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ERIC Number: EJ996354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
An Integrated Approach to Social Work Practice in Nigeria
Kazeem, Kolawole
College Student Journal, v45 n1 p122-133 Mar 2011
The number of people in need of care, support and assistance from afflictions (natural and artificial) keeps expanding by the day. From a simple traditional based dislocation to a sophisticated "man induced" social problems of wars, refugees, drug addiction, homosexuality, HIV/AIDS pandemics etc, the society today (either developed or under-developed) have had to grapple with increasing number of the un-served (mostly adults) requiring different types of support and assistance. As divergent as these problems and the people affected are, the means of resolving these problems by government remains exclusively, contemporary social work practice. This paper is an attempt at appraising the traditional practices with a view to drawing out practices capable of helping resolve some "emerging" social problems. The paper believes that relying on contemporary practice as the official means of resolving social problem, without an attempt at utilizing some traditional practice of resolving problems is absurd. The paper proposes the integration of some practicable traditional practices as solution to some of the "emerging" social problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria