Project Topics

THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY SOCIAL WORKERS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE (A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED SOCIAL WELFARE CENTRES)

ABSTRACT

In totality
the project is concerning the problem encountered by social workers in social
work practice. In details, this project consists of five chapters, the first
chapter is the introduction part were the researcher highlights the background,
aims, objectives and significance of the study as well as research question.
Constitute the chapter one, second chapter the researcher review the different
contribution made by authors about the problems encountered by social workers
in social work practice. The third chapter is the research methodology, while
four the last chapter the research presented and analysis of data base on the
questionnaire filled by the respondents. The last chapter is the researcher
summarized the whole project in details, draw to conclusion as well as
recommendations by the researcher. I therefore, believe this project will allow
the government and general public to recognize and understand the importance
and problems faces by social workers in social work practice in this country.

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE

1.0    Introduction      

1.1    Background of the study    

1.2    Statement of the problem   

1.3    Scope of the study     

1.4    Aims and objectives   

1.5    Research questions    

1.6    Significant of the study       

CHAPTER TWO

2.0       
Literature Review       

2.1       
Introduction

2.2       
Social welfare

2.3       
Family social welfare  

2.4       
Child
care welfare services  

2.5       
Activities
of social workers in Nigeria    

2.6       
Problems
of social work practice in Nigeria    

CHAPTER
THREE

3.0    Methodology     

Introduction      

3.1       
Research
Method       

3.2       
Sample
size       

3.3       
Sample
method 

3.4       
Method
of data collection

3.5       
Administration
of questionnaire   

3.6     
Method of data analysis      

CHAPTER FOUR

Data Presentation and Analysis   

Introduction      

4.1    Analysis of bio-data

4.2    Research questions    

CHAPTER FIVE

Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

5.1       
Summary  

5.2       
Conclusion

5.3       
Recommendations     

Reference 

Appendix  


CHAPTER ONE

1.0     INTRODUCTION

Although social work practice in Nigerian is
gradually growing group, the rate of development acceptance of any reformation
is very slow, social work is still growing in .

1.1  BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

For years now, social work practice department in
this country, had laid make emphasis on the correction of juvenile delinquents
and vagrants, and sometimes organizers of youth clubs/association and sports,
in fact this is part of their work but the function of social welfare
department is to help the poor and the needy in their bit to survivor, it is
also to help problems that brought about by environment of social change.

The welfare are therefore, meant toward those who
cannot meet up with the challenges (new social changes), there are several
services offered in the state and these include conciliation rehabilitation and
general welfare, these includes married couples with marital problems, victims
of mental and physical distress or handicapped etc. others includes services
for children  is of service to children
with social workers, investigation are carried out by social workers with the
aim of helping the court to determine the type of treatments to be made. The
social welfare agency also are responsible for looking after abandoned babies
and making proper arrangement to find foster parents for them or placing them
in children’s home services to family in distress is another and these involves
family case work practice. The social workers tries to discourage family
disintegration and endeavour when ever possible i.e. to affect matrimonial
reconciliation, this involves many persuasion and many difficulties are often
encountered, service for the handicapped, disable person and baggers and these
also mainly rehabilitate the unfortunate people.

At present there are five rehabilitation centres
in state the centres and were they are
situated are Kakuri, Barnawa, Sabon Tasha and Magajin Gari, within metropolis, to the
low recognition or piece meal given to social welfare services department in
this country social workers can not provide these above mentioned services.
Effectively thus most of our social policy and planning fails.

1.2     STATEMENT
OF THE PROBLEM

This research work is from observation and
interaction with the staffs at the agency (social welfare magin gari Kaduna
state) during my SIWES attachment and it became evidence that in the agency,
work is slow, cases that suppose to be brought to social welfare are been taken
to the police, also  there is need for
workshops and seminars.

1.3     SCOPE OF
THE STUDY

The study is restricted to finding out the
problems encountered by social workers in social work practice. The study
limits the collection  of data to selected
social welfare centre magajin gari and social welfare office magajin gari and
also the social welfare office sabon tasha state.

The findings of this study was gotten from
observation and interaction with staffs of the agency during my industrial
training fund (I.T.F) attachment social development encompasses, child welfare,
rehabilitation etc. but it will only focus on the problems encountered by
social workers in social work practice.

1.4     AIMS AND
OBJECTIVES

The general objectives of this study is to
identify the problems encountered by social workers in social work practice in
magajin gari, local government social welfare office Kaduna and social welfare
office Sabon Tasha Kaduna state.

The specific objectives includes

1.         
To find out the
range of service rendered by the agency

2.         
To identify the
problems with which the staffs of the agency had to contend

3.         
To determine
how client were informed about the agency and the type of problems the brought
to the agency and whether the got the help or not.

4.         
To know what
strategies one could adopt to enhance the services

1.5     RESEARCH
QUESTIONS

1.         
What are the
range of services rendered by the social welfare agencies

2.         
what are the problems
encountered by the staffs in the social welfare agency (magajin gari and sabon
tasha)

3.         
what are the
problems been brought by client to the social welfare agency? And are these
problem properly solve?

1.6     SIGNIFICANT
OF THE STUDY

The pattern of social welfare work in has
witnessed many changes in the last decade. The inexperience men previously see
social welfare agency as rendering family services alone such as children
maintenance allowance. Child dispate and maltreatment or handling wives by
their respective husbands. But due to rapid public awareness, many stored
appreciating the scope of the services rendered by the agency. These include
among others, child care, hospital services, probation, family welfare, youth
and prison welfare services respectively.

This project will enable the authority concerned
and the populace to understand and appreciate the importance and problems
encountered by the social welfare agencies in this country.

The social workers will benefit from these study
in the source that it will help and make them know were they are lacking behind.