Dr. César Garcés Carranza PhD, a Peruvian psychotherapist who lives and works in the United States, participated as an exhibitor in the VI Summit of Social Work Peru – 2019 “Management of Sustainable Development”, an international event held from April 11 to 13 at the auditorium of San Camilo in the Peruvian capital organizated by the International Social Work Organization – OITS.
During this summit meeting, the center of the exhibitions was the social worker and the importance of his work for the development of society. The conclusions document states the following: “In the 21st century with the arrival of the globalization of markets and scientific and technological advances, social workers must rethink, from a more integral and interdisciplinary dimension, new ways to intervene a reality so complex and contradictory, where we try progressively to improve the quality of life and the social welfare of the person, his family and society.
In this context, Social Workers always seek to be at the forefront of the most urgent needs of the population in its three social, economic and environmental dimensions, striving to meet them, promote social innovation and local development.
In his presentations, Dr. Garcés contributed a focus on the issue of health and hospital social work, topics that are also part of the book he has recently published: “The intervention of the social worker in the hospital center. Challenges for the profession “, fruit of his extensive experience in the subject. In 1975 he traveled to the United States, and since 1989 is a psychotherapist at the Queens Neuropsychiatric Institute in Queens, New York, and at the Community Counseling Services Center Moriches, New York.
His book addresses the different interventions of the social worker in the different units of the hospital, including but not limited to emergency rooms (adults / children), Intensive Care Unit, general medicine unit and hospital discharge plan, as well as the environment between the social worker and patients and family members.
IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS OF THE SUMMIT
Within the framework of the VI Summit of Social Work in the management of Sustainable Development, the Academic Council of the International Social Work Organization – OITS. Conformed by, César Garcés (USA), Guadalupe Muñiz (Mexico), Mauricio Ureta (Chile), Mery Botton and Ariel Díaz Aparicio – (Peru), after analyzing the research work, experiences and case studies presented by the specialist speakers with themes related to the Sustainable Development Goals and their corresponding thematic axes issued several conclusions on the following axes: sustainable communities; economic development, inclusive and quality education; health, well-being and quality of life; fight against poverty; reduction of equalities and social inclusion; promotion of peace and social justice; development of the family and community.
Likewise, the panel of the international panel consisted of: Shirley Talavera (coordinator-Paraguay), César Garcés (USA), Mauricio Ureta (Chile), Mery Botton (Peru).
The panelists discussed these questions:
- What are the government policies that have been implemented in your country to contribute to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and what are the functions that Social Workers are performing in this context?
- What are the actions that the Social Work unions of your country are carrying out to contribute to the care of the planet and the management of Sustainable Development, and what is the support they receive from the International Social Work associations?
- Reflecting on the evolution of professional practice. What should be the profile of the Social Worker in the 21st century to become a sustainable development manager?
In response to the questions asked: The 2030 Agenda invites all social, political and economic agents of the nations to actively participate in the promotion and implementation of sustainable development.
“Paragraph 45 of United Nations Resolution 70/1 signals that” … national parliaments will play a fundamental role in the effective fulfillment of our commitments by enacting legislation, approving budgets and ensuring accountability, “he says.
The action of Social Workers can be structured in a variety of functions, activities and professional roles, which combine knowledge and intervention at the micro, medium and macro levels.
It is considered that in Latin America there is an imbalance between economic development and sustainable development.
Sustainable Development in the United States is not used or heard. On dealing with sustainable development in Social Work and how the social workers’ union is involved or should be involved, Hannia Franceshi “takes a stand by proposing a” comprehensive strategy of sustainable development “that in her opinion should be the foundation of the professional actions of Labor Social in this field.
The profession of social work evolves from philanthropy and assistive technology to social technology and, in recent terms, it is considered a scientific discipline under construction within the social sciences, which guides a profession with a defined space in the satisfaction of needs human, existential (material) and axiological (affective and political).
Social Work should be reinvented and resignified, with a holistic vision of reality and the professional responsibility it must assume.