Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.
Chapter 6, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Individuals and Families” (pp. 117-154)
Chapter 7, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Groups” (pp. 156-185)
Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013d). Individual, family, and group contact [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: This audio introduction is located in the “Introduction and Objectives” section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.
Assignment 2: Agency Presentation
Various agencies contribute to the social services offered in social work practice. Although the goal of many social work agencies may appear the same—to offer social services to clients who need them—each agency provides a unique approach or opportunity to deliver those needs.
As a future social worker, understanding the position of your agency in reference to the world of social work practice might provide valuable perspectives for applying your professional skills.
For this Assignment, research the agency you are working with for your field education experience. Examine the characteristics of your agency in reference to the field of social work and the types of services offered to clients.
The Assignment (8–10 PowerPoint slides, voiceover optional):
Create an Agency PowerPoint Presentation that includes the following:
- Define the characteristics of the population(s) served by your agency.
- Describe the sources of funding for your agency.
- Explain the agency’s mission statement and compare it to your agency learning agreement.
- Describe the organizational structure of your agency.