Applying a Human Rights Approach to Social Work Research and by Tina Maschi

By Tina Maschi

This short introduces a human rights method of social paintings examine and evaluate, compares it to standard learn ways, and explains find out how to practice it in genuine global social paintings examine. the writer attracts from a human rights framework that includes dignity and admire for all individuals, the universality and interrelatedness of rights (political, civil, social, monetary, and cultural), nondiscrimination, participation, responsibility, and transparency. To increase a human rights technique, it introduces a rights-based version that accentuates using combined tools and participatory learn and assessment. This short goals to extend skills in how you can follow a rights established method of learn decision-making method from the formula of analysis questions, learn and perform layout, and participatory motion ideas that strengthen human rights.​ it's a name to motion for social employees to forge a rights-based study schedule that fosters empowerment.

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5). These guarantees are relevant to older adults before, during, and after prison, include housing, medical, mental health, and social services as well as the right to security in case of unemployment, sickness, disability, or old age (UN 1948). Research questions for descriptive studies can provide a profile of what are the characteristics or profile of a population of incarcerated adults aged 50 and older? Program evaluation questions can address research questions in regard to extent to which they advance the health and well-being of older adults in prison or after their release See Maschi et al.

Readers also are referred to Gatenio Gabel’s (2015) policy analysis book in this series to explore the policy implications of research. For the purposes of research and evaluation, social workers also have access to resources provided by specialized agencies housed in the United Nations. These agencies provide information, including reports related to the human rights issues in which they are charged to monitor their implementation. Specialized agencies such as, the International Labour Organization, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, assist with realizing human rights, such as the right to health, work, education, and culture.

Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Wronka, J. (2008). Human rights. In T. Mizrahi & L. E. ), Encyclopedia of social work (pp. 425–429). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers. ” Since the birth of our profession in the early twentieth century, social workers have integrated research in their practice and advocacy strategies to identify challenges and monitor and evaluate solutions to local and global challenges, such as poverty, violence, urbanization, mental illness, substance abuse, crime, and the oppression of emerging and historically underrepresented and underserved groups (Maschi and Youdin 2012).

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