Family Counseling Services: Field Agency Analysis

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As mentioned earlier, my field agency does not provide family counseling services to the fox valley area. I believe that this organization is in need of more programs on behalf of families/caregivers. Offering respite services to these individuals may give them only temporary relief. Caring for an individual with a developmental disability may cause a family member or caretaker psychological and emotional distress. Family counseling services could enhance the self-advocacy skills of family members or caregivers. It could enhance their self-advocacy skills in relation to how they take care of their selves and others in their families. Social workers use research evidence to inform practice. Greif et. al state, “In a strengths perspective, one
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