International Association for Social Work with Groups. (2015). Standards for social work practice with groups. This resource provides the social work standards for different groups and in an variety of languages. Familiarize yourself with the collective standards of your discipline.
Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice
Kirst-Ashman, K.K,, & Hull, Jr., G.H. (2018). Empowerment Series: Understanding Generalist Practice.. Cengage Learning. Please read Chapter 3. Practice skills for working with groups
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Muskat, B., Greenblatt, A., Garvin, C., Pelech, W., Cohen, C., Macgowan, M., & Roy, V. (2020). Group workers’ experiences of mutual aid: Stories from the field. Social Work with Groups, 43(3), 241-256. doi:10.1080/01609513.2019.1571470. This journal entry diagnoses the topic of mutual aid and how it benefits group work practice. The qualitative research used focus groups to determine manifestation trends. Mutual aid showed group factors, member factors, worker factors, and organization and community factors as the main fundamentals.
Rosenwald, M., & Baird, J. (2020). An integrated trauma-informed, mutual aid model of group work. Social Work with Groups, 43(3). 257-271, doi: 10.1080/01609513.2019.1656145. Rosenwald and Baird (2020) pointed to a mutual aid model geared towards evidence-based trauma evaluation. The authors shared integration methods of mutual aid that help promote trustworthiness.
Sweifbach, J., & Heft-LaPorte, H. (2007). A model for group work practice with Ultra-Orthodox Jewish victims of domestic violence: A qualitative study. Social Work with Groups, 30 (3), 29-45, doi: 10.1300/J009v30n03_03. This article explores how domestic violence within the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox community and how group work practice may provide a variety of assessment practices. This qualitative study focused on research from 10 social workers made up of all women. The authors attempt to understand how to implement assessment measures when facing a private community.