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RE: SOCW6520 – Discussion – Organizational Policy (wk 5)

Due Mon 06/24/2019by 2 PM EST

Objective for this week:

Social work policy centers on attending to a client’s needs; however, certain organizational policies and constraints can dictate how such services are delivered.

In a child welfare agency, are all mothers with young children eligible to receive aid? In a job placement agency, would lack of a permanent address disqualify a client from securing a job?

This week, you explore the organizational policies that each agency implements when delivering services to clients to overcome these and similar challenges.

Post a blog post that includes:

  • An explanation of organizational policy in your field education experience


Birkenmaier, J., & Berg-Weger, M. (2018). The practicum companion for social work: Integrating class and fieldwork (4th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

  • Chapter 8, “Social Work Practice in the Field: Working with Organizations, Communities, and Policy” (pp. 186-206)

Required Media

Laureate Education. (Producer). (2013d). Social Work Values and Ethics [Audio file]. Retrieved from

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