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Social Work Theory and Practice
Assessment 2: Workbook
Word limit: overall 1500 words not more.
References: Minimum 2 Academic References for EACH section- APA Style 6ed.
Hello Writer please write ALL Section from 1-8 and do not exceed more than 1500 words.
Section 1: Systems theory
Using your own family, prepare:
- A genogram
- An eco map
Section 2: Strengths based perspective
Reflecting on what you have learnt during the week about strengths based perspective, what do you understand this perspective contributes to social work practice and in what ways to social workers apply strengths approaches?
The AASW Practice Standards 2013 have been developed to outline practice expectations by all social workers. Please read this document and locate any aspects of this document that you think reflect the strengths perspective. The AASW Practice Standards can at this website https://www.aasw.asn.au/practitioner-resources/practice-standards
Section 3: Case management – Interpersonal skills
When you finish reading chapter 4 in Generalist Case management ‘The assessment phase of case management, answer the following questions:
- What is the difference between structured and unstructured interviews?
- What are the responsibilities of the interviewer or case manager at the initial contact?
- When and how does an applicant become a client or customer of an agency or organisation?
- What are some issues in relation to confidentiality in case management?
Section 4: Case management – Writing Skills
Hello Writer for this section, please refer to attachment named scenario for section 4. I want you to interview Angela and the referral letter also should be for Angela. Thank you
- Write a case note based in an interview you completed with a client during a role play.
- Write a referral letter for the client in the case study provided for your case management essay.
Section 5: Anti Oppressive Practice (AOP): Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work Perspectives
Read Chapter 3: ‘Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work’ and answer the following questions:
- What is your cultural identity? How does it inform your thinking about social work?
- The policy of assimilation has impacted heavily on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Can you explain what assimilation is and how it has affected social work practice?
- How do you think your life as a social worker would be different if you were an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
Section 6: Empowerment
- How would you define empowerment?
- Think of an incident where you felt powerless and discuss how you would have liked someone to help you within that situation.
- Think of a time when you felt powerful. How did you draw upon this in a positive way?
Section 7: Managing Stress and other emotional hazards.
Social Work and even field education can be a very challenging both physically and psychological. It is good practice to begin to develop good habits in looking after yourself. Access the website and complete a Self Care Maintenance Plan. http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/docswr/_assets/main/lib100056/tool_h_self_care_maintenance_plan.pdf
Attach it to your workbook submission. Only share information you are comfortable for your lecturer to read. However, this can be a useful tool for supervision and self-reflection generally.
Section 8: Critical Social Work
Read the following article:
Healy. K. 2001. Reinventing critical social work: challenges from practice, context and postmodernism. Critical Social Work, Vol. 2, No.1. http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/2001-volume-2-no-1
In light of the article, consider the following statement and answer the proposed question.
Postmodern critical theory demands that every person, group or community we work with needs to be considered in its own right. No assumptions should be made about anyone, or any place until we understand the specific context. This makes applying ‘grand’ theories about society very difficult, and makes ‘one-size fits all’ models of practice impossible.
What are your views about this statement in regard to social or community work practice?