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Health and Health Needs of the Elderly in Camps for Internally Displaced People in Nigeria: Implication for Social Work Practice

This article examines the accessibility of healthcare services by the elderly within a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Bakassi, Cross River State in Nigeria. Access to healthcare by the elderly within these camps is a primary concern due to age related conditions resulting from...

Exploring the Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Child Protection in Humanitarian Context

This webinar explores the existing evidence of the connections between climate change and risks to children’s protection and discuss the role that child protection actors and the wider humanitarian community can take to ensure the protection of children and well-being of children impacted by the...

‘There is not much we can do’: The roles and challenges of Nigeria's child protection social workers

Research on the challenges child protection social workers (CPSWs) face has increased remarkably in developed nations with the goal of finding sustainable solutions. There is a significant number of vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), yet little is documented and known about the role...

2023 State of the Social Service Workforce Report: A Decade of Progress, A Future of Promise

The Social Welfare Workforce Strengthening Conference: Investing in Those Who Care for Children, held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010, is often recognized as the launch of a global movement to strengthen the social service workforce and to develop stronger, more effective social service systems.

What Determines Social Service Workers’ Wages: A Cross-Country Analysis Using a Luxembourg Income Study

The study is aimed at exploring the influencing factor of wages among social service workers (SSWs) through a cross-country analysis. Using Luxembourg Income Study data, two aspects are emphasised: first, the trends and patterns of wage levels among SSWs. Second, the determining factors that...

Advancing the need for medical social workers in paediatric wards at a public health hospital in South Africa

Whilst the literature related to social work services with children is extant, little is devoted to medical social work with regards to children in a hospital context. Moreover, empirical research related to medical social work is scant in South Africa. Using a qualitative research approach data...

Building Resilience in Social Services by Managing Demand

The demand for social care, support, and protection is rapidly increasing across Europe, driven by a variety of factors, such as demographic changes and increasing inequalities. This surge in demand places significant pressure on public social services, which are already grappling with the...

International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics: Volume 20, Issue 1 (2023)

The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in social work unveils a myriad of opportunities, from enhancing service delivery to introducing innovative solutions for age-old challenges. However, it’s imperative that we also remain vigilant to the ethical dilemmas and potential pitfalls AI might...

The Buddhist Approach to Social Work in Sri Lanka

Social Work in Sri Lanka has been slowly progressing and even after 68 years it is in its infancy despite the facts that the country needs productive social work. Research studies and social work scholars believe that the mismatch of the prevailing social work approach with the country’s socio-...

Disability Inclusive Child Protection Competency Framework for the Social Service Workforce

The Disability Inclusive Child Protection Competency Framework for the Social Service Workforce (DICP Competency Framework) presents the competencies needed by the social service workforce (SSW) for child protection to deliver their functions in disability-inclusive and accessible ways.

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