Family Social Work

Degree: 1
Year: 3
Study program: Social work

Holder: Nina Mešl
Collaborator(s): Tadeja Kodele


Subject content:

Definition of family social work; complexity of family social work:  work at two levels, time and space dimension, social and cultural context.

Definitions of the family (from traditional conceptions to self-definition).

Family social work and individual social work: delimitation and connection.

History of family social work.

Family social work and family therapies: delimitation and connection.

Concepts of help in family social work: the concept of the working relationship (G. Čačinovič Vogrinčič), the concept of participators in solution (P. Lüssi), social work from the strength perspective (D. Saleeby), solution building focused social work (constructive social work (N. Parton, P. O`Byrne); brief, solution focused family therapy (S. de Shazer, I. Kim Berg)). 

Sociological and psychological knowledge about families.

Conversation with families. Conversation with a child.

Families in the community; development of social network.

Fields of family social work: work with the family in processes of change after divorce or separation; family and old people, foster care and adoptions, social work with children, adolescents and their parents in delinquent and deviant behaviour of young people, family social work with family with chronical ill child,social work with multi-challenged families etc.