Many people face social, emotional, cognitive, and health challenges in their homes. The article entitled “Home visiting in the internship” by White (2013) explains how professionals and other social workers tend to intervene on behalf of communities, families, and individuals to the challenges faced by the disadvantaged in society. First, White (2013) suggests how visiting the needy help the interns focus on the various cognitive, emotional, social, and health challenges that the needy face from time to time. For example, people living in care homes often feel isolated and lonely and require the attention of society to live happier. Second, the author explains that most social work is provided by interns who are uncertain about the roles they are supposed to play during the internship period and when they visit homes for social work (White, 2013). Third, the author explains the need for planning on the various interns’ safety checklists as they visit different homes. Partly, there is a need for interns to assess the environment and identify the various problems within it that may hinder their operations.
The article correctly suggests that paying a visit to people in their homes by the social worker interns helps address the social, emotional, cognitive, and health challenges present. The reason is that the interns could provide the necessary solutions to particular problems that these people face. It is agreeable that most of the social worker interns are uncertain about the roles they are supposed to play. Therefore, it is essential to plan for the interns’ safety as they visit their clients’ homes and clearly define their responsibilities. Safety is always paramount. Thus, the interns should partner with the home’s administration to make them feel safe at work. There is a need for a thorough assessment to ensure that both the social workers and individuals visited feel comfortable and secure during their interactions.
White, N. (2013). Home visiting in the internship. Field Educator, 3(1), 1-5.