The practice aims at reducing social problems and improving social functioning. An individual performs several roles in the society. Problems might occur when there is a conflict between the roles or stress on a certain role which the individual finds difficult to manage. Individual forms the microscopic part of the entire community. Being the root of society, an individual's thought and ideologies influence the society as a whole. Casework uses this perspective to create change and functionality in the society as a whole. Although there exist long draw debates between structural and individual schools of thought, case work has been one of the oldest and most frequently used methods in Social Work.
In this paper I try to describe the scope and actual experience of case work ...
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...e process in initial stage, but I attempted to overcome this feeling.
The case work process and situation let me understand the complexities involved in social life. It does not only act as a helping relationship for the client but the case worker as well. Overall, the feeling of being able to help someone in the field gives me immense satisfaction. Though the process is tedious and long, it requires long- term commitment by the social worker to go through this process and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals.
1.Davison Evelyn, 1970, Social Case Work, A basic Textbook For students of casework and for administrators in the Social Services, Second Edition.
2.An Introduction to Case Work – Grace Mathew, Published: Tata Institute of Social Sciences,1992, 3.Web references and class room teaching have been also used.
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