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Skill Training for Social Workers

Skill Training for Social Workers
A Manual

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sudha Datar - Formerly at Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Ruma Bawikar - Formerly at Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Geeta Rao - Formerly at Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Nagmani Rao - Karve Institute of Social Service
  • Ujwala Masdekar - Karve Institute of Social Service

January 2019 | 308 pages | SAGE India
Skill Training for Social Workers: A Manual, responds to the demand for indigenous textbooks and teaching materials for social work educators, scholars and students. Unlike theory books of social work which list the skills required for the practice of social work methods but do not enable the development of these skills, this manual bridges the gap by providing concrete exercises for the development of method-linked skills. Some of its main features are:

- Includes theoretical inputs, games and exercises on the theme of understanding perception, self-awareness, sensitivity, communication and working with individuals and groups.
- Covers a variety of topics, role plays, songs, case studies, street plays and exercises on self-awareness, self-development, SWOT analyses, communication, goal setting, time management and stress management.
- Allows for flexibility to adapt modules to the local realities, drawing from students’ field experiences and using indigenous agency case records or material.

This manual carries a continuous discourse on developing interactive work ability in individuals, ensuring the holistic professional development of the trainees. It helps them understand their values and capacities as professionals and equips them for skilled intervention for working at different levels, with a variety of client groups. It facilitates the inculcation of professional and global competencies essential for social workers. It will also be useful to trainers in other fields who seek to develop skills in working with people and their problems.

Dr Deepak Walokar
Sudha Datar and Ruma Bawikar
Understanding the Laboratory Approach in Skill Training

Sudha Datar
Understanding Perception
Sudha Datar, Ruma Bawikar and Geeta Rao
Sudha Datar, Ruma Bawikar and Geeta Rao
Sensitivity Development
Sudha Datar et al
Understanding Communication: A Theoretical Framework
Sudha Datar, Anuradha Patil and Ruma Bawikar
Workshops on Communication
Ruma Bawikar and Nagmani Rao
Use of Audio-Visual Media
Ruma Bawikar et al
Use of Innovative Media in Communication
Sudha Datar and Geeta Rao
Working with Individuals and Families (Social Casework)
Ruma Bawikar and Ujwala Masdekar
Working with Groups (Group-Work Method)
Nagmani Rao and Ujwala Masdekar
Working with Communities
Consolidated Bibliography

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ISBN: 9788132102380

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