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Changing Families in India and Social Work Responses

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 4 Issue 2

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Rajeev S. P. | Author(s) Affiliation: Department of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Cochin, Kerala, India.
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Abstract

The family-based Social Work has been at the forefront of Social Work interventions for individuals and groups. The institutions of marriage and family undergo tremendous changes during the last century. Amidst all sort of changes, the families continue to be a major source of fighting vulnerabilities and hence it is the focal point of intervention in Social Work and welfare programmes. The challenges and the needs of the families change across the globe and in India also the demands on professional support change. This paper highlights the trends in the marriage and family system in India and thereby points to the new Social Work approaches and strategies required in comparison to the professional services available in other global Social Work settings. This also highlighted some of the strategies adopted in the Australian context that fits with the professional approaches.

Keywords: Working with Families, Changing Approaches to Family Social Work, New Focuses of Family-Based Social Work, Dealing with Separation, Single Parenting, Divorce and Violence

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