Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behaviors
A social worker assists people of all ages and families with problems of everyday life and in crises. This situation was faced by the video’s heroine, girl Zoe, who was taken away along with her younger brother by social services because her mother was not coping well. In such cases, the social worker needs to demonstrate professionalism.
It is important to behave ethically toward the children and their parents, even if their lifestyle conflicts with personal values. This approach will not make the social worker an enemy in the children’s eyes and will help build harmony later. In addition, it is essential to understand that social worker has a personal responsibility to oppose any form of discrimination in their practice and within the families with whom they operate.
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice
There are different ways in which children can react to a situation. For some, the new foster family will be like salvation; for others, it will be a punishment. No matter how badly they feel about the family, they will love it because it is their own, and that love is being taken away from them.
It is vital to avoid prejudice against Zoe’s parents because it is not known what difficulties each family member went through. It is necessary to have conversations with the child before placing them with new people, try to educate them on the subject, and allow her to show all emotions, including negative ones. Accepting all feelings will encourage and indicate that both the social worker and the child are on the same page.
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights, Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
It is the responsibility of social workers to protect their rights. This video primarily explains the significance of social ones: kids, particularly the heroine, have the right to privacy and confidentiality. They are entitled to all kinds of support: material, moral, and cultural.
The assistance of social workers can prevent the separation of a child from a parent or sibling to ensure that she will not be deprived of a family environment. Promoting and protecting the child’s rights can prevent another ordeal the child will have to go through.