Social Work in the Philippines
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This chapter will attempt to ‘map’ the growth of social work in the Philippines, placing this account within a broader discussion of social work as an international activity (Harrison and Melville, 2010; Lyons, 2006). It will consider who ‘counts’ as a social worker and identify some of the key forms and features of social work in the Philippines. Consideration will be given also to the degree of professionalization of social work within the country, for example by looking at professional organization, regulation, and education. In doing this, I seek to offer a critical overview of the nature and preoccupations of social work in the Philippines and to celebrate the invaluable contributions it makes to the country and its people.