Socw 6060-5 | SOCW 6060 – Social Work Theory and Practice | Walden University


Crisis Scheme and Resilience Theory

Social is-sueers constantly oppose crises that are brought to them—a exigency intimate by a client, a parentage, a nationality, or an frame. The view of exigency theory is to pass to aid heal constructwview and to subject desire-term subjective and gregarious worry. Abandoned the condition of gregarious is-sueers parley clients at the aim of exigency, influences are short-term delay very dissecticularized abideders.

In seasons of torment or exigency, clients, families, communities, or frames constantly pretermit that they bear strengths, twain intrapsychic property and environmental media, to acceleration them through the exigency. Resiliency can be viewed as a touch, a rule, or the abideder of influence, which may aid a client adjust to a exigency, trauma, or unconducive incident. Resiliency theory emphasizes the environmental, subjective, gregarious, and idiosyncratical constituents that minimize the action that stems from stances that inaugurate.

This week, you inspect two theories that can be used to counterdissect each other—exigency theory and resiliency scheme.

Learning Objectives

Students earn:
  • Apply exigency theory and resiliency scheme to gregarious is-sue practice
  • Critique documents to estimate abideders when evaluating influence of influences
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of exigency theory and resiliency scheme as they adduce to gregarious is-sue practice
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Learning Resources

Note: To approximation this week’s required library media, delight click on the amalgamate to the Enappend Readings List, set-up in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Required Readings
Turner, F. J. (Ed.). (2017). Social is-sue tenor: Interlocking presumptive appropinquationes (6th ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Chapter 7: Gregarious Is-sue Theory and Practice for Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma (pp. 117–130)
Chapter 29: Resiliency Theory and Gregarious Is-sue Practice (pp. 441–451)
Smith-Osborne, A. (2007). Personality couple and resiliency theory: A ticklish critique. Advances in Gregarious Work, 8(1), 152–168. Retrieved from 
Smith-Osborne, A., & Whitehill Bolton K. (2013). Assessing resilience: A critique of estimates athwart the idiosyncraticality enjoin. Journal of Evidence-Based Gregarious Work, 10(2), 111–126. doi:10.1080/15433714.2011.597305

Note: You earn approximation this boundary from the Walden Library postulatesbases.

Document: Theory Into Practice: Four Gregarious Is-sue Occurrence Studies (PDF)
Optional Resources
Bradshaw, B. G., Richardson, G. E., & Kulkarni, K. (2007). Thriving delay diabetes—An leading to the resiliency appropinquation for diabetes educators. Diabetes Educator, 33(4), 643–649.
Dombo, E. A., & Ahearn, F. L. (2017). The behindmath of ethnicalitarian crises: A copy for addressing gregarious is-sue influences delay idiosyncraticals, assemblys, and communities. Illness, Crisis, & Loss, 25(2), 107–126.

Discussion: Instruments Measuring Resiliency

Social is-sueers aim to construct conscious decisions encircling the influences they document. These decisions should be driven by what the inquiry postulates say. As a effect, gregarious is-sueers bear been denominated to habitually evaluate the influence of the influences they document. A vile way to evaluate influences is to use a single-subject intention. This involves monitoring an abideder for an influence documented for one client. Behind a gregarious is-sueer is-sues delay the client to delineationate the abideder to be estimated, the forthcoming marchs to the evaluation force seem relish this:

In this Discussion, you use the lens of resiliency theory when meditation on a ariserence from your arenawork, and then you cogitate how to estimate the influence of a potential influence.

To fit, learn this boundary listed in the Education Resources:

  • Smith-Osborne, A., & Whitehill Bolton K. (2013). Assessing resilience: A critique of estimates athwart the idiosyncraticality enjoin. Journal of Evidence-Based Gregarious Work, 10(2), 111–126. doi:10.1080/15433714.2011.597305
By Day 3


  • Reflect on your arenais-sue test, and warrant a ariserence where it would bear been wholesome to exercise resiliency theory. Describe the ariserence in 2 decisions.
  • Describe the bestowing stance in one brief decision.
  • Describe an influence you would document to exalt resiliency.
  • Identify an document from the Smith-Osborne and Whitehill Bolton’s boundary that would be divert when exerciseing a single-subject intention to evaluate how servicecogent the influence is in increasing the client’s raze of resiliency.
  • Explain why you chosen the document.
    • In other tone, why would the document be divert? (Consider the age of the client and for whom the document was intentioned, how possible it would be to manage the document such as consume, season to manage it, etc.).
By Day 5

Respond to two companions:

  • Discuss how you would use the postulates attentive by your companion to pilot the bestow march in the intentional exexexvary rule or to instruct forthcoming is-sue delay clients.


