social work final study guide

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SOCW 200 Introduction to Social Work Challenge II Study Guide Child Welfare: Working with Children and Families Child Welfare System:   loosely formed network of federal and state mandates that  promote the welfare of all children. Includes social work services such as child  protection, foster care and adoption. Child Welfare :  is the activities, programs, interventions, and/or policies that are  intended to improve the overall well-being of children Child Protective Services (CPS) :  refers to the state system, department, or agency  responsible for the investigation of allegations of abuse or neglect. The protection of  children at risk of abuse. Roles of social workers:   Case Management:  assess and connect to services Direct Practice: therapeutic interventions with child and or family Advocacy and Policy-Building: assure protection of basic rights  Know the stages of child development, childhood definition, prenatal, infancy, preschool  years, middle childhood and adolescence Childhood :  birth to age 18 Stages of Child Development :   -Maturity -Middle Adulthood -Young Adulthood -Adolescence -School Age
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-Pre School -Early Child Hood -Infancy  Prenatal :   Fetus develops in the mother’s womb prior to birth Infancy:   First three years of a child’s life, attachment to primary caregivers, locomotor  and sensorimotor skill development. Preschool Years:  Ages 3 to 5, gain in height and weight, can speak in sentences,  desire for understanding. Middle Childhood:     6-12, memory, conceptual thinking, deductive reasoning and  problem solving skills are developing.  Adolescence:  13-18, physical development, abstract thinking, complex problem solving,  express and maintain emotion, peer pressure. Family:   a system of individuals who are interrelated and have significant relationships. Value and Ethics: - Respect for the Dignity and Uniqueness of the Individual:   Supporting diversity  and differences in families. - Respect for Self Determination:   respect for a clients own choices. - Respect for Confidentiality:  Try to keep children’s information as private as  possible, but at the same time respecting the parents right to know information about  their child. Confidentiality must be broken if child has been abused. Intervention Process: 
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