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1

Three issues addresses in conducting assessments are

-What does the client see as his or her primary con-cerns or goals?
-What (if any) current or impending legal mandates must the client and social worker consider?
-What (if any) potentially serious health or safety concerns might require the social worker's and clients attention ?


2

cultural humility

-worker's attitude and demeanor invite the client to teach about his or her lived experience

3

View yourself as a ______ and engage those with whom you work for as __________.

learner
informants

4

Gain sufficient ___________ to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups.

self-awareness

5

Social workers view problems as arising from the reciprocal interaction between the _____ and his/her ___________.

person

environment

6

Strategies in conducting assessments

- assess client strengths and limitations
-interpret client data
-strive to see the world through the eyes of the client

7

intrapersonal functioning

biophysical functioning
cognitive functioning
affective functioning
behavioral functioning
motivation

8

co-morbidity

-co-occurring conditions
-dual diagnoses
-accurate assessment needed for proper treatment

9

In progress notes, the advice for writing proper assessments applies:

avoid conclusions, judgments, and jargon and substitute descriptions that would lead to such conclusions with more objective commentary.

10

SOAP notes refer to

-subjective observations
-objective data
-assessments
-plan

11

Assessment involves synthesizing relevant factors into a ______ ________about the nature of problems and their contributory causes.

working hypothesis

12

These are part of a client's ______ ______ and thus must be accurate, clear, and thorough, synthesizing various sources of data to provide a comprehensive portrayal of the case (pp. 241, 246).

permanent record

13

Interventions then build on strengths and resources and strive to address __________.

weaknesses

14

Standards for written assessments

1. Remember your purpose and audience
2. Be precise, accurate and legible
3. Avoid the use of labels, subjective terms, and jargon

15

What are SSSs?

social support systems