ERIS Journal – Winter 2018

This paper deals with the problem of spatial exclusion and presents a community work as a method used in social work that increases participants’ capacity to improve their lives and facilitate social change for the benefit of disadvantaged groups. The objective of the qualitative research was to understand how individual actors of community work interpret the implementation of method.Zobrazit text

European societies are undergoing significant changes within postmodernity, when young people and particularly those with disadvantages face new challenges connected to embracing their identity, making choices among countless possibilities, and assessing and dealing with an increased amount of risks. While these challenges are becoming widely discussed among academics and practitioners in the field of youth work, deeper consideration and application of methods such as self-development that have emerged from postmodern aspects and might answer the needs of youth today, is lacking. The purpose of this paper is to present self-development as a method used within social work and to discuss its possible implications.Zobrazit text