ERIC Number: ED365913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
NASW Standards for the Practice of Social Work with Adolescents.
National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.
This document presents the standards for social work practice with adolescent clients created by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The standards are designed to guide social workers in a variety of settings as they help adolescents become competent and productive adults. The 12 standards are presented and interpreted. Standard 1 focuses on knowledge and understanding of adolescent development; standard 2 concerns assessing and meeting the needs of adolescents. Standard 3 focuses on knowledge and understanding of family dynamics. Standard 4 concerns the development and maintenance of culturally competent service delivery. Standard 5 deals with the legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements and resources for youths and their families. Standard 6 focuses on empowerment of adolescents. Standard 7 concerns interprofessional and interagency cooperation. Standard 8 centers of multidisciplinary case consultation across agencies. Standard 9 concerns confidentiality. Standard 10 focuses on the work environment, agency policies and practices with clients, and professional development. Standards 11 and 12 are for administrators of youth services agencies. The document concludes with a summary of major principles from the NASW Code of Ethics. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Confidentiality, Helping Relationship, Professional Associations, Social Work, Social Workers, Standards, Work Environment
NASW Distribution Center, P.O. Box 431, Annapolis JCT, MD 20701 (single copy, free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Social Workers, Washington, DC.