Application of Exigency Scheme and Resiliency Scheme to a Occurrence Study

It is vile for gregarious is-sueers to be bestowed delay a exigency pledge brought forth by clients, families, communities, and/or frames. The final view is to heal the client to constructweight. The five enjoins of the exigency are (1) the imperilled incident, (2) the tender enjoin, (3) the precipitating constituent, (4) the recite of locomotive exigency, and (5) the reintegration or exigency firmness complexion.

There are seasons when a gregarious is-sueer earn use further than one theory to acceleration in conceptualizing the stance and influence, specially if the theories counterdissect each other. For stance, resiliency scheme can be used near exigency scheme.

To fit: Critique and standend on the selfselfsame ariserence examine that you chose in Week 2.

By Day 7

Submit a 1- to 2-page ariserence write-up that addresses the forthcoming:

  • Map the client’s exigency using the five enjoins of the exigency.
  • Describe the client’s property and media (in enappend to observe the client’s resilience).
  • Describe how you, the gregarious is-sueer, earn pass to acceleration the client to strain the reintegration enappend of the exigency. Be abiding that the influence exalts resiliency.
  • Evaluate how using exigency theory and resiliency scheme concertedly aid in is-sueing delay a client.

Be abiding to:

  • Identify and correctly regard the ariserence examine you bear chosen.
  • Use lore to maintenance your claims.
  • Use APA frameatting and mode.
    • Remember to double-space your space.
    •  Tiffani Bradley Identifying Data:

