Practice Definition

  1. Our generalist social work practice model is characterized by culturally sensitive knowledge, skills, values, and ethics based on the following four principles:
  2. Theoretical foundations that include: systems, ecological, strengths, and empowerment perspectives, which inform various interventions at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels
  3. A planned change process that includes intake and engagement, data collection and assessment, planning and contracting, intervention and monitoring, and final evaluation and termination
  4. The profession's core values that acknowledge the uniqueness of the consumer in an effort to improve the consumer's social functioning and/or enriching the consumer's environment, and
  5. Evidence-based practice to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of services.