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Post your description of how micro-, mezzo-, or macro-levels of practice aid social workers in assessing families. Assess Paula Cortez’s situation using all three of these levels of practice, and identify two strengths and/or solutions in each of these levels. Describe the value in strength-based solutions. When working with families it is important to have a solid understanding of the many intricate parts of the family unit and how the unit interacts and functions. At the micro level, clinicians should have a solid foundation of the family dynamic as well as the understand each individual in the family unit. This foundation assists clinicians with identifying existing influences in the overall unit. At the mezzo level it is important to understand how the family interacts as a group and the connection that family has with its community in which it is located. The community that the family works and accesses resources is is also of importance. At the macro level social workers should analyze

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