TiSSA Archive 2008
During the 6th annual meeting of The international Social Work & Society Academy (TiSSA) 2008 in Riga, Latvia, about 120 colleagues from 18 countries and 4 continents joint and initiated a lively, inspiring and critical debate.
 
As very special element, the first class of PhD Act presented their final results from the Distance Learning Units. “New Models of Activism in European Social Work” PhD Act is the first international 3rd cycle module for doctoral students of social work. This module develops perspectives on European transformation processes and the resulting challenges for social work: the networked examination of ambivalences of the European process of integration is a disciplinary and professional necessity, for which the module provides an adequate and sustainable structure. The critical analysis of social and political developments and their consequences for professional social services, which are confronted with growing structural inequities and disadvantages, is situated at the center of the module.
 
The subject areas of spatiality & community, cultural diversity & migration, demographic change & generations and employability & poverty form the systematic framework for the localization of progressive analytical, theoretical and practice-oriented approaches to the field of Social Work in Europe. But PhD Act was not the only project, that emerged from the TiSSA network. The Plenum also discussed the two open-access online journals Social Work & Society and the SW&S News Magazine. 
 
Moreover, researchers, politicians and practitioners from the social services faced the challenge of uncertainty as professional, academic as well as educational task to advance social work agenda. During 5 different field visits, Latvian colleagues presented approaches to cope the difficulties of social work politics, power and practice in different field of action in public and non-governmental organisations.
 
Besides all the intensive debate, TiSSA 2008 was a wonderful meeting point for colleagues from all over the world - and an inspiring starting point for the future advancement of TiSSA after the celebration of TiSSA's 5th anniversary a year before.
 
Implementation of Feedback in the Process of Supervision of Social Workers
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Give a Body to Europe: Culture and the Government of the Social
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Victim-offender mediation as a social work practice
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The European Union and the challenges for social work
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Multiculturalism and the new Geography of Nowhere
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Cooperative decision making – front stages and back stages of negotiations within district teams
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Forms of knowledge and evaluation in the field of social educational work
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A problem of the One: the Child in the Context of Parents' Longitudinal Labour Migration
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The Children Welfare
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Evolving welfare by use of information technology in ageing outlying villages.
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Space, Ecology and Politics: Environmental Conflicts as an Example of Political Activation
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Management of Intercultural Communication Descriptions in Education
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The Well-Being of People with Disabilities in Professional Care Work: A Problem of Social Justice
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Appropriation tactics of addressees in contexts of Social Work- a critical perspective on relations of power in care
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Criminological reflections on poverty
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Governmediality – or how is poverty arranged in computerized work sites within social work?
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From charity to welfare rights? A study of social care practices
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Governance of family in transformative society of Latvia
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Cultural and ethnic sensitivity - An Approach in Social Work Research
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A person with disabilities in space and place - reading Simmel and Bauman
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Discourse on 'marginalisation' and 'social work' in Wikipedia
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The Family and Greek State’s Social Policy
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Precocious institutional culture in Latvia of the children’s social fostering
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Work Opportunities of Social Educators as Vocational Counsellor at School
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In dialogue with children. Children's experiences of everyday life in residential care
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Social marginalization and access to public sphere in Poland – the case of “mohair berets”
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The parents' attitude towards an organized social pedagogical assistance at school
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Youth Participation in the Decisions, which Affect Their Lives: Is it Democratic Participation?
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How the media talk about demographic change – An example from Germany
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Early intervention in social work with pregnant HIV-positive women.
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“Entbürgerlichung” by Addressing? – About the Relationship of Social Work to the Citizenship of its Clients
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Survivors of the Killing – Child Soldiers as Refugees in Germany
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The Development of Social Work Education and Practice in Latvia
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Temporary employment and pedagogical perspectives
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Onlus organizations: the Italian way to cope with the end of the Social State
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Prevention of social diseases as a new direction of social work in Russia
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Women in Prostitution and social responsibility
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Governing the local: politics, practices and power.
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Quality Function Deployment method “Quality house” integration into social work study program
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Indigenous Peoples: Language, Politics and Social Work
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The Coherence of Social Security and Social Flexibility - The Danish Case
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Youth work in Staphorst
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Between paternalism and indifference
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The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA): Impact on Asylum Seekers
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The international Study of Society Academy Asia-Pacific (TiSSA.AP)
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Early sexual intercourse: What's the problem? Sexual agency, social support, self-worth
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The activity of school social pedagogue in Lithuania and Germany: results of comparative analysis
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The powerlessness and the power of shame
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Current developments in approaches to social work and challenges
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The End of the Social State: The Precarious Life of an Italian (Social) Worker
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Example supply chain approach Youth health care
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The Role of Professional Social Work in Social Policy Implementation: Latvia’s case.
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Multiculturalism and Religious Education in preschool and early school education: A research approach
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Ethnic diversity - the challenges to child protection and child care
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Social Work Education in Private Universities: Concerns and Challenges
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1968 and its impact on social work in Germany
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Suitable Education as a new chance?
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Supervision in the Social Work - Problems and Solutions
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Development of social policy and social work in Latvia: problems and challenges
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"The whole is more than the sum of the parts” (Frits Perls): the supply chain approach in the pedagogical practise.
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Against Difference and Diversity in Social Work - The Case of Human Rights
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Social Sustainability: networking, researching, teaching
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New challenges in social work agenda in Latvia
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