The course intends to provide knowledge on legal-corporate forms of a public and mixed public / private nature through which it is possible to provide for the management of personal services and on the regulatory instruments with which it is possible for the Public Administration to outsource the assignment of services.
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Course programme
The course is divided into two parts:
• The first part, preliminary to the mid-term evaluation exoneration, will focus on the theoretical of different topics. Starting from social security as a complex concept to the main theoretical reference models for social service will be addressed. The focus will concentrate on: social policies between the national and local dimensions of welfare state, and social service tools in relation to different professional areas. Furthermore, the main organizational / management models used to respond to individual and collective needs will be a key subject, through the enhancement of the local context and the promotion of local welfare.
• The second part, based on the theoretical-practical perspective, is on shared learning through individual and work group that will be evaluated at the end of the course. The professional experiences and already held skills in students represents one of the main characteristics of the course. In-depth seminars will be organized.

Course goals and aims
First of all, the course provides the theoretical-interpretative tools necessary for the understanding of some social aspects relevant to the profession of social worker. Then, the course make the students to get the ability to practically apply the theoretical acquired skills, translating them into an action / social service project.

Core Documentation

Cortigiani M., Marchetti P. L’Assistente Sociale – società complesse, nuovi bisogni, nuove strategie e modelli di intervento, Carocci Faber 2015
David F., Sicurezza e forze dell’ordine. L’opinione di un campione di operatori di polizia. (cfr.Cap.1), Aracne, 2018
Di Prinzio A., (a cura di), Management del Servizio sociale. Modelli e Strumenti, Carocci Faber, 2014

Reference Bibliography

Moini G., Interpretare l’azione pubblica. Teoria, metodi e strumenti, Carocci, 2012 Fargion S., Il Servizio Sociale – Storia, temi e dibattiti, Laterza, 2009 Zilianti A., Rovai B., Assistenti sociali professionisti. Metodologia del lavoro sociale, Carocci Faber, 2007 G. Bertin (a cura di), Piani di zona e governo della rete, Franco Angeli, 2012 Burgalassi M., Politica sociale e welfare locale, Carocci, 2012 Battistella A., De Ambrogio U., Ranci Ortigosa E., Il piano di zona. Costruzione, gestione, valutazione, Carocci Faber, 2012

Type of delivery of the course

Lessons in presence

Type of evaluation

Ongoing checks through group classroom activities and final oral examination