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International Journal of Advances in Social Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 110)
Print ISSN : 2347-5153. Online ISSN : 2454-2679.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2679.2015.00001.8

Indigenizing Social Casework Principles in the Light of Thirukural

Madhusudanan S.1,,*, Dr. Nalini R.2

1Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry-605014

2Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry-605014

*Corresponding Author E-mail: madhusudanan18@gmail.com

Online published on 22 March, 2016.

Abstract

Social Casework is a micro practice in Social work Profession. The seven casework principles namely individualization, acceptance, self-determination, controlled emotional involvement, confidentiality, nonjudgmental attitude and purposeful expression of feelings proposed by Felix Biestek is taken up to indigenize with Thirukural. Thirukural a sacred Tamil language literary classic is used for this purpose. Indigenization is a cross-cultural practice. This paper attempts in the line of Global definition of social work to indigenize the western concepts with the treasure trove of regional knowledge.

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Keywords

Social work, casework, cultural competency, indigenous, social work practice, Thirukural.

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