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|Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 3:23pm On Mar 19, 2019|
Welcome to department of social work unilorin where we professionalise humanitarian services.
Social work is a profession that concerns itself with helping individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual social functioning and collective well-being. Social workers practice their profession in different settings such as mental health and substance abuse, medical setting, industries, military setting, family and social welfare, child protection and adoption etc.
Social work is a highly respected and marketable discipline in the developed world but still emerging in Nigeria which is why Department of Social Work, University of Ilorin chapter, is creating this platform to showcase what the Department is doing to help our communities. The platform also allows professional social workers share their wealth of experience on what they've been doing over the years while running their NGOs or while working with different agencies (public and private).
This thread would also serve as a platform where students of social work all over Nigeria can share the knowledge they have acquired during the course of their fieldwork placement and for others who might be interested in getting educated and inclined with the helping profession.
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|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by delugajackson: 3:27pm On Mar 19, 2019|
The only social workers I know are the ones I see on Allen Avenue at night.
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|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 4:08pm On Mar 19, 2019|
delugajackson:I'm happy you found your way here because this thread is for you, during our course of interaction here you'd get to know what social work is and what social work isn't...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Danielwords(m): 3:49am On Mar 20, 2019|
Indeed, the need for social work profession awareness is very pivotal because Nigeria is constantly bedeviled by dynamic problems. I am convinced that social workers are "the new answers" because they have the necessary tools to ratify biopsychosocial problems( biological, psychological and social).
This is such a prolific forum. I am extremely eager to learn and partake in confrontational discussions and cohort group study of disadvantaged persons in our contemporary world through this forum.
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|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 6:34pm On Mar 23, 2019|
Valentine's day is the day people show affection to their loved ones by sending them cards and exchanging gifts, usually during this celebrations most people do not remember those who are less privileged this is why some student social workers take it upon themselves to celebrate this day with the kids at an orphanage home in order to make them know that they're in our thoughts...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 11:15pm On Mar 30, 2019|
Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems in functioning in social, work or family activities. About 20 million Nigerians suffer from mental illness, despite the fact that mental health is a public health challenge in Nigeria, it suffers serious neglect. The level of awareness of the Nigerian public on mental health issues is very poor and the misconceptions regarding mental health have continued to persist.
Student social workers who had their fieldwork placement in this setting worked as part of an interdisciplinary team in order to help provide adequate care for the mentally challenged patients. They also provided respite care for the families of the patients in order to help mitigate the effects of stigmatization.
Here is a picture of the department's head on a supervisory visit at a traditional mental health facility where some of my colleagues had their fieldwork placement.
NB: Today's world's bipolar day
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by opeyemix: 9:26am On Apr 03, 2019|
Okay nice thread. Just a quick question though
Which one is paramount or should I say is more important between the general social work core values and the agency's code of ethics?
I mean as an employee under an agency, which should you take as your practice guide especially when their is a conflict between the agency's code of ethics and the general social work practice
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by FatherCHRISTMAS(f): 9:48am On Apr 03, 2019|
opeyemix:an agency's code of ethics is bound to supercede social work core values. Although, every agency puts its work force into consideration when determining its guidelines to ethics
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 11:40am On Apr 10, 2019|
opeyemix:Many a time there's usually a Nexus between the agency's code and the profession's core values, in cases of a conflict I believe the core values should supercede since it reflects the level of professionalism every social worker should inculcate...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by owo4mii(m): 9:52pm On Apr 14, 2019|
Good to be here, Social Work is a diverse profession with various ethics application. Been a counseling and guidance professor you are a partial Social worker, It entails all profession to be a Social Worker in which Social Work have is discplines in Counseling.
According to The NASW (1973) defines social work as "The professional activity of helping individuals, families,groups or communities enhance or restore their capacity for social functioning or creating societal conditions favorable to that goal.
The following definition was approved by the IFSW General Meeting and the IASSW General Assembly in July 2014:
Global Definition of the Social Work Profession
“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing.
Social work is both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary, and draws on a wide array of scientific theories and research. ‘Science’ is understood in this context in its most basic meaning as ‘knowledge’. Social work draws on its own constantly developing theoretical foundation and research, as well as theories from other human sciences, including but not limited to community development, social pedagogy, administration, anthropology, ecology, economics, education, management, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, public health, and sociology. The uniqueness of social work research and theories is that they are applied and emancipatory. Much of social work research and theory is co-constructed with service users in an interactive, dialogic process and therefore informed by specific practice environments.
