the very rights of clients and cause case worker to be considered not following state, federal, local and or organization policies.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 12:35 AM
Friday, November 25, 2011
Some Social Work Guidelines Should Included In Lum's Principles: Written Assignment
According to Wikipedia.com, Social work is a discipline involving the application of social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people, groups, and societies. It improves human condition and positively change society's response to chronic problems it faces. Social work is a profession committed to the pursuit of social justice. It supports the quality of life and the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society. Also it seeks to simultaneously address and resolve social issues at every level of society and economic status, particularly among the poor and sick. Values of social workers are to be concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their impacts human welfare.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 12:15 AM
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Human service as a social work profession is a widely developing field profession because of human deeds. Human needs are classified as unique because we are all unique, and we all use or need a unique ways to solve our problems. For sure no one has a formula to resolve all our problems, and to all of us, just like it is in the physics, chemistry or mathematics. But for sure we have a format that can be useful and applicable to some of us; since we are unique and requires unique approach to solve an individual ways, format cannot be applicable to all of us. However, it is in my attention that format of resolving our problems so as our clients’ is application of “ethical decision making” by relaying on ethical principles as are listed in the Kenyon text book page 7.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 12:57 PM
- I want to be very successful in my academics with a lot of experience in the Social Work/Human Service field; in order to work with national and international organization as an expert and self employed consultant. I also want to spend as much time as possible with my family and relatives and mostly I don’t want to leave them alone when I go oversees or traveling as my job involves a lot of traveling; and when I become self employed as a social worker consultant it will require to go live oversees for sometime, and leave my family here because I will be going to the disaster and broken communities and develop social policies.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 12:52 PM
Today millions of American will join their loved ones and family members to celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday. Many will travel by air, roads-highways and byways, railway and some by water ways. Thanksgiving is the breakthrough kick-off of the holiday season that consists of three major holidays in America; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Business owners loves holiday seasons because it involves traveling, gathering and connecting lost links among friends and family members normally it has been a good custom to buy gifts, go for dinner, or congregate somewhere and celebrate these holidays. In this regard, the Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the official day of shopping for the holiday season. You know what means? Shopping deals, unveiling new products and services and people shop until when they drop; that means spending and earning revenues.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 11:58 AM
Monday, November 21, 2011
My Grands, Uncles, Aunties, Cousins and Relatives, I was not born yet.
My grands, father, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and Relatives, I was still not born yet.
Chagga Supreme Council, #7 is uncle and 1st cousin to my father, interesting!
CHAGGA people are Bantu-speaking indigenous Africans and the third largest ethnic group in Tanzania. They live on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro (the volcanic mountain that is the highest mountain in Africa and second highest mountain the world after mountain Evarest). Mount Kilimanjaro is in the Kilimanjaro Region, its capital is Moshi, the Chagga Land. The relative wealth of Chagga people comes from the favorable climate of the area, also from the successful agricultural methods which include extensive irrigation systems and continuous fertilization practiced for thousands of years. Chagga people are one of the first tribes in the area to convert to Christianity something that may have given them social-economic advantage over other ethnic groups, due to better access to education and health care as that came with Christian missionaries.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 6:30 PM
Friday, November 18, 2011
America The Great is always refereed to as “American Pie”, “Opportunity”, “Freedom", "Individual Liberty", "Pursue For Happiness”, “American Dream” and so many more. These terms and many more reefers to the greatest opportunities that began when pilgrims arrived in the New World, also known as West Indies, after bravely escaped the atrocities and ternary from their homeland, then fought the colonialist, and concurred them, the founders, established the pillars of the democracy that now used as model of forming government and governing principles all over the world as the rule of law; equal justice for all, freedom, civil/human rights, democracy, liberty, and opportunity for all peoples without regard to someone’s religion, race, nationality, faith, culture and gender. America is the most welcoming nation of all nations in the world, and certainly, most oppressed people by their home countries, are welcomed to America and call her home while equally enjoying all the opportunities she bares.
Posted by Valerian B-K. Masao at 7:06 PM
Friday, November 4, 2011
Nini tatizo la njaa na hali duni ya maisha ya Mwafrica? Nadhani taizo sio kitu kingine ila ni Mwaafrika peke yake kwani mazingira yanayomzunguka Mwafrica yanatengezwa na kuhimidiwa na Mwafrica peke yake. Na kama angeona kuna sababu ya mabadiliko ungeona matokeo yake kama dunia ilivyuoshuudia African Liberation Movement iliyochangia uhuru wa Africa na kuudhibiti Ukoloni. Vivyohivyo kama Waafrica wangetambua na kunuia kuachana na hali duni na njaa wange/watafanya kama walivyofanya wakombozi wa bara la Africa. Tatizo ni kwamba waafrica wajataka kutambua hali halisi ya maisha yao ndio inayochangia hali halisi waliyo nayo; matokeo yake wanataka kuilaumu dunia kwa matatizo yao. Dunia haikukata miti, dunia hakusema vijana kama nguvu kazi wahamie mijini wote kulundikana na maisha ya ho-he-hae na uchuuzi wa bidhaa za mchina/Asia, dunia hakusema kizazi hadi kizazi umasikini uridhiwe na waafrica, dunia hakusema rushwa iwe ndio mfumo wa uongozi wa Waafrica, dunia hakusema Waafrica waitegemee dunia ambayo ina hali halisi ya hewa mbaya mara dufu ya hali ya hewa ya Africa, dunia hakusema Waafrica wawe tegemezi wa watu wa nje kwa kila jambo, hata chakula chao, angali wanaweza kukipanda nyuma ya nyumba zao na kuishi raha mustaree..........
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