What is the Meaning & Definition of social work

Discipline that it is oriented to improve conditions and the development of the community in which it operates

Social work is a trans-disciplinarity that deals to promote social change in a given community, solve problems arising from human relationships and strengthen the people in order to increase the welfare of communities.
I.e., basically, this area aims to improve material conditions, health, culture and education concerning the population in which it acts with its action. As a result the work that makes this sector doesn't generate any economic benefit is that it tends to be developed by the State or by non-profit organizations, such is the case of popular NGOs, as we will see later in the review, which are which agglutinate practically all this task on their hands. Now, this does not imply that other stakeholders may not intervene in this respect, of course Yes you can do it but it is usual to be managed in the above-mentioned hands.

The objective: the sectors marginalized and unmet needs

The unmet needs at almost all levels and most marginalized social sectors tend to be the recipients of the work of social work. The mission is to assist in the satisfaction of demands but also strive for these sectors provide them a better future.
Building and using theories about human behavior, social systems, the principles of human rights and Social Justice, Social work intervenes and directs their work to highly complex relationships that occur in individuals and environments to which they belong.

That no individual is relegated the development

Basically, the Mission of Social work is to facilitate that all individuals will be able to develop fully their potential, at the same time that enrich their lives and prevent dysfunctions that may be on the way.
Meanwhile, called them to professionals who work professionally in this discipline as social workers.


The functions of social workers include the following: to direct individuals to develop their skills, which will help them to solve the social, individual and collective problems which arise from them; These promote the right of self-determination, adaptation and development; promote the achievement of services and policies that match the socio-economic resources that exist; provide information and social connections with those bodies of socio-economic resources; provide psychotherapy or therapy treatments of families there where family conflicts or tragedies overwhelmed and limit citizens; planning programs in tune with Governments to promote social development of more limited classes; Orient families to resolve their problems through dialogue and consensus and not of the fight; analysis of the cases to interpret finished way causes and come up with effective solutions; follow those sectors that require assistance on-site, among others.
With respect to the contexts in which it acts Social work prove to be highly variable, but always the attention and the focus will be on those sectors that require more attention than nothing special, such as senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, individuals who suffer from abuse, victims of terrorism, prisoners, immigrants, ethnic minorities, drug addicts, and any other individual who is in the category of excluded social.

The importance of the third sector: associations, foundations and NGOs

Currently the Social work is very active in what is known as the third sector, associations, foundations, NGOs and also in private business and in educational contexts. In the latter case, social workers assumed the role of mediators in disputes arising between members of the educational community, promoting the realization of therapies with the objective of finding the solution to the problem which is the cause of suffering.
As you can be seen from the above, it is very important to develop and promote this discipline in all parts of the world. Where there is a humble needed or a minority there is no answers to their situation of discrimination, there should be using social work.
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