are sets of interrelated concepts and constructs that provide a framework for understanding how and why something does or does not work.
are prescriptions based on theories that provide direction for the practitioner, whereas approaches are less prescribed.
models and approaches
provide guidelines for action and intervention
this theory contends that any entity, whether it is a group, an organization, or a community, has multiple parts. entities can be best understood as systems with interconnecting components. there are resources that systems need in order to function, and t
usually long-term and sometimes idealistic, provide a vision shared by clients and colleagues, a hope of what can be, and the assist the practitioner in maintaining a focus. should be based on the best knowledge available.
a measure of a quality of life change (improvement, stasis, or deterioration) for a client
rational planning approach
based on a study of the current situation and a carefully developed and prescribed plan for change that leads to predetermined outcomes
reverse order planning
begin with final results desired and identify tasks that must be completed to achieve the results
derives from the ability to skillfully apply and discern the quality of the best knowledge available in a workable manner
strongly held beliefs about what is necessary and worthy that many or most members of a social system perceived to be fundamental to Quality Social Work practice
guidelines for practice in carrying out values (the operationalization of values)
6 core values of the NASW code of ethics
service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and confidence.
being committed to focused on addressing poverty, discrimination, unemployment, and related issues.challenging Injustice and pursuing social change with and on behalf of oppressed groups