|North Carolina |
Department of Health and Human Services
|Division of Aging and Adult Services|
A Guide to Record Keeping for Adult Services Social Workers
Published in 1994, this guide was developed by the Adult Services Branch of the NC Division of Social Services in conjunction with representatives from county departments of social services, the Adult Programs Representatives, and the Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (CARES, Jordan Institute for Families, School of Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill). It consists of a recommendations for effective use of the record keeping tools developed by this working group.
The tools are exactly that--support for excellent social work practice with adults and their families and other caregivers. The were designed to help social workers record the results of work with families, rather than as required forms or interviewing documents. They correspond to the Family Assessment and Change Process, the sequence of activities from beginning work with clients and families at intake to case closing.
Current versions of the record-keeping tools in interactive .pdf format are located on the DHHS website at http://info.dhhs.state.nc.us/olm/forms/forms.aspx?dc=doa.
The Guide is presented in .pdf (Adobe Acrobat 4) format--they may not display properly in earlier versions of Acrobat. To download a free Acrobat Reader, go to http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. Originally presented as a notebook with divider pages, the file containing the whole document contains "blank" pages consistent with double-sided printing. These pages have been removed in the smaller chapter-by-chapter files to reduce their size. Both the whole document and the shorter files have page thumbnails and navigational links.