The age of globalisation has favoured international migration. Current studies on this topic have begun adopting the transnationalism approach. Accordingly, not only is the influence of migrants on the destination location being investigated; the relationships that occur at a distance with the place of origin are being examined also. In this respect, the family has come to form the core component of research on migration and transnationalism.
The main purpose of this paper is to explore the meanings that social work intervention takes on when it is guided by feminist and intersectional approaches. Both perspectives allow for reflection and action in gender-oriented contexts based on power relations that unfold according to people’s bodies, sexualities, and gender and ethno-racial identities. Throughout this paper, the feminist approach is highlighted with regard to its commitment to reveal the power and the intersectional approach in its intertwined perspective of power.
This paper addresses the figure of the Personal Assistant (PA), which is essential in order for persons with a disability to begin developing an independent life. To set out a framework for a PA, the various models for conceiving disability are presented, identifying the social model as a system based on the rights of persons with a disability.
As a child protection measure, family fostering takes precedence over residential fostering because it allows the child to develop within a family. However, despite continued efforts in this area this priority has not yet been delivered.
Indeed, Spain has not engaged in developing a model for professionalised family fostering, although the scope for it has been mentioned since 1996 in our Civil Code (Royal Decree, 24 July 1889).
The Committee on Basic Social Services of the Official Association of Social Work of Catalonia was set up in 2010. In 2021 it had built a team of 25 professionals with knowledge and experience in basic social services (BSS), in various local authorities and third sector organisations, and in different professional roles. Its mission is to discuss and reflect on BSS in order to analyse, recommend and issue proposals in this respect from the standpoint of social work. Most of its participants are women.
This theoretical paper reflects on the relationship between knowledge base, identity and professional alienation. Although it refers to a classic topic in social work, it is no less relevant in the current context. If the knowledge base is necessary to define the field and professional autonomy, it is concerning when a lack of clarity is still perceived in defining
Rural life as an intervention setting has been scarcely considered within the context of the fields of social work. Even so, when analysing its social, economic, cultural and political circumstances, there are situations that call for study, monitoring and contributions from the social sciences to identify needs and means of approach among families and communities, particularly in a country such as Colombia where rural territories have received scant interest and focus.
There is a widespread consensus in early care about the importance of the family and the environment in childhood development and regarding the fact that promoting optimal environmental or contextual conditions improves the quality of life, and indeed the overall development of children.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the population, in addition to causing a severe social emergency leading to new strategies for intervention among social workers at public healthcare services. This paper sets out the experience of a health centre on the island of Tenerife where it was identified that a pre-planned intervention was needed in order to address the full complexity of the psychosocial problems that arise on the context of an event of this scale.