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I agree with you on the social worker being able to work with the client and empowering them not making all of the decisions.I had a social worker that made all the decisions for me when I was younger. It did not work out with them. When I go older I met another social worker who showed me how to empower and encouraged me to do things on my own. My previous place of employment so many of the members were so used the care coordinator doing things for them versus them being held accountable for their own actions.
ReplyQuoteEmail AuthorMessage ReadMark as UnreadMessage Not FlaggedSet Flag11 days agoAccess the profile card for user: Shawn McKinneyShawn McKinney RE: Discussion - Week 8COLLAPSEThe Generalist Intervention Model is a great tool to use, especially when working with a client at the micro level. Of the two case studies that we read, I enjoyed the case of Debra (Plummer, Makris & Brocksen, 2014). It is apparent that Debra has been suffering from domestic abuse and will need assistance in finding resources such as housing andpossibly assistance civilly, such as an emergency protective order which can be handled at the court house through the victim's witness advocates office. The social worker in the case did a great jobin allowing and empowering Debra to decide which issues she would like to address initially (Plummer, Makris& Brocksen, 2014). Debra, from my perspective, has had her dignity and respect taken away, so she might not be confident in dealing with these issues. Furthermore, according to Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2015) empowerment is one of the three principles that shape
generalist practice. It was apparent that the social worker exuded empathy and encouragement, which are key variables in winning the engagementphase. As I have learned throughout the duration ofthe course and in the readings, it is imperative to recognize the situation that we are dealing with and ensure that we are demonstrating that we are compassionate and that the client feels that we aregenuine in our approach, which is another area that the social worker did a great job in relative to the Generalist Intervention Model (GIM). The social worker did a great job in exuding several skills that (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2015) elaborate on. the social worker did a great job of communicating andexuding warmth, empathy, compassion, and was very thorough on collaboratively working with Deborah in determining an action-plan near the end of the assessment.The social worker was culturally competent by taking the time to familiarize herself with some of the practices of the Chinese culture. According to (Chan, 2012), the number of Chinese women beingabused by their domestic partners continue to rise from 1,009 in 1998 to 6, 843 in 2008. And the government of Hong Kong has not been proactive in dealing with domestic violence (Chan, 2012).