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Social Case Study

Social Case Study

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SOCIAL CASE STUDYIntroduction
Social case work, a primary method of social work, is considered with theadjustment and development of the individual towards more satisfying humanrelations. Better family life, improved schools better housing, more hospitals andmedical care facilities, protected economic conditions and better relationsbetween religious groups help the individual in his adjustment and development.But his adjustment and development depend on the use of these resources byhim. Sometimes due to certain factors, internal or external, he fails to availexisting facilities. In such situations, social case worker helps him. Thus, socialcase work is one to one relationship which works in helping the individual forhis adjustment and development.
DEFINITIONS
Social case work may be defined as the art of doing different things forand with different people by cooperating with them to achieve at one and thesame time their own and society’s betterment.
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RICHMOND (1917)
Social case work is the art of bringing about the better adjustments in thesocial relationship of individual men, or women or children.
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RICHMOND (1922)
Social case work means, “those processes which develop personalitythrough adjustment consciously affected, individual by individual between menand their social environment”
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JARRETT (1919)
Social case work is “the art of bringing an individual who is in acondition of social disorder into the best possible relation with all parts of hisenvironment”
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TAFT (1920)
Social case work means “Social treatment of a maladjusted individualinvolving an attempt to understand his personality, behaviour, and socialrelationships, and to assist him in working out a better social and personaladjustment.
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WATSON (1922)
Social case work is “the art of untangling and reconstructing the twistedpersonality in such manner that the individual can adjust himself to hisenvironment.
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QUEEN (1922)
Social case work is “the art of adjusting personal relationship”.
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LEE (1923)
Social case work is the “art of changing human attitudes”.
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TAYLOR (1926)
Social case work is ‘a process concerned with the understanding of individuals as whole personalities and with the adjustment of these individuals tosocially healthy lives.
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REYNOLDS (1932)
Social case work is the process of counseling with the client on a problemwhich is essentially his own, involving some difficulty in his social relationship.
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REYNOLDS (1935)
Social case work is ‘that form of social work which assists the individualwhich he struggles to relate himself to his family, his natural groups, hiscommunity.
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KLEIN (1938)
Social case work is “a technical method in social work…. A way of adjusting the client to his personal problems.
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SWIFT (1939)
Social case work is the art of assisting the individual in developing andmaking use of his personal capacity to deal with problems which he faces in hissocial environment’.
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DESCHWNINTIZ (1939)
Case work means ‘those processes involved in giving service, financialassistance, or personal counsel to individual by representatives of social

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