Socw week 6 | SOCW 6500 – Social Work Field Education I | Walden University


Week 6: Legal Considerations

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). Legal considerations [Audio file]. Retrieved from

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

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Learning Objectives

Students will:
  • Apply legal considerations in field education experience
  • Analyze challenges in adhering to legal considerations during field education experience
  • Analyze diversity in relation to social work practice
  • Analyze cultural competence in relation to social work practice
  • Apply social work practice skills

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
Chapter 13, “Legal Issues” (pp. 148-158)

Required Media

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

Note:  This audio introduction is located in the “Introduction and Objectives” section. The approximate length of this media piece is 1 minute.

Optional Resources

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

MSW home page

Assignment 1: Week 6 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:

  • Any legal considerations during your field education experience that you may have had to address or that you might address
  • An explanation of potential challenges in adhering to legal considerations 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.

Be sure to support your blog posts with specific references to this week’s resources and provide full APA citations for your references. For more information about posting your blog assignment, click on the Field Education Blogs link on the course navigation menu.

Submission and Grading Information
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Week 6 Assignment 1 Rubric

Post by Day 3 and Respond by Day 4

To participate in this Assignment:
Week 6 Assignment 1

Assignment 2: Process Recordings

A process recording is a written tool used by field education experience students, field instructors, and faculty to examine the dynamics of social work interactions in time. Process recordings can help in developing and refining interviewing and intervention skills. By conceptualizing and organizing ongoing activities with social work clients, you are able to clarify the purpose of interviews and interventions, identify personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, and improve self-awareness. The process recording is also a useful tool in exploring the interpersonal dynamics and values operating between you and the client system through an analysis of filtering the process used in recording a session.

For this Assignment, you will submit a process recording of your field education experiences specific to diversity and cultural competence.

The Assignment (2–4 pages):

  • Provide a transcript of what happened during your field education experience, including a dialogue of interaction with a client.
  • Explain your interpretation of what occurred in the dialogue, including social work practice theories, and explain how it might relate to diversity or cultural competence covered this week.
  • Describe your reactions and/or any issues related to your interaction with a client during your field education experience.
  • Explain how you applied social work practice skills when performing the activities during your process recording.

Response 1

 Alysia Barkster  at Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:14:51 PM

            Interning at a mental health agency, liability often comes into play due to the client’s not always being able to advocate for themselves and having to place many of their life decisions in the hands of the agencies staff. Within the last two weeks of field placement, myself and my supervisor remained in contact with a  potential client as she was awaiting approval to enter services. During this time, the client struggled to manage her mental health. It was apparent during conversations she required psychiatric and crisis stabilization services. Due to being mandated reporters, we believed it was our duty to follow up with the client and ensure she received the attention that she needed at that time. If the client whom we were in contact with daily did not seek crisis services independently, a phone call to the crisis stabilization services and her emergency contact would have been made, as we also have a signed authorization from the client to do so. This client we believe was on the verge of suicide or self harm. As mentioned (Garthwait, 2017), expresses the duty of the professional to prevent a client’s suicide, placing the professional at risk for liability and legal consideration. As mentioned of being mandated reports, my field placement has direct contact with adults that live within assisted living facilities. It is the duty of the professional to report misconduct and mistreatment of clients by other residents, staff, and including our agencies staff.

            Social workers among other staff must follow laws and policies to maintain the functionality of the agency. The client within my field placement as the right to make informal and formal grievances regarding any treatment or lack thereof to be questioned by the agency management. The client also has the right to receive an advocate to properly make such grievances in which is then brought forth to the LHRC-Local Human Rights Committee to assist and provide feedback regarding the final decision, action plan to address the matter if still wanting to proceed with services.

            Challenges within the agency and currently with my field placement have not arose due to careful consideration of the client in all matters. A potential challenge that does often worry me is confidentiality between the client, agency staff, and other parties such as friends, family members, and community resources. According to (NASW, 2019) when social workers provide counseling services to families, couples, or groups, social workers should seek agreement among the parties involved concerning each individual’s right to confidentiality and obligation to preserve the confidentiality of information shared by others. It is my duty and the agency staff to ensure there is consent to share information amongst various parties. If an incident was to occur, I believe I would have the support and assistance of the agency, specifically my supervisor to rectify and address the situation in the best fitting manner.


Garthwait, C. L. (2017). The social work practicum: A guide and workbook for students (7th ed.) pp. 41-50. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

NASW. (2017) Read the Code of Ethics: Ethical Principles., 2019,

Response 2

 Brianna Bothof  at Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:06:31 PM

During my field work experience, I have encountered two main legal considerations. First, we work with many children and adolescents who are part of open legal cases for child abuse. While we are primarily helping these clients in a therapeutic way, such as processing trauma and providing family therapy, we do need to have basic understanding of the local court system and processes. Occasionally, we will be called to give testimony during these cases.

