· Review the life model.
· Review this article in the Learning Resources: Piedra, L. M., & Engstrom, D. W. (2009). Segmented assimilation theory and the life model: An integrated approach to understanding immigrants and their children. Social Work, 54(3), 270–277. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/54.3.270
· If you don’t have field experience that applies to this Discussion, you can apply other social work experience, including internships or professional experience, or apply a case study from this course. Contact your Instructor if you need clarification for what could apply for the Discussion.
By Day 3
Post a response to the following:
Using an example from your fieldwork or other professional experience and a diverse population you encountered at the agency (for example, in Piedra and Engstrom’s article, it was immigrant families), respond to the following:
· Identify and describe the diverse population and the unique characteristics and/or the distinctive needs of the population in 3–4 brief sentences.
· Explain how you would use the life model to help the client understand and describe their challenges.
· Explain how the problem-solving model can help the client address their challenges.
· How is the client using defense mechanisms, and how is that impeding the ability to problem solve and move forward in the life model?
· Identify where the gaps are in applying the life model for this population.
· When looking at the gaps, explain which theory might be helpful in filling the gaps of the life model when working with this population.