Social Work Approaches To Mental Health

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Social Work approaches to Mental Health: International trends Community Mental Health

M.A. SOCIAL WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH 2014-2016

VIJAYKUMAR K. LILHARE

ROLL NO-R2014SWMH006
6/18/2015

Introduction
Mental illnesses are the big problem consists in the global environment. Mental illness is an abnormal behavior of individual or person to person or social atmosphere due to imbalance of body organs or chemical imbalances in human mind as well as psychological stress. Many researcher and thinker explain and giving definition of mental illness. Specific mental illness consist in global environment, Anxiety disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, Bipolar Disorder,
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Social workers promote social justice and social change with and on behalf of clients. The term "client" is used to refer to individuals, families, groups, organizations, or communities. In the broadening scope of the modern social worker's role, some practitioners have in recent years traveled to war-torn countries to provide psychosocial assistance to families and survivors.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), professional social workers are the nation's largest group of mental health services providers. There are more clinically trained social workers—over 200,000—than psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses combined. Federal law and the National Institutes of Health recognize social work as one of five core mental health professions. Core values identified by the National Association of Social Workers' (NASW) Code of Ethics are:
1. Service- help people in need and address social
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Social worker, clients, and general practitioners satisfied with this way. Focus on statutory responsibilities.
1. Social worker pioneered collective user involvement approach during 1980s. Before some year it became fashionable in wider circle.
2. Using self directed group and community work approach to work with mother of abuse children, empowering them to take control over their lives.
3. Initiating de-institutionalization in social care institutions in Slovenia.
4. Creating family support.
5. Building budges for patients and their children supported together or separately.
6. Faith link project
7. Supportive education and employment scheme by active participation of social workers.
Mental health social work is a very broad, rather than rigorous, church. From 1980s social work was come in a professional status by the initiatives of social workers efforts. Mental health social work link with other policies and work for improving mental health as a whole in all country, Mental health social workers giving alternatives in psychiatric, nursing and psychologist, social workers develop this branch and giving effort for making good management and policies for mental health.

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