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1Social Service Agency Visit: EA Family Services Diane R. Strain Walden University
2Social Service Agency Visit; EA Family ServicesThe profession of social work has one primary objective, to help those in need. Social workers have an ethical responsibility to their clients (Kirst-Ashman and Hull 2018). While everyone can lend a helping hand, social workers have the responsibility to gain understanding, skills, and resources to assist those in need. There are different areas of practice to choose from in social work; Children and families, health, education, and economic (Kirst-Ashman and Hull, 2018). The subject of children and families interested me in visiting the EA Family Services Agency (EA), A interview conducted with a social worker supervisor Tiffany McGee was completed during this visit. The analyses of EA Family Service history and services was discovered through this through the interview and visit at one of the EA Family Services.Agency History EA Family Services, formerly known as, Environmental Alternatives, began in 1981 in Quincy (Environmental Alternatives, 2017). The organization founded by Patricia and Daniel Dorris and Dr. Roddy Mac (Environmental Alternatives, 2017). In the beginning, they opened a single six-bed group home. They have since grown, and operate in 15 Northern California cities and have eight additional group homes for children. EA Family Service is a nonprofit agency thatoffers services to neglected, abused and delinquent children. They offer multiple programs through the agency; Foster Family Agency, Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THPP), and Transitional Housing Program Plus+ (THP+). Agency BreakdownFoster Family Agency segment established in 1983 as part of EA Family Services. This addition allowed the company to provide loving, caring homes to more than 500 children at any time. The social workers that EA Family Services employees have a variety of backgrounds in
3the human services realm (Environmental Alternatives, 2017). The Foster Family Agency social workers, work with genuine foster parents in the community to provide children with better lives (Environmental Alternatives, 2017). The social workers work closely with the families and the

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