Weeks 3 & 4
Weeks 3 & 4 SWK 320-003
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SWK 320 WEEKS 3 amp 4 992015 Theory Gives us the lenses we need to look through in order to gather information about the client system 0 Used to inform the choices we make when helping a client Systems Theory Vocabulary System Boundanes Subsystem Homeostasis Role Relationship Input Output Negative feedback Positive feedback Interface Differentiation Entropy Negative entropy Equi nality Ecolooical Theorv Vocabularv Microsystem Mesosystem Ecosystem Macrosystem PersoninEnvironment Fit Habitat Stressor Stress Coping Adaptation Svstems Theorv VS Ecolooical Theorv Systems theory focuses on how a speci c system such as a family system affects a client Ecological theory focuses on how the environment such as resources amp quality of life affects a client 0 Look at examples for these two theories in handouts on the Parkins39 Family given in class 9142015 Resilience Theory Be resourceful and show iniative Adaptive to adverse effects Can be on a micro mezzo and macro level in community in environment the individual Stress vs Traumatic Events 0 Stressful events are events that are stressful but aren39t necessarily bad enough to be a trauma 0 The term traumatic events is used selectively Reserve for instances when the individual39s make your life feel disrupted and personal life is in danger or watching it occur Meaning making how we make sense of what39s happening don39t hypothesize in practice let the client tell you Don t have cognitive skills to think beyond themselves 0 is my faultquot this is how they understand things Selfefficacy belief in your ability to do something theory informed practice Competing needs and resources Resilience Theorv Vocabularv Micro Mezzo Macro Adverse event Coping Competence Meaning making Protective factors Resilience Risk factors Selfef cacy Stress Stressor Appraisal Transformation Horizontal stressors Vertical stressors Resilience is Important in six Demandino Situations P P PP NE Exceptionally challenging experiences Developmental transition Individual adversity Collective adversity Organizational change Largescale sociopolitical change Guidelines for Practice Assessment Intervention 9172015 amp 9212015 Film on Empowerment Before neighborhood quotnoman39s landquot Burnt homes poor powerless quotghettoquot After rst time feeling of belonging Roxbarg Boston History Irish American ran city with Italian minority working class quot194039squot After WWII white families moved out with help from racist mortgages banks Black families stayed and more moved in from the South The banks quotredlinedquot the community no homeimprovement loans 0 Landlordsarsonists collected insurance because they can39t sell 0 People died in the ames 0 Every night another re Community meetings with simultaneous translations o Hosted by outsiders from downtown not residents heated and ground to a halt Small meetings happened including residents decided board would be formed of each ethnic group with representatives form social service agencies Outside contractors dumped their garbage in the vacant lots Had to overcome cultural and language barriers to organize residents Mayor Flynn had down poorly with black voters tried to get approval quotDo they think we can39t ght backquot When a little change pad locked site of garbage quottransfer stationquot got hope and started making big plans Urban renewal planners came in and decided what was best for the people quotNegroremovalquot was basically what planners did Mayor Flynn planners white city folk quotDudley Square Planquot black people getting pushed further away 198039s Urban planners black Reform what you like to see Growth of dreaming Redevelopment plan everyone involved housing services jobs education Land was fragmented 0 Hard to make enough land for development A fth of the land was vacant Asked city to buy up private owned lots so they could use all the land Eminent Domain no one trusts this 15 acres of land will be gotten from this ruling Giving land to foreigners39 for hours people were outraged Go beyond neighborhood but don39t forget the neighborhood itself OOOOO Needed a place for young people to play two community centers was the plan Planners recruited residents to help plan and articulate an idea for the community centers Park there was only one had been taken over by drug dealers they decided to take it back and make events for children they made sure there were cops present every day They knew that this wasn t a permanent solution but it was a start towards a community center and a home for children to play and have fun Took four years since winning eminent domain to actually buy the vacant land to put with city land 19805 market crash lost support of banks couldn39t nd a developer The residents themselves went forwards as developers neighborhood39s had strengths that went unrecognized 236 homes will be brought into the community November 1993 homes were opened a ten year battle December drug dealers and violence began to develop again in the park Group is united as a people race doesn39t matter No youth budget went to board to ask for budgets for youth Youth stood up with board to ask for youth support Now over 200 youths working in community building painting murals landscaping Put up faces of those in the community on the mural to make it real 1995 biggest election to try and get community members involved 50 hazardous waste sites in community People have to invest themselves and have hope for the community that s the challenge After homes were already built and law already made it illegal No city take over wanted to do it themselves Not just out of fear but a love for the community DSNI Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
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