By Donna Hardina PhD, Jane Middleton DSW, Salvador Montana MSW PhD(c), Roger Simpson PhD
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The term client is often criticized because it implies dependency on a social worker for provision of a service (Hardina, 1990). Some commentators also dislike consumer and customer because the terms seem to imply that the individual can choose which services to patronize and how much to pay for them. We use the terms client, consumer, or client/consumer throughout this text given the limited range of choices available to describe people who receive service. • Social Service Organization: A social service organization has a permanent structure and system of governance.
An additional application of social constructionism in social work practice is the work of Paulo Freire (1970). Although Freire is not explicitly a social constructionist, his work focuses on the production of new knowledge in relation to working with members of marginalized groups to bring about social change. Freire argues that the knowledge acquired by oppressed people through personal experience is valuable and, in most instances, is just as important as knowledge held by social service, 32 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS education, and other professional workers.
Social service organizations also can acquire power by serving as mediating structures, acting to link informal networks and organizations to larger institutions and government decision-makers (Berger & Neuhaus, 1977; Cox & Parsons, 2000). 12. Empowerment-oriented organizations acknowledge the limitations of participatory management approaches and take proactive measures to balance inclusion in decision-making with tasks associated with organizational maintenance. Empowerment-oriented management is subject to a number of limitations.