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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 Field of Migration: Programs and Strategies
The field of migration: Programs and strategies

The field of migration is a highly varied one. However, consistent with the coverage in the previous two chapters, the focus in this chapter is on those areas that we have included under labor migration and forced migration or displacement. These areas are, in regard to labor migration—migrant workers, irregular workers, and trafficked persons; in regard to displacement—displaced persons, asylum seekers, and refugees. A major area thus omitted is the largest component of formal immigration programs, namely, skilled migration and family reunion migration. Most Western countries, for example, operate programs of this kind, and many social workers are involved in resettlement, integration, and other programs pertaining to these arrivals. There is ...

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