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Week 5: Intervention—Part 1

Important Note: Please use the media player below to hear an audio course introduction that will give you more background information about the course topic. Also provided is a transcript for you to download and print out.

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Intervention [Audio file]. Retrieved from

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

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Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Apply intervention in field education experience

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 8, “The Social Problem Context of Practice” (pp. 87-96)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013). Engagement [Audio file]. Retrieved from
Note: This audio introduction is located in the Introduction section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

Optional Resources

Click this link to access the MSW home page, which provides resources for your social work program:
MSW home page

Assignment 1: Week 5 Blog

Refer to the topics covered in this week’s resources, and incorporate them into your blog.

By Day 3

Post a blog post that includes:

  • An explanation of how you have addressed intervention or how you might address intervention during your field education experience
By Day 4

Respond to the blog post of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

  • Validate an idea in your colleague’s post with your own experience.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.

You will be assigned to author regular blog entries as well as make comments on each other’s blog postings.

Submission and Grading Information
Submission and Grading Information

To post your blog, do the following:

  • To post your blog, click on the Create Blog Entry button. Create your blog with the Title “Week 5 Blog First Name Last Name”. Type your post in the Entry Message using the Text Editor or by copying from your Word document. Submit your blog by clicking on the Post Entry button.

To submit your blog response, do the following:

  • Select the blog entry from your colleagues by selecting their Week 5 Blogs. Select Comment button below their Week 5 Blogs. Type your response in the box. Submit your response by clicking on the Add button.
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 5 Assignment 1 Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 4

To create your Blog post:
Week 5 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Policy and Client Impact Development

For this assignment, you are expected to identify a sub-population within the field agency, then research and discuss with your field coordinator the state and federal policies that may impact the identified clients. Finally, discuss if there is a possibility for you to advocate on behalf of those clients.

By Day 7

Submit a 2-3 page paper in which you:

  1. Identify the subpopulation
  2. Identify State and federal policies and discuss their impact on the clients identified
  3. Provide suggestions for the agency
  4. Discuss possibilities to advocate for the clients

NOTE: You are expected to present and discuss this assignment with your agency Field Instructor. Your field instructor will be evaluating your ability to demonstrate this competency in their field evaluation. In addition, you will submit this assignment for classroom credit. The Field Liaison will grade the assignment “PASS/FAIL,” see rubric for passing criteria.


 Allison Stewart  at Monday, December 23, 2019 10:38:23 PM

Assignment 1: Week 5 Blog

Allison Stewart

SOCW 6510: Social Work Field Education II

December 23, 2019

Week 5: Intervention—Part 1

An explanation of how you have addressed intervention or how you might address intervention during your field education experience.

According to our reading, Garthwait, C. L. (2017). Chapter 8 (p.90). “knowing how, why, and when social assets tend to cluster together gives social worker insight into how to structure interventions.”

During the field education as part of the learning agreement as one of the tools will be to ensure, I am mindful about the learning expectations in my field placement.  It is a guide to  help me to developed as well as address intervention procedures along with my field supervisors who has  made plans to help me to be  well-rounded  with the experience that will  also help me  meet the learning objective as well  as how to implement Intervention.

One of the many program that is called “Smart Kids” a component is about “Intervention” which the program goal is to teach youth’ to be more aware of their own value as individuals and the uniqueness of other around them.

The purpose of intervention is to challenge the youth’ with brain storming games, Pantomime, Mediation and Relaxation. All these methods will be set goal for the youth to explore from negative feelings as well as to play a pantomime games to help identify different emotions. The youth will also learn coping strategies with a focus on deep breathing and relaxation techniques.

Another example, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club does in intervention with the youth’ that is too often faced with are threats to their stability and well-being.

 Neighborhood and community violence are proven to lead to social, emotional, and cognitive problems, and bullying both at school and online can have a negative impact on a youth’ state of mind.

 As part of a community at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club intervention is part of what the club provides; a refuge from the fear.  A place where youth’ can feel secure, relax, learn and dream about a better way of life.


Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th

ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. Chapter 8 (p..90).


Week 5 Blog, Emily Worley New

Posted by  Emily Worley  at Monday, December 23, 2019 4:07:31 PM

Interventions are used in most helping professions across the board. When individuals seek services, they are usually experiencing some type of social stressor. A social stressor is an event, series of events, or crisis experienced by a vulnerable individual, family, group, or community that moves the social condition to the status of a social problem (Garthwait, 2017). Social workers should have a wide variety of interventions to assist in bringing back homeostats to the individuals or family. Depending on the theory used by the social worker will determine the type of intervention used.

Within my current field Cognitive behavioral therapy is use often, cognitive behavioral therapy interventions consist mainly of combating negative/false belief systems and retraining ones thinking to rational, positive thoughts. The way in which I address interventions in my field are to first I had to learn what the agency preferred. Garthwait, 2017, suggested these following questions to consider: What social problem is addressed by your agency?  How do your agency mission and programs address the social problem?  How is this social problem related to other social problems?  How is this social problem defined and understood?

Personally, I like to use worksheets, to help individual visual a certain intervention, for adolescents thinking reports are a great tool to utilize when trying to help them change their false beliefs. I have been able to observe other social workers within my field and learn new interventions. I always believe there is room to grow and learn new techniques, therefore I am always open to what other social workers have found beneficial in their practice.


Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 Third response

 Noelia Antonio  at Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:54:25 PM

Once an appropriate assessment has been completed, one can move forward with the intervention process. The intervention process involves coming up with a plan to address and change or eliminate the presenting issues (Garthwait, 2017). In my field education experience, I have not yet had the opportunity to address intervention. However, if it presents itself to me, I would address it by researching its effectiveness, seeing how it correlates with the client/s presenting issues and whether its appropriate and would like to be able to track how it is working or not working for the client.

In child welfare, there are certain forms of interventions that can be risky or life-threatening for the workers (Garthwait, 2017). It is important to be mindful of the risks of certain interventions and proceed with caution, even in instances where there does not appear to be any threats. 


Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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