Introduction to Social Work by Lisa E. Cox (ebook)Social work in welfare states is highly connected to the policies of nation states. There is a need to address theories in social work that have a transnational focus at the local level. The core idea is that if people cannot gain recognition, this causes harm to their self-realisation. The purpose of this paper is discuss how the recognition theory overcomes a national focus in social work. This paper is theoretical. The relations of recognition are discussed in the context of transnational social work in welfare states with forced migrants.
Recognising forced migrants in transnational social work
Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families , groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working with communities, and - within social policy - fostering change on a larger scale. The social work industry  developed in the 19th century, with some of its roots in voluntary philanthropy and in grassroots organizing. The effects of the Industrial Revolution and of the Great Depression of the s placed pressure on social work to become a more defined discipline. Social work is a broad profession that intersects with several disciplines. Social work organizations offer the following definitions:.
Social work in welfare states is highly connected to the policies of nation states.
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This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! Psychology for social workers Social work education is currently undergoing major changes in professional training wit Psychology for social workers Social work education is currently undergoing major changes in professional training with anti-discriminatory practice a high priority area. Drawing together research material and literature on black perspectives in human development and behaviour from North America and Britain, it provides a starting point that will inspire discussion and debate in the social work field and will generate future theoretical and research questions.