Why Is HBSE Relevant to Social Work?

Discussion 2: Why Is HBSE Relevant to Social Work?

The types of issues and concerns that children, and adolescents, present to social workers are as varied as the people themselves. Understanding how individuals behave in their particular environment will shed some light on their current challenges, but this alone is not enough. Social workers must know how to ask the right questions, as the answers will inform decisions about which resources may be most helpful.

For this Discussion, think about the connections between social work and human behavior and consider why it is relevant to social work practice.

Post an explanation of why studying human behavior and the social environment (HBSE) is relevant for social workers. In your analysis, explain how HBSE is unique from other social and behavioral sciences. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer.