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    Vaiko ir šeimos gerovės sampratos atspindžiai praktikoje
    [Child and family welfare in practice in Lithuania just as professionals observe]
    research article;
    Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai = Social work. Experience and methods. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2020, T. 26, nr. 2, p. 9-37
    Child welfare and child rights protection is relevant issue in every democratic country. Different countries develop different approaches to child protection systems, creating policy of child protection, legislating documents and establishing formal child protection services (Gilbert, 2012; Connolly et al., 2014; Biesel et al., 2020). The child’s potential is understood in the context of his/her development and welfare. Welfare is a dynamic process influenced by multiple factors. Children interact with their environment and take an active role in creating their welfare, with or without resources, coping with or without stress, and so on (Bradshaw et al., 2007). The aim of the paper is to describe and explain the configuration of the child and family welfare system based on the conceptual reflections of child and family welfare concepts in the practice of Lithuanian’s child and family welfare professionals. The study is based on the conceptual concepts of child welfare developed by Gilbert and an international team of researchers (Gilbert et al., 2011), highlighting the definition of the problem frame, the mode and aim of the intervention, and the state-parent relationship. The paper presents a study that raises the question of how often child and family welfare system specialists observe various features of conceptual components of child and family welfare in their professional practice, such as problem frame, mode of intervention, aim of intervention, and state-family relationship. A questionnaire survey was conducted. The survey covered a total of 501 respondents, the child and family welfare system professionals. Results demonstrate, that in dimension of problem frame child protection approach is observed (according to Gilbert et al., 2011; Gilbert, 2012). Within this approach dysfunctional parenting as maltreating parents is accentuated. [...].
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    Įtėvių ir globėjų savigalbos grupės – šeimų stiprinimo ir įgalinimo instrumentai
    [Adoptive and foster families self-help groups as a tool for strengthening and empowering families]
    journal article
    Gvaldaitė, Lijana
    Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2020, nr. 26(2), p. 39-59
    Įtėvių ir globėjų savigalbos grupės yra savanoriškai susibūrusių asmenų dariniai. Straipsnyje aptariama, kaip savigalbos grupės gali tapti svarbiais socialiniais ištekliais vaiko globos deinstitucionalizacijos procese – šeimas stiprinančiais ir įgalinančiais instrumentais, daugeliu atvejų užtikrinančiais ir sklandesnį vaiko globos šeimoje ir įvaikinimo procesą. Įtėvių ir globėjų savigalba kuria ir naują socialinės kultūros, paremtos solidarumu ir dosnumu, pasitikėjimu, paradigmą.
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  • Publication
    Family therapy using the Satir process
    [Šeimos terapija taikant Satir modelį]
    journal article
    Loeshen, Sharon
    Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2020, nr. 26(2), p. 61-69
    This article illuminates the contributions of Virginia Satir to the field of family therapy both in terms of theory and practice. She pioneered the concept of viewing the family as a system as well as choosing to focus on the family member’s inner resources rather than their symptoms and pathology. She termed her model, the “Growth Model” versus the “Medical Model”. Satir’s therapeutic process is described by the author as having six phases: Making Contact, Validating, Facilitating Awareness, Promoting Acceptance, Eliciting Positive Choices and Changes and Reinforcing them. These phases are described along with examples of how Satir applied them in her work with families.
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  • Publication
    Sėkmingi profesiniai santykiai su šeima socialinių paslaugų teikimo procese: socialinio darbuotojo perspektyva
    [Successful professional relationship with the family in the process of providing social services: wievs of the social worker]
    research article
    Abramavičienė, Jolita
    Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai = Social work. Experience and methods. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2020, T. 26, nr. 2, p. 71-88
    The the article discusses how social workers describe successful professional relationships in the process of working with a family seeking to highlight the successful efforts of social workers to create this interaction by focusing on the relationship-building aspect in the initial and implementation phases of the helping process. To achieve the aim of the study, a qualitative study was conducted, using a semi-structured interview method. The study involved seven social workers working with families in an institution providing social services. The age of the study participants is from 24 to 63 years. The main criterion for the selection of participants: a social worker who has been working with the family for at least two years. The results of the data demonstrate that during the initial contact, the social worker forms a sense of security and trust in herself by creating conditions for deeper mutual acquaintance (naming goals, providing hope, clearing family situation and expectations). Building relationship, raising human value and accepting the clients as they are, not blaming, empathizing them are important conditions not only fostering a sense of security, but also increasing self-confidence, which determines the client’s higher motivation for change. According to the research data, if a social worker has the goal of developing a relationship with the family, seeking to understanding, rather than focusing on problems, this presupposes the successful development of the relationship. The study showed that in developing relationships, it is very important to discuss the mutual relationship with the family, as it contributes to raising the family’s awareness.
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  • Publication
    Code of Ethics as a professional tool in the work of personal assistants
    [Etikos kodeksas kaip asmeninio asistento profesinis įrankis]
    journal article
    Stárek, Lukáš
    Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai, 2020, nr. 26(2), p. 89-115
    In their almost daily routine, personal assistants face particular ethical questions. Their awareness, search for answers and consideration of the questions in general require due diligence and time. The main purpose of the text is to investigate the extent familiarity with a code of ethics influences social service workers, especially personal assistants. What is the applicability of a code of ethics when dealing with ethical dilemmas in relation to doing this job? Furthermore, we will investigate these assistants’ familiarity with a code of ethics.
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