Social work intervention involving rural families in the context of peacebuilding in Colombia

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.

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Social intervention in Early Care and Childhood Development Centres (CDIAPs): an ongoing examination

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.

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Social healthcare work in times of Covid-19. Reflections on an experience on the island of Tenerife (Spain)

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.

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The political economy of mental health. A necessary theory for social work intervention in the Argentine health context

This article strives to analyse the impact that the economic model implemented during each period of Argentina’s history had on shaping the country’s health system. Being able to consider this dimension from the standpoint of social work adds complexity to our approach and enables us to understand what specific consequences are brought about for the population we are working with due to the different health policies a government enacts based on the budget assigned to them. This relates to access to the right to health for which we social workers must fight.

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Accompaniment of victims of forced disappearance from testimony, narration and listening in the context of socio-political violence in Colombia

This writing illustrates the investigative process developed in the context of accompanying relatives who are victims of enforced disappearance in an area of ​​high conflict in Colombia, this process carried out for three years by the hand of Social Work students belonging to the PAZS research seedbed.

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Ethical and ideological origins of community social work: the importance of looking back

Ever since its origins social work has put forward actions to alter a situation which, based on several criteria, is judged as undesirable. Its growth and legitimacy have been fundamentally founded on the response to situations of need that have emerged in the light of the development of social organisation models.

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Gender and international development cooperation in times of Covid-19

In this paper we seek to address the gender impact that the current health emergency caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic is bringing about. We will also tackle the differences between the countries of the North and the countries of the South in terms of their needs and interests in the face of the disease.

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Best social practices, an innovative experience at Barcelona City Council

This article presents Barcelona City Council’s Best Social Practices Project, a new way of producing and relaying knowledge from a municipal organisation. It was created in 2012 and its main mission is to identify, compile and disseminate best social practices related to internal work methodologies, but also those related to services and projects aimed at citizens. These are the responsibility of the Department for Social Rights, Global Justice, Feminism and LGTBI affairs, in which the third sector and other administrations may participate.

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Supporting social service teams in the promotion of more community-oriented intervention models: systematically organising the experience and compiling learning

This article compiles the reflections and lessons learned from the experience of supporting social service teams in the promotion of community work as part of their intervention models between 2017 and 2020. Through the systematic organisation of the work conducted, a host of key content- and process-related aspects are identified that may help bring about these changes to the forms of care offered and the organisational models needed to deliver this care.

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Why artificial intelligence will transform social services

We are immersed in an unstoppable, wide-ranging and profound technological evolution –the 4th industrial revolution– which for around fifteen years has been rapidly transforming all professional sectors through the mediums of big data and artificial intelligence.

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