Agency context and background (about 3 pages): Conduct data gathering at your agency in order to address the following:
In your own words, briefly describe the current mission of the agency or that of its social work department. Briefly comment on changes in location, major building expansions, changed target populations, and/or modifications in the agency mission during the past 5 years.
Classify your field agency as a public, nonprofit, or for-profit agency. Describe primary funding sources for client services and discuss the effects of these sources on the relationship to clients – for example, who is served and who is not served, what is the duration of service, what client issues are focal and what are given less priority. (Use of Netting, chapter 1 is recommended)
Describe the services provided. (Use of Wood and Tully is recommended). Describe the role of the student in the agency and the roles of other social workers in the agency. Briefly comment on the NASW mission statement and the extent of its congruence with the policies and procedures of the agency.