This piece utilizes a qualitative strengths based approach to analyzing the Russian military model in child development and how it can be effective in struggling nations. Utilizing personal experiences, providing research on the efficacy of the military model in child development, as well as gaining an in depth understanding of the Russian society, allow for a comprehensive description of how important understanding the military influence on the family structure, and communities is to practicing effective social work in the international arena. Furthermore, if the international social work field envisions and acknowledges the military model within a strengths based framework, the field will be able to increase the efficacy of practice, provide alternatives within the model, and ultimately strengthen the relationships of families and communities in context with the larger societal backdrop that currently allows the military to be part of the everyday life.
|Presenter:||Nicholas Coulter (Graduate Student)|
|Time:||6:20 pm (Session VI)|