Life Model and Problem-Solving Model 

Turner, F. J. (Ed.). (2017). Social work treatment: Interlocking theoretical approaches (6th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
o Chapter 18: Life Model and Social Work Practice (pp. 287–301)
o Chapter 24: Problem-Solving and Social Work (pp. 387–397)
Piedra, L. M., & Engstrom, D. W. (2009). Segmented assimilation theory and the life model: An integrated approach to understanding immigrants and their children. Social Work, 54(3), 270–277. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/sw/54.3.270
Westefeld, J. S., & Heckman-Stone, C. (2003). The integrated problem-solving model of crisis intervention: Overview and application. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(2), 221–239. doi: https://doi- org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1177/0011000002250638

Gaps in the Life Model 
My fieldwork was at the Division of Family and Children services in Georgia USA 
Using an example from your fieldwork experience and a diverse population you encountered at the agency (for example, in Piedra and Engstrom’s article, it was immigrant families), respond to the following: 

Identify and describe the diverse population and the unique characteristics and/or the distinctive needs of the population in 3 to 4 brief sentences.
Explain how the life model can be applied for the population.
Explain where the gaps are in applying the life model for this
When looking at the gaps, explain which theory might be
helpful in filling the gaps of the life model when working with this population.



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