Speaking with service users who have a mental health problem can be quite challenging in some cases (Kaprowska, 2005). There is, therefore a heavy dependence for carers and support workers presence to facilitate effective communication. Diggings (2004) Suggests that social workers often speak with service user’ key worker or carer rather than directly with the service user. This can have a negative impact on the service user as they can feel that they are not valued. I identified that I had to refocus discussions because the service user I was working with tended to digress.
On the other hand there that middle class of poor that knows nothing about the system or doesn’t have the resources to get a good lawyer they are screwed completely ruin your life and affecting some people around you. Several contemporary concerns impacting criminal justice professionals are, stress, finances, the economy, their family and friends, health and job security. I say stress because so many things can stress a person out this line of work. It can be the hours of the job, the clients, the court cases, etc. Finances can be a major worry especially if your budget is tight and so is your money.
* 1.2 Lack of communication in the workplace can result in relationships being strained and unfulfilled, it is very important that there is good communication between all members of staff as this ensures things run well and mistakes are not made and things are not overlooked. It also enables us to work effectively with each other. * 2.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 Reading care plans is always a good start when establishing the individual’s communication needs and preferences, if the service user is new to your home then either ask the previous carers or the service users friends and family as they are likely to know and can pass this information to you, this also enables you to put this information in your own care plans for the individual. If the service user is not new to the home but you are, ask other staff how they communicate with them. When promoting effective communication you should ensure that you have all the information on how the individual prefers to communicate, and to be very aware of the environment, ensure there are no distractions, for you or the service user.
The issue here is how to get the homeless people in-touch with those that can help them the most, this tends to lend itself to another drawback. The current system of social services in the United States is designed for people to come to them or make a phone call, ultimately those that may need it the most, the homeless traditionally will not have access to a phone or the bus to be able to get to a government entity. A plan will need to be devised as we move along with going directly out into the streets to ask the homeless directly if they need help and services, and to explain what may be available to them to help. Another possible solution is to set up kiosks in the most well-known homeless areas, this will alleviate some financial burden of trying to go person to person, and still try to be able to reach as many people as possible about helpful programs that are available to
Prescription drug abuse is when someone takes a medication that was prescribed for someone else or they take their own prescription. Abuse can include taking a friend's or relative's prescription to get high, and to treat pain. Some people take other people's drugs for their purposes to relieve pain, to stay awake, or to fall asleep. Others take them to get high, at larger doses than prescribed. Most prescription drugs come in pill or capsule form.
More over, drugs can also make them who use drugs become addicted. Therefore, smoking can be categorized as an activity related with the drug use for the effects caused by smoking have the similarity as drugs itself. Like we can read on the following quotation taken from www.drugrehabtreatment.com/just-say-no.html
Prescription drugs that are most commonly abused, classified as Opioids, are OxyContin, Vicodin, and Demerol, which are used to treat pain or relieve coughs or diarrhea. Some Depressants are Nembutal, Valium, and Xanax, which are used to treat anxiety, tension, panic attacks, and sleep disorders. Some Stimulants are Ritalin and Adderall, which are used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD. (Vranken) All these prescription drugs are commonly found among the streets we walk and drive today and the neighborhoods we live in.
Working with challenging adolescents can at times be extremely stressful, with this in mind Southern Adolescent Care Services offer an array of different support mechanisms. Formal supervision, staff meetings, and extensive training are all part of this process, counselling is also available in certain circumstances. However, probably the most important aspect is the continuous informal guidance and assistance available from colleagues and senior staff. Fortnightly supervision with your team leader or line manager is the ideal forum to discuss any issues you may have. These can include strategies for working with residents, the continual intellectual and ethical dilemmas the role presents you with, as well as areas such as training and working relationships with colleagues.
Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position. This is mainly because the incorporation of the client places limits on the direction of the sessions in the group. Another issue is that is unique to group counseling is confidentiality. Counselors should clearly define what confidentiality means, why it is important and the difficulties involved in its enforcement (Lasky and Riva, 2006). Emphasize importance of maintaining confidentiality before the group begins and at various times in the group.