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Charity Organization Societies (COS)
Efforts begun in the 1880s with the primary goals of learning what caused individual poverty and providing organized services to alleviate poverty; the emphasis of the oranization was on serving individuals and their families.
Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Nonprofit national association that represents over 3,000 individual members, 172 graduate programs, and 448 undergraduate programs of professional social work education; founded in 1952, CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.
Diversity Perspective
Theoretical framework that emphasizes the broad and varied differences of social workers and their clients and how these differences can enhance society.
Ecological Systems Framework
Perspective with emphasis on understanding people and their environments and the nature of their transactions; major concepts of this orientation include goodness of fit between people and the environment, reciprocity, and mutuality.
Empowerment
A psychological state that reflects a sense of competence, control, and entitlement; allows one to pursue concrete activities aimed at becoming powerful; empowered clients have control over their environment, which makes it possible for them to improve their lives.
General Systems Theory
Explains the behavior of people and societies by identifying the components of subsystems of the larger (or host) system and analyzes how those subsystems interact and affect the larger system; this holistic framework is concerned with system boundaries, roles, relationships, and the interactions between people in the system or its subsystems.
Macro Practice
Changing the larger social environment so that it benefits individuals and families.
Micro Practice
Help individuals, families, and small groups function better within the larger environment.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Membership organization of professional social workers with more than 150,000 members; works to enhance the prfessional growth and development of its members, creates and maintains professional standards, and advances social policies.
Person-In-Environment Perspective
Perspective used by social workers to understand clients experiencing difficulties with their roles, self-perceptions, and expectations in their interactions with others and in the context of their surrounding environment.
Self-Determination
The value of respect for a client's own choices.
Settlement Movement
Organized social welfare efforts begun in the late 1800s to help people who were porr, particularly immigrants; the efforts included workers living within the community and providing services from their dwelling or settlement.
Strengths Perspective
View that emphasizes using clients' strengths, resources, support networks, and motivations to meet challenges; the focus in on clients' assets rather than problems or dysfunction.