My Role As A Social Worker For A Child Development

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The intervention plan will be created using an eco-systematic approach, which primarily focuses on the three levels that impact Cheryl’s life: micro, meso and macro (Bronfenbrenner, 1979). My role as a social worker in the child protection agency is to prioritise the safety of Jasmine and Kylie, but in order to do so, changes need to be made in their environment which involves their mother Cheryl, which is ultimately why this approach was chosen (Stanley, 2015). To be aware of ‘where the client is at’ and to be engaged during this ongoing process on intervention, I have utilised a strength based focus during this intervention process noting down her strengths as well as concerns for goal planning (Healy, 2014). As a social worker for a child …show more content…
As stated in the session, this is considered as an early period of depressions stages, and it is better to act early which is a micro intervention. According to Ducharme (2012), teenagers who are experiencing symptoms or feelings of depression may engage in behaviours that can help distract and ‘block out’ their feelings which includes: skipping school, fighting, and consuming alcohol; all of which Jasmine has shown. This is why a micro intervention using meso institutions is fundamental since it is still the early stages. Referrals by myself to specialist mental health services, can help Jasmine not only make sense of what is going on but to give her the appropriate support and resources that she needs (Ducharme, 2012). The micro intervention of family therapy would essentially benefit the Leopold family. Family therapy although a psychotherapeutic based approach, is concerned with interpersonal family systems as a social unit (EFTA, 2012). This intervention can help each family member confront and talk about their issues, as well as hear each other’s voices in a safe and open environment (Imber- Black, 2011). Although it is important to consider the physical environment during this intervention in which the seating arrangements are all equal and everyone can see each other (Chenoweth & McAullife,

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