Teresa Berlotti

Social work in the years of the crisis: resources reduction and their impact on social professions

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Keywords: Social Professions; Social Work; Welfare Crisis; Austerity Measures; Resilience; Discretion.

The changes in the welfare systems and the reduction of resources have put strong pressure on social professions. In this article the impacts that cuts and austerity measures introduced in the welfare system have had on social work practice will be outlined through a comparative analysis of researches, studies on workings practices, and other considerations drawn from training activities. Through these materials, the reactions and survival strategies of social workers to the constant increase in workload and the pervasive feeling of not being able to respond to the social mandate of the profession will be explored. Signs of innovation and positive changes will also be traced.

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