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Characteristics of rural social work?

- effective use of generalist practice
- inter agency cooperation
- understand the community (its history values, strengthen relationships)
- utilize community


What are the five primary processes of generalist practice?

First, generalist practice emphasizes client empowerment.

Second, it involves working effectively within an organizational structure and doing so under supervision.

Third, it requires the assumption of a wide range of professional roles.

Fourth, it concerns following the principles of evidence-based practice.

Fifth, it involves the application of critical thinking skills to the planned-change process.


Characteristics of urban social work?

- specific urban problems (crime, poverty, violence, housing, HIV)
- widespread discrimination toward specific minorities
- immigration issues
- Financial shortage
- Personal stress (noise, overcrowding, lack of mobility)


The different task groups?

Team- two or more people working interdependently to
achieve a designed purpose
Treatment conference- a group that meets to establish,
monitor, and coordinate service plans on behalf of a
client system.
Administrative group- a group of social service agency
administrators who meet regularly
Delegate council- a group of representatives from
various agencies or within a single agency that meet
to discuss issues of mutual concern.
Committee- a group that is delegated to consider investigate, take action on, or report on some matter.
Social Action group- a group formed to engage in some planned change effort to modify or improve aspects of the macro environment.


Describe the "counselor" role.

One who provides guidance to clients and assists them in a planned-change process.

(ex: a worker might help a troubled teenager make decisions about friendships and sexual activity by identifying alternatives and evaluating their potential consequences).


Describe the "educator" role.

One who gives/provides information and teaches skills to others.

(ex: a practitioner might teach child management skills to parents).


Describe the "broker" role.

One who links client systems to needed resources.

(ex: a worker might refer a client to a substance abuse treatment center for inpatient treatment).


Describe the "mobilizer" role.

One who identifies and convenes community members and resources to identify "unmet community needs" and "effect changes for the better in their community"

(ex: a practitioner might encourage community residents to band together and start a drug education program for residents' children.)


What are some (7) fields that social work draws from as part of its eclectic knowledge base.

Criminology/criminal justice
Leisure studies


Describe the "case manager" (or "case coordinator") role.

A practitioner who, on the behalf of a specific client, coordinates needed services provided by any number of agencies, organizations, or facilities.

(ex: a worker might coordinate the many services needed by a cerebral palsy patient living in a group home.)


Describe the "mediator" role.

One who resolves arguments or disagreements among individual, family, group, organizational, or community systems in conflict.

(ex: a worker might serve as a go-between to reach an agreement between an agency that wants to start a group home for people with intellectual disabilities and neighborhood residents who oppose having the facility in their neighborhood).


The different treatment groups?

Therapy- help members change behavioral problems
Support- members share common issues
Educational- provides some type of information
Growth- Focus on increasing potential, maximizing
health and well being, and self-awareness
Socialization- increase communication, social skills, and inter personal behavior.


What are the supports?

Emotional- close people who listen, comfort, and
Informational- teaching, giving information, or advice
Concrete- tangible help; giving or loaning something
Informal- by kinship, volunteers, community groups


Describe the "negotiator" role?

One who serves as an intermediary to settle disputes, but clearly takes the side of one of the parties involved.

(ex: a social worker in public welfare might act on behalf on behalf of her clients to negotiate for better benefits for them).


Describe the "facilitator" role.

One who guides a group experience.

(ex: a practitioner might run a support group for young women with bulimia).


Describe the "spokesperson" role?

One who is authorized to speak on behalf of others.


Describe the "manager" role?

One who assumes some level of administrative responsibility for a social services agency or other organizational system.


Describe the "coordinator" role?

One who coordinates people by bringing them together and organizing their performance.


Describe the "advocate" role.

One who speaks out on behalf of clients to promote fair and equitable treatment or gain needed resources.

(ex: a worker might meet with an administrator on behalf of a client to change an agency policy to benefit the client).


What are the 6 steps of in Planned Change Process?

1.) Engagement
2.) Assessment
3.) Planning
4.) Implementation
5.) Evaluation
6.) Termination


What is social work practice in the context of communities?

-social workers have to responsibility to examine the community environment in which their clients live and if it has adequate resources.


What are the four important interviewing skills?

1. Visualleye contact: look at the person you're talking to
2. Vocal qualities: your vocal tone and speech rate
indicates how someone feels about another.
3. Verbal tracking: Don't change the subject, stay on
4. Body language: attentive. watch your body language.
Clients can tell if your interested by body language.


Describe the "assessment" step of the planned-change process.

A process occurring between practitioner and client, in which information is gathered, analyzed, and synthesized to provide a concise picture of the client and his or her needs and strengths.


Describe the "planning" step of the planned-change process.

Planning specifies what should be done.


Describe the "implementation" step of the planned-change process.

The process whereby client and worker follow their plan to achieve their goals. In other words, it is the actual doing of the plan.


Describe the "termination" step of the planned-change process.

The end of the professional social worker-client relationship.


A 2009 NASW survey found what indication about male and female social workers' salaries?

Male social workers salaries surpassed females' by more than 17%.


How much more money can an MSW expect to make than a BSW?



What is a community?

A number of people who have something in common with one another that connects them in some way and that distinguishes them from others.

A key feature of a community is the fact that participants share some mutual characteristic, such as "common location, interest, identification, or some combination of these characteristics.


What are the differences between growth group and socialization group?

Growth group focuses on increasing potential and about continuing the growth process. Socialization focuses on increasing communication, social skills, and personal behavior. Helping them to be functioning members of society.