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dc.contributor.authorKenkel, David
dc.contributor.editorClaire Margaret Dale
dc.description.abstractAs a profession, social work has always been concerned with both the features of society that cause social deprivation and the consequences of that deprivation; particularly in light of what is known about the impact of poverty and iniquity on measures of well-being that include the capacity to easily do right by one’s children. The art of effective social work is relational; combining skilled intervention at an individual level with acute awareness of, and willingness to challenge, inequitable social forces that can push families to the kinds of dangerous margins that threaten children’s well-being. The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), 2016, has this to say about what social work is: Structural barriers contribute to the perpetuation of inequalities, discrimination, exploitation and oppression. The development of critical consciousness through reflecting on structural sources of oppression and/or privilege, on the basis of criteria such as race, class, language, religion, gender, disability, culture and sexual orientation, and developing action strategies towards addressing structural and personal barriers are central to emancipatory practice where the goals are the empowerment and liberation of people. In solidarity with those who are disadvantaged, the profession strives to alleviate poverty, liberate the vulnerable and oppressed, and promote social inclusion and social cohesion As can be seen – an awareness of the impacts of structural inequity and willingness to act on both the impacts and the causes of structural inequity are central to the social work identity. This Summit was proudly supported by Child Poverty Action Group, and the University of Auckland’s Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Retirement Policy and Research Centreen_NZ
dc.publisherChild Poverty Action Group (CPAG)en_NZ
dc.rights© September 2017en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectcauses of povertyen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial inequalityen_NZ
dc.subjectwelfare policyen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial investmenten_NZ
dc.titleSocial work and social investment : cutting the connection between cause and consequenceen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden1607 Social Worken_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKenkel, D. (2017, September). Social Work and Social Investment - cutting the connection between cause and consequence. Claire Margaret Dale (Ed.), Proceedings: Summit – Beyond Social Investment ISBN: 978-0-9941132-8-3 © September 2017 (pp.31 - 37).en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings: Summit – Beyond Social Investment (2017)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgCentre for Applied Research in Economics and Retirement Policy and Research Centreen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgChild Poverty Action Group (CPAG)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaSocial Practice

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