Flashcards in Comm. & Soc. Serv. Final Deck (22)
5 Parts of working with others
2 Factors of communication
* Sharing of information, that does not require any joint activity.
*It is important to know the other agency's programs, mission statement, and policies.
Meeting others and exchanging information, contacts and experiences for professional purposes
joint activity, but it allows individual organizations to maintain their own sets of goals, expectations and responsibilities.
an arrangement between 2 or more agency’s with mutually established goals and are working together to meet them.
Contractual relationship between 2 or more parties. Each party has stated responsibilities and rights.
Reasons to Work Together
Required for funding
Avoid duplicating of services
Generates support instead of public criticism
Strengthen the organization
Attractive to potential donors
What is FNS?
Food and Nutrition Service
Provide children and low-income people with access
to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a
manner that supports American agriculture and
inspires public confidence.
What is SNAP?
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
help low-income families and individuals supplement their food budget by providing an Electronic Benefits Transfer card which is used like a debit card to purchase food at authorized retail stores.
What is CACFP?
Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP reimburses providers for nutritious meals served to eligible children and adults who attend daycare.
What is SFSP?
Summer Food Service Program
SFSP provides reimbursable nutritious meals to children during the summer and other extended school breaks at feeding sites in areas of economic need.
SFSP draws children to supervised activities that are safe, fun, healthy and educational.
Advocacy is ...?
Defending clients rights
Pleading a clients cause
Promoting justice (social/economic)
Types of Advocacy
Case may be an individual, family or small group.
Involves a larger client group
Affects multiple groups
Often encounters resistance because it entails significant change
Goals of Case Advocacy
To influence other’s decisions
Alter social circumstances
*to make sure that a client receives the services that he/she needs*
How do you investigate the complete situation?
1. Understand the range of services offered.
2. Learn if there is an appeal process.
3. Learn the complete story.
4. Does the client want you to intervene?
5. Are there risk involved?
Allow the other organization to “save face”
Does the worker have discretion?
Demonstrating the exception
Ask to see agency policies
Ask for the supervisor
What is the United Way organization?
A volunteer-led, nonprofit organization located in a geographic community that seeks and addresses the root causes of key issues, is accountable for stewardship of resources, and is accountable for short-term & long-term results.
What question should you ask before planning?
Does this grant fit with our goals?
Does it conflict with our mission?
How much of our resources will be needed?
Things to think about for Grant planning.
The process: How does the grant maker want you to proceed?
Social Service Ministry: The Roadmap
Problem Statement/Needs Assessment
Methods/Plan for change
Develop a problem statements
Describes an existing situation or condition and its effects on people.
What’s the current climate?