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CHAPTER SIX FAMILIES AS SYSTEMSThe Practice of Generalist Social Work (2nd ed.)
Key Ideas Systems theory helps social workers to conceptualize families as highly organized systems, whose parts are dependent on one another. These components can be used in interventions to help improve family functioning. © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsComponent Changes Also known as homeostasis, systems theory posits that a change in one part of the system affects other parts of the system. All systems strive to maintain homeostasis, regardless of whether that homeostasis results in positive or negative functioning for the system. © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsSubsystems Smaller systems within a larger system that organize relationships within the system as a whole Social workers assess and intervene with subsystems to help improve functioning of the larger family system © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsBoundaries Help define the types and qualities of relationships between subsystems Permeable boundaries Diffuse boundaries Rigid boundaries © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsFamily Norms Rules of conduct that help define subsystems and boundaries in family systems Can be implicit or explicit Can be negotiable or non-negotiable © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsFamily Roles Socially or culturally sanctioned patterns of behaviors expected of individuals within a system Examples of roles Hero Clown Lost child Scapegoat © 2011 Taylor & Francis
Key Systems Theory DimensionsDifferentiation A system’s movement from a simple existence toward a more complex form of functioning Entropy A system’s movement toward disorganization and death. Negative entropy is a system’s movement toward growth and development Feedback Positive or negative information about a system’s performance © 2011 Taylor & Francis
CHAPTER TWELVE ENGAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
CHAPTER TEN DEFINITIONS AND TYPES OF COMMUNITIES The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
CHAPTER ELEVEN SOCIAL WORK THEORIES AND MODELS FOR COMMUNITY INTERVENTION The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
CHAPTER TWO PROFESSIONAL CODES OF ETHICS The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
Family Systems Theory. Definitions A system is defined as a whole made up of interactive parts. You can not add these parts together and get the total.
GOALS To understand and differentiate between the following theories/perspectives: ~ Person-in-environment perspective ~Micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
CHAPTER SEVEN SOCIAL WORK PERSPECTIVES & METHODS Social Work & Social Welfare: An Invitation (2 nd ed.)
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CHAPTER SIX CONTEMPORARY CONTEXT FOR FAMILY WORK The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
Chapter 3: Organizations as Organisms. Organisms Machines are not affected by their environment for the most part. Is this true about organizations? Machines.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
CHAPTER FOUR THEORY IN ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
Chapter 2 Human System Perspectives. Theoretical Frameworks for Practice Theories about human systems Theories and models of change No one practice framework.
Applying Systems Theory to Organizations and Families CSD 5970 Bruce Barnard.
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1-1©2005 Prentice Hall 1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior Chapter 1 Introduction to Organizational Behavior.
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Education: An Ecology The Joy of Social Theory. Theory: Who cares? Theories allow us to account for facts, explain relationships, make predictions, and.
CHAPTER ONE THEORY IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN APPROACHES, PERSPECTIVES, AND MODELS FOR INTERVENTIONS WITH ORGANIZATIONS The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
The complex interactions among the different dimensions of sustainable development.
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CHAPTER TEN CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IMPACTING COMMUNITY PRACTICE The Practice of Generalist Social Work (2 nd ed.)
Dimensions of Human Behavior: Person and Environment Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Human Behavior.
Attachment and Close Relationships: A Life Span Perspective Levitt, M. J. (1991). Attachment and close relationships: A life-span perspective. In J. L.
SW 644: Issues in Developmental Disabilities Parent Centered Movement Part I Lecture Presenter: Audrey Begun, M.S.W., Ph.D.
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