24 Nov SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environmen
SOCW 6200 Human Behavior and the Social Environment IModule 1 DiscussionDQ1 Minute Video: Environmental InfluencesAn individual’s environment is composed of several distinct areas, each with its own explicit and implicit rules. Environments include, but are not limited to, family, school, work, community, religious groups, and friends. For children and adolescents, the environment can have a particularly strong impact upon behavior. Understanding the relationship between one’s environment and one’s behavior is essential to becoming an effective social worker. For this Discussion, consider the most influential elements of your social environment.Record and upload, by Day 3, a 2-minute video that includes the following:Your nameYour geographic locationAn explanation of your current environmentAn explanation of two elements in your current social environment that most influence youA description of how the two most influential elements impact youDQ2 Why Is HBSE Relevant to Social Work?The types of issues and concerns that children, and adolescents, present to social workers are as varied as the people themselves. Understanding how individuals behave in their particular environment will shed some light on their current challenges, but this alone is not enough. Social workers must know how to ask the right questions, as the answers will inform decisions about which resources may be most helpful.For this Discussion, think about the connections between social work and human behavior and consider why it is relevant to social work practice.