As you prepare for this discussion, think of an example of a crisis situation that you might come across as a social worker. It could be an individual or family level crisis, such as a client experiencing a death in the family or losing their home. It could also be a community emergency, such as a tsunami or terrorist attack.
1. Briefly explain the hypothetical scenario – what would the crisis be and who would the client(s) be?
2. What would the social work role be in this scenario? What could the social worker help do, and what would be beyond the scope of the social work role?
3. What knowledge and skills would be important for the social worker to have to successfully help clients navigate this crisis?