Manifesto del Metodo Relational Social Work

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Manifesto of the Relational Social Work Method

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The RSW Method indicates to all welfare experts a high road: to affirm only what is practiced. Before imposing demanding existential changes on others, social workers, service managers, administrators, trainers and the scholars themselves should show "how to do it", respecting a simple golden rule: "Do good to yourself that you would like your fellows to do to themselves and to others ". Relational work, experiential knowledge, reciprocity, co-responsibility and participation. These are the principles to which the RSW Method is deeply inspired, in order to implement them in an operational way. With the aim of stimulating the epistemological reflection on the meaning of professional social work, Fabio Folgheraiter draws up a Manifesto of synthetic "axioms and corollaries". The intent is not to crystallize its ideas and logics but, on the contrary, to relaunch, in the enduring time of crisis of our welfare systems, a foundational debate around a different paradigm of "taking care". Ranging from technical driving skills / relational facilitation to experiential ones; from institutional networks to direct relational aid; from models of the welfare state to the logic of governance, this small book condenses useful suggestions for all interested readers to understand how, in the communities, socio-welfare systems open "to their meaning", more human and more efficient, can exist.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Manifesto of the Relational Social Work Method
Original languageItalian
Number of pages117
ISBN (Print)9788859015239
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Lavoro Sociale
  • Relational Social Work


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