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The globalisation process has brought about the convergence of economic and political decision-making around the twin themes of neo-classical economic doctrine and neoliberal political ideology. Contemporary social service delivery to people in poverty occurs within this context. Non-government...
Cox, Pawar & Picton (1997) have developed a social development curriculum (SDC) for social work, which embraces planned social change to promote the wellbeing of all people. This paper asserts that a social development curriculum attempts to promote moral development of students with respect to...
Social workers are expected to be competent. But how is competence measured? What of students undertaking field placements as part of social work training? This paper examines the often competing duties of care and legal obligations between institution, agency and student practitioner, and the...
This paper reports two studies that assessed the bearing of perceived benefits and costs on members' attendance in a mutual aid organisation for people with mild mental health problems. The bimotivational framework of costs and benefits was followed. Fifty-one members of a mutual aid...
This study examined child sexual abuse cases identified between 1 October 1997 and 30 September 1998 in Hong Kong through interviews with professionals, victims and parents. The investigation was also supplemented by observational data through participation in case conferences, and information...
This paper has both a theoretical and a policy orientation. On the theoretical level, the paper argues that senior volunteerism—the use of older people as volunteers—can be best promoted with the help of the Empowerment Theory. At present, both policy and practice in senior volunteerism focuses...
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