Acceptance In Social Work

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Joanna, First, let me begin with I enjoyed reading your post. Second, I agree with you that a crucial element in the relationship that is being built by a social worker in order to help the client is the need to feel accepted for who they are. “Acceptance means that the social worker genuinely respects the client regardless of the client’s personality, behavior or values,” (Albro and Tully, 2014, pp. 160). A friendly and relaxed atmosphere can best be conveyed when the worker has an attitude that is of an understanding nature and free from prejudices. Social workers do have certain protections, such as informed consent. Somethings social workers can do to avoid biases, even those who are still students, is to go out into the LGBTQ community

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