working in a host setting


In this Discussion, you describe the challenges that a social worker may face when providing services in a non-social-work setting and suggest ways to maintain a social work identity while in that environment.


  • Describe the special challenges related to working in a “host” setting such as a school in a school-home-community partnership.
  • How can a social worker maintain a strong sense of professional identity when working with professionals from so many different professions?

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.


D’Agostino, C. (2013). Collaboration as an essential school social work skill. Children & Schools, 35(4), 248–251.

Quinn-Lee, L. (2014). School social work with grieving children. Children & Schools, 36(2), 93–103.