Social Work and Deinstitutionalisation
Deinstitutionalisation has become central to social work, as it changes the lives of service users, its multidisciplinary work, its organisation, methods and the epistemological position. Recognition of service users’ strengths and potential for recovery in its new meaning became possible only with de-institutionalisation. This radical change has implications also to the interactions and power relations between social workers and service users, their family members, other professions and the general public.
We explore the deinstitutionalisation in different settings. We learn from the experiences of people who have experienced institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation, and how to prevent mini institutionalisation and trans-institutionalisation in the community.
10. 9. – 15. 9. 2017
Course directors (alphabetically):
Miroslav Brkić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Shula Ramon, University of Hertfordshire, England
Lorenzo Toresini, Centre for Research in Mental Health (formerly), Merano, Italy
2017 Organising director: