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In her late work "Paths toward a Science of Welfare and Care" Ilse Arlt (1876 - 1960), the Austrian pioneer of scientific social work, summarizes the central points of her theory of social-welfare-oriented, individualized social work, which is anchored in poverty and wellbeing reseach. According to Arlt help can turn into self-help only if the helper strengthens the capacity of the individual to make their own decisions and consume creatively. Therefore, the concept of "creative consuming" is a major aspect of her needs-based theory. Maria Maiss teaches history, theories and ethics of social work at the University of Applied Studies in St. Poelten and at the Universities of Vienna and Graz.
Number of Pages: 136
Series Title: Soziale Arbeit - Social Issues
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Author: Ilse Arlt
Street Date: January 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-1790