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Basic Programs and Strategies for International Social Work
Basic programs and strategies for international social work
Introduction

One of the significant insights that emerges from studying international social work is that a great variety of workers, engaged in highly divergent fields, have adopted a number of common strategies. Some of these workers may have done so as a result of study, general reading, or training courses, but many others have done so because these strategies appeared to represent a commonsense or logical approach. Field-workers seem to appreciate instinctively that people's empowerment and capacity building are indispensable to progress. Similarly, they quickly realize that self-help and community-based approaches to change are both necessitated by resource shortages and right in principle. Along similar lines, workers perceive the necessity ...

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