(Answered) SOCW-6210 week 9 Assignment:Spirituality and Social Work Practice

Being culturally sensitive by respecting your clients’ spirituality and religious traditions, in general, is an important professional competence (Furness & Gilligan, 2010). Applying your spiritual awareness to a specific client case, however, may require even greater skill. In this assignment, you consider how you might address a client’s crisis that includes a spiritual or religious component.

To prepare for this Assignment, review this week’s media about Eboni Logan’s visit with her school social worker.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 4-page paper that answers the following questions:

  • As Eboni’s social worker, would you include spirituality and religion in your initial assessment? Why or why not?
  • What strategies can you use to ensure that your personal values will not influence your practice with Eboni?
  • How would you address the crisis that Eboni is experiencing?

Support your Assignment with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.


Spirituality and Social Work Practice

According to Zastrow and Kirst-Ashman (2016), it is highly essential for social workers to take into cognizance the mind, body, and spirit when assessing clients for deduction of the optimal action plan. However, spiritual concerns have not been exhaustively explored in assessing and addressing clients’ needs leading to many efforts directed at the inclusion of spirituality in client assessment and treatment in social work practice (Barker, 2007). A plethora of researches has been carried out to establish how social work practice can include spiritual and religious morals in interactions with clients. A client’s spirituality should be equally approached similarly with family, lifestyle, employment, and other aspects as it influences the client’s life to a certain extent. On this basis, this paper seeks to establish the relationship between spirituality and social work practice by evaluating the Eboni Logan’s case.

Initial Assessment

Eboni is a young girl still in high school who just learned that she is pregnant. She has been seeking advice from parents and friends and all seem to have different and conflicting opinions and reactions. For instance, her mother is encouraging her to get an abortion so that she does miss her opportunity for going to college and probably getting a scholarship. ……..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $10