Chapter 9 hw

1. Describe how the Human Services Code of Ethics initiates, guides and promotes a clinical arena for professional and client well-being.

Because it sets a safe environment for the client and the professional. There are boundaries and rules they both must follow. All this in the intent for a positive relationship between the professional and client to be made. It tells a professional how they can handle certain situations, gives them alternatives and holds them to a certain standard. This is so that the client or the professional never have to fear uncomfortable or feel in danger.

2. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to clients promotes well-being.

The HUS professional has the responsibility to the client to be able to offer all services the client needs this is so that the client gets the treatment they need or deserve. A professional also needs to make the effort to keep up in things that are going on around their clients, they should try to go to workshops on current issues affecting people, this so that they can help a client by being up to date with things, it benefits the client that the professional be competent.

3. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to the community and society promote well-being.

The responsibility the professional is held to has a lot to do with safety , they are aware of laws and legislation’s that apply to their work settings. They know about any issues affecting the community. This is helpful to the well being of their client because they can make connections to what is going on in their lives to their community and in that way be able to understand their client and their issues better.

4. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to colleagues promotes well-being for the client.

A professional must always have good communication with their fellow colleagues. If ever there should be a conflict, the professional must always try to first address it with their colleague. By doing so a professional is creating a positive relationship with their colleagues. So that if they ever need help from them to help their client , they will gladly help and also creates a positive space for the client to be around.

5. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to the profession promotes well-being for the client.

A professional has certain standards they are held to, they must always meet these. As a HUS worker, there are certain skills they should have and certain ways they need to act around a client. They need to have certain academic requirements, and also always be up to improvement. A professional must always keep track of what is around them what issues are being presented, take training and such to be able to handle such. This is so that they are ready to work with their client and know what they are doing.

6. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to employers promotes well-being for the client.

Professionals make deals or commitments with their employers. They are expected to follow these regulations. They must make an effort to always keep up with these rules and ask their employers of any questions they might have. This makes the agency they are working at more professional, and the client will feel more secure there.

7. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to self-promotes well-being for the client.

The professional must have good character this meaning be accountable, dependable, responsible etc. A professional must see the room for improvement . Always be up for change and feedback. By doing this they will be a better professional and more able to help their clients. They will know how to appropriately handle a situation.

8. Describe how the human service professional’s responsibility to educators promotes well-being for the client.

By demonstrating skills , no bias, staying up to date on current events. By doing so they are able to offer their clients important information, available programming , & giving their client what they need.

9. Describe the four stages of ethical decision making. Indicate how it strives to promote well-being to the client/society.

The four steps are to identify the dilemma, generate possible courses of action, determine consequences and select a course of action. these steps are all taken to help the client. To discuss the best possible solution to this outcome, it is to help the well being of the client.

tale of two cities vs. Unity

Lhota began his speech using pathos. he talked about his family and his experience as a New Yorker. He spoke of his family, the struggles his family went through, his mom had to work so that he could go to school. He used pathos so that others could relate. at minute 4:11 he speaks of how New york is the city of dreams of hopes he praises New York, setting up the scene . Lhota’s speech hits a few main points including education, Safety in New York and Jobs, this because he believes these are the most important to new yorkers well being. At minute 6 he talks of the unity of New york. He believes it is important that New york be unified in order for progress to be made. He believes that in order for the well being to be made, New york must work as a community. During minute 5:16 he speaks of education, how everyone should be able to have a education, in order for people to successful and happy, they must have the option of education. In minute 8:30 he speaks of his support for the NYPD. By doing this he is touching on safety , most likely because of the time of his speech, there was so much controversy around stop & frisk he wanted people  feel safe, to know that was one less thing they could worry about. here he uses logos, appealing to people who are skeptical about NYPD. towards the end of his speech on minute 10:16 he speaks of unions and workers, contracts, reassuring the public they shouldn’t worry about jobs. He will take care of this.

Deblasio’s speech has one main theme, this is 911. He uses this theme throughout his speech. A method of pathos, he knows that 911 is a sensitive subject , and he uses this to his advantage, capturing the audience’s attention and keeping them interested. At minute 10:00 he speaks of the responsibility of higher power officials. They should be able to make New Yorkers feel safe, an important aspect to their lives. If an individual does not feel safe deblasio feels that the government has failed its people. He speaks of unity for New York during minute 10:50 explaining that no one should feel left behind , this is intended to target all audiences of diverse cultures and ethnicities. During minute 11:50 he uses logos, by conveying information about the poverty line , and how many new yorkers are living so close. He wants his lower class audience to feel they are also important and to know that he is aware of the situation and is prepared to deal with it. He proposes plans during minute 16:00 on raising taxes for the wealthy and using that tax money for everybody, to do things that will create progress for the city. Everyone should be helped he says. And lastly during minute 16:30 he speaks on stop and frisk method. He speaks on racials classes, how they shouldn’t be target , how police need to behave, and how the public should feel. He does this to demonstrate ethos, although his appearance is white , his family is diverse, he wants others to be able to relate, he wants to be able to relate to others. Ending his speech on a strong and, appealing to everybody.

I believe both candidates touched on the same subjects because they believed these are issues that most affect new yorkers well beings. I believe its governments job to make the public feel safe and secure. this aids to their well being and happiness. Without these two main principles everything else is more difficult. Its a good thing both candidates offered different solutions. Although Deblasio is now our mayor, i feel Lhota should have taken. Personally his plans helped and made me feel confident in our city, it made me believe we could change and progress. I am sure a lot more people felt this same way. Deblasio said things he knew the audience wanted to hear. He scripted everything. On the other hand Lhota made his speech more personal, more relatable. Speaking of his journey, and personal experiences. lhota seemed to really care about the well being and happiness of the public. throughout Lhota’s speech he identified himself with the public , with the issues. On the other hand Deblasio used 911 as his main example, although many of us know what happened and were around, it was not so so personal, but everybody could identify with struggling in living in New York, with education and job placements. When it came to taxes, Deblasio was clear on raising taxes for the wealthy , creating a bias for lower economic class, while Lhota said everyone should be equal there shouldn’t be a need to raise taxes there are other ways. I believe Lhota had everyone in mind not only a specific audience or class, while Deblasio had a specific target. I believe that in order to create a well being , a good environment in New York everyone should be kept in mind.

