International Social Work Part 5
Relative Poverty: People are relatively poor if the average standard of living in their
society requires more spending than the income they have available.
Absolute Poverty: a condition characterized by severe dep
International Social Work Part 4
Social Development Perspective:
Recent Trends in Social Work:
1. Social work as the social functioning or well-being of individuals or families (working
directly with clients experiencing problems: clinical social work, fa
International Social Work Part 3
Human Rights Perspective:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights was
adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Outlines Fundamental norms of human
rights that everyone should respect
2. International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW): The International
Association is the worldwide association of schools of social work, social work
educational programs, and social work educators.
Promotes the development of social
Introduction to International Social Work:
Notes Part 1
Tensions affecting international social work:
1. Indigenization refers to the extent to which social work practice fits local contexts.
Social work practice is shaped by local social, political, econ