Develop a Network of Interventions
Develop a network of intervention resources is really useful because social work is so diverse it requires multiple interventions. Creating a database of interventions together with contact details (names, emails, phone numbers) is really helpful as it raises awareness of interventions, provides a shared (office) resources which saves time. This suggested list of resources provides a start but will vary from one community to another.
In compiling this list, it was interesting to compare how all the different types of interventions fitted in with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs.
Maslow Level 1 – Health Care
Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics
Hospital Social Workers
Counsellors, Therapists, Psychiatrists
Hearing and sight Impairment Services
Maslow Level 2 – Security
Domestic violence shelters
Security Welfare Benefits
Benefits assessment service
Employment Careers Centres
Career / school advisors
Social Services Provision of social care
Mental Health Teams
Maslow Level 3 – Integration
Social Community groups
Family visiting centres
Maslow Level 4 – Emotions
Social worker dealing with emotional issues.
Wellbeing Services, (stress, anxiety, depression, fear, panic).
Maslow Level 5 – Cognition – Education Department
Speech and learning difficulties,
Special educational needs
Education welfare for travellers
People who speak different languages, and sign language
Maslow Level 6 – Fairness
Maslow Level 7 – Philosophical
Spiritual support and Guidance
Charity organisations and shops