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SW1000 Ch. 3 Notes

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SW1000 Ch. 3 Notes SW1000

Kennedy Sherman
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
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These notes cover Chapter 3: Generalist Social Work Practice in the tenth edition of author Charles Zastrow's textbook entitled "Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare Empowering People."
Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
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Date Created: 01/07/15
981 4 Social Work lntro Chapter 3 Generalist Social Work Practice The 3 main characteristics of a generalist social Worker 1 Engaging Clients in an appropriate Working relationship 2 Using empathy and other interpersonal skills to develop a mutual focus 3 Assessing the clients needs ldentifying issues problems needs resources and assets Roles of Generalist Social Workers 0 Enabler 0 Broker 0 Advocate 0 Activist 0 Mediator 0 Negotiator 0 Educator 0 lnitiator 0 Empovverment 0 Coordinator 0 Researcher 0 Group Facilitator 0 Public Speaker 0 Intervention and Evaluation an intervention occurs When one tries to stop a behavior addiction response etc The 2 most important abilities skills needed by Social Workers 1 Counseling 2 The ability to interact effectively with other groups and professionals in the area 981 4 The Stair Approach to Family Therapy The rst step no matter What is to clarify the level of communication that is occurring within the family Find out What the family does not feel comfortable talking about the issue that has brought them to therapy in the rst place Look for key verbaland non verbal characteristics When discussing the important issue Ask the question you Want the answer to Learn how to confront people the correct Way always With respect Communication Techniques Use IMessages non blaming messages that communicate only how the sender believes the receiver is adversely effecting himher Double bind no matter how one responds the sender Will criticize Congruent Communication nonverbal communication that matches the accompanied feelingsthoughts lncongruent Communication when Words and gestures do not match the accompanied feelingsthoughts Social Work With Groups Social Conversation Groups no formal agenda They talk about Whatever they Want SelfHelp Groups are voluntary small group structures for mutual aid and the accomplishment of a special purpose Socialization Groups objective is to seek to change member s attitudes and behaviors in a more socially acceptable direction Therapy Groups composed of members with rather severe emotional or personal problems 981 4 Sensitivity Groups help each person become more aware of themselves and how they affect others in interpersonal interactions Then helps them develop more effective interaction patterns not very popular todaynot covered by insurance companies Organizations a group of individuals gathered together in order to serve a particular purpose or goal These organizations exist because people Working together Want to accomplish certain tasks and goals that could not be achieved as individuals Exp can include Ohio University Ohio University Lancaster Nationwide Social Work Values Value based judgment Values The beliefs preferences or assumptions about What is desirable or good for manlltindValues cannot be proven Individualization Always have respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the individual Con dentiality Clients must feel comfortable in fully revealing themselves to the professional Without the fear that their revelations Will be used against them Respect the spiritual and religious beliefs of others Selfdetermination Clients have the right to choose What is best for them even if it is something that could potentially hurt them Spirituality The general human experience of developing a sense of meaning purpose and morality Accountability the process of evaluating the effectiveness of service programs Spirituality the formal institutional context of spiritual beliefs and practices


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