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Social work engagement

Social work engagement - Engagement This is where we learn...

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Engagement This is where we learn how to begin an initial contact with a client system target system action system. Three guiding landmarks help with this process Problems Feelings Goals How do you as a social worker best prepare for contact with a client system? Learn as much as you can about the client’s Culture Needs Resources The Problem The word problem has been used to identify the Purpose Definition Focus Process of social work Within social work’s general method, the problem is the initial focus and pervasive thread throughout the process Engagement In the General Method, Problem is defined as “ the issue, need, question, or difficulty brought forth for study and action by the generalist and interfacing systems ” (McMahon, 1984) The term interfacing systems suggests that we are always mindful of the ecological perspective.
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