Social Work: A Global Profession Come of Age
Date(s) - 25/02/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You are warmly invited to Massey University’s School of Social Work public lecture.
Social Work: A global profession come of age presented by Visiting Scholar Professor Emerita In Young Han, Ewha Womans University (South Korea)
Social work has emerged as a global profession over the past 20 years, with shared definition, ethics, and education standards around the world. Yet social work looks different and is practiced differently in national and local contexts.
Professor Emerita Han will consider how international social work has contributed both globally and locally to identifying and defining social problems such as inequality, migration, intimate partner violence and substance misuse. She will present examples from her own research and practice in Korea and Asia more widely.
Her lecture will be of interest to professional social workers in New Zealand, the Korean community in New Zealand, and to the general public who cares about how critical international problems are affecting New Zealand.
About the speaker:
Professor Emerita In Young Han earned her Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University and teaches Social Work at Ewha Womans University. She held clinical positions in the United States before assuming her academic post in Korea. Her research has focused on child abuse, interpersonal violence, health and mental health. She has also developed human rights programs for North Korean defectors. She has been on the board of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) in the past.