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PERSONAL LEARNING PLAN Laura Giannone (Kolb) Program: BSW Date of Plan: 2014-2019


Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. A. Professional Role/Demeanor/Use of Supervision B. Client Access to Service C. Personal Values - Become familiar with staff and foster care culture - Integrate into the Foster care community - Review and understand the Code of Conduct and become very familiar with it. - Review and understand Policy Codes - Attend one foster care training per semester (September 2013) Apply social work principles to guide professional practice A. Ethical Decisions B. Roles, Boundaries and Values C. Ethical Reasoning - Utilize supervision when dealing with an ethical dilemma (September 2013-April 2013) - Understand Ethical Standards - Social Workers Ethical responsibilities to clients and colleagues - Social Workers Ethical responsibilities in practice settings-home visits/supervised visits - Social Workers Ethical responsibilities as professionals and in the professional setting-court/office


- Social Workers Ethical responsibilities to the Social Work profession and to the broader society - Understand the limits of therapeutic intervention while working with the clients- (parents, children, family, foster care provider/placement.) - Federal Permanency goals - Become familiar with various community resources and assistance the agency offers their clients.) IV. Engage diversity and difference in practice A. Cultural Awareness/diversity B. Values and Biases C. Recognize and communicate Life Experiences D. Engage Learner - Be aware of own values and biases when working with clients - Learning the impact of culture and diversity on a persons perception of their world. - Continuously acquire a growing knowledge base about clients cultures that can be applied to practice - Being sensitive to and appreciative of cultural differences - Seeking to understand the nature of oppression and social diversity as they apply to various groups. - Learn if/when/how it is appropriate to share personal experience with clients - How to separate personal life values with professional and ethical values


Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. A. Engagement with system B. Interpersonal skills

C. Focus and outcome with field instructor D. Interpreting client data E. Assessing clients F. Intervention goals and objectives G. Selecting Intervention strategies H. Client capacities I. Transition and endings J. Evaluation of work and services