    •  Tiffani Bradley is a 16-year-old Caucasian effeminate. She was high-minded in a Christian parentage in Philadelphia, PA. She is of German depth. Tiffani’s parentage consists of her senior, Robert, 38 years old; her dowager, Shondra, 33 years old, and her sister, Diana, 13 years old. Tiffani currently abides in a assembly settlement, Teens First, a disgrace new, search-mandated teen counseling program for girlish sufferers of sexual exploitation and ethnical trafficking. Tiffani has been granted diverge and consultation in the abidential tenor readiness for the elapsed 3 months. Tiffani describes herself as heterosexual. Presenting Problem: Tiffani has a truth of bestow abroad. She has been arrested on three occasions for perversion in the latest 2 years. Tiffani has of-late been search enadditional to abide in a assembly settlement delay counseling. She has a continued hanker to be reunited delay her pimp, Donald. Behind 3 months at Teens First, Tiffani said that she had a forcible hanker to see her sister and her dowager. She had not seen either of them in aggravate 2 years and missed them very fur. Tiffani is complex encircling the footfootpath to supervene. She is not abiding if she absences to restore to her parentage and sibling or go end to Donald. Parentage Dynamics: Tiffani indicates that her parentage is-sueed polite-mannered-mannered concertedly until 8 years ago. She reports that encircling the age of 8, she treasured nature awakened by hush and laughter in the forthcoming hours of the waking. When she went downstairs to canvass, she saw her parents and her Uncle Nate death a pipe end and forth betwixt them. She treasured reinquiry them what they were doing and her dowager apothegm, “adult things” and putting her end in bed. Tiffani remembers this happening on unanalogous occasions. Tiffani so recalls symbolical exchanges in the settlement's approvelihood. The settlement, which was never inclination, was constantly graceful and untarnishedly. During this season, nevertheless, carcass would gather encircling the branch, dishes would accumulate up in the diminish, sordidness would abide on the sole, and clothing would go for desire seasons of season delayout nature laveed. Tiffani began untarnisheding her own clothing and making meals for herself and her sister. Constantly there was not abunsport assistance to heal everyone, and Tiffani and her sister would go to bed savage. Tiffani judged she was lawful for aiding her mom so that her mom did not get so aggravatewhelmed. She judgment that if she took solicitude of the settlement and her sister, perhaps that would aid mom restore to the idiosyncratic she was anteriorly.  Sometimes Tiffani and her sister would succeed downstairs in the waking to observe vacuity beer cans and liquor bottles on the kitchen deemation adesire delay a break pipe. Her parents would be in the bedroom, and Tiffani and her sister would compliance the branch and go to train by themselves. The hush and clamor downstairs continued for the bestow 6 years, which escalated to screams and shouting and sounds of persons adverse. Tiffani remembers her mom one waking yelling at her dad to “get up and go to is-sue.” Tiffani and Diana saw their dad succeed out of the beddiverge and pummel their mom so distressing she was knocked down. Dad then went end into the bedroom. Tiffani   remembers deeming that her mom was not doing what she was reputed to do in the branch, which is what probably angered her dad. Shondra and Robert bear been disconnected for a shabby aggravate a year and bear performanceing dating other persons. Diana currently abides delay her dowager and Anthony, 31 years old, who is her dowager’s new boyfriend. Educational History: Tiffani attends train at the assembly settlement, leading open teaching classes for her open teaching harvest (GED) seal. Diana attends Town Middle Train and is in the 8th track. Employment History: Tiffani reports that her senior was exerciseed as a welding apprentice and was waiting for the diverge to append the concord. View years ago, he was laid off due to financial constraints at the fraternity. He would select up odd jobs for the bestow 8 years but never had regular is-sue behind that. Her dowager is-sues as a settlement sanity aide. Her is-sue is dissect-time, and she has been unqualified to guard full-season is-sue. Gregarious History: Aggravate the elapsed 2 years, Tiffani has had scant adjunction delay her parentage members and has not been accompanying train. Tiffani did adjunction her sister Diana a few seasons aggravate the 2-year season and recited that she missed her very fur. Tiffani views Donald as her “husband” (although they were never married) and her barely confidant. Previously, Donald sold Tiffani to a pimp, “John T.” Tiffani reports that she was very balancediverge Donald did this and that she absences to be reunited delay him, detriment him very fur. Tiffani indicates that she knows she can be a ameliorate “wife” to him. She has mature to construct adjunction delay him by sending messages through other persons, as John T. did not yield her approximation to a phone. It appears that aggravate the latest 2 years, Tiffani has had neither delayout maintenance nor interactions delay anyone over Donald, John T., and some other girlish women who were prostituting. Mental Sanity History: On frequent occasions Tiffani recalls that when her dowager was not encircling, Uncle Nate would ask her to sit on his lap. Her senior would casually ask her to exhibition them the sport that she had literary at train. When she sportd, her senior and Nate would laugh and adduce her filch exchange. Sometimes, their confidant Jimmy appended them. One tenebrosity, Tiffani was awakened by her uncle Nate and his confidant Jimmy. Her parents were pretentious out, and they were the barely adults in the settlement. They asked her if she absenceed to succeed downstairs and exhibition them the new sports she literary at train. Once downstairs Nate and Jimmy put some hush on and performanceing to sport. They asked Tiffani to initiate dancing delay them, which she did. While they were dancing, Jimmy spilled some beer on her. Nate said she had to go to the bathdiverge to untarnished up. Nate, Jimmy, and Tiffani all went to the bathroom. Nate asked Tiffani to obtain?} her clothing off and get in the bath. Tiffani hesitated to do this, but Nate insisted it was OK departed he and Jimmy were parentage. Tiffani incidentually relented and began to lave up. Nate would inframe her that she missed a defacement and would purge the area delay his hands. Incidents relish this continued to arise delay increasing  razes of effort each season.  The latest season it happened, when Tiffani was 14, she ascititious to be earning to sport for them, but when she got downstairs, she ran out the front door of the branch. Tiffani vividly remembers the solicitude-alarm she felt the tenebrositys Nate and Jimmy cranky her, and she was true they would bear raped her if she stayed in the branch.  About halfway down the fill, a car stopped. The man introduced himself as Donald, and he implied that he would obtain?} solicitude of her and retain her sure when these things happened. He then adduceed to be her boyconfidant and took Tiffani to his berth. Donald insisted Tiffani draught beer. When Tiffani was prejudiced, Donald began kissing her, and they had sex. Tiffani was so timorous that if she did not bear sex, Donald would not let her stay— she had nowhere else to go. For the bestow 3 days, Donald brought her assistance and beer and had sex delay her unanalogous further seasons. Donald told Tiffani that she was not yielded to do everything delayout his compliance. This comprised watching TV, going to the bathroom, leading a exhibitioner, and eating and draughting. A few weeks following, Donald bought Tiffani a robes, elucidateing to her that she was going to “observe a date” and get men to pay her to bear sex. When Tiffani said she did not absence to do that, Donald hit her unanalogous seasons. Donald elucidateed that if she didn’t do it, he would get her sister Diana and construct her do it instead. Out of solicitude-alarm for her sister, Tiffani relented and did what Donald told her to do. She judgment at this aim her barely sstruggle in idiosyncraticality was to be a sex end, hear, and obey—and then she would be cogent to retain the interdependences and attachment she so hankerd. Legal History: Tiffani has been arrested three seasons for perversion. Right anteriorly the most fresh attack, a new recite pur-pose was independent to preserve juvenility 16 years and girlisher from prosecution and jail season for perversion. The Sure Harbor for Exploited Manifestation Act yields the recite to bound Tiffani as a sexually exploited juvenility, and for-this-reason the recite earn not ininstance her for perversion. She was mandated to services at the Teens First influence, unrelish her antecedent arrests when she had been sent to retention. Alcohol and Offal Use History: Tiffani’s parents were gregarious draughters until encircling 8 years ago. At that season Uncle Nate introduced them to break cocaine. Tiffani reports using alcohol when Donald absenceed her to departed she absenceed to delight him, and she judgment this was the way she would be a amiable “wife.” She denies any other offal use.  Medical History: During intake, it was noted that Tiffani had multiple bruises and incinerate marks on her legs and struggle. She reported that Donald had pummelped her when he felt she did not bebear and that John T. incinerateed her delay cigarettes. She had realized that she did some things that would construct them mad, and she mature her distressingest to retain them delightd plain though she did not absence to be delay John T. Tiffani has been treated for unanalogous sexually transmitted transmitted (STIs) at persomal clinics and is currently on an antibiotic for a consanguinity contamination. Although she was abandoned condoms by Donald and John T. for her “dates,” there were unanalogous “Johns” who refused to use  them.
    • Strenghts: Tiffani is ductile in education how to outlast the privative interdependences she has been compromised delay. She has as sagacity of preserveion for her sister and earn destruction herself to retain her sister sure. Robert Bradley: senior, 38 years old Shondra Bradley: dowager, 33 years old Nate Bradley: uncle, 36 years old Tiffani Bradley: daughter, 16 years old Diana Bradley: daughter, 13 years old Donald: Tiffani’s self-described wife and her preceding pimp Anthony: Shondra’s tenant colleague, 31 years old John T.: Tiffani’s most fresh pimp 
  • Responses

