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Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. 2 Concepts and definitions used in the ecological perspective Concept Definition Person: environment fit Is the actual fit between an individual’s or a collective group’s needs, rights, goals and capacities and the qualities and operations of their physical and social environments within particular cultural and historical contexts. This fit could be classified as favourable, minimally adequate or unfavourable1 Adaptations Are continuous, change-oriented, cognitive, sensory-perceptual and behavioural processes people use to sustain or raise the level of fit between themselves and their environment1 Life stressors Are generated by critical life issues that people perceive as exceeding their personal and environmental resources for managing them.
Alternatively, the social worker may fully assess the child as a system, examining the physical, biological and physiological subsystems of the child as well as the systems that interact with the child, such as family, school and community. After a full assessment the social worker discovers that the parents are in the middle of a divorce and a custody battle over the child, and many mornings before the child goes to school he witnesses an argument between his parents. The social worker then decides to focus the intervention on the parents and attempts to change their patterns of interaction versus focusing on the child.
Case example: applying systems theory and the ecological perspective to practice Randeep is a 43-year-old, Indian male who was born in Southern India and moved to England at the age of 19 to attend university. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission. SYSTEMS THEORY AND THE ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLYING SOCIAL WORK THEORIES AND METHODS England with their three children. Randeep was made redundant from his place of employment approximately six months ago and has been unable to retain a new job.