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Socialworkmag 2017, 6(2): 51-59 Back to browse issues page
Community Social Work Intervention with Local Development Model in Farahzad
Zohreh Zamani, Atefeh Mosayebi, Masoomeh Maarefvand, Maryam Zabihi1
1- Department of social work, University of social welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Tehran, Iran. , m.zabihi.2005@gmail.com
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Background: One of the most important problems in metropolises is slum and marginalized areas which affected by social issues and also affect them. Purpose of this article is to report community social work intervention with local development model based on antidiscrimination theory, in Farahzad area of Tehran.  
Case: In order to conduct community internship, the social worker conducted his activities in Farahzad during the six stages of assessment; choosing the model of community-based social work intervention, holding a social mobilization meeting, forming a local team and holding weekly meetings, designing and implementing local projects, and evaluation. These interventions were based on the local development model and anti-discrimination theory. The main problems of the neighborhood were identified with the participation of the members of the neighborhood, and after choosing the appropriate solution, measures were taken to reduce the identified problems. Based on rapid situation analysis of Farahzad, the most important problems included drug use and distribution, the presence of street children, the lack of security, cultural poverty, health problems, roadside problems, the educational problems of children and domestic violence. Based on the nominal group technique, the problems were; personal and environmental hygiene, domestic violence, educational problems, and group strategies include education for children and education for families. The details of these interventions are described as a case report in this article.
Conclusions: Community-based interventions in marginalized areas of metropolitan cities can lead to sensitize locals to their problems and increase their participation; so that they can change what they are dissatisfied with.
Keywords: Marginalized Areas, Local Development Model, Community Social Work, Anti-Discrimination Theory
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/3 | Accepted: 2018/01/23 | Published: 2018/01/23
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Zamani Z, Mosayebi A, Maarefvand M, Zabihi M. Community Social Work Intervention with Local Development Model in Farahzad. Socialworkmag 2017; 6 (2) :51-59
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