What is a Generalist?
Generalist social workers can intervene on a
variety of practice levels, in many practice
settings, for a wide range of social problems.
Generalist training provides basic knowledge,
What is Social Work?
The purpose of the social work profession is
to promote human and community wellbeing. Guided by a person and environment
construct, a global perspective, respect for
human diversity, and knowledge based on
The History of the Social
Welfare System and the
Social Work Profession
Social Welfare System
Programs, resources and
services available to help people.
Not a single organized and
How is the system structu
Absolute Poverty-set $amount to define
Relative Poverty-relative to others in the
society/area. Based on average of the area
being looked at.
Poverty Threshold or Poverty Line-based on
The state of Healthcare in the
51 million people uninsured
8 million children uninsured
Universal coverage and single payer
Affordable Care Act passed in 2010,
challenged in the courts. Individual
Violence, Victims and
U.S. incarceration rate is higher than any other nation.
1 in 100 (2.3 to 2.4 million) adults in the US are
China, with 4X the population has 1.3 million in prison.
Working With People Who Are Older
The study of the biological, psychological and
social aspects of aging.
Ageism is prejudice against people based on age.
Usually associated with old age, but can be against
A R E A S O
Types of Cultures
- Implications of cultures on organizations,
leadership, Prof. Eila Jrvenp, HUT, Dept. of
Engineering and Management
- Schermerhorn Exploring Management, John Wiley &
Human Rights and
Justice and Injustice
Justice is the level of fairness that exists in human
Social Justice-How equal is a society in the treatment and
opportunities for all the people in that society.
Conditions that ar
Indicators of the Extent of the
Problem in the US
A drug possession arrest every 18 seconds
Annual US consumption-330 tons of cocaine, 110
tons of meth, 20 tons of heroin, thousands of tons
Misuse of prescription
Mental Illness is Common
than cancer, diabetes or heart
About 1 in 17 adults has a serious
mental disorder. Only get treatment.
Effectiveness of treatment efficacy is
Major Depression is
DIMENSIONS OF DIVERSITY
SOCIAL GROUP MEMBERSHIP
Social group-group of people who
share a range of physical, cultural, or
social characteristics within one of the
categories of social identity such as
gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ability,
CHILD WELFARE: WORKING
WITH CHILDREN AND THEIR
WHAT DO WE SAY ABOUT
are the future of our
They are our greatest
HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE INTO
15 million children (almost 21%) live in
What is a crisis?
An event that disrupts equilibrium, the usual
ways of coping fail, and there is evidence of
distress and impairment of functioning.
Personal crisis-death, divorce, violence
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK
Provision of social work in an
Social functioning and academic
success of all students
ISSUES IN SCHOOLS