Systems Perspectives

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Foundations of Social Work Practice (SW 520)
Journal #1

Debra Colter
October 17, 2015
Professor R. Varghese

In generalist social work practice, the systems perspectives use a planned model of change to clarify how individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities function within their environment. This model is based on theory, problem solving, planned change, ethical principles, social work values, roles of professional practitioners, and competence in following through with effective intervention strategies. The dynamics of individual environment can be described using the micro, mezzo and macro framework. ( Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2015). In this paper, I will use myself as the individual, my functions within groups, organizations, and my community utilizing the systems perceptive.
Individual systems entail all the many aspects of personality, emotion, beliefs, behavior, interest, goals, strengths, and weaknesses that make a person unique. (Kirst –Ashman & Hull, 2015). As an individual, I am a productive single parent of five children, that possess a bubbly personality which seems to draw and a lasting effect on others. My interest in social work began in my early years while observing my mother care for children within our community. As I began my educational journey my set goal was to become a social worker. However, because of unforeseen circumstances which entailed me becoming a parent, I was forced to put my goals and dreams on hold. My strengths are a result of my past experiences and my ability to persevere in the midst of whatever occurs. It has also caused me to develop belief systems because you never know how strong a person is, until being strong is all they know how to be. I have once again, started back on my education journey, enrolled back into school and my goal is now, to complete that which I have originally…...

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