Profession of Social Work
Note: Please respond to the questions on this exam in the blanks provided, without altering the text in any way.
See Modules 1, 2, and 4 and handout from video, Legacies of Social Change for the following section.
1. What are the four requirements for social work licensing in Florida?
2. State the six broad standards of the NASW Code of Ethics.
3. Name the four sections of the NASW Code of Ethics
4.. Supply the correct term, concept or name to the statements below.
· ________ President associated with “New Deal” including social security, Fair Labor Standards Act.
· _______ A social work model that emphasizes the transactions between people and their physical and social environments
· _______ This Chicago neighborhood outreach served European immigrants and featured a kindergarten, citizenship classes, playgrounds, adult education, clubs based in culture.
· ______ In 1996, this program replaced AFDC by requiring parents who received benefits to work
· _____ A nation’s system of programs, benefits, and services ‘that helps people meet those social, economic, educational, and health needs that are fundamental to the maintenance of society,
· _____ Services and aid provided only when all other efforts (including family’s) have been exhausted
· _____ No stigma attached to receiving funds or services; recipients are viewed as being entitled to such help.
· _____ This president oversaw the creation of programs that introduced Medicaid, food stamps, head start, job corps.
_____Wrote “Social Diagnosis”. Practiced “scientific casework”.
_____Brought the Urban League to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement
_____ This organization is responsible for setting the standards for quality education and accreditation of all schools of social work
____ an agreement explaining the services and limitations to service to be provided in the helping relationship. The social worker must not provide services or engage in actions that are not requested or asked for by the client.
_____ This social work organization works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members
____This is an example of a “residual” social welfare benefit program. (Give your own example based on the definition.
____ This is an example of a “institutional”” social welfare benefit program. (Give your own example based on the definition.
Frances Perkins was Secretary of _____________________during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Name two of the many programs she is known for that are still in operation today.
___________________was a social worker and the Director of the Bureau of Public Assistance during FDR’s era of the New Deal. She administered Title I Grants to States for Old-Age Assistance, Title IV-Grants to States for Aid to Dependent Children, and Title X-Grants to the States for Aid to the Blind, all programs originating from the Social Security Act of 1935
5. Which of the following statements is (are) true of Generalist Social Work Practice?
a. Emphasizes a generic (broad-based) eclectic approach
b. Practitioners working with individuals are operating at the macro level of practice
c. Generalist practitioners enter advanced -level social work positions
d. Use psychoanalysis to assist their clients.
6. In assisting clients to reach their goals for positive behavioral change, social workers often encounter resistance. Which of the following terms from systems theory help to explain this phenomenon?
d. Person-in Environment
7. In assessing a homeless client using Person in Environment Theory, which of the following will the social worker consider?
a. What circumstances in the client’s experience have merged to create this situation?
b. What support systems exist in the client’s life?
c. What actions has the client taken so far to relieve the circumstances leading to his/her extreme state?
d. All of the above
8. In Module 2, “Generalist Practice” you are directed to watch a short video demonstrating the stage of “engagement” in the Generalist Intervention Model GIM). The video aligns with the Kirst-Ashman text, Understanding Generalist Practice, that you will use in Practice 1.
Watch the video and list the actions the social worker takes to successfully complete this stage with his client. These are identified for you as you watch.
See Module 3, “Ethics” for the following section:
9. You are a school social worker in a large urban high school. A potential employer of a student who attends a support group you facilitate calls you to inquire about the student’s grades, explaining that the client listed you as a reference. What legal/ethical concepts (besides confidentiality) come to mind as you prepare to respond? Note: See “Ethical and Legal Concepts for Helpers” handout.
10. Miranda is a BSW working at Helping Hands of Boca. She interviews a couple having trouble making their rent this month. Helping Hands can sometimes provide a month’s rent for a client who satisfies certain conditions such as recent unemployment, a newborn in the home, risk for eviction, first time request for aid with rent, etc.
Clients receive a copy of the policy which states that the client receives the aid “with no strings attached”, that is without obligation to repay, perform service, etc…
However, Miranda requires her clients to attend classes in budgeting in order to receive the benefit. Which legal/ethical concept is she violating? Note: See “Ethical and Legal Concepts for Helpers” handout.
11. Emilio is a recent graduate of the BSW program at FAU. In his new job his supervisor asks him to fill in for the LCSW who regularly facilitates a group for persons suffering from severe PTSD. Emilio respectfully refuses the request. What ethical or legal concept is he upholding? Note: See “Ethical and Legal Concepts for Helpers” handout.
12.. Name the Standards of the NASW Code of Ethics relevant to the following scenario. Include both the name and standard with decimal point.
A social worker in a rural community with limited mental health care services is consulted on a client with agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder involving a fear of open and public spaces. Since this problem is outside of the clinician’s knowledge and experience, agreeing to work with the client could be a violation of Ethical Standard __.__.However, because of the limited options for treatment and the client`s discomfort in being too far from home, the client might not receive any services if the social worker declined to treat him. Denying to see the patient then would be potentially in conflict with Ethical Standard___.
13. This situation in which two standards are in conflict is called a/an _____________________.
Read the case studies below and respond to the questions.
14. The client is 57-year-old gentleman with aggressive prostate cancer. After several surgeries and exhaustive chemo and radiation treatment, he was advised by the medical team that any further surgical/medical intervention would not be appropriate and that a palliative care regimen was the next step. At this point the patient reported to the health care team that he had resigned himself to the fact that he was going to die. He confided to the social worker that he planned to kill himself and that this was a secret he told her because he trusted her.
What ethical standards are involved in this scenario?
15. Ethically Sound Decision Making Requires Critical Thinking. (see text and slide # 12 of Ethics in Social Work ppt on Module 3). Read the following case study and answer the question that follows.
The social worker was called to the emergency department of a medical center. A two year old was being examined for respiratory distress caused from bronchitis. The parents were Vietnamese and spoke little English. The physician was concerned because of red marks the size of quarters on the child’s back. Based on this finding, the worker decided that the child should be placed in foster care pending an investigation. Before this action was taken, however, the social work supervisor was consulted. Upon closer observation, the supervisor noted that the child was well nourished and seemed to have a healthy attachment to both parents who handled the child in a nurturing, affectionate manner. She sat down with the parents and communicated through gestures and limited conversation that she was interested in their story about the child’s condition. Meanwhile, she sent for a Vietnamese interpreter who was able to translate that the quarter sized marks on the child’s back resulted from folk treatment in which metal (quarters in this case) were warmed and applied to the back of the person with a bad cough, helping to loosen the phlegm in the person’s chest. The result was a first degree burn like that of a mild sunburn.
Question: Name any of the five aspects of critical thinking that were missing in the decision-making process of the first social worker who made the assessment of child abuse. As stated above, describe briefly to demonstrate your understanding.
16. The class discussed the Tarasoff Case using the power point “Duty to Warn” on Module 3. Describe how the therapist followed the “Duty to Warn” legal duty. If the therapist had followed the “Duty to Protect” principle, what additional action would he have performed?