Nataliia GusakNational University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy · Prof. V. Poltavets School of Social Work
Doctor of Philosophy
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September 2001 - June 2005
Commencing in the 1990s, social work is a relatively new profession in Ukraine, and the process of its professionalization is ongoing. This chapter aims to introduce the international community to the status of military social work in Ukraine. The specific focus of the chapter will be on describing the existing national context of social work in th...
Purpose The ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine has had wide-ranging health, social and economic consequences for the civilian population. It has emphasised the need for comprehensive and sustainable reform of the Ukrainian mental health system. The Ukrainian Government has approved a vision for national mental health reform. This study aims to draw...
This Guide is published as a part of the project “Service-learning – Engaged and Collaborative Teaching and Learning in Social Work” supported by EASSW – European Association of Schools of Social Work.
Field placement is considered a core component of social work education. However, it requires regular personal contacts with individuals, groups and communities. These contacts have been limited in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. A central question is how to organize field placement during the lockdown to develop key competencies in social work....
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore senses of powerlessness and empowerment among Romani in Ukraine in relation to such social circles as the extended family, the Romani local community and the whole Ukrainian society. The main research interest is focused on situations and factors that make people feel powerless or empowered. Design/m...
Purpose The purpose of this study is to characterize the social and cultural context of the social construction of mental health (MH) by members of Romani communities in Ukraine. Design/methodology/approach The research collected qualitative data to gain a better understanding of how Romani communities in Ukraine view the social and cultural facto...
Literature on social work demonstrates that relations between conflicts and social work constitute two paradigms –therapeutic and empowering. Each of them provides social workers with a different set of strategies and interventions.Focusing on social support to IDPs in Ukraine this paper explores the social work interventions in the aftermath of vi...
Authors consider the problems and needs of internally displaced persons, describe international and domestic experience of work with them, suggest key interventions in social work with internally displaced persons. The article emphasizes that the social support system of such persons should be based on modern ideas revitalization and liberation fro...
The author analyzes the institutionalization of rehabilitation services for persons, who were subjected to violence in a family, on the state’s level, describes the system of institutions granting the rehabilitation services to the indicated group of clients on the national and regional levels, and considers their interaction and specific features...
The paper reviews the process of institutionalization in Ukraine of rehabilitation services for domestic violence survivals. Based on monitoring of regulations and their implementation in the state services the research defines strengths and weaknesses of the system of rehabilitation services national and regional levels, looks at activities of a f...
The purpose of the project is strength capacities of higher education institutions and community organizations in service-learning implementation and improve quality of social work education. The project is based on transfer and sharing of knowledge from experienced countries to ones, which do not have this experience and common learning. Service-learning itself is based on the cooperation between university and community. The project involves practice teachers and students from universities, as well as community collaborators (public and nonprofit organization working in the social work or cooperating with social workers). There are 5 universities from 4 countries involved in the project. Partners have different level of experiences with SL, but all partners have reach experience in different forms of community based learning. Duration of the project is 1.6.2021 – 31.5.2022.