According to Solution Based Casework, the Solution Based Casework (SBC) is an evidence-informed casework practice model that prioritizes working in partnership with families, focuses on pragmatic solutions to difficult situations, and notices and celebrates change (2018).
After watching the SBC video, I noticed that many welfare agencies did not have an integrated practice model, instead the caseworkers particularly abide by values and principles that are under their agencies guidelines and policies to respond to a tragic crisis for the child’s safety (Solution Based Casework, 2018). Previously conducting internship with the Department of Family and Children services, I noticed that they were not directed to use any theoretical frameworks as…show more content… 200). These theoretical foundations guide and assist the casework from the beginning assessment to the ending case closure. In the solution-focused family therapy, the goal is to create a partnership with the family (Antle, Barbee, Christensen, & Martin, 2008, p. 200). The solution-focused family therapy engages with the family to identify the strengths to the problem. While in the family cycle theory, the goal is focusing on the family everyday routine for caring for the child. The family cycle theory assists in defining the problem as it is, a problem. Lastly, in the relapse prevention, the goal is to create solutions that target the prevention skills needed to reduce the risks and dangers of the everyday caring routines (Antle, Barbee, Christensen, & Martin, 2008, p. 201). The relapse prevention works with the family, helping the clients identify their negative behaviors and then the skills to prevent the behavior in the…show more content… In child welfare ensuring safety, permanency, and well-being of the child are the most important factors when working with a family. Several researchers have conducted studies to evaluate the case management. The Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) requires the assessment of positive outcomes of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families (Van Zyl et al., 2014, p. 448). The context of engagement, assessment, case planning, and case management while working with the families can lead to a successful determination of the case (Van Zyl et al., 2014, p.