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MAKING SOCIAL WORK TRAINING COMMUNITY BASED. Lessons from Kerala, India Palakkappillil J. CRITIQUE OF SOCIAL WORK TRAINING & PRACTICE. ‘Social Work’ is often equated to ‘voluntary work’, ‘social service’ or the kind of interventions made by a politician.

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making social work training community based

MAKING SOCIAL WORK TRAINING COMMUNITY BASED

Lessons from Kerala, India

Palakkappillil J.

critique of social work training practice
CRITIQUE OF SOCIAL WORK TRAINING & PRACTICE
  • ‘Social Work’ is often equated to ‘voluntary work’, ‘social service’ or the kind of interventions made by a politician.
  • Social Work Training in India – since 1936
  • More or less American in thinking and inputs
  • Past 70 years of professional Social Work
critique of social work training practice 2
CRITIQUE OF SOCIAL WORK TRAINING & PRACTICE -2
  • Copying the American Model
  • Training based on a ‘clinical’ and ‘residual’ approach to problem solving
  • The entire approach assumed an urban or urbanising community.
  • The reality of the rural India very minimally addressed.
critique of social work training practice 3
CRITIQUE OF SOCIAL WORK TRAINING & PRACTICE -3
  • Opportunities for Social Workers in the state welfare schemes – very minimal
  • Very minimum influence on policy formulation
  • A sizeable section migrates to countries like – UK, US, Ireland, Australia and Newzeland.
  • A struggle between ‘activist idealism’ and ‘worker pragmatism’
experiments in making community the base
EXPERIMENTS IN MAKING COMMUNITY THE BASE
  • Premise: Community and its needs should form the basis of training and practice
  • As opposed to learning ‘methods’ out of community contexts
experiment 1 a ppp in poverty alleviation mission
EXPERIMENT 1 – A PPP in Poverty Alleviation Mission
  • Context – Kerala, the most literate state, said to be a ‘development model’
  • State Government’s Poverty Alleviation Mission.
  • Kutumbasree Mission (literally ‘Family Prosperity)
  • An MoU with the Mission for student trainee participation
kutumbasree mission
Kutumbasree Mission
  • Identification of the poor – 9 point index*
  • Organising the poor in their neighbourhoods (NHG)
  • Women of the neighbourhood as the focus of community organisation
  • Training for initiating IGPs through SHGs
the role of social work trainees
The Role of Social Work Trainees
  • Designation: Voluntary Executives of Kutumbasree (VEK)
  • Access to communities and documents in a semi-official capacity
  • Upgradation of units lagging behind
  • Improvement in performance through training
  • Identifying training needs.
the role of social work trainees 2
The Role of Social Work Trainees -2
  • Sorting out conflicts
  • Liaising with the Local Administration in the implementation of various schemes
implications for social work training
Implications for Social Work Training
  • Making training more community based
  • Direct access to community – its needs, and resources
  • Direct access to a government programme
  • Practice of the various methods of Social Work - Work with Individuals, Groups and Communities within a given community
  • Possibilities for auxilliary methods
implications for social work training 2
Implications for Social Work Training -2
  • Familiarisation with policy implications
  • Understanding the need for political action
  • Remarkable improvement in the efficiency of the programme
  • Replicated all over the state.
experiment 2
EXPERIMENT 2
  • Premise: Social Workers are to be change agents.
  • Practice Experience: Social Workers function as system maintenance workers
involvement in people s struggles
Involvement in People’s Struggles
  • The New Development Scenario
  • Development induced displacements
  • Dams, High Ways, Speed ways, SEZ
involvement in people s struggles 2
Involvement in People’s Struggles -2
  • Visits to the affected communities
  • Interaction with the leaders of the struggles
  • Providing the people in struggle a space for expression.
  • Expressions of solidarity – joining a sit in, fast, or protest march (voluntary)
impact on training
Impact on Training
  • Getting to know the seamy side of development
  • Awareness about rights – rights beyond the framework of client rights in services.
  • Possibilities of Social Action for change
experiment 3 livelabs
EXPERIMENT 3: Livelabs
  • Concept of live labs
  • Field action projects in child protection & child rights; women’s empowerment and development; community based experiments in the care of the aging; natural resources management and conservation
impact on training17
Impact on Training
  • The growth of the school from a teaching centre to a centre of teaching and practice.
  • Possibilities of direct interaction with many practitioners
  • Association with various practice units
  • Involvement in various community based programmes (especially through camps)
impact on social work training
Impact on Social Work Training
  • Help in familiarising the trainees with the actual context of practice.
  • Adapting the established methods to community context with a fair amount of success.
implications for social work practice
Implications for Social Work Practice
  • Immense possibilities of research
  • Need for theory building
  • Need for evolving new methods for a development context
  • Need for greater focus on social policy – a much neglected area by SW profession.
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9 Point Poverty Index : Urban Revised 2000 onwards

  • Dilapidated House / No house
  • Less than 5 cents of Land / No Land
  • No Sanitary Latrine
  • No access to safe drinking water within 150 meters
  • Women headed house hold
  • No regular employed person in the family
  • Socially Disadvantaged Groups SC/ST
  • Mentally retarded / Disabled / Chronically ill member in the family
  • Families without colour TV

A family having at least four of the above factors is classified

as a ‘Family at Risk’ or a ‘Poor Family’

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9 Point Poverty Index (Revised - Rural)

  • No Land /Less than 10 cents of Land
  • No house/Dilapidated House
  • No Sanitary Latrine
  • No access to safe drinking water within 300 meters
  • Women headed house hold/ Presence of a widow, divorcee / abandoned lady / unwed mother
  • No regularly employed person in the family
  • Socially Disadvantaged Groups(SC/ST)
  • Presence of Mentally or physically challenged person / Chronically ill member in the family
  • Families with an illiterate adult member

A family having at least four of the above factors is classified

as a ‘Family at Risk’ or a ‘Poor Family’

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