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    • Kenya Needs Social Workers … AND ITS NEED FOR SOCIAL WORKERS BY SHAUNTEL SMITH HONORS CAPSTONE SEMINAR, SUMMER 2010
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    • Kenya – Information on Kenya
      • Country located on the east coast Africa
      • Borders five other countries and the Indian Ocean
      • Population of about 39 million people
      • At least forty-two different ethnic groups, including Asians and European settlers
      • Majority of the people are Christians, but significant number of Muslims and traditional religion
    • The Area I Visited in Kenya
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • Words Describing the Kenyan People
    • The Matter with Kenya Despite Kenya’s rich and beautiful culture, it is plagued by poverty and its effects.
    • Kenya’s Statistics
      • Ranks 147 out of 182 countries on the U.N.’s Human Development Index
      • 40% unemployment rate
      • 85% adult literacy rate, compared to 99% in the U.S.
      • People living with HIV/AIDS--1.2 million (2003 est.)
      • High malaria rate
        • 69% of population at risk.
      • 10.7% infant mortality rate (20% due to malaria)
      • High incidence of alcohol and drug abuse
        • Causes greater problem combined with 7.8% HIV rate
    • Why Kenya Needs Social Workers
      • Social workers work alongside other professionals to help the Kenyan people with the employment, education, and medical and mental health care resources they need.
    • Types of Social Workers
      • Child, Family and School Social Workers
        • Help with parenting skills, adoptions, foster homes, school issues
      • Medical and Public Health Social Workers
        • Help people and their families deal with long-term and terminal illnesses and find resources for nutrition and nursing care
      • Clinical Social Workers
        • Counsel people with mental illness and substance abuse, conduct community outreaches to inform people of their mental health treatment options, and help people learn life skills
    • How Each Area Meets to Kenya’s Needs
      • Child, Family and School Social Workers
        • Can identify and help the government and orphaned children utilize available resources
        • Can help in the development and implementation of job and education programs
    • How Each Area Meets to Kenya’s Needs
      • Medical and Public Health Social Workers
        • Can help Kenyans that have contracted HIV and their families learn to cope with the effects of the disease
        • Can help educate Kenyans about HIV and malaria prevention
        • Can assist in coordinating malaria treatment and follow-up
        • Can teach Kenyan women about the harmful effects of contaminated water and bottle feeding their babies
    • How Each Area Meets to Kenya’s Needs
      • Clinical Social Workers
        • Can assist the NACADA Authority’s initiative by educating and counseling people with substance abuse problems
        • Can assist with Kenya’s mental healthcare and fight the stigma of mental illness by educating the patients and communities
    • Wrapping up on Kenya
      • The Kenyan people have a wealth—an internal wealth—that most people could only hope for. This wealth is apparently not affected by the country’s deficiencies. Nevertheless, their quality of life has definitely been affected by this detrimental lack. Through the help provided by different social workers, Kenyans are educated about and given the resources that are needed to help their resilient country rise above the afflictions of poverty.
    • Social Work & Kenya
      • Helpful Links
        • Social Work (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
          • http://www.bls.gov/k12/help05.htm
        • CIA’S World Factbook information on Kenya
          • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-worldfactbook/geos/ke.html
        • Kenya’s Division of Malaria Control
          • http://www.nmcp.or.ke/section.asp?ID=4
        • Kenya’s Drug Enforcement Agency NACADA Authority
          • http://www.nacada.go.ke/about/scope/
    • Social Work & Kenya Questions
        • Which area of social work do you believe is the most important in addressing Kenya’s needs. Why?
        • How do you think Kenya’s need for social work compares to that of the impoverished in developed countries such as the United States? How does it compare to that of other developing countries?
    • Social Work & Kenya Questions
        • Do you believe that social workers can use the qualities of the Kenyan people’s character and build upon them? Or do you believe that conditions in Kenya are too great for social workers to make a difference? Why?
    • Kenya
      • Now, For Your Questions…