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Study Questions:


  1. What
    is one specific example of a closed structure with which you and your
    clients need to deal, including the problems the closed structure causes
    for you or your clients?




  1. What
    is one specific example of an open structure within your agency, including
    evidence of its being an open structure? This is a situation where people
    and resources within two or more programs or operating units blend and
    reconfigure on an as needed basis in order to respond to the needs and
    interests of clients. This includes separate programs, staff, and
    resources subordinating individual identity or roles to the interests of
    shared clients.




  1. What
    is one specific example of variable Resource-focus within your agency or
    within the children’s safety net in your community?




Rating Scale (Rate your practice, program, or agency.):


0. H: “Closed
Structures” not integrated into practice.


1. H: “Closed
Structures” integrated into practice.


2. H: “Open
Structures” partially integrated into practice.


3. H: “Open
Structures” integrated into practice.


4. H: “Dynamic
Structures” partially integrated into practice.


5. H: “Dynamic
Structures” integrated into practice.


Practice Strategies:


Now list three
specific strategies you will use to increase your practice level. For example,
if you rated your practice at the “2” level, what three strategies will you use
to increase your practice level to “3?”


1.




2.




3.








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