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The Best WritersLearning AgreementSocial Work Core Competency 1 Demonstrate Ethical and Professional BehaviorExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.a- Makes clinically appropriate decisions based on the NASW Code of Ethics, and other local, state, and federal legal statutes and regulations.b- Identifies and manages personal values to provide clinical service delivery, according to professional values and standards.c-Incorporates professional behavior when engaging clients, families, colleagues, and other professionals.d- Evaluate the ethical and appropriate use technology to facilitate delivery of clinical social work servicese-Integrates principles of supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior.f-Demonstrates professional development by identifying the specialized skills and knowledge needed to practice clinical social work.SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignments:Self-Assessment Assignment (Week1)Blog post on confidentiality (Week 2)Blog Post safety in field (Week 3)Blog Post on Supervision (Week 4)Blog on Ethics (Week 5)Use of Self Blog (Week 8)For Student: The above activities will help me increase competence in ethical and professional behavior by giving me insight on how to handle ethical dilemmas. I will also get hands on experience, using professional communication and interacting with clients who are assigned to me in a clinical setting.For Student: To gain more professional experience in the clinical setting.Learn relevant skills and gaining additional knowledge in areas related to delivery of social work services.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:How do I help clients who need type of assistance that conflicts with my personal values?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation).Social Work Core Competency 2 Engage Diversity and Difference in PracticeExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.a-Demonstrates cultural awareness by recognizing and integrating diverse populations’ varying values, culture, norms, and beliefs throughout the therapeutic process.b-Demonstrates cultural humility by managing personal biases when partnering with clients.c- Communicates in a culturally responsive way recognizing various community structures, norms, and values.SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignments:Agency Assignment describe the population (Week 4)Diversity Blog (Week 7)For Student: The above activities will enable me to understand diversity, how it shapes human experience and its impact in the identity formation. Having a good understating of my personal biases will help me learn multiple ways of dealing with diverse groups to provide services that matches their cultural needs in the clinical setting.For Student: Promote development and advancement of underrepresented groups in the clinical setting.Actively support the creation of a productive work environment that acknowledge differences and encourage diversity in practice.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:How should I handle barriers to cultural competence such as unwillingness to learn about different groups in the clinical setting?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation).Social Work Core Competency 3- Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental JusticeExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.a-Examines the effects of oppression, discrimination, structural social inequality, and historical trauma on clients/constituents and their systems to guide intervention planning.b- Chooses social work clinical practices that promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.For Student: By successfully completing the above activities, I will have a great understanding of every individual regardless of their place in the society based on human rights aspects like freedom, privacy and education (Newell & Nelson-Gardell, 2014). Collaborating with local and national organizations will help me to understand the global interconnection of human right violation and oppression. Also, it will allow me to identify various strategies for promoting social, economic and environmental justice.For Student: Learn new ways and techniques for helping my colleagues and clients understand human rights and its value in the community.Developing skills and mindset for taking responsibility, respecting and promoting human rights in the clinical setting and the community at large.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:How can I spread and uphold universal moral principles in the clinical setting?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation)Social Work Core Competency 4 Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed PracticeExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.a-. Critically evaluates evidence based and “best practice” treatment interventionsb- Develops clinical intervention plans based on the best available research and “best practices”.SOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignment:Intervention Treatment Plan AssignmentSOCW6530 (Field IV) Assignment:Intervention Treatment Plan Assignment part IIFor Student: The above activities will help me to understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their roles in advancing the science of social work. By engaging in practices that encourage translation of research evidence into clinical practice, I will gain more understanding and skills associated with scientific inquiry, principles of logic and techniques for building knowledge (Jani et al., 2016).For Student: Use practice experience to inform scientific inquiry.Acquire skills and knowledge for employing evidence-based intervention in clinical setting.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:Does the processes used for translating research findings into an improved practice impact the clients’ outcomes?