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NCJ Number: 120329 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention As a Strategy of Normalizing: An Analytical Approach on Restructuring the Integration Paradigm in Institutional Social Work (From Crime Prevention and Intervention: Legal and Ethical Problems P 199-214, 1989, Peter-Alexis Albrecht and Otto Backes, eds.)
Author(s): K Bollert; H Otto
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: With the changes in social norms, social work directed towards securing the normal state of affairs must renew the definition of its objectives and the responsibilities of its services.
Abstract: The emphasis of social work has shifted from postventive curing to preventive avoidance of delinquency. This preventive orientation should be tied to a reevaluation of the traditional relation between control and support. Social work must at once refer to processes of social change, and ensure adequate access to the different conditions of the clients' lives. The reversion to traditional forms of individual case handling in the interaction with clients is an expression of professional uncertainty and an increasing variety of norms and values. Greater professionalization of social workers is required to assess adolescents' potential for personality development and integration into society and the concepts of normality toward which to orientate their services. In turn, institutional procedures should be modified to make better use of social workers' knowledge. 75 references.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile social adjustment
Index Term(s): Social service agencies; Social workers
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