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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 such involvement by drawing together the practice wisdom gradually emerging within the broad scope of international social work practice. Utilizing an integrated perspectives approach incorporating global, human rights, ecological and social development perspectives, the text is designed to prepare social workers, human services professionals, development practitioners and others who ...

International Organizations: Roles for Social Workers and Preparation of Social Workers for International Social Work
International organizations: Roles for social workers and preparation of social workers for international social work
Introduction

As a consequence in part of globalization processes, the scale and significance of global problems, and the opening up of national borders, an increasing number of social workers, alongside other development and human services professionals, are taking an interest in international social work career options. To facilitate and sustain that interest, in this chapter, we explore a range of international organizations from a career perspective. In Chapter 3, we presented an overview of the organizational context of international social work. We shall now expand that overview by discussing a few examples of international organizations and ...

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