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Defining Social Work: Where Context Meets Global Perspectives
Transcript of Defining Social Work: Where Context Meets Global Perspectives
NASW – National Association of Social Workers (United States) IASSW – International Association of Schools of Social Work
IFSW IASSW Definition The Social Work Profession Promotes Social Change
Problem Solving in Human Relationship
Liberation of people to enhance well-being Utilizing theories of Human Behavior
Social Work Interventions at the points where people interact with their environments & Social Systems Principles of human rights & social justice are fundamental to social work.
NASW The primary mission of the social work profession is to Enhance human well-being Help meet the basic human needs of all people With particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are Vulnerable Oppressed Living in Poverty & A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual wellbeing in a social context and the wellbeing of society. Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living. Social Work Defined in R wanda Mission Purpose / Goals Outcomes Context Language Let's Talk Goals of this workshop Definition
Contextual Realities Cultural Considerations
Social Development Global Considerations Things to Consider 1. What specifically do we want to accomplish? 6. What should social work be in Rwanda and how do we get it there? 5. What are we doing that we should not be doing? 4. What are we not doing that we should begin doing? 3. In what ways can we improve what we are currently doing? 2. What are we doing that we should continue to do? Mission Driven