An investment in happiness

In the Article “How to buy happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky , the author stresses the point that buying happiness is possible. By this she means what the individual does with their money , the choices they make lead to happiness. She uses various studies to prove her point. One of these include a study done in Cornell university and University of Colorado , that came to the conclusion that buying experiences produce a greater feeling than buying materials. Lyubomirsky feels that spending money on memories is more worth it than buying a possession. She says this is because the feeling of happiness that comes from the possession fades away, and you get used to it, but when you create a memory you can always go back to it, you will always feel that feeling of happiness when you think of it, when you talk about it. She says you buy happiness when you spend money on something you are able to share with somebody. This means paying for a trip for you and someone else, instead of buying something that is only for you . When you do so you are creating a stronger relationship with others, you are experiencing things with someone else, the feeling of happiness accompanies this. Lyubomirsky feels that you are able to buy happiness because of the way you are able to spend money on creating experiences, memories, Moments, which produce happiness. She says you are less likely to compare your memories with others. You may talk about them, and share what happened, but you won’t say your memories are better or less than that of someone else’s. On the contrary if you buy a car (a possession) and you talk about cars with someone else , you might realize that you feel your car is better than there’s or vice versa you may feel your car is better than theirs, this doesn’t produce happiness, it might actually make an individual feel less than. The idea that it is not how much you have but what you do with what you have is a constant theme in her article. Towards the end she speaks of this idea, that you should spend money on things that will lead you to the feelings of competence, relatedness, and autonomy. This is because she believes the feeling of happiness that will be produced will be long term. And finally she says that if you should spend money on something it should be buying time , meaning don’t overwork yourself, and when you are able to pay someone to do things you can save time from doing. So you are able to spend time on more important things that contribute to your happiness.
After reading Sonja Lyubomirsky’s article I reflected on my own life. I thought back to experiences and memories I had , and found myself smiling. Then I looked at my closet and realized I have about 12 to 14 pairs of shoes, but they are nothing special, they don’t really cause any feelings of happiness. They probably did at the time I bought them, but after time has passed they are simply just shoes to me. I share this because it proves what Lyubomirsky said about the temporary feeling possessions create, that temporary happiness. I believe that she is right when she says you can buy happiness, by using your money wisely. I know that when I spend my money on creating something, like when I go out to eat with a friend or going to a mall with them, I feel good about myself, and it’s a sort of investment you make, you use your money to go somewhere or to do something and what comes from that are memories. Memories that you’ll always be able to talk about look back on and remember. You invest your money in order to create this feeling of happiness for you, in the long term. I think when someone says you can buy happiness, most of us say no you can’t. Because we create the relationship that your buying materialistic things, things for yourself and that would make us selfish right (?) But after reading this article I realized you can buy happiness. Your buying happiness all the time, when you treat someone, take them to diner, taking your mom shopping, going to a movie with someone, the feelings we get , the happiness is there, its produced. If we don’t spend our money wisely ,well than buying happiness becomes impossible. Believing that things like cars, purses, shoes etc. will make us happy is a false hope. This is because you’re not able to share an experience with someone; you are doing things for yourself. Although looking at things having them now make you feel joy or content, after a while it gets old, you get bored and the feeling of happiness is no longer there. That is why we must make wise decisions on how and where we spend our money, failing to do so will result in temporary feelings.

Money and happiness how it relates

In the article “How to buy happiness” by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, the idea that money is not that important as people make it out to be is introduced. In paragraph 3, they mention studies that prove that material things fail to produce long lasting happiness. This is proven in the next paragraph with the study involving the American dream and buying a home. One would think that owning their own property , raises their levels of happiness extremely , but this is a common misconception and wrong. These peoples happiness are not that different from those who rent. Elizabeth and Michael stress the idea of experiences. They believe it is more important to experience certain events rather than buying certain materials. In the seventh paragraph Elizabeth and Michael explain that experiences are more important than having a lot of money because it brings us closer to others. It makes you feel good to be able to share or spend time with someone , you don’t experience this so much when you go shopping for yourself, and only buy things for yourself. And finally in the last paragraph , an experiment was mentioned, involving 3 options, one was giving away their gift card, another was spending the gift card on themselves, and the third was buying someone else something and spending time with that person. And the results were that the third option made more people happier. Proving that money is not important as people make it out to be, rather the experiences that are made with what you got are more important and cause you to be happier.
I personally believe that money doesn’t buy happiness. I agree with what Elizabeth and Michael stated in the article. When large sums of money are offered or given to us, most of us believe we should take it and run. Spend it on ourselves, we believe we’ll be happy. It’s our first thought be selfish. But I believe it’s better to have memories to later share, to remember. Experiences are everything. If I have something that can help someone else why wouldn’t I? This is to say if I have an extra 5 dollars and my friend needs it, or somebody on the train performs a song with their son and asks for a donation I’m going to give up that 5 dollars, this is because it makes me feel good about myself .Money can’t buy happiness, but sometimes what you do with what you do got gives more of a happiness feeling. You don’t need to have a big house, fancy cars, a whole bunch of money in your wallet to feel happy. Be satisfied with your economic status try not to put so much stress on it and you’ll see how you change. You’ll focus on what really makes you happy, making memories, getting experiences, your interactions with others, this is where true happiness lies.

