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The Social Work Practice Running head: Theories in Social Work ADELPHI UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK Human Behavior in the Environment Spring, 2008 Definition of the following 1
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The Social Work Practice Life events : are significant occurrences involving a relatively abrupt change that may produce serious and long lasting effects (Settersten, 2003a; Settersten & Mayer). For example: two people get involved into a car accident and they may never walk again. Transitions : are change in roles and statuses that represents a distinct departure from prior roles and statuses (Elder & Kirkpatrick Johnson, 2003; George, 1993; Hagestad, 2003). For example: after I turned 18 years old, I decided to join the United States Marine Corps and honor my country. I transitioned from my prior civilian life to military. Turning point is a point in the life course that represents a substantial change or discontinuity in direction; it serves as a lasting change and not just a temporary detour (Rutter, 1996) For example: my parents migrated to the United States 30 years ago which was a change in their environment. Trajectories: involve a longer view of long-term patterns of stability and change in a person’s life, involving multiple transitions (Elder & Kitkpatrick Johnson, 2003; George, 2003; Heinz, 2003). For example: I will only focus on a short portion of my life. I will start at age 18. At age 18, I finished high school, then decided to join the New York Police cadets, which was helping me pay for my school at Kingsborough College, at age 19 I decided to join the military, and went away for a year; after I returned from active duty, I decided to go back to school, and I entered Brooklyn College to pursue my four year degree. A year later I found out that my unit was being shipped to Iraq, and I had to post pond my schooling, so they could activate me to participate in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” After I returned a year later, I continued my school, and completed it. A couple of months later I found a job with Administration for Children’s Service, and decided to continue my education in the Masters of Social Work Program at Adelphi. This is my life trajectory spanning from age 18 till the present, undergoing multiple transitions in my life. 2
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The Social Work Practice Cohorts: are groups of people who were born at the same historical time and who experience particular social changes within a given culture in the same sequence and at the same age (Alwin & McCammon, 2003; Newman, 2006; Settersten, 2003a; Settersten & Mayer, 1997). For example a group of Indian children born in the same time era growing up and learning the same culture morals and values. Life course perspective and expanded family life cycle The life course perspective looks at how chronological age, relationship, common life, transitions, and social change shape people’s lives from birth to death (Hutchison 2008, p.9). Life course can be compared to a visible time line.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SWK 511 taught by Professor B during the Spring '08 term at Adelphi.

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