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Knowledge Base of Social Work Practice methods that correspond to the levels of Practice are 1 Micro level of practice- direct practiceservice delivered directly to clients face to face and minimal administrative work 2 Mezzo level of practice- indirect practice involving administrationleadership roles enabling effective delivery of services Policy formulation Program design Funding Management Supervision Organizational and Public Relations Community Education Monitoring for Improvement of Productivity 3 Macro level of practice- involves the processes of Social Planning and Community Organization Professional Change Agents who assist Comm Action Systems composed of individuals groups or Organizations deal with social problems Program planning and development working with governmental agents and Comm Implementation of Programs 4 Research- driving force behind rigorous advancement of knowledge Philosophy of Direct Practice 1 People are capable of making their own change they have free will 2 Assist people maximize their potential and independence 3 Change environmental influences that adversely impact clients 4 Increase understanding that behavior is purposive and goal directed and this is not readily discernible 5 People are capable of learning new behaviors 6 Most difficulties can be resolved by focusing on present choices and mobilizing their strengths 7 Increasing peoples knowledge and learning new skills produces self growth in the process 8 Utilize strategies that motivate people to implement changes in various types of systems 9 Lifes crises represent opportunities for growth and mastery is a source of strain in life 10 People need self-affirmation and self-esteem Many conflicts are indirect expression of feelings of low self-esteem 11 Human growth occurs in the context of relationships with other people 12 We model for others open authentic relationship skillsbehaviors 13 Increase responsiveness to the needs of others 14 Live in the reality of the present motivates people to exercise their potentialities more fully 15 Means of assisting clients should safeguard dignity self-esteem self-determination and confidentiality 16 Awareness of
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