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation).Social Work Core Competency- 5- Engage in Policy PracticeExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.a- Critically evaluates and creates awareness about agency and/or government policies and regulations that impact the well-being of clients.b- Applies critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that support the needs of clients who present for clinical servicesSOCW 6520 (Field III) Assignment:Week 10 focuses on Organizational PolicySocial Problem/Policy AssignmentSOCW6530 (Field IV) Assignment:Agency Funding and Policy Implication AssignmentFor Student: The activities will enhance my understanding of the current structures of social policies and services and their impact on the service delivery to clients (Davis & Reber, 2016). Identifying various ways of engaging in policy practice will improve my knowledge on the role of policy development and its implementation in different levels of client service delivery.For Student: Engage in practices that shape policy development and implementation at local, state or federal and federal level.Acquire skills and knowledge for implementing policies to address human rights and social justice problems affecting clients.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:Does engaging clients in policy practice impact the services delivered to them?What effect does policy practice have on personal boundaries with clients in clinical setting?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation)Social Work Core Competency 6- Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.IndividualsUses empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to engage diverse clients in the therapeutic process.FamiliesUses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of human behavior and the social environment and family systems to engage with families.Groupsa-Uses empathy, reflection, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of group dynamics to engage group members in the group process.b- Engages with inter-professional teams and stakeholders associated with clients’ care.OrganizationsEngages with organizations that provide services, support, advocacy, and resources to support to clients.CommunitiesIdentifies and actively participates in opportunities to communicate with community leaders and members about community service gaps for clients.SOCW 6520 (Field III) First 11 weeksProcess Recording (Week 5)Process Recording (Week 7)Week 9 focuses on Individual, Family, and Group contextsSOCW6530 (Field IV)- Second 11 weeksWeek 1 & Week 2 Focus on EngagementBlog on Engagement (Week 2)Process Recording (Week 3)For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will engage with the following target systems in the context of your agency:Individuals:The above activities will enhance my understanding of individuals’ personal experiences and reactions and use the information to develop and enhance relationship with them.Families:I will ensure open communication with different families to gain insights in complex problems that affect their well-being.Groups:I will engage diverse groups in different assessment process to acquire relevant information regarding critical practices and behaviors that are appropriate to the groups (Long, 2018).Communities:I will develop programs that improve the social well-being of individuals, families and groups in different communities.Organizations:Encourage partnership programs with different organizations to ensure joint effort in addressing socio-economic related problems to specific communities (Newell et al., 2014).For Student: Acquire skills and knowledge for engaging individuals, diverse groups, communities and organizations in promoting their social well-being.Develop effective engagement strategies that promote equal participation of clients in establishment of treatment goals.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:How can I improve engagement of difficult clients, families, groups or communities?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during the evaluation)Social Work Core Competency 7-Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.Individualsa-Conducts clinical assessments that provide information about the biopsychosocial-spiritual needs of clients.b- Uses critical thinking to apply the strengths perspective and theories of human behavior and the social environment when analyzing and interpreting assessment information in a clinical setting.c- Develops mutually agreed-upon evidence-based therapeutic interventions that consider culture, values, and safety.Familiesa- Conducts family assessments to understand family roles, functioning, relationships, resources, and support needs.b- Uses critical thinking to apply theories of family systems when analyzing and interpreting family functioning, support, and dynamics.Groupsa-Identifies the professional social work role in inter-professional and supervision group meetings and assesses how that role contributes to the group’s purpose.b- Assesses the functioning and needs of professional and/or patient focused groups, and considers the best intervention strategies, based on professional knowledge and ethics.Organizationsa-Assesses how the agency’s mission, structure, vision, connect to client outcomes.b- Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of therapeutic services provided to clients.Communitiesa-Develops knowledge about community resources, resources, governance, political climate, and initiatives to support mental healthb- Uses critical thinking to consider the strengths and limitations of the community and how those impact the functioning of clientsSOCW6520 (Field III) First 11 weeksProcess Recording (Week 5)Week 9 Focus on Individuals, Families, and GroupsSOCW 6510 (Field II)- Second 11 weeksSOCW 6530 (Field IV)- Second 11 weeksWeek 3 and 4 devoted to the assessment process, with assignments of blogs and process recordings.For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will assess the following target systems in the context of your agency:Individuals:I will ask the individuals about the factors that impact their well-being and how the manage different obstacles.Families:I will in engage different families in discussions to identify their needs and response to therapeutic interventions.Groups:In assessing groups, I will use various tools appropriate for each group and my understand of mezzo social work theory develop healing and growth strategies that can allow members to help each other.Organizations I will use my research knowledge and clinical experience to monitor the progress of organizations’ efforts and evaluate achieved outcomes.Communities:Use collaborative methods to engage different stakeholders in the communities to determine their extent of their needs.For Student: Establish effective assessment strategies for evaluating individuals, families, groups and communities’ needs.Develop assessment guide appropriate for different systems in clinical setting.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:What is the best method for evaluating the consequences of social work or an effect of change for a given target system?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during supervision)Social Work Core Competency 8-Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Communities, and OrganizationsExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.Individualsa-Implements therapeutic interventions based on the strengths perspective, biopsychosocial needs, and current theories appropriate for the setting and client needs.b- Utilizes appropriate resources and services for clients.c- Promotes effective transitions and endings that incorporate mutually agreed-upon goals.Familiesa-Implements family interventions based on the strengths perspective, family culture, family systems theory, and evidence-based practice.b- Utilizes appropriate resources, services, and interventions for families.GroupsUses professional ethics, knowledge, and evidence-based interventions in groups.OrganizationsParticipates in opportunities to improve agency/organization service delivery that will support the needs of clients.CommunitiesExplores and actively participates in opportunities to advocate for community services and support mental health services.SOCW 6520 (Field III) First 11 weeksWeek 9 focuses on Individuals, Families, and GroupsDiscuss with supervisor evidence-based practices used in agency settingSOCW 6530 (Field IV) Second 11 weeksWeeks 5 and 6 focus on intervention with assignments of blogs and process recordings.Week 9 focuses on Termination with clientsFor Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will intervene with all of the following target systems in the context of your agency:Individuals:For individuals in the clinical setting, I will use individual social support interventions like counseling to promote implementation of strategies for addressing individuals’ needs (Applewhite et al., 2018).Families:I will use multiservice interventions specific for each group to address complex issues identified from assessment.Groups:I will use appropriate tools to encourage various groups and help them deal with their long-term problems.Organizations:For organizations, I will support risk assessment interventions that evaluate their strengths of the organization social support system.Communities:I will use intensive community preservation programs that provide support to members of the communities to minimize the problems during a crisisFor Student: Develop strategies for protecting target system in the clinical setting.Enhance individuals, groups, families and communities ability to support and care for each other to minimize obstacles affecting social-well-being.For Student: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:What kind of concrete services can be included in the social service intervention to address recurrent issues?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation)Social Work Core Competency 9- Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and CommunitiesExpected Behaviors You will be evaluated on these at the end of the quarterAgency Activities to help you achieve the expected behaviors- Check ALL that apply AND add other activities specific to your agency.Field Course Assignments Complete these in the course when assigned.IndividualsEvaluates the effectiveness of therapeutic intervention strategies for with individualsUtilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies.FamiliesEvaluates the effectiveness of intervention strategies used to improve family functioning and support.Utilizes evaluation data to inform new intervention strategies and resources.GroupsEvaluates the effectiveness of group related processes.Utilizes evaluation data to inform future group processes.OrganizationsEvaluates the effectiveness of social services and intervention strategies provided by agencies to support clients.Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiatives to improve services.CommunitiesEvaluates the effectiveness of community services and resources for clients and their families.Utilizes evaluation data to inform advocacy initiativesSOCW 6520 (Field III) First 11 weeks  Week 9 focuses on Individuals, Families, and Groups SOCW 6530 (Field IV) Second 11 weeks Weeks 7 and 8 focus on evaluation of client success with assignments of blog posts and process recordings.   For Student: After reviewing the Agency Activities and Field Course Assignments, describe how you will evaluate with all of the following target systems in the context of your agency:Individuals:Use individual cases that apply to specific people to evaluate the various outcomes of implemented individual interventions.Families:I will use my judgment skills and knowledge to measure the effectiveness of interventions with most favorable outcomes.Groups:I will engage group members in discussion aimed at determining the impacts of countermeasures for different problems.Organizations:For organizations, I will perform outcome evaluation based on the services provided, goals and objectives that have been achieved (Davis & Reber, 2016).Communities:I will apply research principles and techniques to make judgments on the effectiveness of the interventions implemented by various communities.For Students: Promote effective interventions in the target systems.Improve individual, family, group and communities’ productivity and well-being.For Students: Write down any questions you have for your instructor/supervisor or faculty liaison:How does evaluation and intervention implementation compare?Instructor/Supervisor’s Feedback for Evaluation: (To be completed during evaluation)