Lesson 3.23

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Nov 14, 2023
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1 There are many alternative assessment strategies that would need to be considered when working with a family opposed to an individual. While it may be necessary to talk with each individual family member at some point, it will be important to have experience with the whole family in the room together. This way, you can really see how the family interacts together (Riggs, 2012). If you're working with a family that has already been involved with other agencies, meeting and getting information from those agencies will be helpful in getting a better understanding what may be going on within the family (The Comprehensive Family Assessment Process, n.d.). Each strategy used should be tailored to each family's dynamics and needs. The dynamics within a family can impact the engagement process greatly. For instance, families who struggle with insecure attachment issues will likely struggle to trust anyone and might not feel the desire to be fully engaged in the process wholeheartedly. This scenario might mean that I will have to engage differently than if I had a family who were very close and had a strong bond with one another. A social worker's own family experience could influence their work with a family in many different ways. Any type of experience that you have in common with the family you are working with could help you to better understand and empathize with the family. A social worker's own family experiences could also potentially help with navigating a family to success. I look forward to reading everyone's posts and hope you all are having a great week so far! :)
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