Monday, March 30, 2009

Different Scope of Social Work

Social work we mean work for the society. Social work is a work by which a social worker can aware individual about their problems, identify their worth & dignity & give a satisfactory and independent life which they can’t get by their own effort. The first school of social work was set-up in Bombay in 1936.

According to Prof. Friedlander,”Social work is a professional service based upon scientific knowledge & skill in human relations which assists individuals alone or in groups to obtain social & professional satisfaction & independence.”

Scope of Social work
  1. Child development
  2. Medical social work
  3. Clinical social work
  4. Social work administrative & management
  5. International social work
  6. Social work in acute psychiatric hospital
  7. Social work as community organizer
1. Child development:
Children are the most vital part of our Nation. They are the foundation of any nation. For progress of any country their development is necessary. Their mental, physical, emotional, psychological, social development is important. The following services has been organized by the Central Social Welfare Board for welfare of child in India. They are:
  • Right to education
  • Right against exploitation
  • Right for rehabilitation
  • Right to speech & expression
Government policy
  • Institutions for their protection, education & rehabilitation of the socially handicapped children
  • Temporary homes for the sick children suffering from TB & skin disease
  • Children home, infant home, Balbadi, Nursery, Pre-primary school, day care centre, recreation & cultural centres
  • Holiday homes for the children of the family of economic weaker sections
  • Child Health Centre
  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • Schools for Mentally retarded children

    Social workers work in this institutions & tries their level best to solve their problems and strengthen the path forth development of their personality. He also develop the abilities & capabilities of the child.
2. Medical Social Work
The medical social work provide assistance to patient & their family who are coping with many problems
A social worker have the potentiality to aware the Doctor about the problem and collect & analyse patient’s detail information to help other health professions to understand the needs of the patients & their family
In fact when a doctor come into any conclusion in a minute, a social worker diagnosis a problem thoroughly.

3. Clinical Social work
The clinical social work provides a full range of Mental Health Services including assessment, diagnosis & treatment. It provide referral service to individuals, couples, families & groups. Assist clients in adjusting to measure life style changes due to death of loved one, disability, divorce or loss of a job.

4. Social work administration & management
To manage a programme planning is most important. The important of social worker
related to Fund raising & making grants
  • Budget management
  • Monitoring & evaluation of public & social policy
  • Co-ordinate activities to achieve the agencies goal
  • Staff co-ordination
5. International social work
The role of social work is to :
  • Counsel & aid refugees to ensure a smooth transition into a new environment
  • Facilitate international adoption
  • Provide disaster relief in the time of crisis
  • Counsel families to find better solution to their problems. Remove children from abusive situation & place it to care homes
  • Find employment & housing for homeless families
  • Assist pregnant women, adoptive parents & adoptive children in crisis
  • Provide assessment, support, counseling
  • Provide assistants to women & their children who are victims of domestic violence
6. Social work in an acute psychiatric hospital
A social worker can help to a psycho patient very trick fully because of her/his professional quality. She/he can provide-
  • Complete Intake
  • Psycho-social assessment
  • Participate in the treatment plan
  • Provide patient & family education & support
  • Provide individual treatment family & group therapy
  • Provide discharge & after planning
7. Social work as community organizer
  • Assist the community in defining a school problem
  • Provide direction & guidance to the community in-order to mobilize & identified cause by case work, group work & community organization
  • Assist in establishing new programmes to meet the needs of individuals, groups and families
Other Scopes
  • Addiction Treatment
  • Child abuse, adoption & welfare
  • Criminal justice
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Disaster relief
  • Domestic Relief
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military social work
  • Political development
  • Rural development
  • Industrial development
  • Women welfare


At September 11, 2009 2:04 AM , Blogger haresh said...

Ms.Sagarika Satapathy ,

Thank you so much for this very informative article. It is very helpful to know about the social work profession at a glance.

I am looking for more information on Military Social Work in India. Will it be possible for your to give more on this topic?

Thanking you,

At December 27, 2009 4:25 PM , Blogger Mayuri said...

m looking out for women welfare more in remote areas how can i work on it

At December 27, 2009 4:25 PM , Blogger Mayuri said... is my id

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At March 22, 2010 1:16 PM , Blogger soni said...

thanks For this looking out for women welfare

At April 20, 2010 6:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a student of M.S.W am very thankful to you.


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