Lecture 2 (Outline)

Lecture 2 (Outline) - The University of Hong Kong...

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The University of Hong Kong Department of Social Work and Social Administration SOWK1002 Introduction to Social Work Lecture Outline 2 – Social Work and Social Systems Learning Outcomes i) To examine the common base of social work practice ii) To examine how the ecosystems perspective can be used to understand the inter-relationship between people and their physical and social environments Common Base of Social Work Practice Three core elements of social work (Barlett, 1970) 1) 2) 3) Understanding and Assessing Human Needs (Johnson and Yanca, 2008) Two common approaches: 1) 2) 1
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Deficiency Needs a) b) c) d) Growth Needs Ecosystems Perspective (Dubois and Miley, 2008: Chapter 3) Two key theories: 1) 2) Social Systems Theory (Payne, 1997) Definition of social systems “an organized whole made up of components that interact in a way distinct from their interaction with other entities and which endures over a period of time” (Anderson,
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course SOWK 1002 taught by Professor Chiu during the Spring '10 term at HKU.

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