Adults, families and social networks in the Relational Social Work method

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In the paper authors present a reflection inspired by the relational social work method. Relational Social Work (RSW) has developed bespoke theoretical and methodological perspectives that provide a more precise idea of what in practice it means 'to work within relationships'. RSW offers a theoretical framework to understand and utilize the dynamic relationship between those who help and those needing help, and it offers a novel interpretation of the role and function of practitioners. The key concepts presented could support social workers in guiding and facilitating coping network aimed to cope with life difficulties.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Growth and Development in Adults. Theoretical and Practice Perspectives
EditorsJ Parker, S Ashencaen Crabtree
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Relational Social Work Method
  • coping network


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