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VII Kerala Social Work Congress at St.Joseph’s College, Devagiri Kozhikode 2nd 3rd and 5th Dec 2022

December 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - December 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Register for KSWC using following Google form:

(Name of A/c holder: Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers)

VII Kerala Social Work Congress on 2, 3 & 5 Dec 2022 organized by KAPS, St.Joseph’s College Devagiri (Autonomous), Kozhikode, INPSWA, ASSK, SWOTA and KAPS Students Forum (Kerala Social Work Students Association)

About KSWC: The Kerala Social Work Practitioners Congress is an initiative of Kerala Association of Professional Social Workers (KAPS). KSWC offers a platform for Social Work practitioners, educators and research scholars across India for sharing of knowledge through presentations and discussions. KAPS, formed in the year 2012, has notable achievements in the past seven years. KAPS has chapters in all the districts of the state and undertaken many initiatives for the development of the profession and professionals. The first KSWC was held at BCM College, Kottayam in the year 2016. The meeting was graced by the presence of eminent personalities like Vice President of IFSW, Secretary General, INPSWA-India (Network of Professional Social Work Associations) and President, INPSWA. The second and third meetings were held at Palakkad in 2017 and at Loyola College, Trivandrum in 2018, Fourth edition was at Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous) in 2019, Due to COVID pandemic, V-KSWC has happened online in 2020 and VI-KSWC as Hybrid programme at Vimala College Thrissur (Autonomous) and St.Thomas College Thrissur (Autonomous) respectively. The veterans in social work fields and government officials have participated in these meetings. Social Work profession is undergoing major transformation in all levels from local to global. The deliberations in the Congress and National Conference intend to focus the competency of social work practice by learning from others through its formal and informal sessions. The slogan of KAPS is ‘Together we grow’. KSWC is a wonderful opportunity for Social Workers to gather together under the banner of a professional association with this slogan.

Objectives of KSWC
1. Share and exchange experiences among social work practitioners, educators, researchers and development practitioners in different areas for strengthening the social work profession.
2. Provide a platform to social work professionals across the country and from other countries to gather, discuss and deliberate on the issues related to social justice, social work education, research, practice and the problems faced by social work professionals
3. Discuss various strategies for professional growth.
4. Bring the fraternity of professional social work practitioners together to share, discuss and deliberate upon the issues related to the social work education, practice and research.
5. Understand the strength of our profession, areas where problems are faced and share the practice knowledge so that it will be useful for other practitioners.

Theme of VII KSWC 2022: “Response of Social Workers towards drug abuse among Children and Youth”

Sub Themes:
Drug abuse among children
Drug abuse among youth
Social Work intervention models
Social impact of drug abuse Drug abuse in educational settings Intervention models of de- addiction centers

Papers are invited for the national conference. Papers can be based on conceptual, research or practice areas related to the sub themes provided. We invite abstract to our email kapsannualcongress@gmail.com The abstract should not exceed 250 words and it should include the author’s name, designation, affiliating institution/organization, mailing address, contact no., e-mail ID, title of the abstract and text. The social workers who are not practicing with any organization also can send abstracts. The abstract and full paper should be in English and typed in MS-Word (using Times New Roman font only). The abstracts will be accepted till November 25, 2022. Once the abstract is received, the acceptance will be communicated shortly after reviewed by the committee. The participants have to register for the programme using the registration form.

Best Dissertation Presentation:
Social Work institutions can send their alumni for presenting ‘Best Dissertation’ from 2020- 22 batch. The rules for the presentation remain the same as for other paper presentations. The presenter can use the name of the institution as affiliated institution.

A committee will select the best dissertation for giving away the best dissertation award. A certificate and cash award will be given to the winner. Also top best five dissertations will be given certificates


December 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
December 3, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
"This is very important for millions of children who are denied their childhood, who are denied their freedom, who are denied their health and education."
Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 NOBEL Peace Prize Winner
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