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1 Assessment Assessing Resource Capabilities
Chapter 10 Assessment Assessing Resource Capabilities

2 Exploring Resource Systems through Assessment
Recognizing environmental resources Turning challenging situations into resources Collaborating to search for resources © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

3 Applying Theoretical Frameworks
Identify the focal system Explore What happens inside this system? What happens outside this system? How do the inside and the outside connect? What happens as the system progresses through time? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

4 Figure 10.1 Ecosystems Assessment Framework
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5 Figure 10.1 Ecosystems Assessment Framework
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6 Figure 10.1 Ecosystems Assessment Framework
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7 Figure 10.1 Ecosystems Assessment Framework
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8 Applying Ecosystemic Questions
Structural elements Interactions Psychosocial dimensions Cultural influences Physical environments © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

9 Assessing Structures Considers: Asks:
Configuration of systems and their environments Asks: Who has the power? What connections are working? What connections are missing? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

10 Interactional Assessment
Considers: How people and their environments relate and evolve Asks: Is this the way things should be? What have we got to lose? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

11 Thinking and Feeling Considers: Asks:
System's cognitive and affective components Asks: What do you think? How does it feel? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

12 Cultural Assessment Considers how cultural: Asks:
Identity influences interactions with larger systems Elements contribute to diversity in a social system Asks: What about the big picture? How does the system fit together? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

13 Assessment of Spiritual Dimensions
Considers: Influence of spiritual beliefs on thoughts and actions How spirituality supports assists clients in coping Asks: What does it all mean? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

14 Assessment of Physical Environments
Considers: Aspects of physical environments that enhance or restrain client functioning Examines home, work, school, and neighborhood environments Asks: Have you looked around this place? © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

15 Assessment Tools: Examples
Social histories Genograms and eco-maps Culturally sensitive assessment Social network maps; group assessment Organizational assessment Neighborhood & Community Assessment Tools as Resources for Empowerment © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

16 Figure 10.2 Social History Outline, Individual Client
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17 Figure 10.3 Genogram of Fiona Grant’s Family
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18 Figure 10.4 Eco-Map of Fiona Grant’s Household
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19 Figure 10.5 Force Field Analysis
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20 Figure 10.6 Considerations in Using Assessment Tools
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21 Adding Viewpoints Contributes alternative views from various sources
Significant others Professional helpers Contacting other professionals requires informed consent © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

22 Assessing Through Observation
Objectify and update assessment information Maintain a strengths orientation Sources of observations Clients Others in clients’ lives Workers © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

23 Recordkeeping Keeps track of contacts, activities, and plans
Organizes relevant information Arranges priorities Ensures continuity © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

24 Recording Formats Note taking Activity logs Process recording
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25 Figure 10.7 Tips for an Appropriate Writing Style
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26 Figure 10.8 Sample Activity Log
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27 Figure 10.9 Excerpts from a Process Recording
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28 Ethical and Legal Issues in Record Keeping
Electronic record keeping requires: Safeguards for security to preserve confidentiality HIPPA regulations NASW Code of Ethics Clients should have reasonable access to their records. © Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.


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