Family Assessment Essay

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Introduction The family assessment is developed to assist the social worker in cultivating a therapeutic relationship approach to care. The use of the assessment tool provides an informative approach of care for multiple cultural backgrounds that a social worker may come into contact with while providing services. Clark, 2002 states, “A succinct knowledge of trans-cultural or multicultural setting within the healthcare realms is helpful in bolstering efforts towards attaining the primary care role of therapy. Thus, while providing services in the increasingly multicultural settings, social workers should try to refocus on providing culturally competent care, fully customized in suiting the target patient’s own traditions, cultural values, …show more content…
The social worker created the ecomap to begin the planning, and implementation of customized care, by offering intervention measures that are not only suitable on cultural fronts on the client, but also comfortable to the administer (Clark, 2002). A positive social worker relationship should be guided by mutual respect and understanding of the client’s beliefs, cultural values and religious aspects of practice. The structure based assessment tool was used while interviewing Veronica Thorpe to evaluate how her family background impacts other areas in her life, and how her multicultural Hispanic background affects her social and psychological functioning.
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When planning for wellness, and health maintenance as well as substance abuse care it is important to consider family background, beliefs, and values of the client and their immediate family (Clark, 2002).
Color and race identification are toxic issues in the mainstream culture, and they penetrate individual and family life even more intimately than economics and politics according to Falcov (2014). Multicultural practice application is the only way to advocate for social justice and change. Although the social work field is similar to other healthcare professions, it has always been distinguished by its greater community focus; work in community based agencies; and work with ecological approaches that involves individuals, communities, institutions, public policy, and a strong emphasis on advocacy and social justice (Sue, Rasheed, & Rasheed, 2015). Through multicultural practice it allows for a deeper understanding of the major components of diverse

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