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Social Casework Methodology: A Skills Handbook for the Caribbean Human Services Worker

  • Emmanuel Janagan Johnson
  • Camille L. Huggins
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Social Work book series (BRIEFSSOWO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 1-4
  3. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 5-14
  4. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 15-24
  5. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 25-39
  6. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 41-48
  7. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 49-64
  8. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 65-80
  9. Emmanuel Janagan Johnson, Camille L. Huggins
    Pages 81-105
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 107-110

About this book

Introduction

This brief is a practical reference contextualizing social casework methodology in a specifically Caribbean cultural and historical context. It emerged from the experiences of human services workers and educators working in the Caribbean. The concepts of social welfare policy and programs are relatively new to the Caribbean as historically Christian-based organizations and local communities took the responsibility of caring for those in need. As social problems grew more complicated and threatened the security of the nation (e.g., gang violence), it became clear that governments of these small island states needed to provide a systematic approach in dealing with these social problems to help their citizens have a better quality of life.

Social Casework Methodology: A Skills Handbook for the Caribbean Human Services Worker outlines a systematic approach that human services workers will find useful while working with clients in the Caribbean. It also is an easy-to-use text that defines social casework methodology, components of the methods, case histories, and exercises for social work students interested in working in the human services sector in the Caribbean.

Keywords

Social Work in the Caribbean Human Service Workers Social Welfare Policy Island states Eurocentrism evidence-based practice cultural sensitivity Spirituality Social case work in rural areas Intervention Developing countries Colonialism Christianity Social welfare organizations

Authors and affiliations

  • Emmanuel Janagan Johnson
    • 1
  • Camille L. Huggins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences, St. Augustine CampusThe University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago
  2. 2.Department of Behavioural Sciences, St. Augustine CampusThe University of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27319-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27318-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27319-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-3104
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-3112
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