ASSESSMENT, review

Social Workers Assessment Basics

It may feel like you're forever assessing your client, student, family, etc...if so -trust me, you are NOT alone.  All great social workers are doing it! Assessment is the beginning and never ending process that is the basis of our work with clients.  Social Workers assess clients in order to identify and understand the factors that… Continue reading Social Workers Assessment Basics

CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Dynamics of Abuse

Understanding the dynamics of Abuse is essential to helping children and families.  It is important to remember that what seems like abuse isn't  always abuse.  There are physical and behavioral indicators of abuse/ maltreatment.  The 4 types of abuse and physical indicators are listed below.4 Types of Maltreatment1,  PhysicalBruising, (face, throat, upper arms, butt, thighs,… Continue reading Dynamics of Abuse

Abuse/Trauma, CLINICAL INFORMATION, DEVELOPMENT / BEHAVIOR, review

Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse is often very different from adult sexual abuse.  Child sexual abuse has the following characteristics: ●  The perpetrator is typically a known and trusted caregiver. ● Physical force/violence is rarely used ● Child sexual abuse often occurs over many weeks or even years. ●Occurs as repeated episodes that become more invasive with time.… Continue reading Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

CLINICAL INFORMATION, review

Social Work Theories

The word theory can become quite confusing...in social work 'theory' is thrown around and can often become synonymous with model, approach, or practice.  Defining and understanding theories, perspectives and practice are important in social work.  The importance and usefulness of theories are discussed along with the major theories, perspectives and practices used in social work.Watch… Continue reading Social Work Theories