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Best Practices of Social Work Methods Contextual Examples and Reflections from the Field

Author Name: Sheeja Karalam, Norvy Paul, Mariko Kimura | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Best Practices of Social Work Methods is an attempt to discuss indigenous approaches to social work methods globally, aiming to impart knowledge and support the practitioners, academicians and students to work for social work intervention models, appropriate to the local needs within the socio-cultural context. The book brings an evidential reading to the social work practice professionally in the backdrop of six social work methods. The book is picturesque of how social workers worldwide attempted to practice profession and relate the knowledge they earned from theories and thus makes reading examples for furthering the social work profession.

“This book provides evidence-based practice of social work methods that help social workers to accept, adapt and share their new insights and learnings. This book also contributes to our profession's growing philosophical base and practice of methods as we support people through transformative change.”

– Rory Truell, IFSW Secretary-General

“This timely volume, in the era of social-economic upheavals, documents how social workers as agents of change can contribute to the social wellbeing using social work methods. Indeed, social work methods and models must creatively tackle the emerging trends and issues exemplified in the research and practice as illustrated in this publication.”

–Dr. Ngoh Tiong TAN, Treasurer, International Association of Schools of Social Work

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Sheeja Karalam, Norvy Paul, Mariko Kimura

Sheeja Karalam, PhD in social work, leads research projects with national and international significance. Having 18 years of academic social work experience, Dr Sheeja is currently working as a Coordinator at the Centre for Research Projects and an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. She has published a handful of research articles and book chapters. Her area of expertise is in social work research, primary social work methods, project proposal writing, wellbeing training, programme planning and implementation.

Norvy Paul completed his PhD in social work and actively engaged in research. He focuses on displacement with a particular interest in social and cultural capital, marginalisation, human rights and community development. He has authored and edited seven books and of which four on development and displacement; published several articles in various national and international journals, and presented papers at various forums related to social work and displacement. Dr Paul recently completed post-doctoral studies at Christ University in Bangalore. Currently, he is a senior lecturer in social work at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi.

Mariko Kimura received Ph.D. in social work in 1993 from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. Dr. Kimura has served as an IFSW executive committee member representing the Asia Pacific Region. She is a Professor Emeritus of Japan Women’s University and currently teaching social work part-time. Dr. Kimura has published a number of journal articles and book chapters focused on international social work, community mental health, and mental health consumer's empowerment.