chapter  13
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Social Work Practice with Organizations: Intervention, Termination, and Evaluation

The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can’t be done.

Mary Frances Berry

(1) How can I prepare for action with all client systems? (EPAS 2.1.10(a)) (2) What are the key interpersonal skills and techniques that I need to know to

work with organizations? (EPAS 2.1.10(a)) (3) How can I utilize evidence to practice research-informed practice and practice-

informed research to guide the intervention, termination, and evaluation with organizations? (EPAS 2.1.6)

(4) How can I apply critical thinking to intervention, termination, and evaluation with organizations? (EPAS 2.1.3)

(5) How can I apply social work values and ethics to intervention, termination, and evaluation with organizations? (EPAS 2.1.2)

C ONSIDER THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS : Toby, a tenth-grader, left Dan (the social worker)’s offi ce commenting that he wished that other kids would just “leave him alone,” and that he wished he “knew other kids like him.” Toby, who shared with Dan that he thinks he is gay, was the third student that week to say similar things to Dan, who is struggling with a response to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ)

students. Dan has seen these students struggle with bullying, less social integration, and poor school performance, which they often say is due to a lack of acceptance by teachers, administrators, and peers.