Armenian association of Social Workers

RESOURCES
Reading and Listening to Social Workers

The text is available in Armenian.

Reading the Articles of Social Workers

The text is available in Armenian

Hadnbook on Current Social Protection System Reforms in Armenia

The English version of Handbook will be ready soon.

 

CSO's and Citizens Awareness and General Attitude Towards Social Reforms in Armenia

In recent years, Armenia has made significant  progress in the implementation of social protection system reforms, particularly in the areas of human rights, development of internationaly recognized monitoring indicators. Neverthless, reforms which are being conducted on local and national levels, are often developed and implemented without the beneficiaries' real needs review and monitoring.

Taking into account the above mentioned, Armenian Association of Social Workers conducted a social survey among 1100 citizens and 91 civil society organizations in June-August, 2017 within the framework of the "Acting Together for an Accountable Social State in Armenia" project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund. The Survey had a goal to explore the awareness level and general opinion on recent reforms in child protection field. The respondents were chosen among said reforms’ target groups, as well as representatives of the general population and CSOs.

The results of the Survey and also information on current reforms are displayed in the following Factsheet.

Supervision in Social Work

Armenian Association of Social Workers in collaboration with the Chair of Social Work and Social Technologies at Yerevan State University published and educational manual called "Supervision in Social Work". The aim of the Manual is to assist social workers, social work students and supervisors to expand their knowledge about the functions and methods of supervison in social work. 

The Educational Manual is in Armenian.

Juvenile Justice in the context of social work: theory and practice, in Armenian

 Juvenile Justice in the context of social work. theory and practice: see here. 

Standards in social work practice meeting human rights

In the later years of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth century, across many countries of Europe, the early pioneers of social work strove to improve the lives of the ‘abandoned and forsaken’. Women such as Octavia Hill in the United Kingdom, Manon Lüttichau in Denmark, Alice Masaryk in Czechoslovakia, Alice Salomon in Germany, Helena Radlinska in Poland - to mention a few - worked tirelessly driven by the commitment to improve the welfare of those socially excluded. Subsequent generations of social workers, throughout Europe, stand on the shoulders of these giants - continuing the work that they began as they strive to realize the aspirations embedded at the heart of the social work profession to promote human rights. Working to achieve these aspirations is no easy matter; social workers need help.

IFSW (Europe) has provided just such help in this volume by assisting social workers to understand what is required to promote Human Rights. The European Region of the International Federation of Social Workers is to be congratulated in having taken an important step forward to promote Human Rights across European Social Work and beyond.

The publication of a set of standards for meeting Human Rights makes clear, perhaps for the first time what is expected of social workers and their employers to meet their obligations that arise from the various international conventions on Human Rights. It behooves all those associated with the profession across Europe to engage with these standards, to work actively towards their attainment in day-to-day professional practice and to ensure that all new recruits to the profession know of these standards and the obligations to society that are required. Those that have worked tirelessly to produce this statement deserve our gratitude and thanks.

http://cdn.ifsw.org/assets/ifsw_92406-7.pdf 

 

The Source: International Federation of Social Workers European Region e.V. www.ifsw.org/europe

Social work with the victims of trafficking

Curriculum & Manual on “Social work with the victims of trafficking”, YSU, AASW is available only in Armenian.

Social work theory, education and practice in the context of current social reforms, in Armenian

“Social work theory, education and practice in the context of current social reforms”, MoLSI, YSU, AASW – Armenian

Professional Standards for Social Workers in Armenia

The Social Work Standards (2015) are in Armenian.

Child Labour in the Republic of Armenia

Child labour in the Republic of Armenia.