GOAL 1—Professional Development: Students develop an appropriate foundation for and a commitment to lifelong learning in social work practice.
- Practice Behavior 1.1: Students continue to enhance their professional skills and knowledge to work effectively with client systems of all sizes.
- Practice Behavior 1.2: Students demonstrate professional demeanor that reflects awareness of and respect for client systems.
- Practice Behavior 1.3: Students practice self-reflection and self-correction as tools for enhancing their professional competence.
- Practice Behavior 1.4: Students adhere to professional roles and responsibilities.
- Practice Behavior 1.5: Students understand and apply supervision and consultation as a part of their learning process.
GOAL 2—Values and Ethics: Students internalize, promote and apply the values and ethics of social work in professional practice.
- Practice Behavior 2.1: Students are aspiring to acquire and practice within the standards of social work licenses and/or credentials.
- Practice Behavior 2.2: Students are aware of their personal values and manage it in a way that allows professional values to guide practice.
- Practice Behavior 2.3: Students make ethical decisions and resolve ethical conflicts in practice by critically applying the NASW Code of Ethics and, as applicable, standards of the IFSW.
GOAL 3—Critical Thinking: Students identify and apply critical thinking skills in professional practice with systems of all sizes.
- Practice Behavior 3.1: Students assess and integrate multiple sources of information, including research-based knowledge, in professional practice.
- Practice Behavior 3.2: Students develop an ability to critically analyze and apply models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation.
- Practice Behavior 3.3: Students demonstrate effective oral and written communication, and build productive relationships with client systems using established professional standards and practices.
GOAL 4—Cultural Competence: Students demonstrate cultural competence to practice social work with diverse populations in systems of all sizes.
- Practice Behavior 4.1: Students demonstrate to function as beginning-level social workers within agencies serving diverse populations, using appropriate written and oral communication techniques.
- Practice Behavior 4.2: Students recognize cultural practices, beliefs and values as factors that may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or, conversely enhance privilege and power.
- Practice Behavior 4.3: Students demonstrate professional competence that reflects awareness of and respect for diversity as a value that shapes practice with diverse populations.
- Practice Behavior 4.4: Students recognize clients as experts of their own life experiences, and collaborate with them to effectively implement culturally appropriate practices.
GOAL 5—Social and Economic Justice: Students are committed to promote social and economic justice, and human rights at local, national and global levels.
- Practice Behavior 5.1: Students describe the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination.
- Practice Behavior 5.2: Students acquire theoretical knowledge of socio-economic justice to promote human rights of marginalized populations including indigenous people.
- Practice Behavior 5.3: Students participate in advocacy processes in collaboration with people who are deprived from and in need of services.
- Practice Behavior 5.4: Students engage in culturally and policy sensitive practices that mobilize resources to meet the needs of minority populations.
- Practice Behavior 5.5: Students incorporate practices that promote social and economic justice in organizations, institutions and society.
GOAL 6—Research/EBP: Students demonstrate evaluation skills to apply research-generated information and methods in social work practice.
- Practice Behavior 6.1: Students locate, evaluate and critically analyze current research literature in their areas of interest.
- Practice Behavior 6.2: Students critically understand beginning level of policy analysis, evidence-based and research-informed practices in systems of all sizes.
GOAL 7—Human Behavior and the Social Environment: Students develop a proficiency to critically understand and, where appropriate, apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment while working with client systems of all sizes
- Practice Behavior 7.1: Students are knowledgeable about the social and cultural systems in which people live and the ways in which those systems facilitate or hinder them in maintaining or achieving well-being.
- Practice Behavior 7.2: Students apply the social work generalist model to understand and critically analyze their chosen populations and their interactions with socio-economic environment.
GOAL 8—Policy: Students develop knowledge and skills related to social work policy practice and advocacy to advance social and economic well-being and deliver effective social work services.
- Practice Behavior 8.1: Students understand and critically analyze that direct social work practices occur in a policy context.
- Practice Behavior 8.2: Students recognize linkages among social work history, current social policies and societal structures.
- Practice Behavior 8.3: Students collaborate with social workers, other professionals, clients and community in order to demonstrate effective policy action.
GOAL 9—Contexts: Students are informed, resourceful and proactive in responding to the changing nature of socio-economic and political contexts that influence well-being of people.
- Practice Behavior 9.1: Students are skillful to access current information about changing socio-economic and political contexts, innovations and changing trends to provide relevant services.
- Practice Behavior 9.2: Students understand the significance of information technologies and organizational analysis techniques for relevant service delivery to clients and communities.
- Practice Behavior 9.3: Students practice beginning level leadership skills to promote sustainable change to improve quality of service delivery.
GOAL 10—Generalist Social Work Practice: Students develop professional competency in the use of the generalist problem-solving model with client systems of all sizes
- Practice Behavior 10.1: Students describe, assess and apply the generalist problem-solving model to practice with systems of all sizes.
- Practice Behavior 10.2: Students demonstrate professional knowledge and skills to assess clients' situation, strengths and limitations that enable them to work together with clients for goal-setting and developing outcome-based intervention plans.
- Practice Behavior 10.3: Students acquire knowledge and strategies to empower clients in preventing and resolving problem.
- Practice Behavior 10.4: Students demonstrate their evaluation skills to critically analyze, monitor and evaluate various stages of practice–from engagement to follow-up.