The National Association Of Social Workers

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Social Justice. Generalist social workers should engage in macro practice when possible to promote social and economic justice. All families should have access to the resources and services they need. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), created a code of Ethics to use in practice. “Social Workers advocate for fair and equitable access to public services and benefits. Social workers advocate for equal treatment and protection under the law and challenge injustices, especially injustices that affect the vulnerable and disadvantaged,” (McLaughlin, 2009). The worker involved with the Grape family must advocate for medical, legal, financial and any other injustices that are occurring in the families lives.
Gilbert talks about leaving and not having to deal with it all anymore. After assessing the family, it should be noted that this will take a macro level approach to assisting the Grape family. Macro level activities “go beyond individual interventions, but are often based on needs, problems, issues, and concerns identified in the course of working one on one with service recipients” (Tregaskis, 2015). For macro level issues, the social worker would need to investigate what agencies are available to assist the Grape family. There are many issues that need to be addressed in this case. To be able to implement this plan change for the Grapes we can look at the General Systems Theory. General Systems Theory. (GST) is a conceptual idea that uses a holistic approach…
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