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House Calls in Social Work (HB F)

Project duration: 01/10/2011 - 30/09/2012

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Susanne Gerull (ASH Berlin)


Home visits are a traditional methodological approach in social work. Nevertheless, the actions of the people in the field have hardly been studied empirically so far. The aim of the research is therefore first of all to review the existing literature on the topic - also internationally - and to evaluate it systematically for the first time across all fields of work. With the help of empirical results from guided interviews with social workers and clients, methodological standards for conducting home visits in the context of social work will then be developed. The following question will guide the research: How can home visits in social work be successful? What standards should be observed in the planning, implementation and follow-up of such visits?

The research project is supported by a private donation to ASH Berlin, so that transcription and travel costs, among other things, are covered. The results will be published in book form and presented at meetings and conferences.

Prof. Dr. Susanne Gerull

House Calls, Outreach Work, Methods of Action

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