Organisation and delivery of social services in extreme events: Lessons from social work research on natural disasters

Maglajlic, Reima Ana (2018) Organisation and delivery of social services in extreme events: Lessons from social work research on natural disasters. International Social Work. pp. 1-13. ISSN 0020-8728

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Abstract

Based on a rapid review of social work research literature on natural disasters, this article offers an original synthesis of lessons about the nature and organisation of social services in the context of natural disasters. Drawing on social practice theory, existing intervention models are problematised, offering a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics between diverse types and levels of organisation, differing constituencies of disaster survivors, and differing environments in which they encounter. The paper also identifies elements of good organisational practice and sets an agenda for wider professional debate on the role of social work in international social development practice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: literature review, social work, natural disasters, social service organisation, social practice theory
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0544.5 International social work
Depositing User: Reima Ana Maglajlic
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 15:00
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 16:27
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73255

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