The article “How Happy Are You? A Census Wants to know ” by John Tierney is about how a suburb in Boston , Somerville, Mass. Is trying to track people’s happiness. And they are doing so by adding a couple of question on to their census , including “How satisfied are you with your life in general ? , In general how similar are you to other people you know ?” These questions are somewhat basic but are intended to get some specific answers. Well at least a good feel for what residents of this towns, happiness rate is. This information is meant to benefit the people, officials will take it and see if they can create relationships between the level of happiness and the environment. How much green space there is what can be added what can be taken out?
I don’t believe happiness can be measured , a scale can’t be set so that everyone can be divided into categories. There are levels to it. People can be happy but , their definitions of happy aren’t the same, so they won’t give off the same measure. Everyone has their own individual measure or scale of happiness. Different factors affect everybody . I believe that many people believe happiness can be promoted but in reality that isn’t true. We see commercials on t.v all the time that offer products and behind them are smiling faces, seeming to be content. But happiness is whatever you let it be, it cannot be promoted or advertised. What officials are trying to do in this town is a good idea, but its just a theory that they can measure happiness and control factors to raise it. Government tries to do so much already when it comes to peoples lifestyles, letting them think they can control your happiness is just not realistic. They shouldn’t try to change anything , promote it or measure it.
For my well-being, I believe feeling safe is so important, feeling comfortable, being able to move freely, communication, trust, honesty. As a community I believe it is important to be clean to pick up your garbage, keep the environment healthy. People in your community being healthy having doctors and hospitals as resources. To get along with people, have communication with people around you. Working together. There definitely could be conflicts between the well-being of an individual and the well-being of a community .But I believe there can be a middle ground where you can work around things.

Hello everybody,
My Name is Carina Flores, I am currently 18 years old my birthday just passed in June. I live in bensonhurst , Brooklyn. I’ve been living there for about a year and a half now. My neighborhood is pretty quiet which is why a few of my hobbies include being at home watching Law and order special victims unit, going for walks, ice-cream, reading and dancing. I’ve been in an amateur dance group for about 4 years now, we dance mostly traditional Hispanic dances. Dance is truly my passion.

My nephew & I after once of my dance performances

My nephew & I after once of my dance performances

Over the summer I had a remedial math class at city tech and I worked. From 8:30am to 11:30 am I had class and from 12-5 I worked. I had a big birthday party over the summer , for me and my dad. That was really my biggest highlight. My summer was a little too short.
My god brother graduated from city tech about two years ago, so I had very high expectations of the school. I still do. At first I didn’t think I was going to like going to school here, I thought it was going to be too close for comfort ( I can get there in 40minutes). I also thought I was going to get lost. But after taking my first class here, I like it. It is pretty easy to move around, and my professors that I have met so far, are really nice. During the winter and summer I hope to be able to take a class. I wasn’t to be on track to graduate in the 4 year span. As far as career goals, I was always stuck on being a police officer, but something changed, after seeing everything that goes on in news, I decided I didn’t want to be part of that. I know it’s easy to say well I can be the one to change that but realistically speaking old habits die hard. This is why I’ve decided to be a social worker. I would like to help teens, ideally working in a juvenile detention center or in a correctional facility. Where I feel the most work needs to be done.
My strengths are my ability to describe, and keep my stamina in writing. My weaknesses are not being able to organize my ideas. I like writing because it gives everybody a chance to express themselves. You are able to explore your mind through writing. I have had some use of technology in my senior year of high school everything was digital instead of carrying notebooks and pens we carried around a laptop where we did all kinds of work. I believe happiness is within. You have to be happy with yourself before you can be happy about anything else. Happy meaning feeling good about yourself, feeling content, having the jitters all opposites of being sad. But happiness doesn’t involve just one person it involves everybody. Well to me it does, everyone I want to involve. I am excited to be taking this course, I hope to learn some kills to improve my writing and learn a new perspective on happiness.