(Answered) SOCW-6210 week 1:Resiliency

Do you ever feel trapped by circumstances that you sense you are powerless to change? As a social worker, you can anticipate having to regularly address clients who feel trapped in adverse circumstances and have no clear direction on how to improve their situations. How do you address the needs of such a client?

Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016) define resiliency as “the ability of an individual, family, group, community, or organization to recover from adversity and resume functioning even when suffering serious trouble, confusion, or hardship” (p. 17-18). For this Discussion, you apply the concept of resiliency to the real life scenario of Talia Johnson.

To prepare for this Discussion, review the major concepts from your HSBE I course (Chapters 1–9 in Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman). Then, view the media about Talia Johnson’s visit with her social worker. As you reflect on the readings this week, imagine you are Talia Johnson’s social worker and consider how you might apply the concept of resiliency to Talia’s case. Also, consider how you might apply the concept of resiliencyto social work practice in general.

By Day 3

Post a Discussion that includes the following:

  • An explanation about how you, as Talia’s social worker, might apply the concept of resiliency to Talia and her situation
  • Examples from the case study of Talia and the resources to support your strategy
  • An explanation of how you might apply the concept of resiliency to your social work practice


According to Zastrow (2016), resiliency involves two key dimensions of risk and protection. While risk involves adverse environmental conditions and stressful life events that augment ones susceptibility, protection entails the factors that moderate, buffer, and protect one against such susceptibilities (Zastrow, 2016). Talia is going through a lot of stress from her sexual assault (Laureate Education (Producer), 2013). While this affected her significantly, it is evident that her parents were equally affected and that they have grown to be extremely worried to the extent that they care too much, which leads to making Talia feel like they are suffocating her and are not giving her time to recover but instead aggravating her traumatic symptoms. …..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5