Social Work Ch 1

Stages According to Kottler (Stage 2) – Engagement/Assessment -> Exploration
Mental Hygiene Movement – Lasted from 1900 to about 1945. Focused on three main ideas.
1. People were becoming disillusioned with mental hospitals and the substandard conditions in many.
2. Although institutionalization was not abandoned, alternative types of care such as specialized psychiatric units in hospitals were being developed.
3. The concept of mental illness began to replace insanity, and psychotherapy as a treatment method gained in popularity.
risk factors – involve stressful life events or adverse environmental conditions that increase vulnerability of individuals or other systems
All of the following are acceptable types of adoptions EXCEPT – Grey market adoption
four processes used in casework – insight into the individual, insight into the social environment, direct action mind upon mind, and indirect action through the social environment
Types of Intervention – respite care, daycare, support services, parental aides, Big Brother, Big Sister
single payer system – one entity acting as administrator or a "payer"
Cycle of Abuse – The continuation of abusive behavior by one who has been a victim of abuse.
four processes used in casework – insight into the individual, insight into the social environment, direct action mind upon mind, and indirect action through the social environment
Line Item – One item in the budget; normally compared with the previous year's item in determining how much to allocate for the year being developed
When older adults near the end of life do not have the cognitive functioning necessary to make decisions about their health care, the decision falls to their family members, who receive support and education from social workers. – True
What are some challenges in global aging presented in class? – children taking care of parents, …
Introduction – • historical background of the study and
origin of researcher's interest noted
• specification of the research problem –
description of scope and significance
• Qualitative reports have a briefer
introduction section as less is generally
known about the area of study
interrelation of values – happens on the following levels: *Individual
*Societal
*Cultural
*Professional
Friedlander – said that social work is a profession that helps individuals, groups and communities reach their highest possible degree of social, physical and mental well-being (enhance social functioning)
foster care – -500,000 children
-black children make up 2/3
-in TX, over 60% return home
support/therapeutic groups – – purpose is supporting people dealing with specific problems
– these groups have a professional facilitator
– ex. victims of sexual abuse, mental illness
how is Medicaid paid for? – government spending/funding, payroll taxes
Several types of gathering information – ▫ Open-ended
▫ Closed-ended
▫ Probing
Sustainable choice = – Psychosocial wellbeing

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