- Goals that are important to the service user but are not certain to be attained, providing an anchor to the hope.
- Pathway thoughts, which are the routes taken to achieve goals and the perceived ability to create these pathways
- Agency thoughts, as the motivation to follow through with the routes
- Barriers which block success and test the service user’s willingness to give up or adapt
Although hope is just an intangible sentiment, it can affect your chances of success. Research has shown that vulnerable people respond in different ways to social work intervention naturally, however when hope is fostered and developed, other benefits are noted for both the person’s health and psychological well-being. A study of students after 9/11 highlighted a reduction in anxiety and depression where the presence of hope and spiritual meaning had been found. Essentially, when studied, we learn that hope is a good thing to have.
“Hope is an essential experience of the human condition.” (Clark & Hoffler, 2015)
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