Spring 2024 SOWK 487w Week 02 - Understanding and Assessing Families

A presentation at Heritage University at CBC Week 02 in in Pasco, WA 99301, USA by Jacob Campbell

For the first four weeks of class, we will focus on groups in family work. This week you will read Hepworth et al. (2022) Chapter 10 Assessing Family Functioning in Diverse Family and Cultural Contexts. The assessment is the foundation for any successful service. Some of the dimensions we must look at include: family structure, including homeostasis, boundaries, power and decision-making, roles, rules, life cycle, and sociopolitical environment

  • Strengths perspective and families
  • Engagement and assessment with families

Because we met online last week and didn’t pick groups, we will also do that during this class session.