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The people who earn this badge understand the terminology and equipment used in HHSA as well as communication with people

 

Steve R

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Awarded badge on May 15, 2017

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The product and reflection sections tell the reader what you did and what you got out of the internship.  

The process needs to demonstrate what a person needs to do in order to earn the badge.

Did you get a mentor verification sheet signed?  If so, that should be uploaded into the Product section.
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This section involves a brief overview of the things I learned at my internship.

In my internship at Health and Human services I was taught how to properly analyze a situation by observing all the information and forming the most logical conclusion rather then guessing. I also learned different terminology like calfresh, or Medi Cal.

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This section shows a large quantity of what I learned at my internship.

First the ability to effectively analyze a situation was developed when I was given a hypothetical situation in which a infant had three scratch marks on their cheek. The mother said that this had happened at school but didn't tell the CWS  how long the infant had the scratches for. Now my first assumption was that the scratches were caused by the mother and as such the child should be removed until the mother can receive help. However after observing the facts I realized that at the infants day care center there were three nails protruding from the wall and they matched exactly to the scratches the child recived. In conclusion I was shown that the child did recive those scratches at the daycare center, but not from the mother.

Secondly I learned different terminology and what situations they are used in. For example if someone receives a Calfresh loan then that person is either homeless or very close to becoming and as a result requires aid in providing for the basic necessities. Another example would be Medi Cal , in this situation a person either has no medical insurance or is about to lose it. As a result they need help in providing for their medical needs.

This sections shows what I did at HHSA and what I gained form it

First the ability to effectively analyze a situation was developed when I was given a hypothetical situation in which a infant had three scratch marks on their cheek. The mother said that this had happened at school but didn't tell the CWS  how long the infant had the scratches for. Now my first assumption was that the scratches were caused by the mother and as such the child should be removed until the mother can receive help. However after observing the facts I realized that at the infants day care center there were three nails protruding from the wall and they matched exactly to the scratches the child recived. In conclusion I was shown that the child did recive those scratches at the daycare center, but not from the mother.  This caused me to grow after my internship by realizing that I need to act upon facts and not upon my personal opinions.

Secondly I learned different terminology and what situations they are used in. For example if someone receives a Calfresh loan then that person is either homeless or very close to becoming and as a result requires aid in providing for the basic necessities. Another example would be Medi Cal , in this situation a person either has no medical insurance or is about to lose it. As a result they need help in providing for their medical needs. This taught me to look at a person's situation very carefully in order to determine what sort of help they need to get.

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This sections shows how I have grown in certain skills like communication and logical process of elimination.

Through this internship I have learned what it means to effectively communicate information by understanding what a person needs and what is the best way to give it to them. I have also learned that it is very beneficial to set aside your own personal biases and look at the facts presented in order to form a logical conclusion about what happened in an event.