Family Social Work Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… • Suggesting that a single program model or intervention can meet the needs of all cultural families risks stereotyping an reducing each culture to a single entity.
• Not all members of a cultural group are connected in the same way to their cultural heritage placater
• Some groups will have blended traditional and nontraditional practices in their daily living.
• Acculturation can be seen as a mosaic, blending traditional native ways with dominant cultural ways.
Five program structures that can be incorporated into family social worker in order to work appropriately with families from different cultures.
1. Workers must have a sincere interest in learning and accepting different cultures.
2. Workers can learn to challenge their ethnocentric beliefs as a n integral part of family social work.
3. Family social workers can be open to collaboration with traditional cultural healers and leaders and support family choices about traditional sources of help that parallel, supplement, or replace interventions that are more
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Four possible methods of detriangulation are available for the family social worker.
1. One way of detriangulatiojn is to point the triangle out to the three people.
2. Another method of detriangulation is ensuring that family members interact as dyads.
3. Another method is through reversal, or getting one person in the triangle to do the opposite of the pattern.
4. Detriangulation also can occur by shifting alliances that is who does what with whom. If the mother is always the one trying to get a child to comply with a command, change can be accomplished by having the father gain the child’s compliance.

Working with Involuntary clients Clients usually look for on of two outcomes from family social work. Some just want to eliminate the pain created by the problem, and in the process want to be nurtured. These clients may be satisfied once the initial stress has been alleviated, and they may avoid making difficult or lasting changes. Other clients want to change their lives in concrete ways. They are willing to work hard to achieve needed changes in their lives. These are the most rewarding clients for family social

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