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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 ...

The Integrated-Perspectives Approach to International Social Work
The integrated-perspectives approach to international social work

The definition of international social work given in Chapter 1 contains reference to an integrated-perspectives approach as a framework for international social work practice, and it is to this approach that we now turn. The model in Figure 2.1 shows the integration of four perspectives to constitute the integrated-perspectives approach. We shall consider each of the four perspectives in its own right before considering the integration of the four as the overall approach to international social work practice suggested here.

However, a summary of the part played by the four perspectives may be helpful at this point. The global perspective establishes the boundaries of the approach and highlights the essential unity of ...

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