6101 WK8 D1.docx - Sade Boss RE Discussion Week 8 The assessment process is essential to social work practice The assessment method involves the

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Sade Boss RE: Discussion - Week 8 The assessment process is essential to social work practice. The assessment method involves the collection of information from your client(s) and using that knowledge to understand the clients' circumstances, needs, and dilemmas (Kirst-Ashman and Hull, 2018, 177). The assessment process helps social workers understand their clients and create a plan to help the clients meet their objectives. Whether working with a large organization or with an individual/family, a social worker will conduct an assessment. When working with individuals and families, the social worker will take on a mezzo or micro approach (Kirst-Ashman and Hull, 2018, 197) and establish the relationships in the family and how the dilemma(s) impact the family unit. Kirst- Ashman and Hull (2018) also explain when assessing the family and individual, the social worker will have to evaluate her capabilities, time management, and competence to establish that family intervention is possible and can be beneficial to the client(s).

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