COMMUNITY SOCIAL WORK

A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE

  • Mini Pradeep UGC Junior Research Fellow, Department of Social Work, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai.
  • Sathyamurthi K Research Supervisor and Head, Department of Research (M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Social Work), Madras School of Social Work, Chennai.
Keywords: community social work, social work, sustainable development, sustainable communities

Abstract

Sustainability represents one of the most revolutionary paradigm shifts of the 20th century, with consequences for social work. In the context of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, Sustainable Development Goals, and the theme of World Social Work Day, 2017; this paper draws from different theoretical foundations in social work which relate to the various dimensions of sustainability so as to discuss building sustainable communities through community
social work. Sustainable development is congruent with community social work in terms of strategies, skills and values; and hence, building sustainable communities through community social work can have a pivotal role in sustainable development.

Published
2019-02-14