Class Social Service and Community Intervention

  • Presentation


    The present UC intends to train students for community intervention issues, teaching methodologies and instruments aimed at implementing local development projects.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Intervention in Communities: Introduction

    2. Social Work and Intervention in Communities

    2.1. Fundamental concepts: development, community and community development

    2.2. Community Social Work

    2.3. Intervention in communities: practices, principles and benefits of action

    3. Community Intervention Methodologies

    3.1. The context of the PIC methodology

    3.2. The PIC Phases

    3.2.1. Mobilizing the Community

    3.2.2. Participatory Study and Diagnosis

    3.2.3. Constitute the Group

    3.2.4. Deepen the Diagnosis

    3.2.5. Design and Plan

    3.2.6. Mobilize Resources

    3.2.7. Approve and Implement

    3.2.8. To evaluate

    4. Analysis of Community Intervention Projects

    4.1. Community intervention project elaboration (practical exercise)

    4.2. Analysis and discussion of the structure and methodology of projects developed.

  • Objectives


    1. To understand the distinction and articulation between the three levels of intervention: individual, group and community;
    2. To provide the acquisition of knowledge (historical, theoretical and methodological) on the particularities of the community intervention process;
    3. To learn to characterize the community, understand the forces at work, the convergent and opposite dynamics in order to elaborate and update the diagnosis;
    4. To develop professional skills for intervention in communities;
    5. To learn to develop community intervention projects.
  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching: It will be used expository, interrogative and participatory methodologies through debates promotion from texts, examples of community intervention projects, interaction with professionals working in community projects and/or carrying out study visits. Students are expected to present group work, using new technologies and focusing on the development of oral skills and rules for the presentation of works.


    Assessment: The assessment will be continuous, based on the following elements: 1) Written individual test (55%); 2) Group work with presentation and oral discussion in the classroom (35%); 3) Participation in classes (10%). The grade of each of the elements must be greater than or equal to 9,5 points. The appeal exam will consist in a written test (100%), with a minimum grade for approval is 9,5 points.

  • References


    • Bandeira, A.; Marques, M. J., Cunha, P. e Ranchordas, P. (2007). Projectos de Inovação Comunitária – Manual de Suporte à Implementação da Metodologia. FAK.
    • Carmo, H. (2007). Desenvolvimento Comunitario.  Universidade Aberta.
    • Esgaio, A. (2014). A intervenção comunitária na prática do Serviço Social. In: Carvalho, M.I e Pinto, C. (Coord.), Serviço Social – Teorias e Práticas (pp.205-224). Pactor.
    • Estivill, J., & Basla, C. (Org.) (2022). Economia local, comunitária e solidária. O desenvolvimento visto de baixo. Húmus.
    • Fernandéz, A.L.; Pastor, E. & Diego, C.V. (Coords) (2017). El Trabajo Social: Construyendo comunidades sostenibles. Ed. Aranzadi.
    • Nunes, N.; Viana, A.; Roque Amaro, R. & Serra, N. (2017). Intervenção Comunitária - Conhecimentos e práticas. Ed. SCML.
    • SCML (2020). Cadernos técnicos da santa casa da misericórdia de lisboa – Desenvolvimento comunitário. Volume IV. SCML.


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