macro mid term

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macro mid term
2012-03-14 00:50:15

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  1. client system
    any individual, family, group, organization, or community that will ultimately benefit from generalist social work intervention
  2. macro practice
    the application of generalist practice skills in a macro (organizational or community) context to pursue planned change on behalf of a macro client system
  3. target system
    the system that social workers must modify or influence in order to reach their goals and have clients benefit from the planned change process
  4. change agent
    the individual who initiates the macro change process (for ex. me; book teaches me how to implement macro level change)
  5. mediator
    resolves arguments or disagreements among micro, mezzo, or macro systems in disagreement
  6. educator
    gives information and teaches skills to other systems
  7. broker
    links any size system (individuals, groups, organizations, or communities) with community resources and services
  8. initiator
    the person or persons who call attention to an issue
  9. mobilizer
    identifies and convenes community people and resources and makes them responsive to unmet community needs
  10. enabler
    provides support, encouragement, and suggestions to members of a macro client system so that the system may complete tasks or solve problems more easily and successfully
  11. coordinator
    bringing components together in some kind of organized manner (integrator/coordinator: brings people involved in various systems together and organizes their performance)
  12. evaluator
    determines whether a program or agency is effective
  13. facilitator
    one who guides a group experience
  14. negotiator
    an intermediary who acts to settle disputes and/or resolve disagreements (however, unlike mediators they clearly take the side of one of the parties involved)
  15. advocate
    one who steps forward and speaks out on behalf of the client system in order to promote fair and equitable treatment or gain needed resources
    • identify Problems to address
    • review your macro and personal Reality
    • Establish primary goals
    • identify relevant People of influence
    • Assess potential financial costs and benefits to clients and agency
    • review professional and personal Risks
    • Evaluate the potential success of a macro change process
    • start with an innovative Idea
    • Muster support and formulate an action system
    • identify Assets
    • specify Goals, objectives and action steps to attain them
    • Implement the plan
    • Neutralize opposition
    • Evaluate progress
  18. miro:
    • : individual
    • : small groups
    • : large groups like organizations and communities
  19. what is an organization and why is it important
    Organizations are social entities that are goal directed, are designed as deliberately structured and coordinated activity systems, and are linked to the external environment. They compromise groups of people, tools, and resources structured to accomplish any of a wide range of objectives. ex girl scouts
  20. what is organizational culture and why is it important
    • it is the set of key values, beliefs, understandings, and norms that members of a organization share
    • important because it establishes an ideological stucture that frames how organizational members think about the organization and how it should work
  21. What are the key differences between the PREPARE and IMAGINE frame works?
    The PREPARE process deals with the decision whether to pursue a macro change or not. It assesses organizational change potential. Therefore, it addresses the assessment and planning steps of planned change. The IMAGINE process then follows PREPARE. It involves implementing the plan for macro-level change and evaluating your success.