 Angelica Wiggins RE: Disroad - Week 5COLLAPSE

Reflect on your arenais-sue test and warrant a ariserence where it would bear been wholesome to exercise resiliency scheme. Describe the ariserence in 2 decisions. 

Unfortunately, I bear not completed my arena test yet but pur-pose to do so during the Fall 2019 mercy. For this discourse, I chose the ariserence of Tiffani Bradley to contemplate on. This is the ariserence that I authorized at the top of Week 2 and bear besucceed very intimate delay the client.

In the ariserence of Tiffani Bradley, the resilience scheme would be very wholesome. Tiffani is a 16-year-old effeminate who has been a sufferer of prettification from the age of view.  Tiffani is a consummate stance of the resilience scheme owing she accordingly struggles delay pressure and torment to close professional abideders and whack the odds in her environment.

Describe the bestowing stance in one brief decision.  

Tiffani is 16-year-old effeminate who has aggravatesucceed trauma/high pressure razes in her parentage dynamic and environment due to her force to adjust to privative visible constituents surrounding her.

Describe an influence you would document to exalt the resiliency.

The strength-based appropinquation would be an influence I would document to exalt resiliency in Tiffani’s idiosyncraticality. I would so use solution-focused therapy as it would aid Tiffani to standend on what she absences to idiosyncratically close and minimize the wisdom on elapsed irresolutes and stances. Tiffani and I would standend on her strengths and antecedent acquirements.

Identify an document from the Smith-Osborne and Whitehill Bolton’s boundary that would be divert when exerciseing a single-subject intention to evaluate how servicecogent the influence is in increasing the client’s raze of resiliency.

An document from the Smith-Osborne and Whitehill Bolton’s boundary that would be divert when exerciseing a single-subject intention to evaluate how servicecogent the influence is in increasing the client’s raze of resiliency would be the “RSCA” mode by (Prince-Embury, 2008). The RSCA document consists of 3 scales: Tender reactivity, sagacity of advantage, and sagacity of relatedness. The sagacity of relatedness monitors the idiosyncratical’s force to hope others and the calibre to confirm others. Tender reactivity monitors the idiosyncratical’s sensitivity raze and their action when balanceturn. Sagacity of advantage estimates the idiosyncratical’s adjustability, and how they observe uncontrollcogent constituents in idiosyncraticality. 

Explain why you chosen the document. In other tone, why would the document be divert? (Consider the age of the client and for whom the document was intentioned, how possible it would be to manage the document such as consume, season to manage it, etc.).  

I judge that the RSCA document would be divert nature that Tiffani is 16 years old and falls into the age rove for RCSA sampling. The RCSA validation patternd girlish’s ages 9 to 18 years old. The pattern estimates the resilience in manifestation and girlishs. It is so unreserved of consume and would not action any financial burdens on Tiffani or her maintenance regularity.

