SOk741 Streetwork in Social Work

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1.2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Lenka Gulová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Margita Michaelová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lenka Gulová, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Dana Jakubjanská, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Social Education – Faculty of Education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/100, only registered: 0/100, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/100
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is based on the theory and practice related to social field work and community social work. The course describes the methods and tools, which help to efficiently address social problems in socially disadvantaged groups. The course presents the theories, social phenomena and terminology of social work and social education. It also focuses on actual work in social services as part of the tasks of a social worker, social educator, healthcare professional, etc. Legislation, fundraising, planning, assessment and supervisions are some of the topics pertaining to social services in the Czech Republic, which make up the content of the course. Emphasis is put on the major interdisciplinary aspect of social work and social education, giving students a complex view of the use of social field work and community social work in the education of socially disadvantaged groups. The course also involves discussion with experts from social field work and community social work.
Learning outcomes
The students must acquire ethical principles of social fieldwork and a social worker’s ethical code in the context of a case study. They are also required to write a project application focused on the prevention/alleviation of gambling in socially excluded youths and create three casuistries of a real social case, presenting suggestions for addressing the problem or recommendations made by other experts (a psychologist, social worker, lawyer, etc.).
  • 1. History of social field work and community social work in the Czech Republic and abroad. Social work as a helping profession. 2. Current crisis of the social state. Mechanisms and participants of social work in the social services (quality standards of social services). 3. Theory and definition of social exclusion in the Czech Republic and abroad. People at risk of social exclusion, their behavioural patterns and strategies. 4. Ethnic minorities, foreign citizens from the viewpoint of social field work and community social work. 5. Roma people living in socially excluded areas as a target group of social work. 6. Theory, principles and definition of social work. 7. Professional requirements, competences and personality traits of a social worker during social field work. Ethics of social work. Education and supervision. 8. Structure of direct work with target groups. Social work with individuals, families, community. 9. Children and adolescents at risk of social-pathological phenomena. Fieldwork and prevention of crime and addiction in vulnerable groups (streetwork). 10. Dangerous situations in work with the target groups and how to deal with them. 11. Theory, terminology, definition and target groups of community social work. 12. Structure of social work with a community, social worker’s professional requirements and competences. SWOT analysis of a community. Project planning, fundraising, networking. 13. Social-educational activation of individuals, families with children and communities living in socially excluded areas. Examples of best practice.
  • ŠŤASTNÁ, Jaroslava. Když se řekne komunitní práce. Vydání první. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum. 122 stran. ISBN 9788024633565. 2016. URL info
  • KUBALČÍKOVÁ, Kateřina. Komunitní práce jako součást role sociálních pracovníků na obcích: možnosti a limity. In Perspektivy komunitní sociální práce v ČR. Olomouc, 16.9. 2016, Caritas. 2016. info
  • GULOVÁ, Lenka. Sociální práce (Pro pedagogické obory). (Social Work ((The pedagogical)). 1st ed. Praha: Nakladatelství Grada Publishing, a.s. 208 pp. Pedagogika. ISBN 978-80-247-3379-1. 2011. info
  • GOJOVÁ, Alice. Teorie a modely komunitní práce. Vyd. 1. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita. 115 s. ISBN 8073681544. 2006. info
  • RÁKOCZYOVÁ, Miroslava. Komunitní práce jako jeden z nástrojů řešení problému sociální exkluze (Community work - a tool for coping with the problem of social exclusion). Sociální práce. Brno: ASVSP, vol. 2, No 1, p. 69 - 82. ISSN 1213-624. 2003. info
  • VORLÍČKOVÁ, Lenka. Komunitní práce s romskými dětmi a mládeží (návrh výzkumu). Edited by Kateřina Kubalčíková. Brno. 43 l. 2003. info
Teaching methods
Seminar, exercise
Assessment methods
written tests
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 14 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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