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Case Management and Social Support System for Families in Distress: A Social Work Response

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 5 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: W akar Amin | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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History is witness to the fact that warring factions in any armed conflict often commit several human rights violations like murder, rape, torture etc., and the act of disappearance of person is one among them. While the persons who are subjected to disappearance are the primary victims, the families they leave behind are the secondary victims. The situation makes families of the disappeared person suffer great anguish when their loved ones go disappeared. The phenomenon produces anguish, fear and unspeakable sorrow for thousands of families. Appreciating the importance of social work professionals in helping families deal effective with their life situations the present paper aims to provide a case for social work interventional techniques of Social Support System (SSS) and Case Management to modify and make the social environment conducive for the families to live a normal life.

Keywords: Families, Disappearance, Case Management, Social Support System

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