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Year : 2015

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About the Book

Schools of Social Work across the globe usually teach six methods of social work as primary and secondary methods although several other methods are being practiced by the professionals depending upon the nations and the main target population.  This book includes additional six methods which are popular among many social work practitioners particularly in India. 

This book is expected to bring about a positive change in social work practice by expanding the space/strengths of social work profession. The six contemporary methods discussed in the book are—advocacy, awareness campaign, resource mobilization, public interest litigation, networking, and strengths based practice method. Each of these contemporary methods is meticulously discussed with the intention of facilitating learners, practitioners and academics. The book is an outcome of the effort made by social work faculty from some of the prominent schools of social work in India. This book will be of immense use to social work teachers, students, practitioners, NGO functionaries and policy framers.

About Author

Dr. Gracious Thomas is professor and founder Director of the School of Social Work at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi.  During his over three decades of teaching, research, and practice of Social Work and extension activities he held important academic and administrative positions such as professor, NABARD Chair at Bhubaneswar and Director of two schools and the National Centre for Disability Studies at IGNOU for over twelve years.  He has more than seven hundred publications to his credit apart from about eighty educational video programmes.  Some of his major contributions to professional social work include the launching of nine programmes of study in social work through Open and Distance Learning from Certificate to Doctoral Degree and the drafting of the Code of Ethics for social workers. 



1. Relevance of Contemporary Methods of Social Work

Gracious Thomas

Definition; Methods of Professional Social Work; Contemporary Methods; Conclusion

2.  Advocacy  

Asutosh Pradhan

Advocacy – Nature and Meaning; Evolution and Scope of Advocacy in Social Work; ‘Advocacy Action’ and ‘Advocacy Work’; Purpose of Advocacy; Beneficiaries of Advocacy Work; ‘Advocacy Work’ as a Method of Social Work; How ‘Advocacy Work’ is different from ‘Self-advocacy’; Role of Advocacy Organisations; Why should Advocacy Work be considered as Social Work Method?; The Selective Use of Social Work Methods; Types of Advocacy; Assumptions of ‘Advocacy Work’; Objectives of Advocacy Work; Strategies in Advocacy Work; Principles of Advocacy Work; Skills in Advocacy Work; Challenges in Advocacy Work; Conclusion

3. Models and Phases in Advocacy

Asutosh Pradhan

Models of Advocacy; Levels of Advocacy Action; Phases in Advocacy Work; Conclusion

4. Advocacy and its Relation to other Methods of Social Work

Asutosh Pradhan

The Selective use of Social Work Methods; Social Casework and Advocacy; Social Group Work and Advocacy; Community Organisation and Advocacy; Social Action and Advocacy; Social Work Administration and Advocacy; Social Work Research and Advocacy; Awareness Campaign and Advocacy; Strengths-based Method and Advocacy; Networking and Advocacy; Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and Advocacy; Resource Mobilization and Advocacy; Conclusion

5. Awareness Campaign

Archana Kaushik

Awareness Campaign and Awareness Raising; Awareness Campaign as a Method of Social Work in Indian Context; Salient Features of Awareness Campaign Method; Factors Affecting Awareness Campaign in Social Work; Models of Awareness Campaign; Principles of Awareness-Campaign; Process Involved in Awareness Campaign Method; Conclusion

6. Awareness Campaign and its Relation to other Methods of
Social Work

Archana Kaushik

Social Casework; Social Group Work; Community Organization; Social Action; Social Welfare Administration; Social Work Research; Advocacy; Networking; Public Interest Litigation (PIL); Resource Mobilization; Strengths Based Practice; Conclusion

7. Resource Mobilization  

Sheeba Joseph

Definition; Classification of Resources; Classification of Resources; Aspects of Resource Mobilisation; Challenges to Resource Mobilization; Resource Mobilization Approach; Elements to Strengthen Resource Mobilisation; Steps Involved in Resource Mobilisation Plan; Principles of Resource Mobilization; Conclusion

8. Resource Mobilization and its Relation with Other Methods of  Social Work

Sheeba Joseph

Social Case Work and Resource Mobilization; Social Group Work and Resource Mobilization; Community Organization and Resource Mobilization; Social Welfare Administration and Resource Mobilisation; Social Action and Resource Mobilization; Social Work Research and Resource Mobilization; Networking and Resource Mobilization; Awareness Campaign and Resource Mobilization; PIL and Resource Mobilization; Advocacy and Resource Mobilization; Strengths Based Practice Method and Resource Mobilization; Conclusion

9. Public Interest Litigation (PIL)  

P.D. Mathew

PIL and Social Work; Meaning of PIL; Origin of PIL; Nature of PIL; Essentials of PIL; Constitutional Provisions; New Interpretations of ‘Locus Standi’; Persons Disqualified to File PIL; Issues Related to PIL; Examples of PIL; Procedure to File PIL; Steps to be Followed While Filing PIL; PIL and Role of Social Worker; Conclusion

10. Public Interest Litigation and its Relation with Other Methods
of Social Work

N. Ramya

Social Case Work; Group Work; Community Organisation; Social Action; Social Welfare Administration; Social Work Research; Resource Mobilization; Networking; Strengths Based Method; Awareness Campaign; Advocacy; Conclusion; References

11. Networking

Nita Kumari and Rafat Aara

Definition; Importance of Networking in Social Work; Objectives; Essentials of Networking; Functions of a Network Method; Types of Network; Networking as a Method of Social Work in the Indian Context; Social Work and Social Networks; Approaches and Models of Networking in Social Work; Conclusion

12. Networking and its Relation with Other Methods of Social

Nita Kumari

Social Case Work and Networking; Social Group Work and Networking; Community Organization and Networking; Social Welfare Administration and Networking; Social Action and Networking; Social Work Research and Networking; Advocacy and Networking; Awareness Campaigns and Networking; Resource Mobilization and Networking; Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and Networking; Strengths based Practice and Networking; Conclusion

13. Strengths Based Practice Method  

Aneesh Kurian

Development of Strengths Based Method; Strengths Based Practice as a Method of Social Work Practice; The Principles of Strengths Perspective; Features of Strengths Based Practice; Strengths Based Practice and Values of Social Work; Implication of Strengths Based Method; Conclusion

14. Strengths Based Practice and its Relation with Other Methods
of Social Work

Aneesh Kurian

Social Case Work; Social Group Work; Community Organization; Social Action; Social Welfare Administration; Social Work Research; Public Interest Litigation (PIL); Resource Mobilization; Networking; Awareness Campaign; Advocacy; Conclusion



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