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This text takes a broad based approach to basic generalist practice methods that emphasize the common elements in working with individuals, families and groups. The goal of the book is to teach social work students how to enhance clients’ social functioning by helping them become more proficient in examining, understanding, and resolving clients’ social problems. The authors pay special attention to enhancing social justice by working with individuals and families who have been historically oppressed. This edition includes specific integrated coverage of the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) latest Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS).Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the introductory Direct Practice and Generalist Practice courses in BSW and MSW programs of social ...

Assessing Organizations and Communities
Assessing organizations and communities

One is a member of a country, a profession, a civilization, a religion. One is not just a man.

—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1986, p. 76)

In our discussion of assessment thus far, we have given a great deal of attention to individuals, families, and groups, which are the client systems of interpersonal practitioners. The worker must also be concerned with the quality of the environments with which these client systems interact. In many ways, individual and small system assessment is artificial if it is not done simultaneously with an assessment of the individual's environment and the interactions between the individual and the environment. People live in constant interaction with others in their extended family, with peers and classmates in schools, ...

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