Essay On The Role Of A Social Worker

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Working with young people, children and families

Gemma Wright

Tutor- Connor Herron

Student number S0012883

Professional role of a social worker
For section one of this portfolio I am hoping to explore and evaluate the role of the social worker. As well as looking at legislation they abide by, the families they work alongside as well as analysing parenting styles. Families and their relationships are important and central to social work practice I am hoping to explore the information around this the role of a social worker involves shielding vulnerable people, developing relationships where possible, and helping and proving support to enable families to stay together (Holland. S and Crowley. A, 2013). According to (The British
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A genogram is a pictorial display of a person's family relationships and medical history. According to (Hawley,D.R. & Geske,S.2000) a genogram goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior and to recognize hereditary tendencies. According to (Working together in children’s services, 2008) Having some awareness and knowledge of a dysfunctional family links in closely with understanding the impact of the relationships within it, if we consider Bowens theory around the family, I found information regarding his thoughts and views and how they can be useful in social work…show more content…
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