Social Work Test 1 chap 1-449 cards

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Generalist social work practitioners are those who

are trained to intervene with client systems at the individual, family, group, organizational, or community level of the environment using the stages of the helping process


The systems/ecological perspective focuses on the:

total situation, including the strengths and resources of the environment as well as the client


the social work helping process has..

three major phases: contact phase, contract phase, and action phase.


The concept of synergy means:

the combined energy from smaller parts which is greater than the total if those parts functioned separately


Social work differs from psychology in that

social work emphasizes an intervention approach that goes beyond a focus on intrapsychic conflict


All of the following are primary factors that impact why most people have problems except:

a conscious, personal choice to allow the problems to occur


All of the following statements about counseling are true except:

Although pastoral counselors function in religious settings, they do not use religious belief systems in counseling individuals and families.


The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act

adds real or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and disability to categories included in previous federal hate crimes law


Which of the following is not a true statement regarding women and social inequality?

Women hold the majority of leadership positions in professions that predominantly employ women, such as public education and social work.


Jim Crow laws

were used to force African Americans to adhere to certain prescribed behaviors


In the U.S. Supreme Court Case, Stenberg vs. Carhart, the court

upheld the use of third trimester/partial birth abortions


Which of the following is not a true statement about populations at risk in the U.S.?

Discrimination against populations at risk has all but disappeared.


Which of the following is not a true statement about homosexuality in the U.S.?

The American Psychiatric Association includes "functional homosexuality" on its list of behavior disorders and views homosexuality as a mental illness.


Which of the following statements is true about African Americans?

They are three times more likely than whites to have incomes below the poverty line.


Which of the following statements regarding prejudice and discrimination is false?

Discrimination is the belief that maintains and supports the actions of prejudice.


All of the following are true about social inequality except:

Social inequality is no longer a major issue in the United States.


The Civil Rights Act of 1964:

sought to ban discrimination based on race, religion, color or ethnicity in public facilities, government-operated programs and employment