Module 3 (500 words)                  DUE: Saturday 13th April 2019

Listen to the recording of Erica’s reflections on the first meeting with the worker at the community centre (in the Learning Materials on Learnline).

Drawing on the information provided in the recording, critically examine how Anti-Oppressive Practice and Strengths Based Practice could inform your understanding of Erica’s situation and your approach to working with this client and her family. 

APA style referencing

Minimum of 3 references

Helpful readings

Maidment, J., & Egan, R. (2016). (Eds.) (3rd ed.). Practice skills in social work and  welfare: More than just common sense. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen and Unwin. (Chapter 2 Page 19-34)

E-readings & Online resources: 

The Strengths Perspective

McCashen, W (2005) Processes and skills of the Strengths Approach (Chapter 4) – note this article is located in ereadings for SWK302

Pattoni, L (2012) Strengths based approaches for working with individuals: Insight 16. Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRSS). Retrieved from

Saleebey, D. (2006) The Strength perspective in social work practice. 7th Edition. Published Pearson – note this article is locate in ereadings for SWK302

Gray, Mel. (2011). Back to basics: A critique of the strengths perspective in social work. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 92(1), 5-11.DOI: 10.1606/1044-3894.4054

Guo, W., & Tsui, M. (2010). From resilience to resistance: A reconstruction of the strengths perspective in social work practice. International Social Work,53(2), 233-245 DOI: 10.1177/0020872809355391

Mirick, R. (2013). An Unsuccessful Partnership: Behavioral Compliance and Strengths-Based Child Welfare Practice. Families in Society, 94(4), 227-234. DOI: 10.1606/1044-3894.4323

Anti Oppressive Practice

Dalrymple, J. & Burke, B. (2006) Anti-oppressive Practice: Social care and the law (2nd ed) McGraw-Hill Education CDU Catelogue (E-book)

Dominelli, L. (2009) People who misuse substances : addictions or responses to difficult life circumstances and relationships? (Chapter 7) Dominelli, L. (2009). Introducing social work Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA: Polity.

Raineri, M., & Calcaterra, V. (2018). Social work strategies against crisis in everyday practice: An anti-oppressive case study. International Social Work,61(1), 130-142. DOI: 10.1177/0020872815606793

Wendt, S & Seymour, S (2009) Applying Post-structuralist ideas to empowerment: Implications for social work education. Social Work Education: The International Journal 29 (6) pp.  670-682, DOI: 10.1080/02615470903342093