Council on Social Work Education- Competency 9:Evaluate with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities
Social workers use practice experience to evaluate their own practice and use research findings to improve practice, policy, and social service delivery. Social workers comprehend quantitative and qualitative research and understand scientific and ethical approaches to building knowledge.
NASW 5.02(c) Evaluation and Research
Social workers should critically examine and keep current with emerging knowledge relevant to social work and fully use evaluation and research evidence in their professional practice.
1. What is the name of your field agency and what are your assigned field tasks at your field placement? How does your role/assigned tasks help the agency fulfill its mission, goals and/or objectives? Do you measure whether or not you are effective in your assigned tasks? If yes, explain how? If not, explain why not? (provide honest responses, you will not lose points if you are not evaluating your practice, just be sure to explain)
2. Post an example of the measurement tool you use to measure practice outcomes and explain how you use it – target population, time-frame, and use of results from tool (Even, if you do not currently evaluate your practice, you must post a tool or an example of a tool you can use and discuss how you will use it).
3. Are you seeing any changes in your clients/practice outcomes? Explain how your evaluation measures is helping you to achieve client/program outcomes. Give two specific examples. (If you are not currently evaluating your practice, be sure to discuss how you will observe changes in practice outcomes and how the tool you selected will help you achieve practice outcomes)
4. How will you incorporate evaluation in your practice once you graduate and enter the field? Your response need to incorporate what you learned about evaluation methods this semester and display your ethical obligation to your clients (on macro or micro level).