The Role and Direction of Social Work and Human
Services in the current Economic environment
Conversations with Director of Research (School of Social Work UQ)
and National President, AASW,
And Panel Consisting of Professor Lesley
Chenoweth, Griffith University,
Dr Venkat Pulla, and Charles Sturt University
This topic is relevant to social work and human
services industry in the current economic
climate where organisational expectations are
often not within clear professional directions.
Director of Research in the School of Social
Work and Human Services at the University of
Queensland and the President of the AASW -
Karen Healy will be sharing her views on the
role and direction of helping professions in the
current economic environment Karen Healy has
extensive experience in the field of Social Work
who has just recently published her new book
Social Work Theories in Context: Creating
Frameworks for Practice.
Please come and be part of the discussion which
looks at the relevance of social work and human
services in today’s context in practical and
strengths based approach.
Slovenia, Ljubljana - 2013
will be held on 26th September 2013
in Ljubljana, Hotel Mons, Slovenia
as part of the 5th Congress of Social Work.
Working language is English.
economic crisis initiated many states
considering themselves as welfare states to
introduce social changes that distanced them
from the concept of welfare by introducing
the concept of workfare and punitive state.
Neoliberal or neoconservative ideological
assumptions got an important place in social
policies and can be recognised in social
rights cuttings, obstacles to accessibility
of and eligibility to services, and in
increased dependency on labour market for
survival. The most obvious consequences are
increase in poverty, homelessness and severe
social problems. These changes affect social
work in different ways throughout the world.