Dr.Monica Qamar Zaman
Social work department
University of Balochistan
TOPIC: ROLE OF SOCIAL WORK IN PAKISTAN
Social work is a profession.It is one of the new profession of the modern age.It has been defined as a professional service and organized activity, based upon scientic knowledge and skills in human relations to help individuals,groups, and communities. The social work profession is made up of field-workers and residential and day care workers .Field- workers may be involved primarily with families and individuals in the community. Family and individual case work involves providing information and counseling and support to help people to understand and to cope with their problems. The concept of social work is differing from country to country and from place to place. Social work is a professional service is of very recent origin in our country Pakistan. It is not yet achieved the general recognition as a distinctive professional service. According to W.A.Friendlander “social work is a professional service based upon scientific knowledge and skill in human relations which assists individuals alone or in groups, to obtain social and personal satisfaction and independence. It is usually performed by a social agency or a related organization but social worker alone also work with different cases.
Pakistan is a developing country.Education level is not high.Social work subject is quite new.Many people did not understand about the meaning of social work as an educational subject.Social work was introduced as a subject in universities from the start of seventies but at that time people did not know about it.
In pakistan social workers are required because of high rate of illiteracy.In pakistan and particularly in developing regions( provinces) of pakistan like Balochistan and N.W.F.P( North, west, frontier of pakistan) and sind has to solve not only social problemsof poverty ,ignorance ,disease and unemployment, which have existed for ages but has also to deal with problems which are arising out of modernization and development and as a result of changing in the society.
OBJECTIVES OF PAPER
1- In the paper role of social work and role of social worker in Pakistan would be discussed.
2- Start of social work in educational sector.
3-How professional social workers and students of social work from universities work in different fields, like hospitals with drug addict patients, psychiatric patients, special education schools, at normal children''s schools, in communities, with groups, during disastars and at every aspact of life would be disscused.( photos of students and teachers at different fields and at work be shown )
4-Why skilled social worker are required in pakistan, in which areas they required most.
All above mentioned objectives would be discused in the paper.The role of social worker and qualities of good social worker also be disscused.
All issues would be presented at posters with photos.
1-Concepts and methods of social work .Walter A.Fried Lander.Prentice hall.Sociology seriesnglewood cliffs.Herbert Blumer.