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Generalist Practice Definition
The application of an eclectic knowledge base, professional values, and a wide range of skills to target systems of any size for change within the 4 processes
4 generalist practices
1. Client Empowerment, organizational structure, wide range of professional roles, and critical thinking applied to the planned change process
5 things that make social work unique.
1. Focus on ANY problem
2.Target the environment for change
3. Need to advocate
4. Core of professional values
5. Partnership with clients empowering them to make their own decisions
individual, family, group, organization, community that will benefit for s.w. intervention
4 social work purpose
1. enhance problem solving/coping capacities
2. link ppl with systems that provide resources,services,opportunities
3.promote effective operation of systems
4.contribute to development/improvement of social policy
MEANING S.W. IS TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED BY ANY ETHICAL MEANS POSSIBLE
uses an approach of a person-in-environment focus meaning it sees people as constantly interacting with various systems around them(improve interactions)
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