Social workers are trained to assess people based on the environment in which they live. Choose an individual or family who is ethnically and racially different from you. You may choose a colleague, friend, family member or stranger. Do not use a client. Be sure to use the following guidance when developing your assessment:
Identify a presenting issue, experience or problem and give data substantiating your assessment.
Explain how family roles, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, age, sexual orientation, class, physical and mental health, possible role of oppression, racism and discrimination impact on the presenting problem and the person’s psycho-social development. Use the literature to substantiate your assessment.
Discuss the role of values and ethics.
What is the role of human rights and social justice?
Give a succinct assessment of the person’s strengths and limitations based on your understanding of individual, family, and environmental variables.
Identify and discuss one psychologically oriented theoretical perspective and describe its impact on your individual/family.
Identify an emerging societal trend relevant to the person assessed.
How might personal values and biases have influenced your assessment decisions? Discuss what you have learned about yourself from conducting this assessment.
Your discussion should make a strong case, supported by references to the literature, for the applicability of your analysis. Additionally, your discussion should also include micro, mezzo and macro aspects of the person/family’s environment and the systems that they interact with.
A well-developed paper will demonstrate that you have integrated information learned not only in the human behavior course, but also in other graduate courses that addressed issues that are applicable. Specificity is required in relating materials presented in the situation and the readings you use to support your position.
Keep to what is presented and do not engage in speculation about what is not given.
Approximate content length is six pages. Papers should use APA 6th edition format, be double spaced, with size 12 New Times Roman font and one-inch margins, top, bottom and sides.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS THI PROFESSOR IS VERY PARTICULAR OF HER ASSIGMENT….. YOU CAN USE YOURSELF AS IF I WAS INTERVIEWING YOU!!!!!!! PLEASE
Social workers are trained to assess people based on the environment in which they live.