Social Work as a profession came into existence with realization of the fact that simply material supplies cannot and shall not mitigate the sufferings of the recipients of the aids, unless they are helped personally and socially to learn to cope up with their problems. The first major effort to formulate social work practice in a systematic fashion made by Mary Richmond in her book “Social Diagnosis”, and “What is Social Work” (1922), which is appreciated as landmark in Social Work education.
Education is a social institution for gaining knowledge and skills. It plays an important role in building successful people. Education is not learning from books alone. It is believed that education begins from the moment a child is born. Education begins as an informal process where an infant learns through observation and imitation. As the child grows, education becomes a formal process of acquiring systematic instructions through institutions.
Alcohol dependence has been emerged as a major public health problem in modern world. India is not also free from this menace. Alcohol dependence is thought to be influenced by plethora of psychological, sociocultural and socio-economic factors and some innate biological/genetic factors. Earlier substance addiction, including Alcohol dependence was referred as the sign of marked “social deviation”, but later the medical model or the disease model was applied on this problem to understand its facets more accurately.
The widespread abuse of Alcohol has become a human tragedy. Each year the abuse of alcohol exact an enormous toll in deaths, decline in productivity, more crime and accidents and also increased expenditure in rehabilitation. The word “alcohol” came from the Arabic “Alkuhl” meaning essence.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a group of neurological disorders characterized by social communication impairments as well as the presence of stereotyped behaviours and interest (APA, 2000). Although precise neurobiological mechanisms have not yet been established, it is clear that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD: henceforth it will be spelt as ASD) reflect the operation of factors in the developing brain.
Disaster is a severe disruption; ecological and psychosocial, which greatly exceeds the coping capacity of the affected community (World Health Organization, 1992). India is a country of diversity, diverse geographical nature makes it vulnerable to different natural calamities such as cyclone, drought, earthquake, flood, avalanche, landslide, cloudburst, etc. Man-made disasters such as riots, terrorist attacks, and stampedes are also very frequent in India.
Post-partum depression is a serious form of clinical depression related to pregnancy and childbirth which is often confused with the milder “baby blues” that typically go away after a week or two. The ICD-10, permits the classification of mental and behavioural disorders associated with the puerperium (F53) only if they onset within six weeks and if they cannot be classified elsewhere (WHO, 1992).
Korsakoff syndrome is a chronic memory disorder caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin B-1). Korsakoff syndrome is most commonly caused by alcohol misuse, but certain other conditions also can cause the syndrome.
Days are gone when shopping was to use to do at the hour of need and when individuals use to do shop at period of scarcity. However, the current scenario especially about shopping has completely changed, not only in terms of taste of shopping but in terms of purpose too.
Social work has been an indispensable part in the arena of healthcare, since the early 20thcentury. Over time, social work’s applicability and ascendancy in healthcare has significantly enlarged.
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