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SOCW 6101 Week 8 DiscussionThe first step in the assessment process is Engagement. “Engagement begins with the first contact between worker and client. Sometimes referred to as intake, this initial contact may be over the phone or in person. Either way, it sets the stage for each of the following steps in the planned change process. Engagement occurs whether the client willingly initiates the contact or is required to meet with the worker.” (Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018).Assessment can be considered from several perspectives. First, we canassess individuals and families, considering such factors as transactions between and among clients, family members, friends, and other systems in the immediate environment. We can look at the actual functioning of a family, its strengths, culture, and customs. Finally, we can look at the environment and its impact on the individual or family.” (Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. 2018).

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