When one cuts the rope at any point, all the component strands are exposed. The first three of the processes, viz. This method involves seeking and ordering information and determining the nature and strength of the evidence which supports it. The caseworker then makes inferences based on the diagnosis of the perception of children methods, theoretical knowledge, and the experience of himself and others.
Tentative hypotheses are formed, re-examined, accepted and revised, or eliminated in the light of further information. It is fundamental to the formulation of researchable questions in social casework. As stated above, it is an administrative procedure, and not a process of social casework, to take in the person with problem, i. This starts with first encounter and ends with usually the second interview with the intake worker.
This phase requires a very skillful probing into the client’s problem, mopping up all the relevant areas of the person-in-his-situation. This obviously requires that the caseworker finds out the nature of need, if it can be met in the present set-up of agency’s policies, procedures, services and personnel, and what sort of competence and provisions will be helpful and is required to tackle his problems. How does the worker view the person and his problems diagnostically is also important to be mentioned. His adjustment to his social functions in job, family, etc. Nature of family, its status, values, relationship pattern within the family etc.