International Social Work: Issues, Strategies and Programs

International Social Work: Issues, Strategies and Programs

By: David R. Cox (author), Manohar S. Pawar (author)Paperback

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A rapidly growing number of social workers are expressing a deep interest in and strong concern for global situations adversely affecting the well-being of millions of people. Such situations include global poverty, widespread conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, and the large population of displaced persons, and vulnerable and marginalized groups within them. Increasingly practitioners from several professions are actively involved in addressing these issues at local, national and international levels. This book aims to encourage and inform international social work practice. Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological and social development perspectives, the text is designed to assist social workers, human services professionals, development practitioners and others in responding to modern global challenges.

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After a distinguished career as a social work educator and administrator, Dr. Cox currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at La Trobe University in Australia. His professional interests have included work in social work and immigration and the experiences of refugees. He has written scores of articles and several books. He was awarded his Ph. D. from La Trobe in 1974. Dr. Pawar's research interests include: Social Work Education, International Social Work and Social Development, Social Policy, NGOs and Community Development, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Welfare and Training and Evaluation. In 1990, he was awarded his Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Dehli, India. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, Australia and as Associate Director and Key Researcher, Centre for Rural Social Research. He has won numerous awards, including the following: * Quality of Life Award 2001 from the Association of Commonwealth Universities * Faculty Award for Research Excellence 2001 * ICSSR institutional Doctoral Fellowship * Best Student-Alumni Association Prize * National Merit Scholarship * Rank Holder, Karnataka University. He is also widely published on subject including social work theory and practice in rural environments, jobs and careers, community social work, and international social work theory and practice.


Introduction Acknowledgments Ch 1. International Social Work Social Work The Global Spread and Organization of Social Work International Social Work Conclusion Ch 2. The Integrated Perspectives Approach to International Social Work Introduction to the Integrated Perspectives Approach The Global Perspective The Human Rights Perspective The Ecological Perspective The Social Development Perspective The Integrated Perspectives Approach as a Whole The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Existing Social Work Theories The Application of the Integrated Perspectives Approach to International Social Work Conclusion Ch. 3 The Global Context of International Social Work Introduction The Global Social Problems Context The Organizational Context The Ideological Context The Emerging Policy Context Conclusion Ch. 4 Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work Introduction Empowerment Capacity Building Self-Help and Self-Reliance Enhancing Social Integraton or Social Cohesion Income-Generation Strategies Community Development Conclusion Ch. 5 The Field of Development: Background and Current Issues Global Development Since 1945: The Various Paths to Development Local Level Development Conclusion Ch. 6 The Field of Development: Programs and Strategies in Local Level Development Local Level Development Goals and Strategies Pertaining to Local Level Development Key Strategies and Programs Appropriate to Local-level Development The Place for Integrated Comprehensive Programs Conclusion Ch. 7 The Field of Poverty Reduction and Alleviation: Background and Issues Perspectives on Poverty Global Poverty: Current Dimensions and Trends Global Poverty: The Various Types of Facets of Poverty Globalization and Poverty The Poverty of the United Nations' List of Least Developed Countries Globally Induced Poverty Poverty and Development Process Subsistence Poverty Rural Poverty Urban Poverty Poverty and Specific Population Categories Definitions and Forms of Poverty Consequential Poverty Conclusion Ch. 8 The Field of Poverty Alleviation: Programs and Strategies Poverty Alleviation in Context A Model of Poverty Alleviation for International Social Work Poverty Alleviation Programs and Strategies Used in International Social Work Conclusion Ch. 9 The Fields of Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Background and Current Issues The Integrated-perspectives Approach and Conflict and Peace Issues The Extent and Nature of Modern Conflict The Role of the United Nations The Role of Global Civil Society The Postconflict Response The Post-Conflict Situation and the Post-Conflict Reconstruction Agenda The Humanitarian Debate Conclusion Ch. 10 The Field of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Programs and Strategies Implementing the Comprehensive Post-Conflict Agenda Some Key Areas of International Social Work in the Post-Conflict Situation Delivering Psychosocial Programs Rebuilding Communities Securing and Maintaining Peace and Promoting Reconciliation Conclusion Ch. 11 The Field of Displacement and Forced Migration: Background and Current Issues Forced Migration: The Presenting Situation and its Background The Nature of Forced Migration in the Contemporary World Forced Migration Movements and Numbers in Recent Times A Critical Analysis of the Forced Migration Situation Specific Aspects of International Social Work's Involvement in Forced Migration Situations Conclusion Ch. 12 The Field Displacement and Forced Migration: Programs and Strategies A General Overview of Social Work Programs in Forced Migration Situations Some Specific Programs and Strategies for Responding to Various Forced Migration Situations Humanitarian Aid and Its Distribution Programs Humanizing Existing Conditions Trauma Counseling Programs Support Programs Social and REcreational Programs Children's Education adn Psychosocial Programs Services for Refugee Women Family Reunion Programs Repatriation Programs Integration Programs Human Rights Programs Legal Programs Community Development Programs Conclusion Ch. 13 International Social Work with Specific Populations Street Children Child Laborers Migrant Workers and Their Families AIDS Orphans in Africa Conclusion Ch. 14 Challenges for International Social Work for the Twenty-First Century The Way Ahead for International Social Work Changes Required to Social Work Education Changes Required to Social Work Practice Careers in International Social Work The Global Organization of Social Work Conclusion Appendix A: International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) Appendix B: Acronyms References Index About the Authors

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  • publication date: 06/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781412914086
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9781412914086
  • weight: 746
  • ISBN10: 1412914086

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