27.6 - 8.7.2016 - School of Social Work & Health Sciences | EESP | Lausanne
The International Summer University in Social Work provides a unique opportunity to address social problems and professional challenges in an innovative way. It offers a privileged place for discussions and debates for professors and students coming from many different countries.
The participants to the 2016 Summer University are invited to reflect on the ethical aspects of their profession. Indeed, social workers are frequently given assignments that encompass paradoxical requirements: the goals of action may include help and control; assistance and citizen participation; individual coaching, collective action and social justice.
Social work seems to carry dilemmas at its core. By means of lectures, workshops, institutional visits, these dilemmas will be examined through three fields of intervention: child protection, addictions and undocumented immigration.