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Discussion 1: Family Assessment The first step in helping a client is conducting a thorough assessment. The clinical social worker must explore multiple perspectives in order to develop a complete understanding of the situation. From this understanding, the social worker is able to recognize the client’s strengths and develop effective strategies for change. For this Discussion, review the “Cortez Family” case history. By Day 3 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. Description of how Micro-, Mezzo-, or Macro levels of practice aid social workers in assessing families. 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 foundation of the family ecology, how they were raised, by who, where, understand the family dynamics, as well as understand each individual in the family unit. This background information and foundation assists clinicians with identifying

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