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Social work as teaching method of the experience. More seasoned individuals' point of view on social backing and group based social administrations Griet Verschelden and Tine Vanthuyne College School of Ghent Personnel of Social Work and Welfare Thinks about, Belgium
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Social work as instructional method of the experience Older individuals\' point of view on social support and group based social administrations Griet Verschelden & Tine Vanthuyne University College of Ghent Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies, Belgium

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Content of the commitment Perspective of administration clients and customer interest Discourses on maturing Our own particular research and a few outcomes Relational citizenship Enacting social work from social citizenship Social work as teaching method of the experience Implications for social specialists\' part

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Perspective of administration clients and customer investment Participatory approach can address issues of force imbalance Client cooperation is not apparently a constructive idea and not clearly acknowledged: resistance, tokenism, … Appealing for investment can likewise be viewed as coercive Impact for social laborers: less thankfulness or acknowledgment, report an overwhelming consumerist state of mind, …

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Discourses on maturing Social welfare Older individuals appreciate merited piece and quietness Passive people needing care Active maturing Older individuals appreciate life & needs to remain sound and dynamic Independency, expending disposition is developed Productive maturing Older individuals must add to group in their own ability Discours of strengthening, social & social capital Assumption: more commitment anticipates disconnection and unites eras

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What sort of citizenship? Responsabilization of the elderly Coercive utilization of bolster projects went for making dynamic and gainful nationals Governmentality of the entrepreneurial self  This thought of citizenship and fundamental myth of independence develops the picture of a capable native with individual obligation over his or her life and social coordination

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What sort of citizenship? "Taking control of one\'s life, or specific parts of it, is not just observed as being intimatly associated with the arrangement or renewal on the self as enabled, it is progressively turning into a moral commitment of the new citizenry" (Baistow, 1994: 37)

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What sort of citizenship? "Those individuals who decline to wind up distinctly mindful and represent themselves morally have likewise denied the offer to end up individuals from our ethical group" (Rose, 1999: 1407)

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Our exploration Older individuals\' points of view on social support and group based social administrations Community-based social administration focuses: what? Three sections in the exploration extend: center gatherings review: 754 > 689 (55+, clients and non-clients) roundtables Research questions: Which types of formal and casual support do benefit clients claim to and what is the place and the significance of the focuses? Which are conceivable instrument of in-and avoidance?

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Some outcomes Integrated administrations Broad scope of administrations most imperative inspiration to make utilize Recreational and instructive exercises bring "oxygen" and make space to social & medicinal services Care and support can\'t be confined ahead of time (by experts) and can\'t be set apart out in a characterized stringent set Cf. "signed up considering" & "consistent"

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Some outcomes Facilitating experiences in-and outside Meeting "other" individuals and doing "new" things In these experiences care is acknowledged Also experiences which are more subtle Possibilities for intercultural and intergenerational experiences Pitfall: Image of focuses as for the most part for more established individuals ! A few people and gatherings hazard to be barred from the enabling potential

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Some outcomes Importance of educational connections Relationships above items and administrations Users visit focuses a considerable measure and remain long Social laborers not as specialists, but rather as experts who establish and co-develop

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Some outcomes Voluntary work More than half ~ bring down number announced Different structures and bolster Service "clients" as \'collaborator\'/"coordinator" Added esteem is inside and outside the focuses

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Relational citizenship Social support and social administrations without predefined result and with conceivable outcomes for (casual) experience that shap a common obligation: from conventional focal point to citizenship to social citizenship Cf. women\'s activist supposing and philosophy of care (Tronto, Nussbaum)

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Relational citizenship Dutch scientist Jeanette Pols Relationships are deliberately created as the objective of care Relational citizenship is a type of amiability in which nationals recognize their reliance and association on each different Challenges presumptions supporting the idea of dynamic citizenship (myth of self-sufficiency & independency)

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Enacting social work from the point of view of social citizenship "Ordering" = examining wonders \'in real life\', which prompts to various stories than \'discuss\' them  " doing\' social work and citizenship practically speaking Different originations of citizenship, basic suspicions of the "great" resident Reflection on what are distinctive types of "good" social work

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Notions of citizenship & social work The actually mindful native Developing individual skills to act dependable in the group Distracts consideration from investigation of the reasons for social issues; no aggregate activity The participatory subject Collective activity identified with interest in city issues and group life The equity arranged native Critically breaking down and tending to social issues and treacheries Least normal, and furthermore dangers to avoid and fortify existing disparities: requesting, new model?

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Social work as instructional method of the experience Co-development of open space and stresses the significance of organization Social work as a gathering on which individuals (are bolstered to) express their worries and arrange their cases

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Social work as teaching method of the experience Not searching for mediations and projects that improve self-sufficiency and empowement, yet taking a gander at how strengthening and in addition interdependency, relations en experiences are sanctioned and "performed" Social work is above all else social !  Pedagogy of the experience (Dahlberg & Moss) "Reflective inquiries concerning living respectively and how this living is molded, what dialogical spaces are made conceivable and how solidarity can be encouraged" (Vandenbroeck, 2008)

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Implications for social specialists\' part Social intercessions not as advances to upgrade individuals\' obligations, but rather social work as shared duty amongst open and private areas Focus on the question what social work mediations mean for administration clients (and non clients), as opposed to on their dynamic involement

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Implications for social laborers\' part Pedagogical connection is focal, however in connection to reflection on the significance of mediation as to society "They endeavor to get a handle on the individual, social, monetary and chronicled impacts that push and force the lives of individuals, and mirror these different private stories to society by finding them in te domain of open popularity based activity" (O\'Brien, 1994: 6 and 17) Social work is a political proces!

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THANK YOU ! QUESTIONS ? … Griet Verschelden & Tine Vanthuyne University College of Ghent Faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies, Belgium

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