help those whose needs were not met by primary resources.
Time limited- once prob is solved safety is gone
Definition of Social Work
professional activity of helping individuals, groups or communities enhance capacity for social functioning. Creates societal conditions favorable for that goal
Person in Environment Focus
help people enhance social functioning simultaneously work to chance conditions that hinder improvement
Generalist social work practice
helps social workers focus on interaction between person and environment and the situation is viewed as determining which approach to take.
-broad knowledge and skills are needed
-helps meet needs of client
professionals are free of constraints that might limit ability to select what they consider best way to assist client.
given to people with necessary knowledge and skills to provide needed services
Elements characteristic of all professions
1. professional autonomy
2. professional authority
3. professional responsibility
Minimal Requirements to be: Professional SW
BSW from SW program accredited by Council of Social Work Education