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ERIC Number: EJ895016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Developing Student Knowledge and Skills for Home-Based Social Work Practice
Allen, Susan F.; Tracy, Elizabeth M.
Journal of Social Work Education, v44 n1 p125-143 Win 2008
Providing social work services for clients in their homes is often a distinguishing feature of social work practice. The home environment affects the intervention process at each stage of contact with a family. Home-based practice requires specific skills to deal with clients' presenting concerns as well as safety, boundary, confidentiality, and ethical challenges. This article offers practical tips for integrating content regarding home-based social work into courses throughout the curriculum to better prepare social work students for home-based practice. It discusses how home-based content in both master's and baccalaureate courses supports current Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards requirements. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A