Developmental Social Work

Developmental Social Work

Developmental social work is developed from traditional social work but without being restricted to it. The spirit of developmental social work is to turn traditional approaches of remedy and aid in social work into strategies of social investment. Through the concept of “resource management,” which is the core to the profession of social work, , we would be able to enforce a positive cycle, which involves the empowerment of human resources, enhancement of community development, building up of mutual trust, the promotion of productive economic developments. This will hopefully lead to the integration of social welfare with economic developments.

This year, we have the honor to have three leaders of developmental social work- Dean emeritus James Midgley and Professor Julian Chow of U.C. Berkeley, School of Social Welfare at the conference, and Professor Amy Conley Wright, University of Wollongong, Australia. Besides the population groups that social work works with, such as older adults, women, children and youths and Disabilities, we are bringing the discussion to a global level, such as international labor policy, migrant issues and disaster prevention. Eden Social Welfare Foundation and Department of Social Work, NTU sincerely invite all who are interested in the developmental social work to share your thoughts. We expect practitioners, experts and scholars from home and abroad to extend the meaningful dialogue and open up new visions.

Download call for abstract application form, please contact Joseph at eden6855@mail.eden.org.tw