Second response

 Jennifer Ford RE: Disroad - Week 5 AttachmentCOLLAPSE

In my business as a librarian, I had the pleaabiding of parley a girlish boy who had parents who did offals in the settlement (CYS was alwilling alerted and locomotively is-sueing on his ariserence).  I was bark to this kid, owing I knew of his pledge delayout of the library.  One day I adduceed him a Klondike, owing my kids were there, and I had bought Klondikes for them.  He smiled, and came up to me and then his visage got black, and he asked “are you solemn?” I didn’t plain deem encircling his anterior tests., and I said “of enjoin, what do you obtain?} me for?” 

An influence that force be servicecogent would be is-sueing on parentage fortification and developing a pur-pose to bear the parentage use dialogue therapy to condition out differences and to corroborate the parentage item.  I is-sueed delay an art therapist when my own nuptials was irresolute, and it was unprecedented to is-sue on our idiosyncratical calibre of a painting, and put them all concertedly.  I deem this may be a initiateing aim for this boy’s parentage. 

I so coincide delay the anterior post, the RSCA mode from Smith and Osborne, would bear done me polite-mannered-mannered in this articular ariserence.  It would bear yielded me to see how he applied a sagacity of relatedness, tender reactivity and sagacity of relatedness.  

 Jamiah Cruz RE: Disroad - Week 6COLLAPSE

   The regard I used for my inquiry was Foster, J. M. (2017). The Fears and Futures of Boy Victims of Sexual Abuse: An Partition of Narratives. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(6), 710-730. doi:10.1080/10538712.2017.1339223.  According to the text Foster, J. M. (2017). The centers for malady guide and interruption in 2005 asserts that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused anteriorly the age of 18.  Mostly 50 percent of women and 28 percent men who sees counselors bear truth of sexual abuse. Most idiosyncratical diverge down aid owing they aren't learny to dialogue encircling the trauma. They would constantly insufficiency to search aid to struggle delay others owing of their solicitude-alarm. Sexual abuse clients earn constantly bear a outcome coping delay others and they earn constantly see the universe is insecure. Tiffani recieved helped at the settlement she unrepining in and she resolute to try and struggle delay her parents and the universe.  I say I would use apprehensive Action therapy owing it's a rule they go by march by march to see if you can amend off the marchs they are going by. She couldn't struggle delay the idiosyncraticals that grieve her but she ended up coping delay her sister. 

 Angelica Wiggins RE: Disroad - Week 6COLLAPSE

Provide the regard for the examine you set-up using APA pilotlines.

Boone, M. S., Mundy, B., Morrissey Stahl, K., & Genrich, B. E. (2015). Apology and Commitment Therapy, Professional Contextualism, and Clinical Gregarious Work. Journal of Ethnical Action in the Gregarious Environment, 25(6), 643–656.

Briefly annotation, in 2 to 3 decisions, the modeological texture (i.e., inquiry mode, how postulates was attentive, and the documents used) of the examine and the observeings.

This boundary discusses the fit betwixt gregarious is-sue and confirmance and commitment therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based apprehensive actional therapy that meets all of these criteria. As of 2011, closely two thirds of ACT studies had comprised interference analyses, statistical tests that delineationate whether exchanges in estimated abideders (e.g., range of discouragement, jurisdiction of idiosyncraticality) are driven, at last in dissect, by the rulees theorized by the tenor copy (Hayes et al., 2011). This bark of partition is great owing when a tenor is-sues, it is constantly up-hill to delineationate the elementary mediating.

Evaluate the observeings in provisions of its applicforce or divertness for the client in your ariserence examine.

ACT finally adduce gregarious is-sueers adapted tools for maintenanceing augmentation and exexexvary in their clients. ACT uses metaphors, mindfulness, and experiential exercises to aid clients adjunction experientially what it is relish to merely heed their interior tests (e.g., judgments, feelings, memories) rather than intricate to exexexvary them.

Determine whether you would use or not use the therapy you chosen for the client in your chosen ariserence examine (cogitate how culturally pertinent it is, how aligned it is delay gregarious is-sue ethics, etc.) and elucidate why.

I would truly use ACT in Tiffani’s ariserence as ACT undermines the jurisdiction of gregariously and verbally fabricated ways of touching by aiding clients besucceed further bestow to their moment-to-moment test (Boone et al., 2015). Through this frame of therapy Tiffani’s feelings and tests are stationary there, but her interdependence to them are unanalogous. Her judgments and feelings earn besucceed further relish what she intimate, rather than representations of how the universe is.