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p. 584. Social work with groupslocked

  • Sally Holland
  •  and Jonathan Scourfield

Abstract

‘Social work with groups’ discusses two types of social work with groups. First, group work when unrelated people are brought together to receive some form of social work help or intervention in a group. This is a method of intervention aimed at promoting individual behavioural, cognitive, or attitudinal change, or to improve self-esteem and knowledge through meeting with others facing similar social circumstances in support groups. The ethical issues of group work are considered. Second, group care when care is provided to groups of people in residential of day care. This may be undertaken for reasons of economy or efficiency.

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