Exploring Social Work Interventions in Health, Education, and Social Care to Promote Community and Individual Wellbeing

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Community and Urban Sociology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 151

Special Issue Editors

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School of Allied Health and Social Care, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Interests: social work; social work education; mental health; the recovery approach; family carers

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Faculty of Health, Education and Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Interests: social work; child and family work; child protection; fostering and adoption

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Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: disability studies; domestic violence; social inclusion of expert by experience into research; supervision in social work

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Social work interventions to promote wellbeing are undertaken in a variety of settings such as health, education, and social care. Social workers are required to develop a number of different skills managing multiple forms of interventions to promote wellbeing and empowerment. In a world that is impacted by climate change, austerity issues, economic crisis, war, and natural disasters, social workers need to develop culturally competent practices with different communities and service users with diverse clinical and social needs. 

This Special Issue invites contributions from an international audience that captures the richness and diversity of social work in all its forms. It recognises that within social work, social workers can be agents for change as activists or can be boundaried by the mandates of the state; however, social work is both an academic and practical discipline underpinned by a commitment to social justice and community and individual empowerment. This Special Issue hopes to capture contributions which show the scope of social work and its different forms of intervention, highlighting it as a practice and academic discipline within health, education, and social care that promotes both individual and community wellbeing.

Dr. Joanna Fox
Dr. Debbie Amas
Dr. Petra Videmšek
Guest Editors

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  • community wellbeing
  • individual wellbeing
  • child safeguarding
  • adult safeguarding
  • international social work
  • multi-disciplinary interventions
  • diversity and inclusion
  • social justice and empowerment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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