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Handbook of International Social WorkHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession$
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Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001

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International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework

International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework

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(p.95) 13 International Social Service: Addressing the Need for Intercountry Casework
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Handbook of International Social Work
Author(s):

Felicity Northcott

Julie Gilbert Rosicky

Andy Elvin

Jean Ayoub

Christine Lambert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0013

This chapter defines the meaning of international social service and intercountry casework, reviews the kinds of intercountry cases most commonly encountered, and identifies how to prepare the next generation of social workers to address transnational casework. The experiences of the International Social Service (ISS)—a major provider of intercountry services—is used to illustrate the discussion. The chapter provides an overview of the organization and two of its Branches, the International Social Service of the United Kingdom (ISS UK) and International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA).

Keywords:   international social service, social work practice, social workers, transnational casework, ISS UK, ISS-USA

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