HWC 305 Social Work Practice Processes Assignment
Background for the Assignment
It is critical for social work professionals to familiarize themselves with the cultural nuances, values, norms and political structures of various groups while they are developing or supplementing supportive systems or networks within a community.
Non-western cultures sometimes value interdependence and collectivism in a different way than do western cultures. Social work professionals need to understand cultural influences or pressures as well as social and economic arrangements that non-western groups might have within their communities.
ASSIGNMENT (50 points)
Using the example above (in gray shade on the first page) related to the conflicted response of African American women in interacting with the police around domestic violence, discuss some of the things you would need to think about before beginning work in this situation. What are the many things you have to take into consideration as you are tuning into this situation? For instance, the first question you might ask is:
(In fact, you may use that as your first bullet and get credit for it!). You will go along in this manner, describing the issues you have to consider in this scenario and connecting them with the levels of practice (micro, mezzo, macro) and the 9 core competencies (Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior; Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice; Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice; Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice; Engage in Policy Practice; Engage With Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities; Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities; Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities; Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities). HWC 305 Social Work Practice Processes Assignment
You should present these “considerations” as bullets, as either a question or a statement (e.g. the bullet above). For each, identify the level of practice (micro, mezzo, macro) and connect your response to at least one core competency as applicable (as in bullet above).
Think about and include the following:
IMPORTANT NOTE: You do not have to provide the “answers,” but we want to see that you are starting to ask the right questions relevant to generalist social work practice. This class has been about beginning to formulate a foundation for your professional development as a generalist social work practitioner, and your responses should demonstrate that growth. HWC 305 Social Work Practice Processes Assignment