Social Work with Families and Children Assignment

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Running head: SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDRENTable of ContentsIntroduction...................................................................................................3Background Information of the Case.......................................................................3Why Client Being Referred Community Social Worker.................................................4Family Genogram.............................................................................................5Issues Identified Using Kit Model..........................................................................5Reflection....................................................................................................10Personal Strength and Weakness..........................................................................10Skills that Needed Improvement in Luanda’s Case....................................................11a. Improvement of the Listening Skills...................................................................11b. Empathic Response towards Client....................................................................12c. Communication Skills....................................................................................12d. Use of Open Ended Questions..........................................................................12e. Speaking about Empathy, Ethics, Values and Social Work Practice Standards.................13f. Focus on Social Work Theories.........................................................................13Strength Based Theory......................................................................................13Empowerment Theory.......................................................................................134. Conclusion................................................................................................15References...................................................................................................17
1SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDRENIntroduction:Background Information of the CaseThe case here deals with Luanda, a 15-year-old girl,living with her mother and twelve-year-old sister. Her father however just passed away two years ago due to heart condition. The deathof her father compelled her mother to move to Sydney where she remained highly distressed dueto the father’s favoritism towards the younger daughter and overtly critical nature towardsLuanda. This also led to difference between the sisters and gradually pushed Luanda to darkmoods. This made her act as an outsider in school that was also the reason why her friendsbullied her all the time. This forced her mother to seek counselors help who herself was undermedication for depression.Therefore, in this essay I intend to find the evidence of the reflectivecapacity and critically analyze the practice skills of the interviewer. The essay also helps inidentification of the strengths and the areas of further development of the interviewer (student inrole) while engaging and communicating with young person. Further, the essay also puts forwardthe feedback of the interviewer given by the client during and after role play in regard toprinciples of family and child centered practice leading to the development of the knowledge andskills in this area.Why Client Being Referred Community Social WorkerLuanda father always preferred her sister Carmel and remained overtly critical towards her.As a result, she was lonely which gradually resulted in her dark moods. This affected her sobadly that she preferred to stay aloof and acted as an outsider in school. This forced her motherLouise to refer her to a community social worker. Thus, the reasons for Luanda’s referral to thesocial worker were her loneliness that was gradually pushing her to loneliness.
2SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDRENLouiseFatherLouiseHusbandLuandaCarmelDeathLiving TogetherStrained relationLouiseMotherFamily GenogramFigure: Representing the Family GenogramFamily Genogram (Modified)
3SOCIAL WORK WITH FAMILIES AND CHILDRENFigure: Representing Family GenogramIssues Identified Using Kit ModelThe framework of the Kit model helps in the identification of three distinct stages. Thefirst step includes the construction of a service user profile that results in creation of an identikit.Thus, according to this step the service user known as the kit introduces itself with the help ofstick person in the centre of a paper sheet with the development of the kit profile (Kadushin &Harkness, 2014). In doing so, one can derive information about the service user in terms of age,race, gender culture, family, friends, likes, dislikes, history and significant other connections.This helps the person in being acquainted to the world of the kit. Thus, the service user profileGrandfatherGrandmotherLouiseLuandaCarmelHostileDeceased FatherLoveHostile
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