Sample Social Work and Human Services Paper on Crisis and Macro-Level Interventions

Crisis and Macro-Level Interventions
A tornado has struck the Campbell family’s town. Family members are still struggling with managing effective communication, are engaged with negative or poor coping skills, are involved in criminal behavior, and are abusing substances. Now, due to this natural disaster, the family has lost their family home due to massive structural damage. They are homeless. You will focus on macro level interventions to support the family, applying relevant theories and evidence-based interventions. Remember, in a crisis situation, their most pressing needs must be addressed first.

Social Workers engage in eclectic therapy, meaning that they use a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to incorporate evidence-based interventions for each person on an individual basis. This allows the therapist to move from one therapeutic intervention to another with ease. A social worker must be proficient in understanding theories and applying evidence-based interventions to diverse populations and groups. This week you will be focusing on macro level intervention, specifically a crisis intervention and using all of the social work interventions you have learner over this quarter. The goal is to be able to know what you are doing and why you are doing it, as you provide effective evidence-based interventions.

Research peer-reviewed articles or scholarly websites to find evidence-based interventions for dealing with a crisis in the Campbell family’s town as the result of a tornado. Describe how to apply the recommended intervention in this situation.

Macro Social Work: Crisis Intervention
Imagine the Campbells’ town has just experienced a tornado. The town is devastated. Schools, businesses, and multiple homes are damaged. The town contacts you to be part of the crisis team to attend the town meeting.

Social work action often occurs on the macro systems level. This week’s readings discuss macro- level interventions, including the following:

Engaging community.
Application of policy.

*Using a chosen peer-reviewed article or scholarly based website that provides macro-level trauma or solution-focused best practice interventions, in your initial post respond to the following:

*Provide a summary of your source’s recommended macro-based community best practice intervention. Describe how you would apply it to this situation.

I have attached the full family history. However this is the introduction from that family info that can be found in the first attachment. That way you can know the dynamics of the town where they reside. Meet the Campbell Family
This family lives in Fort Lupton, a rural town in northern Colorado with a population of almost 7,500 residents. About 55% of residents are Hispanic and another 42% are white. The unemployment rate is 16%. The primary industry in Fort Lupton is construction, although there is also a growing gas and oil industry.

The family was referred to Weld County’s Department of Health Services for assessment and evaluation after the 15-year-old son, Jacob, was charged with grand theft auto. He is scheduled to attend court later this week. Kali, Jacob’s 17–year–old sister, has previously been on probation for drug use and possession of marijuana.

Jacob and Kali’s dad, Joe, has requested a meeting. He says, “My family is falling apart, and no one is talking about it.” He says that Jacob is a screw–up and doesn’t seem to care, and that Kali, who never leaves her room, is always high. “Frankly, I don’t blame her,” he says. “My wife Karen her mother, is drinking herself to death.”

At the intake, each family member filled out a brief entrance form. Joe is frustrated and on edge, saying that no one wanted to come, including his wife, and he had to bribe his daughter and son to get in the car. Karen is sitting next to her son with her head down, avoiding any eye contact. Kali laughs at her father and is on her phone. Jacob has his baseball cap pulled over his eyes, slumps in his chair, and is pretending to be asleep.