Explore how your practicum engages in practice with groups and families
Part 1 (1 page)
· Explore how your practicum engages in practice with groups and families. Keep in mind that a group can be two or more individuals.
· Mezzo-level practice—practice at organizational, local, and small community levels—is another aspect of social work. Share one example where you have worked in mezzo practice (neighborhoods, community groups, schools, etc.,) in your practicum experience or observed mezzo-level practice in your practicum site.
Readings: choose only 2
· Kelly, B. L., & Hunter, M. J. (2016). Exploring group dynamics in activity-based group work with young people experiencing homelessness. Social Work With Groups, 39(4), 307–325.
· Lee, C. D. (2018). Social work With groups’ practice ethics and standards: Student confidence and competence. Research on Social Work Practice, 28(4), 475–481.
· Riebschleger, J., Norris, D., Pierce, B., Pond, D. L., & Cummings, C. (2015). Preparing social work students for rural child welfare practice: Emerging curriculum competencies. Journal of Social Work Education, 51(Suppl. 2), S209–S224.
· Roy, V., Pullen-Sansfaçon, A., Doucet, M., & Rochette, M. (2013). IASWG standards for social work practice with groups: The case of Quebec practices. Social Work With Groups, 36(2/3), 145–159.
Part 2 (1 page)
Working With Organizations and Communities
· Macro practice provides the opportunity for social workers to engage in practice with large systems, organizations, and communities to impact social change on a large scale. For example, social workers may work with state governments to advocate for fair housing practices for all citizens. Use the readings to share how your practice will incorporate macro-level practice to promote human rights and diversity.
· Hansford, C., Ely, G. E., Flaherty, C., & Meyer-Adams, N. (2017). “Social work is a profession, not an ideology”: A qualitative analysis of student perceptions of social justice discussions in the classroom . Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 37(3), 199–217.
· Hill, K., & Ferguson, S. M. (2014). Web 2.0 in social work macro practice: Ethical considerations and questions. Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, 11(1), 2–11.