Case Work and Social Work

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Case work is not only the basic practice in professional Social Work but rather, a common practice followed by all. The traditional definition defines case work as “a method of helping individuals through a one-on-on relationship’’. Every individual trained or untrained indulges in case work. The difference is made by theoretical understanding and professional ethics, practices involved in professional case work. Mary Richmond in 1915 explains casework as “the art of doing different things for and with different people by cooperating with them to achieve at one and the same time their own and society' betterment.” Social Case Work can also be defined as “an art in which knowledge of the science of human relations and skill in relationship…show more content…
He mostly remains absent at the coaching classes and the school as well. The only source of income for the family is the lemon business of his mother on which they have been dependent. His Father was working as a rikshwa puller in Yogeshwari area and that point of time his mother was a homemaker, but after his father’s death, his mother started a lemon business in Matunga Road. Father passed away four years back. The client has no serious disease ,but he has some kind of wounds on his body. When, i asked him about the wounds, he told that he has got these wounds while he was playing cricket. Then, i had taken him to a docter and he got cured within fifteen days. His mother usually comes to meet him at the of every month. CASE WORK PROCESS- STAGES INVOLVED: Case work processes entail different steps including: • Social Study. • Social Assessment. • Casework Help. • Termination. • Evaluation. SOCIAL STUDY: Social study is a systematic study of the client and gaining an understanding of his situation through interaction and frequent visits. • Age: 12 years. • Sex: Male. • Educational qualification: pursuing standard 6th. • Health condition: no serious disease. • Personality features: reserved and withdrawn. • Family constellation: one sister and his mother. Family Constellation- SL.NO NAME AGE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CLIENT EDUCATION OCCUPATION 1. Ganesh Kamble 12years client Pursuing
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