Theories and methods of intervention in Social Assistance at the groups level

Course Code: AS 302 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Monica Bara
Seminar tutor: Monica Bara
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

To become familiar with the content of social work at group level.
To learn the basic principles in social work at group level
Demonstrate communication and relationship skills in practical work with groups
To acquire practical skills to use specific social assistance methods and techniques for group and team work.
Learn group work skills

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. General aspects regarding group methods in social assistance 2. The evolution of the preoccupations regarding the activity of the groups 3. Relationships, structures and group psychology 4. The characteristics of the main types of groups 5. Knowledge and activation of social groups 6. Intervention and change in social groups 7. Group social assistance. Planning, organization and implementation 8. Groups in particular situations 9. Teamwork 10. Problem solving in groups

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Acquisition by students of skills for working with groups, the roles of the social worker within the group and intervention methods specific to groups with social problems needed in most Social Assistance institutions.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper –– 60%; project assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Buzducea , Doru, Asistenta sociala a grupurilor de risc, Ed. Polirom, Iaşi, 2010, tot.
Krueger Richard A., Metoda Focus grup, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2005, tot.
Cojocaru S., Evaluarea Programelor de Asistență Socială, Ed. Polirom, Iași, 2010, tot.