The Effectiveness of social work services for families whose children are in temporary custody

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Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
The Effectiveness of social work services for families whose children are in temporary custody
In the Journal:
SHS Web of Conferences. 2018, 40, pdf (7 p.). 6th international interdisciplinary scientific conference: Society. Health. Welfare. P. 1
Keywords:
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Socialinė pagalba. Globa / Social assistance. Care; Socialiniai darbuotojai / Social workers; Vaikai / Children.
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Efektyvumas; Socialinis darbuotojas; Socialinės paslaugos; Socialinės rizikos šeima; Laikina vaiko globa; Nuolatinė vaiko globa; Effectiveness; Social worker; Social services; Family at social risk; Temporary child custody; Permanent child custody.

ENDespite that there is an operating social support system for families, social workers are affected by factors that limit effectiveness of their activities in working with families whose children are taken into temporary custody. The article aims to uncover what hinders social worker to carry out effective work in providing social services for families whose children are in temporary custody. Qualitative research data shows that the research participants’ awareness of social work effectiveness is limited to its individual components. Putting together these components one can get a broad definition of effectiveness of social work though the research participants themselves do not use such a concept. The research data reveals that micro level factors influencing effectiveness of social workers’ activities working with families whose children are in temporary custody are as follows: absence of parental motivation to seek changes and unfavourable environment as well as negative community approach to social risk families. Macro level factors limiting social work effectiveness working with the families at social risk lie in the system of social services. Inadequate management of social work, limited social workers’ access to resources necessary to restore family functions; too high workload for social workers are essential factors limiting social work effectiveness. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1051/shsconf/20184001
ISSN:
2261-2424
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