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SOC 386 Week 1 Discussion – Social Systems Theory

SOC 386 Week 1 Discussion – Social Systems Theory

SOC 386 Week 1 Discussion – Social Systems Theory

1. Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Social Systems Theory National Association of Social Workers

2. Use the NASW Code of Ethics as a resource for the Topic 1 assignments.

http://socialworkers.org/pubs/code/default.asp

Social Systems Theory Foundations

List of System :

1. General system(Dale & Smith, 2013)

2. Ecological theory(Dale & Smith, 2013)

3. Functional theory(Dale & Smith, 2013)

4. Symbolic  Interaction theory(Dale & Smith, 2013)

5. Role theory(Dale & Smith, 2013)

Answer each question

Make sure that each answer is at least a paragraph long and has to be citied in apa

Discussions Questions

1. “The Role of Theories in Social Work Practice” in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Why is it important for the generalist practitioner to understand theories? Identify which CSWE core competencies and behaviors address the need for understanding theory?

2. “The Strengths Perspective” in Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. Identify and give examples of each of the key concepts of the Strengths Perspective as it applies to you.

SOC 386 Week 1 – Examining the Social Work Core Competencies

Details:

In a 500 words reflection, select and discuss research-informed practice and three additional core competencies that align with your identity as a generalist practitioner.

Include the following in your reflection:

1. Which of the competencies do you think will be most challenging for you and why?

2. How does the strengths perspective inform your role as a generalist practitioner?

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

Complete “The Role and Value of Theories in Social Work Worksheet” according to the instructions in the worksheet.

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines

Directions:  Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice.(Langer & Lietz, 2014, Figure 2.1)  Reflect on your life and the micro, mezzo, or macro systems that affect your life. Make a list of all the systems and place them in the correct category. You do not have to fill all the boxes, however complete at least four in each section. Langer, C. L., & Lietz, C. (2014). Applying theory to generalist social work practice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

List of System:

1.       General system (Dale & Smith, 2013)

2.       Ecological theory (Dale & Smith, 2013)

3.       Functional theory (Dale & Smith, 2013)

4.       Symbolic Interaction theory (Dale & Smith, 2013)

5.       Role theory (Dale & Smith, 2013)

Dale, O., & Smith, R. (2013). Human behavior and social environment: Social systems theory. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Micro   Mezzo Macro

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SOC 386 Week 2 Discussion

1. Examine your role in a job that you had or that you are currently doing. Discuss your role from the perspective of social structure. Include social norms such as conceptions and expectations in your analysis. How can you apply this to your role as a generalist practitioner? Explain.

2. What type of social work do you want to do? (Family and children) Discuss four behaviors that you will need to incorporate into the development of your professional identity as a generalist practitioner. What do you anticipate might be barriers to the development of your professional identity? How does a Christian worldview influence your professional identity?

SOC 386 Week 2 – Evaluating Social System Structures

Details:

Human Behavior and the Social Environment Social Systems Theory and review the Families and Work Institute website. Read the case example in Chapter 3: “The Strengths Perspective” in the e-book Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice. This is the case example from chapter listed below.

In a 500- to 750-word paper, do the following:

1.         Evaluate and discuss the case relative to each of the following concepts: client/social worker boundaries, roles, suprasystems, interface, inputs, outputs, structures, and feedback. Give examples from the case for three of these elements.

2.         What interventions from the strengths perspective would you use to assist the family?

Provide a minimum of three to five scholarly sources to support your content.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

Rubric

Evaluating Social System Structures

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