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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. Micro level aids social workers in their work because it allows social workers to at this level to work individually with the client to identify barriers and needs that need to be addressed. At the Mezzo-level of practice social workers work with neighborhoods, institutions, or smaller groups. At this level social workers work with clients in assessing and diagnose these clients in a hospital setting. Macro social workers encompasses small and large communities. Macro practice aides in assessing families because essentially you are building linkages with clients to different communal based organizations. Assessments is the groundwork for selecting appropriate plans for the families that we work with. In Paula Cortez situation on the micro-level Paula demonstrates self-determination and resiliency. Paula faced many oppositional medical factors. Paula was diagnosed with HIV and with bipolar disorder and has been in and out the hospital for 5 years (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2013). On the

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