Sharing these information is to sensitized on what Social Work entails. People whom can fit in to these practice of Social Work are called Social Worker.
Proud Social Development Student, OOU / Social Work SDI-SHASHA.
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 6:35pm On Apr 26, 2019|
owo4mii:Thank you for your contributions sir, but I never knew oou had social work...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by owo4mii(m): 6:55pm On Apr 26, 2019|
Their Social work is tagged under Social Development as a Diploma Course. But the Major of it is done in their affiliate school called Social Development Institute, Shasha Iperu due to been that they award a Diploma Certificate but they can compete in any field as a Social Work because learning is based on Practical and Fieldworks.
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 10:13am On Apr 27, 2019|
According to (Ncbi) Nigeria has the highest absolute number of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women in the world.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as all procedures which involve partial or total removal of the external female Instruments and/or injury to the female genital organs, whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons.
Some of my colleagues who had their practicum at Olive community took it upon themselves to educate some selected communities on the dangers of (FGM)
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|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 10:14am On Apr 27, 2019|
Members of staff of department of Social Work, University of Ilorin making a token donation of food items to Olorunda traditional psychiatry home in illusion. The man in Ankara is the one in charge of the facility. As of the 18th April 2019 the facility had a total of 75 patients higher than most modern facilities but the condition they live is appalling. The ministry of women affairs, Kwara state is aware of the activities of the home, in fact they have a collaboration. Though his method is devoid of science, he is getting results, which is paramount. The facility needs help...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by KingLennon(m): 10:56am On May 01, 2019|
The world needs more of this
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Weirdberg1: 10:57am On May 01, 2019|
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Nobody: 10:58am On May 01, 2019|
Why doesn't the military celebrates mayday?
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by ricon: 10:59am On May 01, 2019|
The social worker's day should be more than just one day in my opinion.
It should worker's week not worker's day.
A week of rest in a year is not too much in addition to the few holidays but unfortunately the system is not stable enough neither is it wired technologically or remotely.
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Miracle4Sure: 11:00am On May 01, 2019|
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Afonja007: 11:01am On May 01, 2019|
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|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Shooga27: 11:02am On May 01, 2019|
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by tstx(m): 11:07am On May 01, 2019|
Naija Even get social Workers... Hmmm
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by sgtponzihater1(m): 11:10am On May 01, 2019|
Is someone who studied sociology a social worker?, What are the links to getting this jobs, and how do one go about it?
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 11:10am On May 01, 2019|
MTCHEWWW how many lives and families have you people recuse..... social nonsense my left ass
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Firstorderwizard(m): 11:13am On May 01, 2019|
That ministry should be scrapped and replaced with Ministry of Happiness and Conji fulfillment.
The only social problem we have is sex and food.
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by rottable(m): 11:34am On May 01, 2019|
owo4mii:I did a course on this when I was in school (OOU), we were told social work don't exist in Nigeria, only abroad
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by rottable(m): 11:38am On May 01, 2019|
Shooga27:I'm interested, how can go about it?
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by HOMOTOYOSI10: 11:47am On May 01, 2019|
ALCOHOLKILLS:I believe one of the problems we have as individuals in this country is the believe that nothing in the country works properly. I also had this mindset prior to me using the Nigerian post office but I found out that I was wrong. Yes the profession still needs a lot of fine tuning and all because a lot of people parading themselves as social workers haven't undergone a lot of training but you can go to any family social service office in Lagos to see the good work social workers there do every single day and I believe the pictorial evidences up there are proofs of what we students have done...
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by RoyalSlimTea(f): 12:25pm On May 01, 2019|
Social Working is an important knowledge every Nigerian should learn. No matter your current state you can be a social worker. At Royal slim tea will make sure distributors earn more and live good. We think well for those who work with us and help them settle for the best. Imagine earning 50k-100k as a distributor monthly. Royal Slim Tea earn less just to make distributors comfortable. That's how we display our social work to Nigerians. No qualification required too..
|Re: Social Workers Discussion Thread by Branzy(m): 12:35pm On May 01, 2019|
I studied social work from University of Benin. social work has been in uniben since around 2004
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