As mentioned above Family and Children’s agency has many programs that serve the community. I was able to witness an assessment for the Nurturing Families Network program that provides home visitation to first time parents. The families that are in the Nurturing Network program are referred by local hospitals that believe parents can benefit from the home visitation program. The agency has a staff member that vis...
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...ticularly during the beginning phase of practice. Social Workers can run the risk of misinterpreting client behaviors, values, and attitudes if they do not understand the culture of their clients. The assessment neglects to include clients personal attributers and characteristics which can be important when looking at the clients strengths and protective factors. Although the assessment included a stressor/concern section there was little information given by the clien. The assessment states, “when asked what causes her stress, client reported that some of her ‘pet peeves’ (ex: chewing with mouth open) annoy her and make her angry. Family Agency worker clarified between stress and anger, client could name nothing that it is stressful.” Not knowing the clients stressors or concerns prevents home visitor from considering additional risk factors in the clients life.
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