Changing Families in India and Social Work Responses
Keywords:Family social work, Separation, Single-parenting, Divorce and violence
The family-based Social Work has been at the forefront of social work interventions for individuals and groups. The institutions of marriage and family underwent tremendous changes during the last century. Amidst all sort of changes, the families continue to be a significant source of fighting vulnerabilities, and hence it is the focal point of intervention in social work and social welfare. The needs and challenges faced by families vary across the globe. In India also, the demands on professional support vary. This paper highlights the trends in the marriage and family system in India and thereby points to the new social work approaches and strategies required in comparison to the professional services available in other global social work settings. This paper also highlights some of the strategies adopted in the Australian context that fits with the professional approaches.
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