Call for Abstracts Extended for Social Work Conference


The Social Work and Developmental Social Welfare 2015 Conference has extended its abstract deadline to July 28.
SWSD 2015, which will be held in Eastern Cape, South Africa on October 4-7, 2015, is the first joint conference of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW, Africa), and the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWE).

The main theme of the conference Social work and developmental social welfare: Local realities and global transformations and the carefully crafted sub-themes will provide us with wonderful opportunities to engage in rich dialogue and debate around a range of issues, pertinent to the social work profession and to allied disciplines.

This page has more information on submitting abstracts and papers.

Conference sub-themes include:

  • Globalisation, growth, inequality and poverty
  • Developing relevant and appropriate locally specific social work education and practice
  • Promoting human dignity, human rights, social justice
  • Education for change (including field practice education, research, e-learning and transdisciplinary work)
  • Child, youth and family centred work
  • Social work with older persons
  • Health as biopsychosocial, spiritual well-being
  • Individual, group and community based interventions (including advocacy and social activism)
  • Social security, welfare policy and social development
  • Social work and environmental sustainability
  • Governance, social work administration, management and planning
  • The influence of history on contemporary social work education and practice
  • Systems of patriarchy, women and gender
  • Preparing frontline social workers in areas such as wars, disasters, famines, epidemics

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