Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 8, “The Social Problem Context of Practice” (pp. 87-96)
Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Engagement [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: This audio introduction is located in the Introduction section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
For this assignment, you are expected to identify a sub-population within the field agency, then research and discuss with your field coordinator the state and federal policies that may impact the identified clients. Finally, discuss if there is a possibility for you to advocate on behalf of those clients.
By Day 7
Submit a 2-3 page paper in which you:
- Identify the subpopulation
- Identify State and federal policies and discuss their impact on the clients identified
- Provide suggestions for the agency
- Discuss possibilities to advocate for the clients
NOTE: You are expected to present and discuss this assignment with your agency Field Instructor. Your field instructor will be evaluating your ability to demonstrate this competency in their field evaluation. In addition, you will submit this assignment for classroom credit. The Field Liaison will grade the assignment “PASS/FAIL,” see rubric for passing criteria.