Fall 2023 SOWK 486w Class 03 Weekly Email

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Hey! I hope you are enjoying your long labor day weekend! I’m not quite finished with the actual slides for this week, but want to make sure I sent out everything else for this week tonight. I’ll add the presentation to My Heritage before class. Don’t forget to do your reading quiz before class this week. Don’t worry to much about. The questions aren’t worth that many points. You can do it with a partner or open book if you’d like. I just want you to read the textbook chapters. On Wednesday after it is due, you will be able to see if you missed any questions.

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 are mandated to participate in services 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

Unit Assignments

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.

Unit Resources

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 2023 SOWK 486w Week 03 - Direct Social Work Practice]().

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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.

The 15 Hats (ahem, Roles) of Social Workers

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