Another legal consideration I have encountered is providing guidance to clients who are dealing with past offenses and clearing criminal records. Some of our clients are in recovery for addiction and have serious records; part of our job is to support these clients in their attempts to clear up charges and reenter society. For example, I saw a client today who needs to pay a hefty fine from 5 years ago in order to clear up an open warrant in another state. In serving this client, our therapist has helped provide communication with the parole officer, the judge, and the client to understand the process and formulate a plan. Today, I created a debt payoff chart for the client to track his debt and increase motivation towards clearing this legal burden.

The major challenge I see to adhering to legal considerations is staying within the scope of my expertise. I am not a lawyer and do not have legal training; by providing counsel outside of my scope, I open myself up to legal risk (Garthwait, 2017).  Some clients want to ask serious legal questions that really require a lawyer’s advice, but they cannot afford one. I think that by understanding my own role, having clear guideline with clients, and forming helpful relationships with local attorneys, I can best serve my clients (Garthwait, 2017).


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

Response 3

 LeKisha Lee  at Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:58:49 AM

Week 6 Day 3 

Post a blog post that includes:

  • Any legal considerations during your field education experience that you may have had to address or that you might address
    • Just recently we had a college intern and his parent threaten to sue the agency due to the intern allegations of not being compensated. The policy is that we must submit our weekly task every Sunday; specifying what has been done, what needs to be done, and a self-evaluation. In addition to the submission of the weekly task we have “Empowerment calls” every Wednesday night at 9pm to come together as a team to discuss upcoming events, progress with duties/activities that each individual has, and a chance to voice if we need assistance with the tasks given. 
    • There was an urgent email sent out to each individual in the agency administration team regarding the importance of completing all task to get paid weeks before this alleged incident and in order to have access to the next weeks task we must adhere to the policy to get compensated (paid interns) or get hours (unpaid interns). This gentleman failed to provide the weekly task sheet, speak up during the calls, and stated every call that his work was completed. After myself and the CEO did check-ups on the task we found out that some agencies he was supposed to reach out to hadn’t even heard of ABC2 before making the check-up call; and that was one of his main task to spread awareness and invite other agencies to our community field day coming up this month. The parent then calls to voice her concerns, opinions, and matters- in the process of that we get another email regarding a parent call in reference to compensation (no name was released, no specific details about what was said between the parties besides compensation), but the intern decides to let us know it was his parent and he carried it on from there. 
  • An explanation of potential challenges in adhering to legal considerations during your field education experience
    • Reporting unethical conduct of colleagues can be a challenging situation. For example, the situation above when the email was sent out originally from the CEO it was only to the interns regarding the parent call and a reminder of policy for completing task. After seeing the email with the language and dispute about what needs to be done; I do not think it should have been resolved that way. In my opinion after the call from the parent, the email regarding the call- I think there should have been a meeting with the entire team in the email, the parent, and the other administrators listed above. 
    • In a situation such as trying to resolve a situation with a CEO and it may not happen; where must one turn to? I think that we as young adults need more training on handling emotions and expressing how we feel in a positive professional way. According to the NASW Code of Ethics, social workers have a legal and ethical responsibility to treat colleagues with respect, collaborate with other professionals to resolve ethical disputes, consult other colleagues for advice and guidance when this is in the best interest of the client, and report unethical conduct of colleagues. 


National Association of Social Workers, (2017). Code of ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.  Retrieved from

Arguments and week 3 discussion

Please answer the folloing topic. Multiples question and discussion question. Original work no plagiarism


3.1 Arguments are Support

3.2 Practice: Arguments are Support

3.3 Deduction

3.4 Practice: Deduction

3.5 Induction

3.6 Practice: Induction

on the attachment is the material and question to be answer

What factors led to the panic of 1819? what government regulations



What factors led to the Panic of 1819? What government regulations might have prevented it?

  • One possible method to break this question into its multiple subquestions for paragraph responses.
    • Paragraph 1: What factors led to the Panic of 1819?
    • Paragraph 2: What government regulations might have prevented the Panic of 1819. Each regulation may need its own paragraph response.
  • Connections to the present: Why is it important to look back at the Panic and 1819 and what did it lead to?


Key passages:

  • 9.2 A Vibrant Capitalist Republic
  • The Panic of 1819 Pages 256 – 257
  • Supporting background reading – The Presidency of John Adams 224 – 227

Blog post format | Marketing homework help

Big Data, the use of Artificial Intelligence for Marketers, and Privacy are hot topics in digital marketing. For this week’s blog, I want you to focus on how we use data and AI as marketers. Based on your readings, additional research, and what you know so far write an opinion blog on these topics using the questions below as your guideline.

•Support your opinion with links to your sources!!!
•**** The Title Must Be A Question !!!
•You will answer this question in the blog.
•Use images to tell your story.
If you’d like to do an infographic again – go for it.
•Want to get really creative ???? – make this a video blog!

