Praca Socjalna (Social Work) 2018/02

 

  • Information for Readers (5)
  • In view of the upcoming 120th anniversary of the creation of the first social work school in Europe
  • Am I my brother's keeper? (7)
  • Social assistance abroad
    • Dilemmas for supporting foster families based on research from the Czech Republic (21)
      The presented article aims to present the contemporary situation of foster care in the Czech Republic. This situation contributes to the emergence of dilemmas based on completely new professional issues in the system of supporting families and children living outside the family home. Children should have the opportunity to shape and develop their personality, but this process can be disturbed in their family home. The dilemmas presented may be a threat or a chance for a good start in adult life for children.
  • Between theory and practice
    • (Un) subjective dimension of the relationship in helping social work (31)
      The aim of the article is to try to look at the non-subjective relationship of help in relation to the micro-practice of social work (individuals, families and social workers) as not obvious, limited by barriers and not always possible to apply in practice.
  • For the good quality of life of older people
    • Selective optimization with compensation as a strategy for successful aging (45)
      This study aimed to check whether the SOC strategy is related to subjective indicators of successful aging (positive emotions, life satisfaction, lack of a sense of loneliness) also for Polish seniors. The commonly used scales in the Polish version were used to measure the indicators.
    • (What) the activity of seniors of the "fourth century" and (what) support for their professionally active family carers (62)
      The article is a review work. First, it shows the problems that informal carers must face when entering and functioning in a new role for themselves. Secondly, it was pointed out that non-independent seniors in the so-called the late phase of old age does not have to be only at home and be exposed to social exclusion. They can also stay active.
      For the sake of a good quality of life in permanent residency centers (76)
      The study discusses the need for institutional support for seniors and draws attention to the quality of life of residents of a social welfare home.
  • Education for social work
    • Theory of intersections - critical thinking - theory of codes of legitimacy. On applications of theory in the context of analysis of educational activity of students of social work (97)
      The article aims to present the theory of intersections, embedding within broader scientific discourses, and justifying its use in the area of social work. In particular, it is about looking at the possibility of its adaptation to the curricula in the field of social work based on the experience of academicians, described in the literature of the subject, as well as the didactic and research experiences of the author. There will also be an attempt to evaluate these possibilities and adapt to the conditions of the curricula in the field of social work. The text presents the results of research inspired by the theory of intersections, which consisted in the analysis of twenty student essays using an analytical tool derived from the Theory of Legitimization Codes.
  • Good practices
    • Box "Domni - Homeless" as an innovative way of working with people experiencing homelessness (117)
      The aim of the article is to present an innovative idea for working with people "without a home", through the tool, which is the "Domni - Homeless" box. This tool is designed to help people "without a home" to get out of homelessness, as well as to help them meet their basic needs emerging on the way to life stabilization.
    • Supporting family - a dedicated form of support for families with care and educational problems (144)
      The aim of the article is to present the main assumptions and solutions regarding the functioning of the supporting family. Tasks and the process of recruitment and establishing a supporting family will be presented. The role of the social assistance center in the implementation of this form of assistance activities will also be indicated, which can significantly contribute to increasing the efficiency of social and educational work with the family. Examples of "good practices" will be presented, similar in their assumptions to the idea of a supporting family, implemented by non-governmental organizations.
  • Bookshelf
  • Notes about the authors (175)

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