Social Workers Perceptions of Clients

Nor is it surprising that the poles of the factor are associated with judgments as to the mental health status of the client . It is of some interest to consider what such a factor may mean in the total context of caseworker perceptions ...

Author: Edgar F. Borgatta

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCAL:B4360796

Category: Social Science

Page: 92

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This monograph summarizes the results of a study of the caseload of one social service agency--that of the Family and Childrens Service of Pittsburgh. The study is based on data collected on an extensive schedule of new clients who went to this agency over a four-month period and for whom appropriate casework was considered. The focus of the study is on the perceptions of the clients by the caseworkers.

Social Work Practice

The strengths perspective in social work provides a framework from which to approach practice with clients. It is a lens from which to view a client's perception of his or her reality and a set of guiding principles for interacting with ...

Author: John Poulin, PhD, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826178534

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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This primary social work practice text, built around the nine core 2015 CSWE competencies, is the only book available that provides students with the benefits of a fully integrated competency-based approach. Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach immediately immerses students in the competencies required for social work practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels. Designed for use in both upper level BSW and foundation level MSW social work practice courses, the book is uniquely structured to deliver the knowledge and skills students need to develop mastery of the professional social work competencies. Chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts, and practice components related to each competency. Engaging vignettes, chapter objectives that outline key concepts, abundant case examples, critical-thinking questions, and a detailed case summary with discussion questions in each chapter, help students deepen their understanding of practical applications of the nine core competencies. Each chapter uses the same case to perfectly illustrate the complexity of social work practice and the interconnections among the professional competencies. A robust supplementary instructor package includes PowerPoints, competency-based class assignments with grading rubrics, and sample syllabi. Print version of book includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents. Key Features: Uniquely organized with a fully integrated competency-based approach Devotes one or more chapters to each of the nine CSWE professional competencies Delivers abundant case studies that facilitate in-depth understanding and integration of competencies Provides case vignettes, critical thinking and discussion questions, and chapter summaries Includes supplementary instructor resources such as PowerPoints, group discussion questions, and competency-based written assignments with grading rubrics Offers sample syllabi for two separate one-semester courses and a seven-week online course Includes Student Resources, featuring online forms, templates, exercises, plans, and more to provide students with ample practice opportunities

The Social Work Field Placement

Often social workers' perceptions differ from their clients' self-perceptions. The clients may view themselves as proactive, autonomous human beings who are using counseling services to enhance their functioning and competence.

Author: John Poulin, PhD, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826175533

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This unique core text helps BSW and MSW students structure their field placement learning around the nine CSWE professional social work competencies. Empowering students to go beyond merely completing tasks, the book facilitates mastery and integration of these competencies by elucidating key concepts and applying them to realistic competency-based case scenarios. Each user-friendly chapter—directly linked to a particular competency—promotes thought-provoking reflection about field work with critical thinking questions, a detailed case example, and an online competency reflection log template. These tools reinforce learning by connecting competencies directly to students’ internship experiences. Cases are structured to serve as models when students prepare their own cases and include a review of the competency; detailed practice settings; socioeconomic and context factors at micro, macro, and mezzo levels; a problem overview; an assessment of client strengths and weaknesses; and a closing summary. Additional learning aids include chapter opening vignettes and objectives, plus chapter summaries. Web and video links offer students a wealth of supplemental resources, and a robust instructors package provides teachers with PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and discussion exercises. The print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book. Key Features: Integrates field placement experiences with the nine CSWE 2015 competencies Promotes thought-provoking reflection about fieldwork with detailed case studies and challenging learning tools Includes discussions of ethical dilemmas, technology, and social media to reflect growing use and the challenges associated Includes online instructors’ resources including, PowerPoints, written competency assignments with grading rubrics, and class discussion field reflection activities Print version includes free, searchable, digital access to entire contents of the book

Ends and Means in Social Work

Another discrepancy between social workers' perceptions and clients' perceptions was revealed when the social workers were asked what types of help they felt clients expected from the Department.

Author: E. Matilda Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000456585

Category: Medical

Page: 166

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Originally published in 1979, Ends and Means in Social Work was the first book to provide research-based evidence on what social workers actually do, what they were aiming to achieve, and what sense their activities made, both in terms of their own subjective perspectives and those of their clients. The authors describe and analyse a series of surveys and action studies based on a year’s referrals and the long-term clientele of an area office. They aimed first to find out what the clients thought of and expected from the newly reorganised social services, and how social workers saw the changes and their new responsibilities. The second aim was to discover how social work skills and other resources were being used to meet different client needs. Third, the research was designed to enable social workers, by developing a new monitoring tool, the Case Review System, to become more explicit about both the ends and means of their activities. Widespread interest had been aroused by the Case Review System. It had raised intriguing questions about who gets what and why. On an individual level, the Case Review System can enable social workers to evaluate their practice by comparing plan with achievement; as an educational tool it can assist supervision; as a management tool it can provide aggregated data on client characteristics, the use of resources, and outcomes; as a research tool it can answer questions on the relationships between client characteristics, problems and social work practice, and provide longitudinal data on client careers. It is in response to insistent demands for a rounded account of this research project and its results that this book has been written. It endeavours to bring together all the aspects of the specific research studies and to discuss their wider implications for the organisation of the personal social services. Particularly valuable for students and practitioners alike will be the concluding discussion in which the evidence which emerged about the use of social work resources is subjected to critical review. Questions are raised about the current deployment of social work skills, and suggestions are made about how these skills might be redeployed, tasks defined more realistically, and how statutory functions could mesh more easily with voluntary activities.

Special Needs of Handicapped Indian Children and Indian Women s Problems

Apparently the client's awareness of the need for agency outreach programs is not shared by agency social service staffs . Worker Perceptions of client and Agency Concerns . When asked , " What do you view as the number one concern ...

Author: North American Indian Women's Association


ISBN: IND:30000087185744

Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 294

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Program Evaluation for Social Workers

Through this simple procedure, interrater reliability scores can be calculated, which tells us the extent of agreement between the workers' perceptions and the supervisors' perceptions. For client satisfaction data, social desirability ...

Author: Richard M. Grinnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190064761

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Over the course of 20 years and eight editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activities within their organizations, become beginning critical producers and consumers of the professional evaluative literature, and reap the benefits of more advanced evaluation courses and texts. The authors aim to meet these objectives by presenting a unique approach that is realistic, practical, applied, and user friendly. Unlike other textbooks on the market, Program Evaluation for Social Workers presents both program-level evaluation and case-level evaluation methods; assuming that neither of these two distinct approaches alone adequately reflects the realities of the field, the book demonstrates how they can instead complement each other. This integration of approaches provides an accessible, adaptable, and realistic framework for students and beginning practitioners to more easily grasp and implement in the real world.