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Dominelli, Lena and Harrikari, Timo and Mooney, Joseph and Leskošek, Vesna and Kennedy Tsunoda, Erin . (2020) COVID-19 and social work: a collection of country reports. International Association of Schools of Social Work. 152 p.

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The Country

Country Context: Facts and Figures

  • Population and population density:
  • Number of infectious cases and time period:
  • Number of deaths (if possible by age groups, gender and region):
  • Number of deaths in specific settings, such as care homes for elderly and residential care for children (if known and applicable):
  • Comments: 

State and other societal measures addressing social consequences of coronavirus

  • The extent of isolation (in short: what was closed down, what was forbidden, penalties for breaking the rules)
  • State measures to address social problems and needs (Who is taking state support and how)
  • Status of social welfare services, authorities and professionals in media
  • Comments: 

Social services response

  • The mode of operation of social services (whatever this means in a country specific settings) in times of coronavirus measures (were they closed down, how they approached users, was there any face to face contact…)
  • Guidelines for social services from responsible authorities in relation to working with clients in need for immediate intervention (child protection, violence, mental health problems….)
  • Use of digital tools in working with clients and teamwork among staff
  • Main concerns expressed by social services
  • Comments: 

Social work response (my coincide with previous section)

  • Most affected groups defined by social workers
  • Innovative and/or alternative approaches to communities, clients and their needs
  • Main obstacles to approach and support communities and clients
  • Critical evaluation of state measures
  • The role of national associations of social workers in supporting practitioners during corona crisis
  • Comments:

Concluding comments.

Item Type
International research
20 July 2020
152 p.
International Association of Schools of Social Work
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