Systems, Strengths, Ecological or Acculturation Perspectives

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and models of foundational theories in social work including strengths, systems, and ecological perspectives.
Apply relevant conceptual frameworks of human behavior and social systems to guide practice with Hispanic children and families.
Assess the environment, its resources, and its challenges as they impact and are impacted by Hispanic children and families.
Use critical thinking to explain the features of culture, identity, difference, and social context in social work practice with Hispanic children and families.
Purpose
To connect a scenario to various systems, strengths, ecological, or acculturation perspectives.

Instructions
Refer to this week’s readings (the Grande novel, Organista, and Payne) and respond to the following:

Identify the factors in Juana’s narrative that you can connect to the systems, strengths, ecological, or acculturation perspectives discussed by the authors.
Explain how this information relates to social work practice with Hispanic and Latino clients.
Cite specific examples that illustrate and justify the position you take in your discussion.