To provide an appropriate intervention, social workers first need to have conducted a thorough assessment. Having a comprehensive understanding of a client and their social environment allows a social worker to accurately identify the presenting problem and help the client develop goals to address their needs. Part of the assessment should be how power and privilege connect with the problem. For example, the client’s gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status may put them at a disadvantaged or marginalized position.
Additionally, evidence-based practice requires social workers to use the best available evidence to inform their thinking and treatment decisions. In this Assignment, you further prepare for the biopsychosocial assessment by identifying the presenting problem and searching for evidence to deepen your understanding of Ray’s case.
Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
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Submita 2- to 3-page paper in which you:
- Describe the presenting problem(s).
- Identify a specific peer-reviewed research article and explain how it could inform understanding of the problem or population.
- Explain how power and privilege may influence the case (as it relates to gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, or socioeconomic status).
Please use the Learning Resources and your identified peer-reviewed scholarly resource in your paper. Make sure to provide APA citations and a reference list.