This timely text draws on interdisciplinary theory and research to examine the multidimensional risk and protective factors for eight challenges of living frequently encountered by social workers. The authors provide a working model for social workers to integrate the most up-to-date evidence about challenges of living they face in their daily practice. Using a multidimensional biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective, the book examines etiology, course, and intervention strategies related to these eight challenges of living.
Chapter 2: Elements of Knowing and Doing in Social Work
Elements of Knowing and Doing in Social Work
Four Life Stories
Life Story #1: David Loefeler
David Loefeler was born in 1967 in rural upstate New York. He is the eldest of six siblings, all born within 9 years of one another into a German American family. David begins to tell you about himself by describing his childhood. He explains that he grew up on a dairy farm, where his family's energies were almost exclusively focused on the daily maintenance of the farm. David remembers, even as a very young child, having the responsibility of completing a seemingly ...