Social workers providing services to vulnerable populations must apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels; and also engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice. Social workers also understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Conduct an interview with a professional in your community who works at a shelter, an agency/organization specifically for victims of intimate partner violence, or an advocacy organization. Be sure to discuss the following and take notes during your conversation:
Determine the available community resources for victims and any resource that may be lacking.
Identify the assessment process and any screenings conducted; be sure to include that Social workers are knowledgeable about theories of human need and social justice and strategies to promote social and economic justice and human rights.
Analyze the intersection of cultural and social factors that may impact how domestic violence is addressed.
Prepare a write up of your interview based on the above criteria. Include in your write up your personal values that may influence your work with individuals who have experienced IPV.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages