OMPARE AND CONTRAST TWO SOCIAL WORK THEORIES

This work must be written from a social worker, or somebody very familiar with thw social work theories



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Assignment Question (2,000 words)
Choose two (2) approaches (methods) of interventions covered in the lectures. Discuss the similarities and / or differences between these approaches (methods), using one of the case study scenarios to illustrate the issues that you identify in your discussion.

In your assignment you are expected to demonstrate:
” Your understanding of the chosen approaches / methods
” What you identify as the similarities and differences between the approaches / methods
” What you see as the advantages and / or disadvantages of using each chosen approach / method for the selected case scenario (thus showing awareness of what the approach / method can realistically allow you to address)
” Understanding of anti-discriminatory practice issues.


Case Scenario 1

Mr. Johns (Head Teacher, Kingston Hill Junior School) informs you he is concerned about the Richmond children, Dan aged 8 and Jo aged 6.

He states Dan finds it difficult to settle in class and struggles to do group activities. He is most happy when left on his own”. Mr. Johns then raises concerns of inappropriate behaviour. He states  at dinner time, Dan takes food off other childrens plates, picks up food from bins /floor, and he swears at the dinner ladies when asked to sit at the table and use cutlery .

Jo, who has a special educational needs statement (receives support in class), regularly spits, swears and kicks other children (and sometimes her teachers.) Like Dan, she will take food from other childrens plates. Both children s basic care is of low standard. Most times, they attend school inappropriately dressed, appear unwashed and occasionally present with minor bruises on their bodies. Mr. Johns tells you he has heard allegations made by other parents of drug misuse by Mr. and Mrs. Richmond, who are both in the mid 30s, unemployed and on state benefits.

On your initial home visit, you notice there is little food in the house, the house is untidy (with childrens clothes thrown around, plates on the kitchen table with remains of what appears to be dinner from a couple of days ago) and you notice both parents do not supervise the children (Jo was attempting to make a cheese and tomato sandwich). When asked, Mrs. Richmond says,  There s nothing wrong with children learning to do things for themselves and standing up to Teachers when they are being put down.

Case Scenario 2

As a newly qualified social worker, you are allocated to work with the Kenry family. The family is already known to your department. Mary Kenry (WhiteUK) recently approached the department asking for family support.

Mary (28years old) lives with her father (aged 74) and her 8-year old daughter Tia. Mary has history of mental health difficulties. She has had support from the Community Mental Health Team in the past three years for depression and an eating disorder (obese). Alcohol has been a major part of her life. Her mother was dependent on alcohol and died as a result of an alcohol related illness two years ago. Mary struggles to maintain a job and never has enough money to pay all her bills.

There is history of domestic violence between Mary and her previous male partners. Police have attended the address on numerous occasions. Mary tends to become physically aggressive after drinking alcohol resulting in fights with her male partners. Her daughter Tia, from one of her many short relationships, has witnessed these domestic incidents.

Tia is meant to have weekly contact with her father (Drake, Black British), but Mary refuses her to see him. In your conversation with Tia, she tells you that  I like seeing my dad, He is so funny and makes me laugh so much that my belly hurts when I come back home. Tia sees her maternal relatives (Grandfather Pete, Auntie Betty and Uncle Tom) regularly but she describes these contacts as boring as all they do is sit and watch TV. On occasions Mary allows Tia to visit her paternal grandfather Quincy who lives with his youngest daughter and her family (partner and two children). Tia enjoys playing with her cousins. The oldest is the same age as her.

During your visit, Mr. Kenry asks to be moved into a residential home or supported accommodation citing the level of domestic violence and loneliness (since the death of his wife) as his main reasons.



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ASSIGNMENT: Social Work Approaches

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Structure and Introduction






Content including:
” Understanding of chosen theory
” Relevance use of case study to develop discussion
” Relevance use of theoretical sources
” Diversity of perspectives / recognition of anti-discriminatory issues
” Ability to draw conclusions / analyse information


Style and Presentation:

coherence, written language, spelling, grammar, bibliography



Overall:

Were objectives met?
How well was the question addressed?



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Please note that the mark is unconfirmed until confirmation is received from the External Examiners and Assessment Board. Details of the Assessment procedures are in Chapter 7 of the Student Handbook. Note (in the case of a Fail) paragraphs 7.4 to 7.6 for further information.

Instructions. In addition to the avobe instructions you must adress Principles of the theories, aplications, compare and contrast the two theories. you can choose the scenario either one or two,which you will be more comfortable to link better to the two theories along the work, you do not need to adreess therapies on the theories.
Below is the harvard system you must use when you referencing the work
CITING REFERENCESIN YOUR TEXT (IN-TEXT CITATION)
You cite sources in your text by giving the author s name and the year of publication.
You should always do this, whether you are summarizing the author s words or
including a direct quotation.
You should include page number(s) if you are using a direct quotation or referring to
a particular section of the text for example a table or an illustration.
If the author s surname occurs naturally in the text, the year follows in round
brackets. If not, insert the surname and year in round brackets at the end of the
sentence.
Short quotations (say up to three lines) can be included in the body of the text.
Longer quotations should be indented in a separate paragraph, and a smaller type
face used.
For example:
The general approach of Bell (1999) suggests.....
Jones and Fletcher (1999, p.41) state that  Occupational stress ... is widely
considered to be a growing problem in the 1990s. There is ample evidence
for this in reported sickness rates .
 Occupational stress ... is widely considered to be a growing problem in the
1 990s. There is ample evidence for this in reported sickness rates (Jones &
Fletcher, 1999, p.41).
Randall & Downie (2006, p.171) commenting on empathy, state:

There is also a fundamental ambiguity at the heart of understanding another person s
experience. Are we understanding what the other person might be feeling or thinking,
or what we might feel or think in the same situation? The official answer is no doubt
that we are trying to understand what the other person is feeling.
In cases where the name of the author cannot be identified, you should use the title
in the place of the author.
For example:
Table 21 6-2 in The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy (2006, p.1846)
lists the drugs used for treating migraine and cluster headaches.
If you are citing a web page you should follow the guidelines above. You give the
author if available and the title if there is no identifiable author. See Section 4 below
(p. 9) for further details.
CONFIDENTIALITY
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