Questions to consider as a Blog Title OR create one of your own:

•What’s good and what’s not about big data and/or AI? 
•What are the limitations of Data for marketers?
•Can we trust every bit of data we get?
•When it comes to customer service what’s the benefit and/or drawbacks of AI over human interaction?
•What do bots and “fake” accounts mean for marketers?
•Is data on past behaviors enough to make accurate future marketing decisions?
•What’s privacy got to do with it?
•How will personal privacy controls (like the GDPR and the CCPA) affect the accuracy of big data?

Unit 2 assessment criminal law

Question 1         When were most inchoate crimes recognized in American law?                 The fourteenth century 

The sixteenth century 

The eighteenth century 

The twentieth century

 Question 2         Which portion of an attempted crime is not enough to sustain a conviction?              

Mere confession 

Mere preparation 

Mere solicitation 

Mere corroboration
           Question 3         Which of the following actions is most likely to be ruled a “substantial step” in the commission of an attempt?            

 Buying a book on cleaning up crime scenes

 Purchasing a personal firearm 

Taking out a life insurance policy

 Lying in wait for the victim
           Question 4         Which concept holds that acts remotely leading toward a crime are not liable, but acts immediately connected to it are?              

The mere preparation test 

The proximity approach 

The coinciding test

 The concurrency approach

           Question 5          Which of the following is an inchoate crime?                 Murder 




Problem 5-3a perpetual: alternative cost flows lo p1


Compute the cost assigned to ending inventory using (a) FIFO, (b) LIFO, (c) weighted average, and (d) specific identification. For specific identification units sold consist of 600 units from beginning inventory, 200 from the February 10 purchase, 150 from the March 13 purchase, 140 from the August 21 purchase, and 365 from the September 5 purchase. (Round your average cost per unit to 2 decimal places.)

Hcs 499 benchmark assignment—goals for stevens district hospital,

Clear, actionable, and measurable goals are essential to strategic planning. It is important that the goals are designed to support the mission and vision of an organization.    

Complete the chart with a total of 260 to 350 words. Your analysis should be based on your review of the data provided in the Stevens District Hospital strategic planning scenario and your SWOT analysis.

Identify a clear, actionable, and measurable technology goal for the organization that clearly supports the mission and vision.

Analyze how this goal supports the mission and vision of the hospital.

Explain how you would measure progress toward the goal.

  • Discuss milestones necessary for progress.
  • Discuss the criteria you would use to measure that the goal was completed. 

References (format using correct APA guidelines)

Cite 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references to support your assignment.

Use correct APA in-text citation guidelines and include references above. 

His- 7-1-1 multimedia presentation planning worksheet



Complete the Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet, in which you will discuss your potential multimedia presentation for Project 3.

Download the Multimedia Presentation Planning Worksheet to help you start Project 3 off on the right foot. Since this course has entailed quite a bit of writing thus far, this assignment provides you with an opportunity to get creative. You have the choice of three tools—Prezi, PowerPoint, or Microsoft Word—to present your opinions and observations on the creation and value of historical inquiry as it relates to the work you have done on your first two projects.

Maybe you have always wanted to try Prezi, you are already comfortable using PowerPoint, or you want to format your presentation as a newsletter in Word (feel free to get really creative here and have fun with this). No matter your preference, decide which tool would be the most effective method for you. Complete the worksheet to gather your thoughts around what text, visuals, and audio you might include in your multimedia presentation.

Short paper: cemex and the rinker acquisition

In order to complete this assignment you will be required to read part A and B (attached) of the CEMEX and the Rinker Acquisition.

The “CEMEX and the Rinker Acquisition” case study illustrates the financial restructuring of a nonfinancial corporation and focuses on traditional financial metrics of corporate performance and indebtedness. 

For this assignment, you will review the company’s performance, explain the company’s performance based on the information presented, and apply market knowledge. This assignment supports the final project through application of market knowledge, analysis of financial reports, and analysis of the company’s response to the 2007–2008 financial crisis. 

Prompt: To complete this assignment, read parts A and B of the “CEMEX and the Rinker Acquisition” case study. 

Apply market knowledge and address the company’s response to the 2007–2008 financial crisis. 


Provide examples from the case study and previous learning.  

Soap note gastritis | Nursing homework help

Soap Note  Chronic Conditions (15 Points)
 Chronic Disease ( Gastritis)

Follow the Soap Note Rubric as a guide:

Use APA format and must include minimum of 2 Scholarly Citations.

Soap notes will be uploaded to Moodle and put through TURN-It-In (anti-Plagiarism program)

Turn it in Score must be less than 25% or will not be accepted for credit, must be your own work and in your own words. You can resubmit, Final submission will be accepted if less than 25%. Copy paste from websites or textbooks will not be accepted or tolerated. Please see College Handbook with reference to Academic Misconduct Statement.

Please use the sample templates for you soap note, keep these templates for when you start clinicals.

The use of templates is ok with regards of Turn it in, but the Patient History, CC, HPI, The Assessment and Plan should be of your own work and individualized to your made up patient.