Mediating Function (1 of 2)
Schwartz is prolific in writing about doing group work, and he looked at doing social work with groups as a interactionist model.
Schwartz would describe that groups are organic whole and dynamic systems.
The social worker effects and is affected by the environment of the group.
He proposed that groups of people working together move towards “health, growth, and belonging”
This mediation function of social work is to mediate the transactions between the group and societal institutions and between individual members within the group.