In this case study my client is Peter (the stepbrother). A). Two goals of Social Work which was chosen were to enhance human capacity and improve access. (NASW, 1999). Enhancing human capacity refers to enhancing or building peoples problem solving, coping and developmental capacities.
Generalist intervention model According to Cohen (1989), suggested that homeless population is extremely living in abject poverty. Homeless people have undergone through severe losses including loss of their homes, neighborhood, social roles, family, and friends. Also, homeless individual stands to be stigmatized and socially isolated. Homeless people have no control of their environment and do not know what they will eat or where they will sleep from day to day.
All interactions within the service provider organization must ensure that the client is always engaged in the recovery process and not being re-traumatized by negative interactions or insensitive communication (Elliot, Bjelejac, Fallot, Markoff, and Reed, 2005). You should never use a technique that will cause your client more harm than good. References Elliott, D. E., Bjelajac, P., Fallot, R. D., Markoff, L. S., & Reed, B. G. (2005). Trauma‐informed or trauma‐denied: Principles and implementation of trauma‐informed services for women. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(4), 461-477 Foa, E. B., & Kozak, M. J. (1986).
This is where the idea of “change talk” is brought up. Change talk is a statement from the client that points out the direction and a way in which the client wants to change. There are five steps to change, which include client’s desire to change, reasons for change, need to change, ability to change, and commitment to
Historically social workers have been known for getting resources and service to a number of client systems. Social workers understand the importance the environment can have on a client. Social workers know the basic needs of everyone in reference to Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs. We understand that everyone needs food, shelter, clothing, education, employment, and transportation. When social workers are dealing with impoverished client systems they quickly and efficiently get clients to resources that can meet their immediate needs.
Contrasting Values and Theory Applied Twelve pairs of competing values are listed in chapter one with explanations to help begin understanding what social welfare is and how it is connected to social workers. This essay includes personal beliefs with each set of values, chosen pair of values, how paradigm relates to the chosen values and the social values reflected in the paradigm. Undeserving versus Deserving. An individual that is self sufficient may not be eligible for the same benefits as someone that is not. The severely mentally ill population will not have the same services of a general mental health population.
Change of business procedures/ processes- An alternative approach is to assess current business procedures/ processes and make recommend changes to benefit staff and residents 6. Introduce additional staff- Fills capability gap by hiring more staff to attend to residents. Beneficial as business processes do not change significantly allowing for increased satisfaction between residents and staff.
Working with families or individual persons can be very tricky if there are multiple problems involved. It is not only defining what the problems are but also what interventions can be put in place to help them. By offering interventions to the client we are trying to give them the opportunity to use the best resources that are available to them in the community. This can include anything from Alcoholics Anonymous to pregnancy support; there are many different types of support networks in communities it is just finding the right one that fits with the problem at hand.
The results of this process are plans (outcome-based instructions). The effectiveness of anticipation indicates whether planning is pointed in the right direction. Effectiveness of implementation: To put strategic plans into practice, the plans must be coordinated and communicated to executives in an appropriate way. Here, “implementation” refers to all such measures within the context of the strategic planning process.
Intervention and Theories Intervention and theories are best supported after a multidimensional assessment is completed. Assessments provide a historical overview and identifies all areas of concerns, gaps in care, and any other goals for improvement. The member has an extensive history of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse. Strength based theory is the best approach when working with the member because it will provide a foundation to build interventions upon. "Integration of strengths within the complex and often negatively skewed narrative may re socialize potential clients to perceive that psychotherapy is not only about untwisting their distorted thinking or restoring their troubled relationships, it is also about learning
Roca Inc. Established in 1988, Roca Inc. utilizes an evidence based intervention model to disrupt the cycle of violence and poverty. This program places young at-risk populations on a positive trajectory – those who have entered the criminal or juvenile system, those involved in criminal behaviors, those who may have dropped out of school, or those who have been too difficult for other programs. Staff members work to help participants identify their intrinsic abilities. Programs within Roca Inc. are designed to teach about issues of relapse and to use failure as a learning tool.
All counselors must avoid dual relationships that may impair their objectivity and increase the chance of harm to the client. If the dual relationship cannot be avoided the counselor is responsible for taking the appropriate actions to reduce the chance of harm to the client. It is crucial the counselor put safeguards in place such as, consent, consultation, supervision and documentation (Hoffman, 1995). At no time should a counselor engage in sexual conduct with a client or family member of a client during counseling. It is acceptable for counselors and former clients to engage in social relationships.
Other strategy may begin a relationship with a client knowing that some degree of intervention will be required on a long-term, open-ended basis. Intervention may be needed due to the physical, mental, or emotional condition of the client or may be related to the client’s circumstances such as poverty, abusive relationships, or capacity. An example would be case management services offered to a person who is diagnosed with AIDS. The client may function quite independently except at various crisis points during which the case manager may need to provide fairly intensive
A personal risk factor that has influenced Toni’s ability to manage change is that she suffers from depression. This has influenced her ability to manage change by making her feel unhappy, and that nothing is ever going to be good again. This links with the social determinant of health because it may effect her social interation with family and friends around her, which in turn could effect possible relationships with family and friends in the future.