Learning Objectives

Review the learning objectives to reinforce the most important material.

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  1.  Define international social work.
  2.  Explain social work’s professional commitment to global human needs and rights, and social, economic and environmental justice.
  3.  Differentiate charity from empowerment.
  4.  Articulate key social work principles guiding international practice.
  5.  Identify and explain important considerations for culturally competent social work practice.
  6.  Describe major global issues in relationship to social work practice.
  7.  Identify and describe important considerations, including safety and selfcare, for social workers entering international social work practice.