I hope that you all have had a wonderful long weekend. Sorry to get this out to you a little later then usual. I’m forward to seeing all of you in class on Wednesday!
Unit Introduction and What You Will Learn
Week three of SOWK 486 is about understanding what direct social work practice and some of what makes social workers unique in our helping style. We will start with an exercise, considering how you have been helped in the past. Many clients we work with as social workers a mandated to participate in services and involuntary in some manner. We will discuss how to engage with them through some best practices. The agenda for the session is as follows:
- How we help
- Orienting perspectives for social work practice
- Evidence-based practice
- Involuntary clients
- Ecological Systems Model
- Social work jobs and roles
Complete W-03 A-02 Hepworth et al. (2022) for Chapter(s) 01 and 02 is due at 5:30 PM before class via My Heritage
Attend Class on Wednesday.
In your ethics class, you will likely read the entire code of ethics, but it is useful to read through it and familiarize yourself with the values and expectations of being a social worker. You can find it online National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.
I post all of the presentations online at presentations.jacobrcampbell.com. You can find the presentation for Fall 2022 SOWK 486w Week 03 - Direct Social Work Practice
We are going to talk about the roles that social workers take on today. I made a video a while back, The 15 Hats (ahem, Roles) of Social Workers, that also talks about this if you want to use that as a primer.
- Attend class on Wednesday
- Read Hepworth et al. (2022) chapters one and two
- W-03 A-02 Hepworth et al. (2022) for Chapter(s) 01 and 02 is due at 5:30 PM before class via My Heritage
- Consider watching my video The 15 Hats (ahem, Roles) of Social Workers