Foundational concepts and historical perspective of the social work profession
In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to engage in a self-assessment of your
knowledge pertaining to generalist social work practice and the application of generalist
intervention skills. This paper should be used to communicate your understanding of generalist
social work practice, knowledge of the NASW Code of Ethics, and how to apply conceptual
frameworks to a population of interest. Papers submitted with ANY form
of plagiarized information will receive ZERO points. Students are responsible for any work
submitted for grading and must ensure the paper does not: replicate work/paper written from
another course or lack appropriate citations.
1. Demonstrate understanding of the foundational concepts and historical
perspective of the social work profession.
2. Critically apply advanced generalist practice skills, generalist intervention
model, systems theory, and strengths perspective within a diverse context.
3. Recognize ethical issues and dilemmas and demonstrate the ability to
appropriately address these within the diverse context of professional social
A. Guiding conceptual frameworks: Describe how each of the following
conceptual frameworks are relevant to your identity as a social worker:
a. Systems theory
b. Strengths perspective
B. Views of human diversity and cultural competence: Think about your
understanding of human diversity and cultural humility and address the
following in addition to other considerations you may have:
– How do you view human diversity and cultural humility in relation to
social work practice?
BRIEF LITERATURE REVIEW
Conduct a literature review on a social problem or topic/issue of your choice. Your literature
review section must cite a minimum of 5 peer reviewed articles from social work journals.
Analyze the literature related to your specific topic using the following logical sequence:
A. Introductory section
B. Magnitude, frequency, and distribution of problem/issues: Affected
geographical areas and populations groups (e.g., ethnic, gender identities,
C. Probable causes of the problem/issues: What is the current knowledge of
the problem and its causes?
D. Possible solutions: What evidence-based practice (if any) solutions to the
problem been attempted? What are the results of attempted solutions?
PPM AND AREA/TOPIC OF INTEREST (2 pages)
Discuss how you might apply each of your PPM practice components (one conceptual
framework, cultural humility, social work values and ethics, and generalist practice skills)
to help the population of your area of interest to receive social work services.
SUMMARY of PPM (at least .5 page)
Summarize your entire PPM and discuss implications for further development of your
eclectic knowledge base. Include a brief statement of how you intend to manage
and practice safety as a social work professional.