Priorities in Theory and Practice of Contemporary Social Work in Russia

Irina V. Mkrtumova, Lyudmila I. Kononova, Margarita V. Vdovina, Elena G. Studenova, Svetlana A. Potutkova


The article emphasizes a gradual transition to the postmodernist conception based not on the search of a unified complex method of solving the problems, but on a pluralistic approach to forming the theoretical and practical models for dealing with them through trans-disciplinary and risk management methodology, the method of resources activation, the method of creative development of resilience, etc. The research shows that the theory and practice of social work in Russia are gradually moving beyond the limits of social security programs based on the principle of meeting material needs. Instead, they imply formation of theoretical models and practical techniques facilitating self-implementation and independent life support of every citizen through activation of their personality potential. Further research will be aimed at the social protection of personal rights for a decent life support of a person and family under the modern digital society.


market economy; theory of social work; trans-disciplinary character

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