Executive Director's Welcome Message
THE ROLE OF INDIVIDUAL ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
To participate in national development, one must have a sense “social work”. According to Farley and Smith (2006:7), “social work is an art, a science, a profession that helps people to solve personal, group (especially family), and community problems and to attain satisfaction through social work practice”
A social work as a profession has two targets. The first target is that of helping individuals who are having difficulty meeting individual role expectations, which is referred to as micro practice or clinical social work (social casework). The other target of social work concerns those aspects of social institutions that fail to support individuals in their efforts to fulfill role expectations; this is referred to as macro practice. Social casework involves working with the client to: 1. assess and identify individual and family strengths and needs; 2. develop a case plan to provide appropriate supports and services; 3. implement the case plan using community resources; 4. coordinate and monitor the provision of services, and 5. evaluate client progress and the case plan
to determine continued need for services.