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Understanding Social Work Practice

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Douglas Eacho

on 19 January 2016

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Transcript of Understanding Social Work Practice

Individuals/Families
Macro
Organizations/Communities
Mezzo
Families/Groups
Micro
Counselor
Provide suggestions to assist clients to reach their goals.
Client Advocate
Work with or on behalf of a client to obtain goods and services.
Case Manager
Assist clients to assess for, arrange, and coordinate needed goods and services.
Strengths Perspective
Emphasis is on affirming and working with the strengths found both in people seeking help
AND
in their environments.
Ecosystems Perspective
Systems Theory
Practice Settings
Social Work
Roles/Activities
Theoretical Perspectives
Understanding Social Work Practice
The purpose of social work
NASW: "to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty"
Undergraduate curricula
Graduate
Curricula
Broker
Mediator
Educator
Refer clients to appropriate needed goods and services.
Assist two parties to mutually resolve a dispute.
Provide relevant information to client systems.
Core Competencies
(knowledge/skills/values)
Practice Framework
Engagement
Assessment and Planning
Intervention
Termination
Evaluation
Human Rights Perspective
Postmodern Perspective
Ecology
Provides a moral grounding for social work practice.
Six key principles
Every individual, group, family, and community has strengths.
Trauma and abuse, illness and struggle may be injurious, but they may also be sources of challenge and opportunity.
Assume that you do not know the upper limits of the capacity to grow and change, and take individual, group, and community aspirations seriously.
We best serve clients by collaborating with them.
Every environment is full of resources.
Caring, caretaking, and context.
Postmodernism- any contemporary perspective that questions the way in which knowledge is attained and valued, and distinguishes belief from truth.
Social Construction
Deconstruction
Narrative Theory
Solution Focused
Critical Social Construction
Professional Behavior Rubric
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