Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0 You are the social worker with


Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0

You are the social worker with the child within the video, ReMoved. In your role, you must assess what next steps will be in the best interest of the child, and you will have to present your assessment to a foster care court judge. Given that your decisions will have an impact on the child, you will also need to include a historical context for your professional opinion. The judge will make a determination regarding parental rights, as well as placement options, based on your professional assessment.

1. Discuss and identify the various theories and the components of the theories that need to be considered within your work with the child. Please include specific concepts from your readings or lectures as your support and include at least TWO theories. You must identify and define the concepts and propositions connected to those theories that help to support your assessment (ex: behavioral theory, cognitive behavioral theory, systems perspective, etc.)

2. Be sure to specify the stage of development that you consider is most important within the child’s history and discuss why the stage is important. Utilize theory to support your assessment here as well. 

3. Identify risk and protective factors that may present issues in your work with the child. Present ways to overcome the impact of those factors and identify which theories support your perspective. 

Readings: 

Chapter 3 –  Whitelaw-Downs, S. Moore, E. & McFadden, E (2009). Child Welfare Services and Family
Services: Policies and Practice (8th ed) Boston, MA, Allyn and Bacon. 

Chapters 14 and 15 –  Boyd-Webb, N. (2011) Social Work Practice with Children. Guilford Press, NY 

Attached: Pecora et al., 2009

Attached: Child Maltreatment and Intra-Familial Violence

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