PIDM504 Casework: A Method for Individualized Care in Social Work


The course aims to introduce students to the case model, the main elements and phases in case work in the course of social work with children and families. A special focus is placed on assessing the different environments in which the child develops and how they affect their overall well-being. The role of the social worker is emerging as part of the child development media. The need to coordinate the case and work in a multidisciplinary team of specialists to achieve changes in both the functioning of the child and the appropriate partnership of the key people and environments is discussed.

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Психо-социални интервенции с деца и семейства на английски език


доц. Румен Петров  д-р
ас. Антоанета Матеева  

Описание на курса:


Successful graduates of the course will:

1) know:

• The elements of evaluation and the links between them.

• The principles of coordinating individual childcare.

• Knowledge of the case handling approach and its meaning in the social care system and child protection.

(2) be able to:

• To orient themselves in the information on the case provided by different sources in the supervision they carry out.

• Understand the nature of the case handling approach and apply it to the supervisor.

• Analyze and work with the different environments of the child.

Предварителни изисквания:
Students to have knowledge and/or skills:

• In the field of social legislation

• Knowledge of public policies in the areas of child protection, health, education and anti-social behaviour of minors.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

Bowlby, J. (1969) Child Care and the Growth of Love, Harmondsworth, Penguin.

Department for Education (DFE) (2013) ‘Children in care’ [online]. Available at families/ childrenincare/ a0068940/

Erikson, E.H. (1950) Childhood and Society, New York, Norton Books.

Fagan, M. (2006) ‘Who cares? The emotional needs of young children’ in Granville, J. and Miller, B. (eds) Care Stories, London, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

Goffman, E. (1963) Stigma, Harmondsworth, Penguin.

Wilson, K., Ruch, G., Lymberry, M. and Cooper, A. (2011) ‘What do we mean by relationship-based practice?’, extract fromSocial Work: An Introduction to Contemporary Practice, Harlow, Pearson Education.