a method of helping a person with a problem by focusing on the immediate priorities of the client and the small steps involved in realizing, or seeking to realize, the ultimate goal.
an attempt to create, in a timely fashion, a plan for a child that will return him or her safely to the family of origin or legally free the child to be adopted.
a commitment to provide the resources and supports that can hold together or reunite a family unit, especially to provide stability to the children.
an updated list of all available resources in a human service area, with notations about the special characteristics or qualifications of each.
an attempt to put oneself in the shoes of another person, to feel or think of a problem from another perspective, even before encountering a client, to sensitize the worker.
an initial verbal or written statement that explains the reasons a client is being sent to or has chosen a specific resource, person, or agency.